Build your partner business for the mobile-first, cloud-first era

Demand for cloud services is booming. By 2017, customer demand for cloud and hybrid cloud services is expected to reach US$108 billion*. Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure are rapidly adding new customers, and the partner opportunities are significant. Accelerate your business, profitably, with Microsoft cloud services: Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Azure, and Microsoft Dynamics…


WPC 2015: Announcing the 2015 Partner of the Year Awards

The 2015 Partner of the Year Awards program is your opportunity to compete for awards that showcase the solutions you’ve built on Microsoft technologies that benefit our mutual customers. Receiving a Partner of the Year Award positions your company for new business opportunities, generates positive press coverage, and can lead to even greater market recognition….


US Partner News Online for Monday, December 1, 2014

Welcome to this issue of the US Partner News Online! In this weekly post, we’ll connect you to resources to help you be market-ready, connect with customers and prospects, and differentiate your business. You can read previous weeks’ issues at http://aka.ms/uspnewsletter. If you’d like to see the next post in your email inbox, go to…


FastTrack for Office 365 Update – November Office Hours Calls

Join Chris Hopkins, Technical Product Marketing Manager on the US Office Team, for FastTrack office hours. There are two sessions from which to choose—one on November 4 and one on November 6. These sessions are open to US partners who want to learn more about FastTrack for Office 365 service benefit and the Office 365…


Save big on WPC 2015: our deepest discount expires soon

The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference brings together thousands of thought leaders, IT visionaries, marketers, business builders and executives in a single city for a week full of networking, pursuing new business deals, and learning. What will be your priorities at WPC 2015 in sunny and magical Orlando, Florida from July 12–16? Right now, you can…


Your Future in the Cloud – Why Make the Move?

by Rabon Bussey, Partner Technology Strategist At the Worldwide Partner Conference in July, the United States Keynote centered on the Microsoft cloud-first, mobile-first strategy and how partners should begin thinking about the future of their businesses in line with aligning to cloud and mobility. In conjunction with that keynote, we published our first “Your Future…


Microsoft Office 365 Partner Community: focus on FastTrack "Getting Started"– introduction

by Michael Panciroli – Partner Technology Strategist for Office 365 Earlier this month, my colleague Nick Johnson shared that the US Partner Team has established Partner Technical Communities for Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365, led by National Partner Technology Strategists. The communities  complement each other and are designed to support you in building your…


Microsoft Azure Partner Technical Community: focus on EMS – Azure Active Directory

by Nick Johnson, PMP – Partner Technology Strategist for Microsoft Azure The Microsoft Azure Partner Technical Community is led by National Partner Technology Strategists from the Microsoft US Partner Team. Partner Technical Community activities include blog posts, discussions on Yammer, and community calls. Read the US Technical Partner Community blog posts Join the Azure Partners…


Sign up for the US VAR Incentive Program, and earn up to 12 percent in partner incentives

The US VAR Incentive program allows you to earn up to 12 percent in incentives when you sell annuity agreements, specifically Microsoft Open Value, both new (license & Software Assurance [L&SA]) and renewal (Software Assurance only). For Office 365, both Open Value and Open License are eligible. A wide variety of Microsoft products are included…