Office 365 Partner Community: Advanced data governance and threat intelligence

A recent AIIM study found that every 18 months, a corporation doubles the amount of data that it has in its environment (AIIM, Information Management – 2016 and Beyond). But a large percentage of organizations – 45 percent – report that they lack data governance, leaving them open to litigation and data security risks. Add…


Office 365 Partner Community: Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow

Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow are two software-as-a-service (SaaS) services from Microsoft that provide opportunities for you to create value added vertical solutions that meet the specific business needs of your customers. They are part of a common application platform for building custom business apps and automated workflows that work on any device. PowerApps and Microsoft Flow provide…


Office 365 Partner Community: Skype for Business updates

The focus of the Office 365 and Voice Partner Community in January 2017 is Skype for Business updates. Since the worldwide partner conference (now called Microsoft Inspire) and the Microsoft Ignite conference, there have been several new Skype for Business innovations announced that enhance the Office 365 collaboration experience for workplace communication across all of your…


Office 365 Partner Community: Focus on Microsoft Teams

Technology continues to increase the opportunities and volume of collaboration within, among, and across teams and organizations. A study conducted by Microsoft indicates that employees participate on nearly twice the number of teams they did five years ago (Microsoft: US Information Worker Survey, 2009 and 2014). Team dynamics are also changing. Teams today comprise a mix of employees and outside vendors. They…


Office 365 Partner Community: The mobile and intelligent intranet, powered by SharePoint

In May, Microsoft unveiled the future of SharePoint as the way to modernize intranet experiences and make collaboration smarter, more connected, and more effective. At a high level, Microsoft is working on four areas to reinvent productivity with SharePoint: collaboration, mobility, intelligence, and trust. At Ignite 2016, we provided an update on where we are in…


Office 365 Partner Community: Focus on Microsoft MyAnalytics

As announced at Microsoft Ignite 2016, Delve Analytics is now Microsoft MyAnalytics. We’ll focus on this topic in the Office 365 and Voice Partner Community during the month of October, and go in-depth with MyAnalytics during our October 6 community call and in blog posts published throughout the month. Our discussion will center on personal…


Office 365 and Voice Partner Community: Focus on advanced security

Securing productivity, collaboration, and enterprise data is critically important as organizations continue their digital transformation journeys. Almost a year ago, Satya Nadella laid out the new Microsoft approach to security, and our plans to deliver a holistic, agile, security platform for today’s enterprise. Watch the presentation by Satya Nadella, Enterprise security in a mobile-first, cloud-first…


Cloud productivity and Office 365 sessions at WPC 2016

If you’re attending WPC 2016, and interested in learning more about building a profitable practice around Office 365, I’ve curated a list of sessions that you should consider adding to your Session Schedule in Connect. These session recommendations include topics like profitability, new Office 365 opportunities, best practices for successful partnerships, and the Microsoft Customer…

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Office 365 Partner Community: SharePoint 2016 and new partner opportunities

Microsoft SharePoint was big news last month. We announced the general availability of SharePoint 2016, which includes new hybrid capabilities that enable on-premises customers to tap into the innovation we’re delivering in Office 365. The explosive growth of content has provided significant momentum for SharePoint. More than 200,000 organizations use SharePoint today. There are more…

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