SMB Live is back! Register today for a session near you.


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Jeff Stoffel

 

Microsoft’s SMB Live Roadshow is back featuring two one-day Microsoft Cloud training events for Cloud Solution Providers and Microsoft Partners. Below you can select which event(s) best fit your business needs, find a city near you (21 available), and register today!


(Day 1) Microsoft SMB Live: Differentiate Your Cloud Practice for Increased Growth & Profitability

Do you want to realize above market growth and profitability? Microsoft Partners with differentiated cloud offerings are seeing upwards of 45% gross profit and are earning ~$6 of additional services revenue for every $1 of licensing sold!* Attend SMB Live and get the inside scoop on how you too can “Cash in on the Cloud”!

Why attend this free, one-day training?

As competition in the cloud accelerates, it is essential that you differentiate yourself in the market based on value, not just price. We will share best practices from partners, like yourself, who have had tremendous success differentiating their business and maximizing their profits. This training is ideal for experienced Cloud partners who are interested in expanding beyond their Office 365 practice with Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) and Microsoft Azure.

What you will take away from this training:

  • Simple ways you can create a differentiated Cloud offering, including developing repeatable solutions to grow your profitability by learning how successful partners are:
    • leading with security solutions leveraging Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) including: Single Sign-on, Rights Management & Mobile Device Management.
    • building a Cloud Infrastructure or Hybrid IT practice to protect their customers, while increasing recurring revenues. The session will include demos of Azure solutions including Backup, Identity Management, and Virtual Machines.
  • Developing a vertical strategy to be the trusted expert advisor in your market.
  • How to align your sales process to the new Cloud customer buying behaviors and proven ways to maximize your revenue from your existing customer base.
  • Updates on new product releases including Windows 10 Enterprise Subscription E3 for CSP, Dynamics 365, SQL & Windows Server 2016 and Office 365 E5 (Skype Telephony

This is all new material, so even if you have attended past SMB Live events, this session will provide you with new, actionable content to help you accelerate to becoming a more differentiated and more profitable company.

What type of organizations should attend?

This training is designed for established cloud partners who are ready to differentiate their practice and grow profitability beyond their core Office 365 or SPLA practice by incorporating Security and Cloud platform solutions into their practice leveraging Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) and Azure.

Who from the organization should attend?

This training is designed for business leads, sales, marketing, and/or technical business decision-makers. It is also appropriate for pre-technical sales support individuals but do not recommend this session for post-sales technical support roles.

Note: Day 1 is targeted at business, sales and marketing leaders and will cover strategies for differentiating your practice through sales and marketing.

(Day 2) Microsoft SMB Live: Implement and Execute Your Cloud Solution Architecture with EMS and Azure

Today’s IT Decision-makers are drawn to the power, flexibility and buying models available via the cloud. IDC research shows that over the next 24 months there will be a 44% growth in the move from on-premises to cloud delivery solutions and 50% of cloud applications and services will be for new workloads not currently supported with on-premises infrastructure*.

Why attend this free, one-day technical training?

Enrich and expand your cloud expertise with this one-day technical training to get set up with the fundamentals of building and deploying a security and management practice for your SMB customers.

This in-person event will cover:

  • Security concerns and boundaries in a cloud world.
  • How you can implement and deliver the Microsoft Security and Management solutions tailored for SMB customers.
  • Learn how to secure and protect your customer’s devices, including BYOD.
  • Explore easily approachable backup and resiliency options for SMB customers.
  • Investigate options on how to enable your customers to leverage SaaS applications securely while bringing control back to the organization.
  • Windows, Android, iOS – learn how to protect them all.
  • Discover how successful cloud partners have taken advantage of ISV solutions to provide a holistic solution for SMB customers.
  • Find out how the newest version of Windows Server can ease your move to the cloud.
  • Guidance on how to get started with and demo Microsoft Cloud Security and Management Solutions.

What type of organizations should attend?

This training is designed for established partners transacting in the Cloud who are ready to differentiate their practice and grow profitability beyond their core Office 365 or SPLA practice by incorporating Security and Cloud platform solutions into their practice leveraging Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) and Azure.

This includes IT Solution Provider organizations not currently selling Microsoft and looking to get started with Microsoft cloud solutions, Microsoft Partner organizations selling on premise solutions, Microsoft Partner Organizations new to selling security and management solutions. We also recommend this training for new technical staff at established Microsoft Partner Organizations.

Who from the organization should attend?

This training is designed for Technical Business Decision Makers, Pre-Sales Technical Support Roles, and Technical Sales Roles.

Note: Day 2 is targeted at the technical audience and will cover implementation and solution architecture.

Register today to attend at a city near you.

Please note: If you would like to attend both SMB Live events you must register for each event separately.

Day 1 Differentiate Your Cloud Practice for Increased Growth & Profitability

   

Day 2 Implement and Execute Your Cloud Solution Architecture with EMS and Azure

 
City Date   City Date
Atlanta 10/5/2016   Atlanta 10/6/2016
Bellevue 9/7/2016   Bellevue 9/8/2016
Boston 10/26/2016   Boston 10/27/2016
Charlotte 10/26/2016   Charlotte 10/27/2016
Cincinnati 11/2/2016   Cincinnati 11/3/2016
Dallas 10/25/2016   Dallas 10/26/2016
Denver 10/26/2016   Denver 10/27/2016
Detroit 10/4/2016   Detroit 10/5/2016
Downers Grove 10/25/2016   Downers Grove 10/26/2016
Fort Lauderdale  10/18/2016   Fort Lauderdale 10/19/2016
Houston 10/18/2016   Houston 10/19/2016
Indianapolis 10/12/2016   Indianapolis 10/13/2016
Irvine 10/11/2016   Irvine 10/12/2016
Kansas City 10/18/2016   Kansas City 10/19/2016
Los Angeles  9/21/2016   Los Angeles  9/22/2016
Minneapolis 10/4/2016   Minneapolis 10/5/2016
Mountain View 10/18/2016   Mountain View 10/19/2016
New York  10/19/2016   New York  10/20/2016
Philadelphia 10/11/2016   Philadelphia 10/12/2016
Tampa 10/12/2016   Tampa 10/13/2016
Washington DC  9/27/2016   Washington DC  9/28/2016

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