Office 365 Partner Admin Center is moving to Partner Center

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners, If you haven’t heard the news, just wanted to remind you that during the months of March and April 2018, the Office 365 Partner Admin Center (PAC) will be retiring, and partners will start being automatically redirected to Microsoft Partner Center.  Microsoft Partner Center is evolving into the single…

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Insider Call: Events, Offers, Immersion, Support, and More!

Join the first Insider call of the New Year! Start your New Year off with a BANG and join the Microsoft US team for the January SMB Partner Insider call this Wednesday, January 10, 2018 where you’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. Plus, registration is open for the January through…

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Microsoft Government Tech Summit

Microsoft is excited to announce Microsoft Government Tech Summit, a free technical learning event for IT professionals and developers, is coming to Washington, DC, March 5-6, 2018. Registration is now open, and we encourage you to secure your spot as soon as possible. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis until the event is full….

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Microsoft Next Up Exam Camp

Tim Tetrick   The smartest path to Microsoft certification Microsoft Next Up is a step-by-step exam camp that removes roadblocks, and sets you up for success. Join us for a 5-week online learning journey and Exam Day to prepare for either of these Microsoft certification exams: 70-346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements Course starts…

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Grow Your Practice and Increase Profitability with Azure Data Services + SQL Server 2017

Happy New Year Partners!! We are excited to share a new series “Grow Your Practice and Increase Profitability with Azure Data Services + SQL Server 2017”  starting on January 24, 2018!!  We have created one landing page to guide the partner journey and we recommend partners attend all sessions.  This webinar series will help partners:…

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Azure Active Directory (AD) Domain Services now available for Azure Cloud Solution Providers!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers!  Wanted to make all aware of the availability of Azure Active Directory (AD) Domain Services being available now for Azure Cloud Solution Providers (CSP!)  Here is some info from recent documentation update: Overview of Azure CSP Azure CSP is a program for Microsoft Partners and provides a license channel for…

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Join the US SMB Partner Insider call on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Tim Tetrick   Join the Microsoft US team for the December SMB Partner Insider call this Wednesday, December 6, 2017 where you’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. Plus, registration is open for the January through June Insider calls! When: December 6, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM PST Register for all the…

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2018 Microsoft Azure Community Study Groups

Interested in earning your Microsoft Azure MCSA, MCSD, or MCSE Certification? Need to study in a way that compliments your busy schedule? The Microsoft Azure Community Study Group is what you’ve been looking for! Microsoft is hosting a community-based study group that helps you prepare for the Microsoft Azure Certification exams. Each study groups lasts…

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Looking for Azure IaaS Presales Consultation assistance?

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers!  Working on an Azure deal? Receive technical guidance as you pitch and close Azure deals during this one-on-one consultation. Get assistance with cost estimates, POC/value proposition as well as architecture planning and design​, helping you to propose the right solution and mitigate potential issues. During the technical consultation with a…

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Attend this NEW Database Migration to the Cloud Webinar Series

Hello Partners, Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving break! You’re invited to attend our new US StepUp webinar series program, carrying the momentum of our popular US SMB JumpStart webinar series program from last year. Please join the US StepUp webinar series on Streamlining Database Migration to the Cloud with new Cloud-based Migration Services…

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Azure Stack Resources and Training

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners! I am hearing a lot of excitement from partners about the opportunity that Azure Stack represents, and many partners are looking for training and resources to help them get started.  I wanted to share some of those items with you here. A new Azure Stack e-book was released…

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Benefits of Moving to the Cloud for State and Local Governments

WebinarThe Benefits of Moving to the Cloud for State and Local Governments State and Local Governments are under more and more pressure to innovate. With budgets tight and security concerns rampant, IT leaders and implementers at State and Local Governments are expected to find solutions and make that innovation possible. The key is digital transformation,…

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Updated M365 Collaboration Partner Playbook

Nick Johnson, PTS   Greetings Partners! Today I’m excited to share that the newly updated Microsoft 365 Collaboration Partner Playbook—designed to help you build new practices and generate additional revenue based on Microsoft 365—is now available. The playbook provides guidance on several key topics, including: Microsoft Teams as the hub for teamwork New collaboration scenarios…

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I have Azure VM performance issues, what do I do?

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners! I recently came across this guidance from the Azure Support team on how to address Azure VM performance issues.  This is one of the most common issues that Support deals with so wanted to share the guidance with you. Step 1: Start with the fundamentals Make sure you are…

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Join the US SMB Partner Insider call on Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Join the Microsoft US team for the November SMB Partner Insider call Wednesday, November 1, 2017 where you’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. When: November 1, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM PST Register at: http://aka.ms/InsiderCall The November agenda will cover: Microsoft 365 Business: Understanding Microsoft 365 and why customers need it…

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Windows Server CALs in a Hybrid Azure Environment

Q: (from Brian) I am working on a quote for a client where we will have an Azure server running their Active Directory and one running their file server. We are also looking at adding a physical server in their office to sync the AD with Azure and also doing some local file storage (one…

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Microsoft Revenue Growth Academy

Tim Tetrick   Increase your Customer’s Value Revenue Growth Academy Do you want to grow revenue and retain your existing customers?  We offer a short webcast series, designed for Microsoft partners that shares specific strategies and tactics for maximizing value and satisfaction with your customers.  We find that successful partners are applying these best practices…

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Microsoft 365 Virtual Partner Summit

This last July Microsoft announced the rebranding of the Secure Productive Enterprise (SPE) to be called Microsoft 365 Enterprise. At the same time we announced a new member of the family, Microsoft 365 Business. All three of these plans share some common characteristics of helping your customers standardize on a desktop platform based on Windows…

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