Dynamics 365 Connected Field Service

Introduction to Connected Field Service Microsoft Connected Field Service is a framework that provides a gateway from Microsoft Azure IoT Solution Accelerators (formerly Azure IoT Suite) to Microsoft Dynamics 365 for field service. It’s currently deployable from AppSource under the name Connected Field Service Add-on and is free to install. Our product team has invested…


Open Source Technical Enablement resources for your team

During this new era of digital transformation, an increasing number of organizations are investing in cloud IT.  IDC forecasts global public cloud services spending to reach $266 billion by 2021 as enterprises strategically become more open to integrations with open source and open APIs. Research points to Software as a Service (SaaS) to remain the most in-demand cloud computing service, representing almost two-thirds of all public cloud spending in 2017, and estimated to be nearly 60% by 2021. Microsoft empowers partners to truly capture this cloud…


Part 1: PowerApps Rock! Forget the “slick code” and deliver on robust, maintainable business solutions

Rich Carlsen, Cloud Solutions Architect Pay it forward In the never-ending pursuit of higher IT understanding, the best advice I can give IT application developers today is to pay it forward. Keep the code simple, readable, and maintainable—because someone else will most likely manage the application tomorrow. Microsoft PowerApps is a configurable SaaS application that…


Azure Migrate: Simplifying VMWare to Azure Migrations

Dale Kirby, Cloud Solution Architect Companies with large virtual footprints often have less-than-ideal documentation on what is actually running in their environments. These organizations can have lots of virtual hosts, each of which have multiple VMs. Given that this infrastructure has been changing and growing over many years, it’s inevitable that insufficient details are available…


Azure Security and Management – Part 1: Capabilities of Hybrid Cloud

Juan Cruz, Partner Technical Strategist – System Integrators We are going to be reviewing the Microsoft Azure Security and Management capabilities of the hybrid cloud. This is part one of our security and management blog series covering Azure Security Center. Securing Azure resources If we start by looking at what’s happening within cloud technology as…


What’s new in IaaS?

Jeff Wagner, Partner Technology Strategist Register for our Community call on Friday, March 16 to join the conversation about IaaS and the innovations to the Cloud. With the pace of innovation in the Cloud, it’s hard to keep up with what’s new across the entire Microsoft Azure platform. Let’s pause and take a moment to…


Part 2 – Identifying the different use cases for partner offerings and solutions scenarios

Steve Luper, Cloud Solution Architect In Part 1 of our post “Implementing a multi-tenant offering in Azure using CSP” we established the foundations of what “multi-tenant” means, what the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program is, and how to use the Partner Center and Partner Shared Services. In Part 2, we show you two partner offerings that lend themselves…


Part 1 – Implementing a multi-tenant offering in Azure using CSP

Steve Luper, Cloud Solution Architect Be sure to join us for a community call on Tuesday, January 30 regarding Implementing a multi-tenant offering in Microsoft Azure using Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program. Leading up to that call we are running a two-part series identifying how to define a multi-tenant offering, who it is best for,…


Attend an Azure Linux Migration Workshop

Nearly one in three Azure virtual machines run Linux and 60% of all images in the Azure Marketplace are based on Linux/OSS images. If your customers haven’t turned to you for help migrating and deploying Linux workloads on Azure, it’s likely just a matter of time. That’s why we created the Azure Linux Migration Program—a…