US Office 365 Partner Update Newsletter for May

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Special Edition: May 9, 2012




Better Business Tour

Q4 Offers

Demo Hub & Demo Builder

Support & Key Contacts


Introducing Better Business Tour with T-Mobile, Microsoft Office 365, Windows Intune and Windows Phone!


The Better Business Toursponsored by T-Mobile, combines the winning assets any small business needs to be successful.  As we look to celebrate National Small Business Weeks across the nation during the month of May, we will participate in close to 200 Retail In-store events and celebrate at several marquee small business events in San Francisco and DC.!





Announcing Small Business Tour #sbtour at @TMobile stores, coming to a city near you, learn more  -

Ever wondered how to take productivity to the next level on your Windows Phone?  We've got you covered!  Starting May 14th we will be in T-Mobile stores across the US showing off Microsoft Office 365 and Windows Intune!

Join Microsoft Cloud Champs and Essential Partners between May 14-19 as they host Cloud Pods showcasing Office 365 demos and Windows Intune Taste Test in T-Mobile in store retail events – coming soon to a location near you!



    Spread the word on T-Mobile Small Business Makeover – a  national sweepstakes featuring Office 365 and Windows Intune. 

    For more information visit



Learn about the Windows Intune & @Office365 on your @TMobile device, coming to a store near you starting May 14th -  

Powers are combining!  Office 365, T-Mobile, Windows Intune and Windows Phone are going on the road and to a T-Mobile Store near you starting May 14th!

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Leverage the following Microsoft Office 365, Dynamics CRM Online, and Windows Intune Offers, available to customers now through June 30, 2012.


The Big Easy Offer is Back by Popular Demand!

The Big Easy Offer 8 allows customers to earn subsidy payouts on qualifying sales that they can apply towards future purchases of Microsoft software licenses and associated services from their eligible Microsoft partner of choice. Learn more at


Big Presence for you Small Business with Office 365 and MasterCard, 10% Rebate!

Microsoft Office 365 helps you manage your small business with productivity tools, email and calendars, file storage, and collaboration features that allow you to work from virtually anywhere.  Receive a 10% rebate when you use your eligible MasterCard® credit or debit small business card to purchase Office 365. Learn more at


Get Business Class Email on Almost Any Devices and Earn 10x AMEX Points

Spend at least $25 on your first month of Exchange Online, or any other Office 365 product, by May 31, 2012 and get 10x Membership Rewards Points. Learn more at



Save 10% on Microsoft Office 365 for Small Businesses

Microsoft Office 365 brings together Microsoft Office 2010 with online versions of our most trusted email, calendar, document sharing, instant messaging and web conferencing solutions. Access your business applications and data anywhere, on virtually any device. Now your business has access to the power of enterprise-grade tools, 24x7 reliability and security for a predictable monthly cost and no upfront infrastructure investments. Use your enrolled Visa Business card today to subscribe to Microsoft Office 365 services and you’ll save 10%. Learn more at


Windows Intune Taste Test:  Free 1 Year License of Cloud Management and Windows 7 Enterprise

Start today a free one year proof of concept with a partner to remotely perform PC management and security tasks from a web-based console. You will also receive upgrade rights to the latest version of Windows Enterprise. Sign up in less than 60 seconds with one of our Taste Test partners:

New Signature – 

Kamind –

Alto –

InfinIT –

Eastridge –


Microsoft Dynamics:  Drive Partners to Maximize the 40% CSA Promotional Fee by Closing all Deals in Q4 Prior to the June 2012 Expiration!
Back on August 1st, 2010, we announced a limited-time CSA promotion where all partners who are eligible for the CSA program and selling new subscriptions of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online will earn 40% on their CSA fees – up from 18% previously. This has been an incredible opportunity, and there is no better time for partners to introduce their customers to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online than now with this promotion! This promotion went into effect August 1, 2010 in North America and will continue to run through June 2012. Read theFAQ and learn more on PartnerSource.


Microsoft Dynamics: ESS CAL Offer Extended To June 30th! Grow New Deals and Expand Existing Accounts Today
At 10% the cost of a full CAL, the Employee Self Service (ESS) CAL enables an enterprise to expand the footprint of CRM to every user within the organization. That means you can not only grow the deal size for new customer opportunities, but also go back and expand within existing accounts. Call to ACTION:  If you aren’t leveraging this license option – and the 5 for 4 ESS Cal offer Learn more on the PartnerSource landing page here.

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Great stories make memorable and compelling demos. To deliver a great story you need to tailor it to your prospects unique industry and business requirements. This story must highlight how people can be more effective in their jobs by effectively connecting to the people and data they need to develop and maintain meaningful relationships with their customers.

Microsoft’s mission is to help our customers realize this vision through tools such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, Microsoft Office 365 (SharePoint Online, Lync Online, Exchange Online), and Windows Azure. Telling a story that spans these technologies can be complicated, especially if you don't have expertise in each. But, if you only focus on your primary area of expertise, we probably aren’t showing the best solution Microsoft can offer. That’s why we're here to help!

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ContactUS Microsoft Online Services Partners

Microsoft Partner Network Issue & Escalation Resources

o   Regional Service Center
Our Microsoft Partner Network Regional Service Center can answer all MPN Related questions & concerns, and can help make changes to a partner’s account.  1-800-MPN SOLVE (800.676.7658) and

o    Microsoft Partner Network Experts
For help in developing MPN transition plans, understanding new MPN membership options and requirements, as well as competency consultations.  1-877-254-6825 or

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Best Regards,


Josh Condie

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