Office 365 Partner Community: Introducing Office 365 Secure Score

Consider this security prediction from Gartner in their top predictions for IT organizations and users for 2016 and beyond: “Through 2020, 95 percent of cloud security failures will be the customer’s fault.” (Gartner, 2015) While your core cloud service may be secure, are you taking the appropriate measures and doing your part to implement the available customer controls? Do…


Azure Partner Community: Why cloud storage is cool

If you think a discussion about cloud storage is boring, think again. We can’t function personally or professionally without reliable storage to host our data – project files, customer data, our music libraries, funny cat photos. But we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it because it is always there, like electricity. Even though it…

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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…


Windows and Devices Partners: Sign up for the December 15 community call

The next Windows and Devices Partners community call is on December 15 at 12:00PM Eastern Time, 9:00AM Pacific Time. This month’s topic is about approaching conversations with customers about application compatibility, using Windows Upgrade Analytics Service. Sign up for the December 15 community call You may remember that several years ago, migration from Windows XP…

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Open Source Partners: Cloud Foundry – PaaS for cloud applications

Platform as a Service (PaaS) attempts to simplify the developing, running, and managing of applications. Platform as Service saves developers from the complexities of the infrastructure, and can improve the speed of developing an app, allowing the customer to focus on the application itself. For example, the customer manages the applications and data, while the PaaS manages runtime,…

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Data & Analytics Partners: Add value to your Internet of Things solutions with real-time analytics

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic, but it’s about more than just connected devices. The real value in IoT comes when you begin to use the data in creative ways. The December focus for the Data Platform and Advanced Analytics Partner Community is about how real-time analytics can introduce new opportunities for partners and…

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EMS Partner Community: Focus on partner technical and sales resources for enterprise mobility

I am always excited to find a new resource that helps me do my job better, like quality presentation materials, a compelling demo, or great online training. And, when it’s useful to me, I enjoy being able to share my find with my colleagues and partners. This month’s topic in the EMS Partner Community is partner…


Azure Partner Community: Telling the Azure Networking story

Networking is a foundational component of any Microsoft Azure solution, but it’s often not discussed in customer conversations until the customer brings it up. Partners are missing the opportunity to present the value of the Microsoft Cloud by neglecting to talk about this with customers up front. The Azure networking story continues to develop and…

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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…