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…


Buying and selling a business: Guidance for sustainable revenue and profit

According to the Global Consulting Mergers & Acquisitions 2017 Report by Equiteq, the number of M&A deals grew by 9% last year for the IT Services industry. Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) are transforming our industry, and we are introducing a 3-part webinar series to understand the opportunity this creates for you. This webinar series, hosted…


Make SMB JumpStart on-demand programs your summer goal

Want to know how to get the most out of your summer? Choose the SMB JumpStart program that best fits your business needs and give your company the opportunity to start a new cloud practice. The JumpStart programs are the perfect way to learn about Microsoft new technologies to quickly start building a Microsoft Azure,…