Save the date: Microsoft Cloud Architect Boot Camp

Tim Tetrick     When: May 15-19, 2017Where: The Westin in Bellevue, WARegistration Fee: USD $1,800.00 per attendee   Hello Microsoft Partners, I wanted to send to you this “save the date” message for a highly recommended deep technical training event that I think would benefit you and other members of your organization. The Cloud…

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New Windows Pro Devices vs. Chrome Devices – Partner Profitability and Customer Capabilities Showdown

Jeff Stoffel   Microsoft has released new LOW COST Windows 10 Pro devices under $300 for commercial use that enable you to deliver your commercial customers a low-cost device without sacrificing your profitability. For around the same cost of a Chromebook you can now provide your customers the proven productivity of Windows 10 Pro, modern…

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SMB JumpStart Hybrid Identity and Enterprise Mobility + Security program available on-demand!

Jeff Stoffel   I am excited to inform you that SMB JumpStart Hybrid Identity and Enterprise Mobility + Security program content is now available on-demand! Did you miss these series in December? No worries, both programs content is now available to you on-demand and at your convenience! Register now for JumpStart Hybrid Identity on-demand! Register…

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You’re Invited: How to Build a Business Intelligence practice

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners, I am excited to extend an invitation to join an exclusive new JumpStart program designed to enhance your sales and technical skills with Microsoft technologies. Partners are raving about their participation in JumpStart programs to date: “Great way to jump start a new business line!”, “provided education and tools…

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New Service Health Dashboard–now Generally Available

Garrett Bundy Hello Partners!  For a while now we have had the Service Health Dashboard “update” in preview after we announced it during Ignite 2016.  Now we are pleased to let you know that it is generally available for everyone. Here is a summary of the main improvements: Access rich and more actionable incident insights—The…

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Join your regional March SMB Partner Insider call this Friday, March 3rd!

Todd Sweetser Join your regional March SMB Partner Insider call this Friday! Join your local Microsoft US team for the SMB Partner Insider call Friday, March 3, 2017. You’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. Presenters on these calls include the Microsoft Regional General Manager, Partner Sales Executives, Partner Channel Development…

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The Microsoft Trust Center as a Resource

Jeff Stoffel   I was discussing our cloud security, privacy, and compliance standards today with a partner.  As is usually the case, most if not all of the partner’s questions and concerns where readily answered by reviewing the available documentation on the Microsoft Trust Center.  We have a great number of pages and documents available…

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Join us at SMB Live and build your Microsoft cloud practice

Tim Tetrick   This year’s SMB Live events, coming to 22 cities across the United States, include a day of new in-depth and hands-on marketing content, and a day of 200 & 300-level technical training to modernize your organization’s technical skills and marketing capabilities. You’ll leave SMB Live with the tools you need for cloud…

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Available now! Free Windows Server 2016 virtual labs

Todd Sweetser Ran across this recent announcement and wanted to share it with our partners! From the Windows Server Blog: Dig into the free Windows Server 2016 virtual labs! We know every time we launch a new Windows Server version our customers get excited to try the new features. But while some folks love getting…

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Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) Attack Simulation Playbook

Good afternoon Partners.  I just learned about an exciting new tool you can leverage to help show your customers simulate real-world attacks as well as how you can prevent and defend them.  I am  happy to announce the availability of the  “ATA Attack Simulation playbook”! From the playbook: This article will turn the buzz words…

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Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) Partner Community

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners, Build and extend your enterprise mobility practice, and help customers stay secure and productive on the apps and devices they choose to use. The Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) Partner Community is led by technical subject-matter experts, and activities include blog posts, community calls, and Yammer group discussions. February…

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Modern Thoughts on Modern Enterprise Security

Good morning Partners.  I just read a great article talking about Microsoft’s overall approach to security.  Even though the article mentions enterprise security, our approach is truly providing enterprise level security to everyone.  You will want to check it out!  In the article they focus on a few key points: Identity is the new security…

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Modern Thoughts on Modern Enterprise Security

Good morning Partners.  I just read a great article talking about Microsoft’s overall approach to security.  Even though the article mentions enterprise security, our approach is truly providing enterprise level security to everyone.  You will want to check it out!  In the article they focus on a few key points: Identity is the new security…

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Office Go-to-Market (GTM) Guide for ISVs

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  I know that many of you out there may have an ISV side to your practice, or perhaps you are thinking of developing one to help give you some great value added capabilities.  With that, this came across my desk and I wanted to share it with you as a…

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Join your regional February SMB Partner Insider call this Friday

  Garrett Bundy   Hello Partners! Join your local Microsoft US team for the SMB Partner Insider call Friday, February 3, 2017. You’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. Presenters on these calls include the Microsoft Regional General Manager, Partner Sales Executives, Partner Channel Development Managers, Partner Technology Strategists and guest…

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Partner Online Technical Training Available at No Cost

Jeff Stoffel   Where do I go to get more information or training on __________ (fill in the blank) is one of the more common questions I hear from partners.  For this reason I always like to highlight upcoming technical training opportunities.  Below is list of upcoming technical trainings designed to boost transformation to the…

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So you want to build Azure Practice: Focus on Azure Backup!

As I mentioned in my post, about a month ago(sorry for the delay, got sidetracked)  I talked about learning how to focus as you begin to build your Azure practice.  You can read that post here: So you want to build Azure Practice: Are you Overwhelmed…Don’t Get Your Focus!   So today we are going to…

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New Windows 10 upgrade benefits for Windows Cloud Subscriptions in CSP

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  Found some info that could be a large benefit to those looking at selling the Windows 10 Enterprise offering via CSP!  Info below is from blog post on the Windows Blog: We’re excited to announce that customers with Windows subscriptions via the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program can now upgrade…

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Intune Deployment Planning, Design and Implementation Guide

Tim Tetrick   I wanted to highlight this great new Intune Deployment Guide that just recently released. A successful Intune deployment starts with having a good plan and design. The purpose of this guide is to step you through the process of developing a deployment plan, creating a design, onboarding Intune, and conducting a production…

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Microsoft StaffHub is Generally Available!

Garrett Bundy Hello Partners!   Do you work with customers that have frontline employees, things like hospitality workers, hotel employees, retail store workers etc?  Well Microsoft has released our StaffHub service as a part of your Office 365 subscription if you have an K1, E1, E3 or E5 plan.   There are an estimated 500-million…

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