Auditing and Reporting in Office 365

Tim Tetrick   I commonly get questions around the auditing and reporting capabilities available in Office 365, so I wanted to make everyone aware of an updated Whitepaper that just recently became available called Auditing and Reporting in Office 365.  Microsoft Office 365 includes several auditing and reporting features that customers can use to track…

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Azure Maintenance

Q: (from Seth) I’m working with a client on designing an Azure deployment for them and the question came up of how often are there scheduled maintenance windows in Azure and how can we decide who should get notifications about these maintenance windows.   A: Although we’d love for it to be perfect, it’s software…

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Office 365 for Business Community has moved to the Microsoft Community

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  Many of you (as well as your customers) have utilized the Office 365 for Business Community.  This resource was implemented when Office 365 was released (5 years ago!) and has been a great resource to learn, ask and obtain information on the Office 365 platform.  Over time some topics were…

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Plug into disti @ WPC

  We know WPC can be overwhelming, so we’ve consolidated everything you need to know about your US SMB distributors in one place. The Microsoft distributors are going BIG in FY17 to meet you and show you the new offerings, incentives, and capabilities they are bringing in 2017! We encourage all partners to discover each…

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Microsoft Azure Datacenter IP Ranges

Rob Waggoner   Q: From a security perspective, I’d like to know the IP Addresses the Microsoft Azure datacenters use.  Is there is published list of the IP addresses used? A: Yes there is.  Check out Azure Datacenter IP ranges, it’s a downloadable XML file that is broken out by region.   Until next time,…

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Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS) with Redundant Geographic Connections

Q: (from Armand) We have a client interested in a having a Secondary ADFS DC and Proxy Server in our UK Data Center. They Currently have their First ADFS 3.0 2012 R2 Server in our US Maine Data Center with a DMZ Proxy and that is linked with Office 365 without any issues. They also…

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US SMB Champions Club Awards Reception at WPC 2016

  All US SMB Partners and especially US SMB Champs! You are invited to join us for the US SMB Champions Club Awards Reception at WPC 2016. We will celebrate your successes in serving small and medium businesses across the United States as we recognize this year’s top Microsoft US SMB partners. Your contributions continue…

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Azure in 5 Minutes

  Welcome!  My team will be doing a number of videos around various components in Azure. The goal of this series is to give you very short messages around a number of the key Azure components needed to build a solution on Azure.  We will start with the basics and build from there.  This page…

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Azure in 5 minutes: Azure Site Recovery (ASR) for VMware – Protecting VMs

Rob Waggoner In this video, I will walk through the process to protect a VMware based VMs with ASR.  This is part two of the VMware based videos.  If you haven’t read this yet, this article is a very good read.  It provides an excellent overview of the requirements of ASR for VMware workloads: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/site-recovery-vmware…

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Azure in 5 minutes: Azure Site Recovery (ASR) for VMware – Setup

Rob Waggoner Azure Site Recovery (ASR) provides a Disaster Recovery solution for companies of all sizes (including SMB) that cannot afford, or do not want, to maintain their own Disaster Recovery site.  With ASR, customers can leverage Azure as their Disaster Recovery site, and execute non-business impacting DR drills to ensure all of their workloads…

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Re-Post: Skype for Business Partner Training Schedule

  Josh Condie – Found another great set of technical training resources that our SMB partners should be taking advantage of.  Please take a look below.  Voice is a massive, long-term practice opportunity in SMB. Yet it is a foreign language to many of our traditional partners.  This collection is a great collection that was…

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Windows 10 and Office 365 Solution Selling – OnDemand Immersion Coming

  Josh Condie – Re-blogging for the Office Team, from yesterday.  These cross-solution immersion sessions are geared towards a customer audience, but also represent a great way to train your sales resources on how to solution sell.  O365 on a Windows 10 device (such a Surface 4 Pro) is a great way to sell Mobility,…

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Azure Active Directory Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant!

I am happy to announce Azure AD was recognized as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) for 2016.  You can read the Microsoft announcement here: #AzureAD a leader in the 2016 Gartner IDaaS MQ!  Identity is key to almost all the solutions your customers ask for. …

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Office 365–Deferred Channel Updates

Garrett Bundy   Hello Partners,   Back in February one of my team members Onur, posted here about the updates for the Office 365 release names and their renaming to Current Channel and Deferred Channel.  We just released the June round of updates for the Deferred Channel and it got me thinking about what my…

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Office Small Business Academy June webcast—“Tips for Sustaining Business Growth”

  Josh Condie – Reposting yesterday’s Office 365 Team blog for broad SMB partner visibility.  See here for the original post.   If the methods that made your business successful aren’t keeping your business successful, then it may be time for a change. Register now for the June episode of Office Small Business Academy, “Tips…

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Enterprise State Roaming for Windows 10 – Generally Available

  Josh Condie – Talk about a nice, easy and efficient way to enhance a desktop deployment and management practice… Enterprise State Roaming (ESR) is now a available and a part of Azure Active Directory Premium (also available within the Enterprise Mobility Suite).  ESR allows for rapid, desktop theme synchronization to occur between devices that…

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Selling products scores points. Selling solutions wins games.

Onur Dogruoz   When Stephen Curry wants to up his game he throws on some Drake. When Microsoft SMB Partners want to up their game, they head to the ISV Showcase. In the Showcase, partners will find the latest ISV CSP Marketplace applications that Partners can offer directly to their customers to help them succeed…

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Sharepoint Online – 1 Key to Expanding your O365 Practice

  Josh Condie – So many great announcements over the past few weeks about OneDrive and Sharepoint.  Many partners don’t realize the former can often be the gateway to expanding the use of the latter.  Sharepoint Online configuration, governance, intranet design, forms/workflow, document libraries and project management (to name a few) are wonderful practice development…

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Great Azure Resources – IT Pro Career Center & IT Pro Cloud Essentials

  Josh Condie – I’ve been meaning to repost this Mike Niel (Microsoft CVP) blog from April for some time now.  The resources offered here are of great value to a SMB-focused partner in the early phases of examination or testing of Infrastructure-as-a-Service. Original post is here 1)  Get started in the cloud with the…

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