Merging the US Partner Community and Enablement blogs

To help streamline communications and provide our partner community with a single source of information regarding partner programs and readiness, the US Partner Team is merging the US Partner Community Blog and the US Partner Enablement Blog into one. We will no longer update the US Partner Enablement blog and will post all future content…


The US StepUp webinar series

We are excited to introduce our new US StepUp webinar series program, replacing the US SMB JumpStart webinar series program. These workshops are designed to help your team understand, adopt, and deploy new Microsoft Cloud technologies to expand your business opportunities. There are three new US StepUp webinar series starting this fall. Each series walks…


October 2017 Hot Sheet partner training schedule

Welcome to the US Partner Community Hot Sheet, a comprehensive schedule of partner training, webcasts, community calls, and office hours. This post is updated frequently as we learn about new offerings, so you can plan ahead. Looking for product-specific training? Try the links across the top of this blog. Connect and engage with us in…


Microsoft Dynamics 365 partner training schedule – Fall 2017

Dynamics 365 unifies CRM and ERP capabilities into one cloud service with purpose-built apps to help customers manage business functions that include Financials, Field Service, Sales, Operations, Marketing, Project Service Automation, and Customer Service. Microsoft Dynamics 365 for partners Technical presales and deployment services for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Microsoft Dynamics 365 Roadmap Dynamics 365 Partner…


Office 365 and Voice partner training schedule – Fall 2017

Office 365 offers customers familiar, top-of-the-line productivity tools, collaboration solutions, and built-in security. Office 365 for partners Skype for Business for partners Technical presales and deployment services for Office 365 Office 365 training for your team Office 365 Roadmap Find Office 365-related courses on the US Partner Community Hot Sheet – a comprehensive and frequently…


Microsoft Azure partner training schedule – Fall 2017

Microsoft Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy, and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. Integrate public cloud applications with IT environments and build applications using any language, tool, or framework. Microsoft Azure for partners Technical presales and deployment services for Microsoft Azure partners…


Cloud Growth and Profitability Office Hours series

Why is success in the cloud so important? According to the FutureScape: Worldwide IT Industry 2017 Predictions report from IDC, investment in digital transformation initiatives will reach 2.2 trillion dollars by 2019 – almost 60 percent more than this year. We are introducing the Cloud Growth and Profitability Office Hours call series to prepare you…


Accessing and using the Office 365 Service Assurance information

By David Branscome, Partner Technical Architect When partners work on customer requests for proposal (RFPs) for Office 365 and Azure, they often have questions about Microsoft datacenters. Customers that get frequent audits will need to provide specific evidence that their data is securely stored. Partners can easily provide such evidence by accessing information on the…


September 2017 Hot Sheet partner training schedule

Welcome to the US Partner Community Hot Sheet, a comprehensive schedule of partner training, webcasts, community calls, and office hours. This post is updated frequently as we learn about new offerings, so you can plan ahead. Looking for product-specific training? Try the links across the top of this blog. Connect and engage with us in…


Understanding the basics of blockchain and real-world applications

By David Branscome, Partner Technical Architect Microsoft Azure allows customers to set up blockchain solutions to support their business initiatives. Customers can provision their own blockchain network in a globally distributed system, using Azure compute and storage infrastructure as the foundation. In this post, I explain the basics of blockchain with the help of a…