Windows Server Upgrade Center

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners! Do you have questions about upgrading to the newest Windows Server OS? Are you looking for guidance on how to upgrade from one OS to another? And what consideration needs to be taken before and after upgrading? If so, take a look at the Windows Server Upgrade Center which…

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Windows Virtual Desktop

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners! I was really excited to see Windows Virtual Desktop officially announced at Ignite a couple weeks back.  Windows Virtual Desktop (formally known at RDmi (Remote Desktop Modern Infrastructure)), is a new service that enables you to host a complete modern desktop experience on Azure with built-in security and compliance,…

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Azure Cloud Migration and Modernization Partner Journey

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners! Did you know that 78% of SMBs worldwide will be fully adapted to cloud computing by 2020*? Cloud migration and modernization is top of mind for small and midsized business customers and you don’t want to miss out on the evolution. Help your customers make the transition to the…

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StepUp Technical Security Webinar Series for Microsoft 365 Business

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners! Your customers have heard the scary statistics: 55% of small businesses have been hit by cyberattacks, 60% who are attacked go out of business, and 58% of users accidentally share sensitive information.1 But while they want to safeguard their business, customers may not know where to start. Some may…

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The US SMB Partner Insider is today, September 5

Todd Sweetser Stay in the know and join the Microsoft One Commercial Partner US, GTM team for the Partner Insider call on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 where you’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. Time: 10:00 AM PT Register at: https://msuspartner.eventbuilder.com/event?eventid=y7k8g8&source=blog September Agenda: Insider Scoop | David Cunningham, Partner Channel Engagement…

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Partner Technical Readiness webinars and consultations for August-October

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners! Do you and your teams need technical guidance to help grow your cloud practice?  I would encourage you to expand your technical skillset by engaging in one of the many technical webinars and technical consultations available for the upcoming months. Between now and the end of October partners have…

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Leading Edge webinar series

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners! Did you know that 1 out of every 3 SMB customers have not adopted cloud services?1  And that 71% of SMBs feel vulnerable to a cyberattack?2  Yet 94% of small businesses report security benefits since moving to the cloud3 while Forrester Consulting estimated SMBs can save $16K a year…

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Microsoft 365 Partner Launchpad

Tim Tetrick   If you serve small business customers, and you don’t have a department of savvy marketers, consider Microsoft 365 Partner Launchpad—a new selling tool that can help expand your Modern Workplace selling and marketing capabilities. Launchpad applies a practical approach to preparing for and closing sales faster, with improved profitability. Launchpad can help…

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The US SMB Partner Insider call is back!

Tim Tetrick   Stay in the know and join the Microsoft One Commercial Partner US, GTM team for the Partner Insider call on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 where you’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. Time: 10:00 AM PT Register at: https://msuspartner.eventbuilder.com/event?eventid=x0f8d5&RegNow=1&source=blog August Agenda: Insider Scoop | David Cunningham, Partner Channel…

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Dynamics Learning Portal now available to all MPN Partners

Craig Crescas Aligning with the cinematic title, everything you ever wanted to know about Microsoft Dynamics but were afraid to ask, your technical journey learning Business Applications begins today. Today, Microsoft announced that Dynamics Learning Portal (DLP) is no longer limited strictly to existing Microsoft Dynamics partners. Thus, if you were not certified to sell…

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Ready to take advantage of the Microsoft 365 Business opportunity?

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  Microsoft 365 Business brings together the security and innovation of Windows 10 with the power and familiarity of Office 365. It also provides streamlined management and maintenance capabilities built specifically for small and mid-sized businesses. Microsoft 365 Business is designed to help keep company data secure while ensuring employees are…

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What settings can Microsoft Intune control?

Q: (from Joe) For employees that are accessing email via a mobile device, do we have the ability to block their ability to download attachments? A: In order to control what organizational assets are stored on the local device, you need control of the local device. That is done with Microsoft Intune. I did a…

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Get your presales and deployment questions answered with the updated Top Partner Product Questions page!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  Check out the recently updated Top Partner Product Questions page, designed as a self-help resource to guide partners through the presales and deployment stages of their projects. Partners will find answers to frequently asked questions as well as helpful documentation and resources, so they no longer have to contact Microsoft…

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The June Insider Call is this Wednesday!

Tim Tetrick   Stay in the know and join the Microsoft US team for the Partner Insider call on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 where you’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. Time: 10:00 AM PT Register at: https://msuspartner.eventbuilder.com/event?eventid=i3h2a0&source=blog June Agenda: Insider Scoop | David Cunningham, Partner Channel Marketing Manager will cover…

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Microsoft Teams Updates and Technical Webinars for Partners

Greetings Partners! Microsoft Teams just celebrated its first birthday. If you haven’t tried Teams yet, let me encourage you to do so. As marketing likes to say (and I agree) it really is the hub for teamwork in Office 365. My peers and I have been using it regularly and we love it. The feature…

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Ultimate Partner Podcast Episode 7 is Live!

Hello Everyone!   Matt Morris and I are VERY excited about this month’s episode of the Ultimate Partner Podcast.  Not only do we have a recap of Build and the changes coming in CSP, but we have two great interviews this month.  The first one is with Gretchen O’Hara the Vice President of Go To…

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Choosing the Right Services in Azure

Greetings Partners! The Azure Friday team released a short, but powerful video that is worth 12 minutes of your time. The presenter, an Azure MVP, does an excellent job showing us all a simple methodology to follow when helping customers choose between services on IaaS, PaaS, DaaS, etc. Check out the video below. If you…

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Register today! Windows as a Service (WaaS) and Security Workshop

Todd Sweetser Join us for this upcoming workshop in a location near you! Hi Cloud Partners!  I thought this L200-L300 technical training would be of interest…. Windows 7 End of Life is less than 14 months away. Customers need help making the leap to the new way to build, deploy, secure and service Windows! This…

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Partner Community Call on Azure Stack

Do you have a free hour today to invest in your future?!? If so, catch up on the updates from the last few months on what’s new with Azure Stack.  Lee Cox, one of Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Architects, has great information to share. Check out his blog post here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msuspartner/2018/05/11/azure-stack-the-last-mile-in-hybrid-cloud/ It’s not too late to…

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Microsoft Project Readiness

Q: from (Larry) One of our clients is evaluating different PM software and would like some direction on how to get started w/MS Project.  They have a evaluation copy but frankly are overwhelmed with how much functionality there is in Project.  Can you point us to a good source of information online (e.g. basic training…

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