Azure Stack Resources and Training

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners! I am hearing a lot of excitement from partners about the opportunity that Azure Stack represents, and many partners are looking for training and resources to help them get started.  I wanted to share some of those items with you here. A new Azure Stack e-book was released…

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Benefits of Moving to the Cloud for State and Local Governments

WebinarThe Benefits of Moving to the Cloud for State and Local Governments State and Local Governments are under more and more pressure to innovate. With budgets tight and security concerns rampant, IT leaders and implementers at State and Local Governments are expected to find solutions and make that innovation possible. The key is digital transformation,…

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Updated M365 Collaboration Partner Playbook

Nick Johnson, PTS   Greetings Partners! Today I’m excited to share that the newly updated Microsoft 365 Collaboration Partner Playbook—designed to help you build new practices and generate additional revenue based on Microsoft 365—is now available. The playbook provides guidance on several key topics, including: Microsoft Teams as the hub for teamwork New collaboration scenarios…

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I have Azure VM performance issues, what do I do?

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners! I recently came across this guidance from the Azure Support team on how to address Azure VM performance issues.  This is one of the most common issues that Support deals with so wanted to share the guidance with you. Step 1: Start with the fundamentals Make sure you are…

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Join the US SMB Partner Insider call on Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Join the Microsoft US team for the November SMB Partner Insider call Wednesday, November 1, 2017 where you’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. When: November 1, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM PST Register at: http://aka.ms/InsiderCall The November agenda will cover: Microsoft 365 Business: Understanding Microsoft 365 and why customers need it…

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Windows Server CALs in a Hybrid Azure Environment

Q: (from Brian) I am working on a quote for a client where we will have an Azure server running their Active Directory and one running their file server. We are also looking at adding a physical server in their office to sync the AD with Azure and also doing some local file storage (one…

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Microsoft Revenue Growth Academy

Tim Tetrick   Increase your Customer’s Value Revenue Growth Academy Do you want to grow revenue and retain your existing customers?  We offer a short webcast series, designed for Microsoft partners that shares specific strategies and tactics for maximizing value and satisfaction with your customers.  We find that successful partners are applying these best practices…

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Microsoft 365 Virtual Partner Summit

This last July Microsoft announced the rebranding of the Secure Productive Enterprise (SPE) to be called Microsoft 365 Enterprise. At the same time we announced a new member of the family, Microsoft 365 Business. All three of these plans share some common characteristics of helping your customers standardize on a desktop platform based on Windows…

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Have you heard the news? Advanced Support for Partners, Microsoft’s new offering for cloud partners, is driving excellent results! Join this upcoming call Nov 15th for more details!

Todd Sweetser Have you heard the news? Advanced Support for Partners, Microsoft’s new offering for cloud partners is driving excellent results! Advanced Support for Partners is a cloud-focused support offering that provides partners with access to a variety of proactive and reactive services for Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Dynamics 365, etc. – delivered by Services…

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IP Staircase – Virtual Workshop Series!

More revenue, higher margins Partners selling Packaged IP see Gross Margins of upwards of 65%*. Partner own IP is pivotal both to satisfying customer demand in the Cloud and making money for your company. In this 4-week Virtual Workshop series, we will introduce you to the fast track framework for cost-effectively creating your own packaged…

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Join the next US SMB Partner Insider call tomorrow, Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Tim Tetrick   Remember to join the Microsoft US team tomorrow for the October SMB Partner Insider call Wednesday, October 4, 2017 where you’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. When: October 4, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM PST Register at: http://aka.ms/InsiderCall The October agenda will cover: Partner Spotlight: KAMIND IT Cybersecurity…

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Your guide to resources for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Resources available on the Microsoft Partner Network National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), designed by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to take steps to stay safe online. Utilize these partner ready resources to help you drive the conversations with your…

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O365 Partner Community Call

Hope everyone is enjoying the change of season and the exciting changes that come with it! Talking about changes, here’s some more information about integration of SfB into Teams. Join us on October 5th for a partner community with a discussion on Microsoft Teams and the announcements made at Ignite. We’ll talk about what you…

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Deploying Office 365 ProPlus with Microsoft Intune

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners! With all the new innovations and capabilities lighting up in the Microsoft cloud every week, I know it’s hard to stay up to date on all of them.  So every once in a while I spot one that kind of flies under the radar that I think our…

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Teams as the new Skype for Business client

Q: (from Janice) We are developing an Enterprise Telecommunication practice to augment our Office 365 business. What is happening with Skype for Business? Should we hold off until the dust settles? A: You are obviously referencing some of the announcements that have come out of Envision and Ignite this week. Specifically the announcement that we…

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NEW US StepUp Webinar Series Available

Todd Sweetser NEW US StepUp Webinar Series Available Virtual workshop series providing step-by-step guidance to help you start a new Microsoft Cloud practice We are excited to invite you to attend our new US StepUp webinar series program, replacing the US SMB JumpStart webinar series program. There are two new, 4-part US StepUp webinar series…

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New business apps in Office 365 Business Premium

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners! In case you missed the announcement from a few weeks back, I wanted to highlight that Microsoft recently released in Preview three new business apps that can give your current and prospective small business customers the tools they need to better manage and grow their businesses. Microsoft Connections….

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Free E-book! The Ultimate Guide to Windows Server 2016

Todd Sweetser Wanted to share this available FREE resource around understanding what Windows Server 2016 brings to the table.   Great evening reading! E-book: The Ultimate Guide to Windows Server 2016 Take advantage of IT innovation while reducing security risks and disruptions. With Windows Server 2016, get new layers of security, datacenter efficiency, and agility in…

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