Application Development Partners: Introduction to Microsoft Cognitive Services

I recently spoke at an event about application innovations and enhancing application experiences. Some of the examples I discussed highlighted how application interactions are changing the way that companies interact with their customers. There has been an explosion of channels like the addition of bots, sentiment analytics, and even rich media services that are driving innovation. In this post, and…


Azure Partners: Introduction to Azure Network Watcher

In the world of IT operations and support, when something’s not working right, suspicion usually lands on the network. This happens for a variety of reasons. Application owners are often not technically informed about the network infrastructure layer, or the specifics of the communication requirements their application has. In many cases, they feel that because it worked as expected in…


Dynamics 365 Partners: Deliver demos that sizzle

We’ve all been there. Each of us has attended a virtual event where our intention was to be present and pay attention, but found ourselves beginning to multitask after the first few minutes. Perhaps the speaker or the topic just wasn’t engaging enough, or you were distracted by the nagging feeling that you should respond…


Azure Partner Community: Paint your way to success with Azure Site Recovery

There’s a saying that a paint job is only as good as the preparation. I think this adage also holds true when building out and delivering solutions using Azure Site Recovery. Business continuity is important to every company, and disaster recovery as a service offers a significant opportunity to partners. Gartner has positioned Microsoft in the Leaders quadrant…


Join your May 5 SMB Partner Insider regional call

Join your local Microsoft US team for the SMB Partner Insider call on Friday, May 5. You’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. Presenters on these calls include the Microsoft Regional General Manager, Partner Sales Executives, Partner Channel Development Managers, Partner Technology Strategists, and guest speakers. Here’s what partners who attended the…


Windows and Devices Partners: Focus on Secure Productive Enterprise

This month, in addition to the regularly scheduled Windows and Devices Partner community call about Windows 10 Creators Update on April 18, we’re hosting a second, special edition call on April 26 for Windows and Devices partners, about your opportunity with Secure Productive Enterprise. Secure Productive Enterprise standardizes packaging offers across Office 365, Enterprise Mobility +…

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Open Source Partners: Provision and deliver open source demos on Microsoft Azure

For the April 25 Open Source Solutions Partner Community call, we’ll take a look at a demo framework that simplifies delivery of open source demos on Microsoft Azure and helps you optimize your sales cycle. The framework comprises automation scripts that allow users to provision a demo quickly. For example, if you need to demonstrate a…

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Windows and Devices Partners: Sign up for the April 18 and April 26 community calls

The next Windows and Devices Partners community call is on Thursday, April 18 at 12:00PM Eastern Time, 9:00AM Pacific Time. Join Windows expert and Microsoft Device Guy, Steve Adams, as he shares details on the release of Windows 10 Creators Update. The Creators Update is designed to spark and unleash creativity, bringing 3D and mixed reality to…


Dynamics 365 Partner Community: Using PowerApps and Microsoft Flow with Dynamics 365

Welcome to the Dynamics 365 Partner Community blog series for April. I am excited about this month’s topic here and on our April 11 partner call  – using Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow with Dynamics 365. These new services provide you with new opportunities to enhance and extend Dynamics 365 for your customers. Sign up for the April 11 partner call…

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Office 365 Partner Community: Focus on Secure Productive Enterprise

If you’re looking for an opportunity to provide a solution with real digital transformation impact – one that meets customer needs to empower employees through analytics, enterprise mobility, and voice, with security a top priority throughout – consider Secure Productive Enterprise. Office 365, Enterprise Mobility + Security, and Windows 10 Enterprise work with each other and with partner…