So you want to build Azure Practice: Are you Overwhelmed…Don’t Get Your Focus!

Over the last few weeks in the series, Terry and I have provided a lot of resources for you to start to build your practice. It is our hope that you are bookmarking these posts to reference later.  You may start to feel overwhelmed or you may have already been overwhelmed with Azure in general. …

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Getting Started with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials

Jeff Stoffel   I am always looking for training webcasts to share with partners.  Here is another one that is sure to be a great learning opportunity. Are you interested in expanding your cloud portfolio? Our new Getting Started with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials program kicks off on December 2nd, and you won’t want…

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Windows 10 and EMS Technical Readiness

TS2 is always on the lookout for technical readiness sessions that allow partners to go DEEP into a technology – something that we often can’t do in a one hour webcast. Here is where Partners can go to register for the technical presales or deployment readiness training: http://aka.ms/PartnerTechnicalServicesWin10EMS   Here are dates for the December…

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Join your regional December SMB Partner Insider call this Friday

Jeff Stoffel   Join your local Microsoft US team for the SMB Partner Insider call this Friday, December 2, 2016. On these calls, you’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. Presenters on these calls include the Microsoft Regional General Manager, and sales, technical, and marketing experts: Partner Sales Executives, Partner Channel…

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Azure Single Instance Virtual Machine SLA

For years, we’ve promoted that if you wanted a 99.95% guaranteed up-time SLA for an Azure Virtual Machine, you needed to have two or more virtual machines together in an Availability Set. WELL NO MORE! You can now get a 99.9% financially backed guaranteed up-time SLA for a single instance Azure Virtual Machine! This is…

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Register today for the U.S. SMB Customer Lifetime Value Academy!

Todd Sweetser Good day Cloud Partners!  Do you want to maximize your revenue generating potential and loyalty with your existing customers?  What is the cost to your business of not maintaining your customers?  In a cloud business model, it is no longer just about the deal or the initial sale, it is about customer lifetime…

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Office 2007 End of Life is on the horizon

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  As the cycle of life continues so does the end of extended support for the Office 2007 family of products.  For customers that are using Office 2007 solutions today it is important to make sure they are aware of this milestone.  This can be specially very important for the customers…

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Get Started with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials – 4 part series

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners, Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials will provide you with a highly differentiated and compelling pure cloud business management solution to add to your portfolio. Dynamics 365 for Financials delivers a natural upsell/cross-sell motion for Office 365, while also helping to drive increased consumption and high-value usage of Office…

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Missed the November Insider Call?

Garrett Bundy   Hello Partners! Missed your regional November Insider call last Friday? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Catch up on all the latest information for SMB Partners. Please fill in your information to access the on-demand recording. East Region | Presentation | On-demand recording Central Region | Presentation | On-demand recording West Region…

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So You Want to Build an Azure Practice: Business Benefits for You AND Your Customer (Part 3)

In the first two parts of this post, I wrote about the speed to market, as well as the lower cost of entry as key pillars for why SMB organizations and Microsoft partners are embracing the cloud as the delivery vehicle for their business solutions. As we continue to uncover the business benefits for the…

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Microsoft Teams–The Chat Based Workspace in Office 365

Garrett Bundy     Hello Partners! Today is an exciting day at Microsoft as we have now announced publicly Microsoft Teams with Office 365.  This helps to fill a gap that was a highly requested functionality of being able to have persistent chat with Skype, but it does more than that.  It can integrate with…

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Join your regional November SMB Partner Insider call

Tim Tetrick   Join your local Microsoft US team for the SMB Partner Insider call this Friday, November 4, 2016. On these calls, you’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. Presenters on these calls include the Microsoft Regional General Manager, and sales, technical, and marketing experts: Partner Sales Executives, Partner Channel…

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So You Want to Build an Azure Practice: Business Benefits for You AND Your Customer (Part 2)

  As we continue our conversation on the business benefits of moving to the cloud, remember that in the last post, I wrote about a faster deployment of new capabilities.  Today, I want to dig in a little bit on the next business benefit for you and your customer.   Business benefit #2: Lower-Risk Business…

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EMS Partner Journey

During our SMB Live events this fall, we’ve been encouraging partners follow a prescribed path for adopting a new business practice that I like to call CERT: Nominate a Champion Embrace Internally Leverage Sales/Marketing/Technical Resources Track your progress I’ve been applying this framework to all of the partners with which I’ve been discussing Azure and…

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Influencers, Stores, and Themes – Oh My!

    We’ve listening to your feedback!  You’ve told us that you would enjoy a closer look at some of the marketing resources presented on our SMB Insider Calls.  That is why we created the East Region AMPLIFY MARKETING WEBINAR SERIES. Every 2nd Friday of the month at 9am (EST), we will drill down further…

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SMB JumpStart: Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS)

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners, Our new SMB JumpStart: Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) program kicks off on November 8 and you won’t want to miss this great opportunity designed to help your team comprehend, adopt, and deploy EMS based solutions to expand your business opportunities. Register now This five-week program is comprised…

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Skype for Business Mac is now publicly available

Garrett Bundy Hello Partners,     This announcement has been a long time coming, but I am pleased to let you all know that the Skype for Business Mac client has been released for public download. Original post came from the Office Blogs site (Skype for Business announces new Mac client and new mobile sharing…

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Skype for Business Online Network Assessment Tool

Todd Sweetser   Good day cloud partners!  Came across this new tool to assist with scoping out network performance with Skype for Business Online.  Between the built in Voice over IP as well as the PSTN Calling functionalities it can sometimes be important to be confident in the network’s capability to handle the traffic.  …

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