Keep your privileged access secure with Azure AD PIM and PAM in Office 365: Part 1

Edward Walton, Cloud Solution Architect In this month’s community call, we’ll be covering “just-in-time” identity management and administration in Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD) Privileged Identity Management (PIM) and Privileged Access Management (PAM) for Office 365. We’ll show how it can help partners and their customers prevent account and access breaches associated with Global Administrators…


Microsoft Information Protection and Unified Labeling

If you attended the Microsoft Ignite conference or read the about the Modern Workplace announcements at the event, you may have learned about some exciting privacy and compliance announcements. Yes, I used exciting and compliance in the same sentence! At Microsoft Ignite, we announced the availability of centralized management of labels and protection settings in…


Quick resources for Microsoft Office 365 Government GCC in CSP

Microsoft recently announced the availability of Office 365 Government GCC in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program. Partners focused on public sector industry who are interested in having your organization or your customer’s organization approved for Microsoft Office 365 Government GCC for CSP should review the following useful resources: Office 365 Government service description…


New to Microsoft Office 365: Attack Simulator, Data Privacy, and DSR updates

At the RSA Conference in San Francisco last month, we announced several new services and capabilities to Office 365 that can help partners to expand their security and compliance practice and their revenue potential. You can read about all of the announcements from RSA on our Microsoft 365 for Partners blog. This post focuses on…


Firstline Worker opportunities for Office 365 Partners

If you haven’t yet considered how the new value we included in Microsoft Office 365 F1 for Firstline Workers could grow your practice, I encourage you to take a closer look. In this blog post I will recap that value, the opportunity for Office 365 partners, and provide some resources for you to develop an…


Resources to plan and deploy Microsoft Teams with Skype for Business

By David Branscome, Partner Technical Architect Over the last couple of months, I’ve received many inquiries from our partners and customers about the direction for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business. Is Microsoft Teams going to replace Skype for Business? How can Microsoft Teams be integrated into a Skype for Business infrastructure? How can Teams…


Overview of the General Data Protection Regulation

By Michael Panciroli, Partner Technical Architect – Modern Workspace  In May 2018, a new European Union (EU) privacy regulation called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect and sets a new bar for privacy rights, security, and compliance. GDPR gives individuals greater control over their personal data and imposes many new obligations on organizations…


Office 365 Partners: Cloud productivity and Voice sessions at Microsoft Inspire 2017

  If you’re attending Microsoft Inspire 2017, and interested in learning more about building a profitable practice around Microsoft Office 365 and Voice, you should consider adding this curated list of sessions to your Session Schedule in Connect. These session recommendations include topics like new opportunities in Office 365 & Voice, Advanced Security, and expert guidance…


Office 365 Partners: Business Value Programs for transformative sales success

Transforming a customer’s organization requires thoughtful attention to helping them identify and adopt the right capabilities, aligned to their goals as a company. For Office 365, there are three Business Value Programs you can use with customers that focus on the value, business benefits, and cost savings specific to each customer’s industry. The integrated tools and hands-on experiences…


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…