Deliver demos that sizzle: Audience engagement tools for remote demonstrations

On the May Dynamics 365 Partner blog post and call, we talked about delivering sizzling demos remotely. The most important aspect to a successful remote presentation is using a variety of  engagements with your audience throughout the presentation to keep their attention. There are a few Skype for Business tools that we talked about on…


June 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…


Data, analytics, and intelligence partner resources and training schedule – Spring 2017

Microsoft data platform is a powerful, scalable, and reliable data platform that runs mission critical and data intensive workloads, on premises and in the cloud. SQL Server 2016 SQL Server on Azure (virtual machines) Cortana Intelligence Suite Microsoft Power BI Cloud Platform Roadmap Data and Analytics Partner community Blog series Community calls Training and enablement…


Skype for Business partner resources and training schedule – Spring 2017

Skype for Business enables customers to connect anywhere, anytime, while providing the enterprise security, compliance and control that businesses expect from Microsoft. Skype for Business for partners Skype for Business in the Office 365 Enterprise E5 plan Skype Operations Framework Skype for Business sales training Microsoft Trust Center for Office 365 Office 365 Roadmap Office…


Go beyond the basics with Microsoft Teams

Since the announcement of Microsoft Teams – the chat-based workspace in Office 365 – last November, we’ve covered them extensively in the Office 365 Partner community blogs and calls, discussing the partner opportunity, walking you through the basics of setting up a team, and explaining how teams set up in Microsoft Teams are related to Office…

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Community calls and resources summary for April 2017

Connect and engage with Microsoft technical, sales, and business experts in the US Partner Community. Our expert-led communities will help you build your practice and build your business. Community activities include regular calls that you can join live and catch on-demand later, Yammer groups for connection with Microsoft and with other partners, and blog series…


NIST Cybersecurity Framework: Tools and References from Microsoft – Respond and Recover Functions

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework provides voluntary guidance – a set of industry standards and best practices – for reducing cybersecurity risks to critical infrastructure. Organizations that want to utilize the framework may find the task daunting at first, but it is helpful to remember that many of the subcategories…


US Partners: Big savings on cloud certification exams through June 15

This offer has expired. To help you get Microsoft cloud certified, we’re offering technical professionals at eligible Microsoft US Partner organizations a big discount – up to 50 percent off – on qualifying certification exams for Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Dynamics, Office 365, Skype for Business, SQL Server, data platform and analytics, and Windows. To receive…


Intelligent ERP: Using data and analytics to improve business processes and operations

Enterprise resource planning applications have been around for few decades now. What started in the 1980s as materials requirement planning for specific business operational areas became enterprise resource planning in the 1990s. The business driver for ERP applications was the concept of conducting business by standardizing business processes, so that operational applications for managing those processes could…


Office 365 and Voice partner resources and training schedule – Spring 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…