Office 365 Attack Simulator Preview Available

Nick Johnson, PTS   Greetings Partners! Security continues to be a hot topic. Threat actors are looking for new ways to attack. Their methods become more sophisticated daily. Customers are looking for ways to better protect their users. Administrators are tasked with implementing protection and making sure it works. Is there an easy way to…

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

According to 451 Research’s Total Data Market Monitor service, the total data market is expected to grow from just under $70billion in revenue in 2015 to $132 billion in 2020.  We expect the continued and expanded focus on big data – structured and unstructured – will help drive market growth, contributing to a CAGR of…

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Helping Customers Plan The Journey from SFB to Teams

As part of the Intelligent Communications vision to deliver smarter messaging, calling and meeting experiences, we’re building Skype for Business capabilities into Teams. But what does this mean for your customer’s specific journey, and how can you help? Join this webinar hosted by Bryan Nyce, Principal PM Manager at Microsoft to learn the latest messaging…

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Microsoft Next Up Exam Prep for Managing Office 365 Identities & Requirements and Enabling Office 365 Services

Tim Tetrick   Microsoft Next Up is a structured step-by-step exam prep course spanning a 5-week period that will remove roadblocks and set you up for success in achieving certification for one of these exams: 70-346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements Course starts February 26, 2018 Exam Day March 26, 2018 70-347: Enabling Office…

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Using the Azure Pricing Calculator to price out a simple VM based solution

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners! I recently recorded a quick video that walks through using the Azure Pricing Calculator to price out a simple virtual machine based solution, and thought I would share it here as well.  If you’re not yet familiar with the Azure Pricing Calculator, this will provide a quick overview…

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Catch the February Insider Call on Wednesday!

Todd Sweetser Catch the February Insider Call on Wednesday! Join the Microsoft US team for the February SMB Partner Insider call on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 where you’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. When: February 7, 2018 Time: 10:00 AM PT Register at: http://aka.ms/InsiderCall The February agenda will cover: Insider…

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New US StepUp Webinar Series Now Available!

I am excited to invite you to attend our new 2018 US StepUp Webinar Series.. These workshop series are designed to help your team comprehend, adopt, and deploy new Microsoft Cloud technologies to expand your business opportunities.  Each StepUp webinar series will walk you through the specific aspects of the solution. US StepUp webinar series…

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Kick Off the New Year Right: Learn How To Build a Profitable New Cloud Practice!

Build your next Cloud Solution – We’ll show you how. Our new Cloud Practice Development Workshop series covers everything you need to create a profitable practice. Built from the Practice Playbook Framework, the series will teach you how your business can stay ahead of what’s next. Over this multi-week Workshop, you will explore the steps…

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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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