As many of you are aware today, we officially announced the Office 365 E5 SKU. This really provides a whole new set of technical capabilities to Office. You can read about some of the fantastic changes here:
More importantly this provides some great opportunities for you to help grow your business. Office 365 E5 opens some great new scenarios for you and your customers. Specifically with the addition of voice in the cloud capabilities you can help your customers see tremendous value in the cloud. There is not a better time then now to start working with your customers to help them take the next step with Microsoft cloud technologies. To learn more about some of the opportunities around Office 365 E5, take a look at Phil Sorgen’s post here Making Office 365 better than ever: offer your customers more value, together
So where can you go to ramp up on Office 365 E5. There a few resources I would recommend:
- Check out the Academy Live webinar and the Office 365 E5 content on the Drumbeat portal,
- For sales readiness (I have been told it is enterprise focused but could still be good) attend one of the Drumbeat Roadshows
- For technical staff take a look at attending a Cloud Roadshow.
- If your looking to collaborate with other partners that specialize you may want to take a look here: http://partners.office.com/
You will also want to attend one of your regional insider calls of Friday December 4th: Attend the US SMB Partner Insider call for a deep dive on the new Office 365 E5 SKU & last chance to win a Surface Pro 3!*
Happy Office 365 E5!
Sr. Partner Technology Strategist