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,…


August 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…


July 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…


Advanced Analytics for SAP workloads on Microsoft Azure

By Rishi Arora, Cloud Solutions Architect Today, many SAP workloads worldwide are being migrated to Microsoft Azure from on-premises environments for reasons that include costs, driving efficiencies, and rapid scaling needs. Lift and shift deployments of SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4 HANA), SAP Business Warehouse (BW) on HANA, and SAP HANA Sidecar onto…


A closer look at the number porting process

By Eric Lee, Cloud Solutions Architect – Voice This post will give you an under-the-hood view of the number porting process. If you would like a guided walk-through of how to port numbers from your existing telephony carrier to Skype for Business Online, please read Port a Phone Number to Cloud PBX in Office365 blog…


Community calls and resources summary for May 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…


Moving to an offering model with more repeatable IP

  By Kajal Mukherjee, Cloud Solutions Architect and Chris Kahrs, Technology Solutions Professional System Integrators make up a large part of the Microsoft partner community. These companies focus on various services that involve Microsoft products and technologies to build solutions that meet customer needs. System Integrators with technical expertise in the Microsoft product suite have…


Grow your business with Office 365 Advanced Security and Compliance

by Natee Pretikul, Senior Partner Marketing Manager, Office 365 Security and Compliance Cybersecurity is a complex problem, from the volume of attacks to increasingly sophisticated hackers. Organizations don’t want to be in the headlines, as the impact to business is significant. Over the last year, many partners have started to develop and offer security-related services…


Transient Data Stores

By Ryan Coffman, Cloud Solution Architect There is an ever-increasing need for traditional integration architecture and services when building cloud solutions. While deployment and implementation has accelerated with cloud, finding the right tool for the job has become much harder. A couple of months ago, the topic for Data & Analytics partners was about persistent…