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…


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…


April 2017 Windows and Devices Partner calls recap

Thanks to those of you who joined us for the April 18 and April 26 Windows and Devices Partners community calls. Here’s a summary of what we discussed. If you missed the calls, or want to see and hear the discussions again, you can watch them on demand. Watch the April 18 Windows and Devices Partner call on demand Read…


Windows 10 deployment tools and resources recommendations from March 2017

Here is a list of new Windows 10 deployment assets, courtesy of Microsoft MVPs and Windows experts Johan Arwidmark (@jarwidmark) and Mikael Nystrom, (@mikael_nystrom). Take a look at these resources and use them in your Windows 10 deployment practice. Read the February 2017 tools and resources post Support for System Center Configuration Manager current branch versions Microsoft…


Windows 10 Partner Technical Training in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles

Register for Windows 10 partner technical training in New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles. At this two-day training, through presentations and digital labs, you’ll get in-depth knowledge about Windows 10 deployment, management, and security scenarios and features. We’ll provide new insights about Windows 10 Creators Update, available April 11. You’ll have access to hands-on, digital…

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Windows as a service: Windows 10 deployment rings

In my last blog post, I talked about Windows as a service as a new way to build, deploy, and service Windows. Continuing that discussion, today’s post is about deployment rings. For Windows as a service, maintenance is ongoing and iterative. This approach is useful to partners that want to provide value to customers through managed services. Customers…

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Windows 10 deployment tools and resources highlights

Here is a list of new Windows 10 deployment assets, courtesy of Microsoft MVPs and Windows experts Johan Arwidmark (@jarwidmark) and Mikael Nystrom, (@mikael_nystrom). Take a look at these resources and use them in your Windows 10 deployment practice. New MBR to GPT conversion utility (MBR2GPT) in Windows 10 Creators Update Getting Started with MBR2GPT, by Mike Terrill…


Threat management and protecting against ransomware attacks

Ransomware attacks are on the rise. A recent post on the Microsoft Malware Protection Center blog details new attacks that occurred during the holidays at the end of 2016. Ransomware prevents you from using your PC and holds your PC or files for “ransom.” When this form of attack occurs, it makes it abundantly clear that…

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Windows and Devices Competency: Technical boot camp sessions for deployment partners

If you are considering attaining the new Windows and Devices Competency as a Deployment Partner, the technical requirement is passing the Windows 10 Deployment, Security, and Management Assessment.  Silver Competency: Two individuals must pass the assessment Gold Competency: Four individuals must pass the assessment Learn more about the Windows and Devices competency To prepare for this assessment, I recommend attending one…


Community calls and resources summary for January 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. Practice-building communities are technically focused and led by Technology Solutions Professionals with product and workload expertise Business-building communities align to your business model, customer segment focus, and…

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