Newly available Office 365 Advanced Security and Compliance solutions campaign

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  Came across this new set of partner resources that revolve around a very valuable topic, Office 365 Security and Compliance.  This can be used to help you expand your practice and bring some visibility into some of the value added solutions that Office 365 offers around security. Damaging publicity. Costly…

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Outlook Customer Manager Now Rolling Out

Garrett Bundy Hello Partners!   For quite some time now SMB customers have been looking for a way to leverage the functionality that was part of the solution called Business Contact Manager.  BCM has not been available or supported for some time now.  In it’s place we are now rolling out the Outlook Customer Manager…

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MileIQ: Another Office 365 Benefit

Q: (from Jeff) How do I find out which O365 plans include MileIQ? It would be nice if there was more info…  A: Well this caught me by surprise. Frankly, we’ve owned the company for almost 18 months and I nor my peers even knew about the acquisition. Microsoft has acquired Mobile Data Labs Further…

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Updated Partner Readiness Webcasts on Office 365 Enterprise E5

East Region SMB Techcast WHAT: Office 365 E5!  Auto-Attendant, Call Queues!  But wait, there’s more! WHEN: 4/20 @ 11:00 AM EST Now that the Skype for Business Cloud PBX can deliver the needed Auto-Attendant and Call Queues, it’s time to revisit what voice and collaboration solutions Skype for Business Online can now provide in some…

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Center of Reseller Excellence for Microsoft CSP (CORE CSP)

Tim Tetrick     Hello Microsoft Partners, Welcome to CORE CSP With an abundance of content out there, it can be difficult to know where to find the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) resources you’re looking for. That’s why we’ve narrowed the focus. With CORE CSP, we’ve curated the best, most-focused resources and tools to help…

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Great Article: Sell on Value, not on Features

Brent Combest, General Manager, Central Region SMB at Microsoft, just published a great article on the shift from features to selling solutions and value.  You can read the article here: Follow the Money: Sell on Value, not on Features  Brent focused on the shift on selling and quantifying the value of what happens when email…

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Just Announced: Price reductions on L Series and announcing next generation Hyper-threaded virtual machines

Good afternoon everyone! I just learned we have some promo pricing for VM’s in Azure you may have noticed in your partner center.  You can read the announcement here: Price reductions on L Series and announcing next generation Hyper-threaded virtual machines  From the article: In the next few months, Microsoft will be introducing a new…

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Registration is open! Four new SMB JumpStart virtual workshops starting soon

Jeff Stoffel   I am thrilled to inform you that there are 4 new SMB JumpStart virtual workshop series starting soon! Creating Virtual Machines with High Availability Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery Cloud PBX and PSTN in Skype for Business Online Reimagine Hybrid Cloud Storage with the StorSimple Virtual Appliance You don’t want to…

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Significant Update to Advanced Threat Protection

Garrett Bundy Hello Partners! Earlier this week we announced some pretty significant (and cool) feature updates for Office 365.  Office 365 Threat Intelligence, Office 365 Advanced Data Governance and then what I think is the coolest are the updates to the Advanced Threat Protection service!  Let’s take a look at each of these in a…

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Call Queues and Auto Attendant trainings updated for General Availability

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners, I hope everyone saw the news from last week that the Skype for Business Cloud PBX calling features Auto Attendant and Call Queues are now generally available.  These two features were previously available via Public Preview at www.skypepreview.com but have now been officially released.  You can read more in…

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Join your regional April SMB Partner Insider call this Friday, April 7

Garrett Bundy   Hello Partners! It’s time for the April US SMB Partner Insider call. Join your local Microsoft US team for the SMB Partner Insider call this Friday, April 7, 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…

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