Office Go-to-Market (GTM) Guide for ISVs

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  I know that many of you out there may have an ISV side to your practice, or perhaps you are thinking of developing one to help give you some great value added capabilities.  With that, this came across my desk and I wanted to share it with you as a…

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Join your regional February SMB Partner Insider call this Friday

  Garrett Bundy   Hello Partners! Join your local Microsoft US team for the SMB Partner Insider call Friday, February 3, 2017. You’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. Presenters on these calls include the Microsoft Regional General Manager, Partner Sales Executives, Partner Channel Development Managers, Partner Technology Strategists and guest…

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Partner Online Technical Training Available at No Cost

Jeff Stoffel   Where do I go to get more information or training on __________ (fill in the blank) is one of the more common questions I hear from partners.  For this reason I always like to highlight upcoming technical training opportunities.  Below is list of upcoming technical trainings designed to boost transformation to the…

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So you want to build Azure Practice: Focus on Azure Backup!

As I mentioned in my post, about a month ago(sorry for the delay, got sidetracked)  I talked about learning how to focus as you begin to build your Azure practice.  You can read that post here: So you want to build Azure Practice: Are you Overwhelmed…Don’t Get Your Focus!   So today we are going to…

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New Windows 10 upgrade benefits for Windows Cloud Subscriptions in CSP

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  Found some info that could be a large benefit to those looking at selling the Windows 10 Enterprise offering via CSP!  Info below is from blog post on the Windows Blog: We’re excited to announce that customers with Windows subscriptions via the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program can now upgrade…

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Intune Deployment Planning, Design and Implementation Guide

Tim Tetrick   I wanted to highlight this great new Intune Deployment Guide that just recently released. A successful Intune deployment starts with having a good plan and design. The purpose of this guide is to step you through the process of developing a deployment plan, creating a design, onboarding Intune, and conducting a production…

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Microsoft StaffHub is Generally Available!

Garrett Bundy Hello Partners!   Do you work with customers that have frontline employees, things like hospitality workers, hotel employees, retail store workers etc?  Well Microsoft has released our StaffHub service as a part of your Office 365 subscription if you have an K1, E1, E3 or E5 plan.   There are an estimated 500-million…

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How Do You Build a New Business Practice?

Recently Microsoft employees like me have been focusing on helping partners adopt new technologies that they can weave into their business solutions. A decade ago it was embracing being a managed service provider; five years ago it was leveraging Office 365 (OK it was called BPOS, but you know what I mean) and today it’s…

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Azure Virtual Machine JumpStart

In line with the Hybrid Identity and Enterprise Mobility + Security JumpStarts held in the fourth quarter last year, we are kicking off January with a NEW JumpStart: Learn Azure Virtual Machines with SMB JumpStart Are you interested in Azure, but you aren’t sure where to start? Our new SMB JumpStart: Azure Virtual Machines program…

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Support for the 2013 versions of Office 365 ProPlus ends February 28, 2017

We just announced the support and EOL for Office 365 ProPlus, take a look at the article here: Support for the 2013 versions of Office 365 ProPlus ends February 28, 2017  Here is the overview of the announcement: This article discusses that the support for the 2013 versions of Office 365 ProPlus client applications will…

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New OneDrive Admin Center Preview

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners, I hope everyone saw the recent announcement around the new OneDrive Admin Center Preview.  We’ve seen a lot of changes with OneDrive for Business over the past year, including many new features and capabilities for both end users and IT.  As usage continues to grow, our customers and…

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What’s Happening to Microsoft Pinpoint?

For years, I’ve recommended to Microsoft partners that part of their marketing strategy was to make sure they had a profile posted on Microsoft Pinpoint. I would also recommend that partners looking to partner with other partners also look to Pinpoint as a way to connect (how many times can I use partner in a…

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Join your regional January SMB Partner Insider call this Friday, January 6th

Jeff Stoffel   Happy New Year everyone! Kick off the New Year with a BANG! Join your local Microsoft US team for the SMB Partner Insider call Friday, January 6, 2017. 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,…

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