New Cloud PBX Auto Attendant (Preview) and Call Queues (Preview) Training

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners, I know many of you are excited about the new Cloud PBX service that is included in the Office 365 E5 plan and can be added on to existing E1 and E3 Plans.   Cloud PBX is Microsoft’s technology for enabling call control and PBX capabilities in the Office…

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Technical Deep Dive on Windows in CSP

      Todd Sweetser     Expand your Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) portfolio with Windows 10 by understanding the business and technical aspects of the solution. Explore the business opportunities for your SMB customers, along with deployment options and the basics of managing updates.    When: January 10th, 9am – 12pm Pacific Time…

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Announcing the Demystifying SMB Office Mix Series

Jeff Stoffel   The pace at which change impacts us is faster than ever before. To compound this, we operate in a highly complex, multi-channel business where simplification and speed to understanding are paramount. Across the dimensions of numerous licensing models, a broad catalog of products and services, multiple partner business models, and the nuance…

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Visio Viewer for iPad as well as Visio Online Preview are now available!

Todd Sweetser Good day Cloud Partners!  Do you or any of your customers work with Visio drawings?  Ever wish it was possible to view them on an iPad or on the web?  Well, now you can!  We are pleased to announce the launch of both Visio Viewer for iPad and Visio Online Preview! As one…

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Project LeadGen–Pricing and Designing Azure Solutions

Garrett Bundy     Hello Partners! Ok I’ll admit this one is a bit of a selfish plug .  If you haven’t heard of Project Lead Gen, then you are truly missing out on some amazing content.  I know we have talked about it during multiple SMB live events, and if you have been to…

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Missed the December Insider Call? No Worries…

Garrett Bundy   Missed your regional December Insider call last Friday? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Catch up on all the latest information for SMB Partners. Please fill in your information to access the on-demand recording. East Region | Presentation | On-demand recording Central Region | Presentation | On-demand recording West Region | Presentation…

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New: Azure training to expand your skills

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners. Whether you are just getting started in your own business transformation, are looking to differentiate yourself as an expert, or are proficient in another cloud solution and are looking to explore ways to become a multi-cloud expert to address any customer need – these trainings will help you…

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Lights… Camera… PANIC!

  In the most recent round of SMB Live events, one of the modules was on modern marketing with mini video clips. They are surprisingly easy to make and can have a tremendous impact on the quality of your customer engagement. At our Richmond, VA event, I pulled my co-worker, Chris Large, into the lobby…

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So you want to build Azure Practice: Are you Overwhelmed…Don’t Get Your Focus!

Over the last few weeks in the series, Terry and I have provided a lot of resources for you to start to build your practice. It is our hope that you are bookmarking these posts to reference later.  You may start to feel overwhelmed or you may have already been overwhelmed with Azure in general. …

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Getting Started with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials

Jeff Stoffel   I am always looking for training webcasts to share with partners.  Here is another one that is sure to be a great learning opportunity. Are you interested in expanding your cloud portfolio? Our new Getting Started with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials program kicks off on December 2nd, and you won’t want…

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Windows 10 and EMS Technical Readiness

TS2 is always on the lookout for technical readiness sessions that allow partners to go DEEP into a technology – something that we often can’t do in a one hour webcast. Here is where Partners can go to register for the technical presales or deployment readiness training: http://aka.ms/PartnerTechnicalServicesWin10EMS   Here are dates for the December…

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Join your regional December SMB Partner Insider call this Friday

Jeff Stoffel   Join your local Microsoft US team for the SMB Partner Insider call this Friday, December 2, 2016. On these calls, you’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. Presenters on these calls include the Microsoft Regional General Manager, and sales, technical, and marketing experts: Partner Sales Executives, Partner Channel…

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Azure Single Instance Virtual Machine SLA

For years, we’ve promoted that if you wanted a 99.95% guaranteed up-time SLA for an Azure Virtual Machine, you needed to have two or more virtual machines together in an Availability Set. WELL NO MORE! You can now get a 99.9% financially backed guaranteed up-time SLA for a single instance Azure Virtual Machine! This is…

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Register today for the U.S. SMB Customer Lifetime Value Academy!

Todd Sweetser Good day Cloud Partners!  Do you want to maximize your revenue generating potential and loyalty with your existing customers?  What is the cost to your business of not maintaining your customers?  In a cloud business model, it is no longer just about the deal or the initial sale, it is about customer lifetime…

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Office 2007 End of Life is on the horizon

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  As the cycle of life continues so does the end of extended support for the Office 2007 family of products.  For customers that are using Office 2007 solutions today it is important to make sure they are aware of this milestone.  This can be specially very important for the customers…

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Get Started with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials – 4 part series

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners, Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials will provide you with a highly differentiated and compelling pure cloud business management solution to add to your portfolio. Dynamics 365 for Financials delivers a natural upsell/cross-sell motion for Office 365, while also helping to drive increased consumption and high-value usage of Office…

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Missed the November Insider Call?

Garrett Bundy   Hello Partners! Missed your regional November Insider call last Friday? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Catch up on all the latest information for SMB Partners. Please fill in your information to access the on-demand recording. East Region | Presentation | On-demand recording Central Region | Presentation | On-demand recording West Region…

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So You Want to Build an Azure Practice: Business Benefits for You AND Your Customer (Part 3)

In the first two parts of this post, I wrote about the speed to market, as well as the lower cost of entry as key pillars for why SMB organizations and Microsoft partners are embracing the cloud as the delivery vehicle for their business solutions. As we continue to uncover the business benefits for the…

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Microsoft Teams–The Chat Based Workspace in Office 365

Garrett Bundy     Hello Partners! Today is an exciting day at Microsoft as we have now announced publicly Microsoft Teams with Office 365.  This helps to fill a gap that was a highly requested functionality of being able to have persistent chat with Skype, but it does more than that.  It can integrate with…

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