Office 365 Rainmaker series for SMB partners – how to capitalize on the cloud opportunity

imageIn the technology world, everywhere you turn, it’s all about the cloud. The cloud marks an unprecedented shift in the way we deliver solutions to meet customer needs. This shift also marks a need to rethink partner business models and identify new ways to generate revenue and build sustainable businesses.

The pressing question for many partners is about how to do that. How do you serve the needs of small and midmarket business customers, while maintaining a healthy profit margin?

Enter the Office 365 Rainmaker webcast series. This series provides prescriptive guidance to help you capitalize on every cloud productivity sales opportunity. It will teach you methods to manage the customer lifecycle, generate demand, deliver demonstrations, increase renewals and so much more.

Countless US SMB customers are positioned to take the leap to the cloud, and we want to be sure you are prepared to guide them there. The Office 365 Rainmaker series is tailored to help you capitalize on every opportunity.

New live webcasts in January 2015

Three new live webcasts with a technical focus are scheduled in January. Registration for these events is on the Partner Learning Center. To register, you must be a member of the Microsoft Partner Network. To associate yourself to your company’s MPN profile, follow the steps here. If you need help with registration, email

Registration is separate for each webcast. Click each link below to register for the listed course. Sessions will be available on demand within a few days of the live webcast.

Date Course name and registration link
January 8 Expanding your Cloud Practice with Lync Online and Skype
January 15 Implementing SharePoint Online to Grow your Cloud Services Practice
January 22 Optimizing Security, Privacy, and Compliance with Office 365 and Azure

Watch previous webcasts on demand

Mastering the New SMB Office 365 SKU Lineup
Making Money with Office 365
Driving Demand for Your Office 365 Practice
Showcase the Power of Office 365
Office 365 Onboarding Made Easy
Maximize Sales from Your Existing Customers
Rev Up Your Office 365 Renewals
Selling Against the Competition

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Partners that use Office 365 in their businesses sell more than those that don’t. If you have a Microsoft Action Pack or competency, you get Office 365 internal use rights as a benefit. Learn more about obtaining and accessing internal use software and services at

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