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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Microsoft Demos (demos.microsoft.com)

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners! Microsoft Demos (demos.microsoft.com) provides great capabilities for partners to be able to demonstrate Microsoft products and services to their customers and prospects. It can also be leveraged as a great learning resource for helping you and your teams get up to speed on new products and technologies. I…

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Microsoft 365 Business New Security Features

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners! On April 30th, Microsoft announced the addition of advanced security features in Microsoft 365 Business to further protect your SMB customers from cyber threats and to safeguard sensitive information.  I recorded a short 5 minute video that walks you through the specific capabilities that we announced as well…

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Prepare for the Azure Infrastructure Exam (70-535)

Do you have members of your technical team that need to get a better understanding of Azure? Looking to get one of those certifications to both make your team more excited about Azure and prove your chops with your customers? Now is your chance! We are delighted to present to you our revamped program to…

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The May Partner Insider call is this Wednesday!

Todd Sweetser The May Partner Insider call is this Wednesday! Join the Microsoft US team for the Partner Insider call this Wednesday, May 2, 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=f6p9p6&source=Blog May Agenda: Insider Scoop | Melody Chen, Partner Channel Marketing Manager…

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Is Dynamics 365 in your Future?

Over the last several weeks, lots of announcements have been made about the products that comprise Dynamics 365, specifically around Dynamics 365 Business Central. And I know we’ve been promoting this product line to you over the last several years. Your question: “Is it time that I look at what Dynamics 365 has to offer…

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PCI Compliance

Q (from Olawale): I have a customer that is going through some PCI compliance issues in that they are being hit with fines for non PCI compliance. They are looking at either upgrading their Exchange environment or moving to Office 365. I want to get them on an E3 subscription. I want to know if…

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Azure Migrate

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners! As many of you may have seen, Azure Migrate went generally available a few weeks back.  I wanted to share with you this quick video I recently recorded.  In the video I look at some key Azure solutions, talk about the three phases of a successful migration project,…

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Attend one of the upcoming Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Roadshows

We still have a few seats available for partners interested in obtaining a hands on experience with Business Central. Don’t wait too long we are nearing room capacity in each city. This FREE in-person 2-day hands-on workshop is designed for Pre-sales consultants responsible for understanding the breadth and depth of the NEW Dynamics 365 Business…

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Five Reasons to Attend Inspire 2018

Have you signed up for Microsoft Inspire 2018 yet? This year is shaping up to be our best Partner event ever. Why? I’m glad you asked, and even if you didn’t ask I’ll keep writing since this is my blog post. Here are my top 5 reasons why I think you should register and join…

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Introduction to Azure Site Recovery

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners! I recorded a short video that provides an introduction to Azure Site Recovery.  It looks at some of the challenges that ASR solves for and talks about how ASR can be used as both a disaster recovery solution and as a powerful migration solution as well.  Finally, it…

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The April Insider call is this Wednesday!

Todd Sweetser The April Insider call is this Wednesday! Catch up on the latest and join the Microsoft US team for the Partner Insider call on Wednesday, April 4, 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=d9k0m8 April Agenda: Insider Scoop | Alexis…

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The secret formula for a higher valuation…

Todd Sweetser Top Partners seeking higher valuations have some basic strategies in common—tactics that you can use no matter where you are in your business journey. And, more importantly, tactics that will help you grow your profitability. What are they? It’s as easy as S-V-P: Specialize, Verticalize, and Productize. Now you can learn how to…

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Register for Understand your Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) Enablement and Support Benefits Webcast

Register for the May 02, 2018 Webcast Understand your Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) Enablement and Support Benefits Have you found yourself asking these 3 very important questions: Can you guide me through MPN benefits and competency attainment journey? How do I build and grow my cloud practices faster? I need help providing support to managed/moderately-complex…

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Azure product announcements and updates

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  I thought I would share and example of information that is shared with partners and customers when they have an Azure tenant subscription.  These are sent about once a month and have some excellent information on recent updates to the platform.  Enjoy! Read about important Azure product updates and announcements….

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Dynamics CRM Online Access from Multiple Countries

Q: (from Tom) Does CRM allow for a database to be replicated/synchronized to multiple locations automatically, and then provide the end-user with a connection to the database location that would provide the best performance based on where the person is located? A: The short answer “Yes”. I did a Bing search on “CRM Online multi…

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New Microsoft 365 Training Video

Nick Johnson, PTS Greetings Partners! Be sure to check out the new Microsoft 365 Security Training video featuring Brad Anderson our CVP of Enterprise Mobility. In this comprehensive overview of the Microsoft 365 Security offering, Brad shares how he talks to customers about the unique and powerful M365 Security story. He offers an in-depth look…

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