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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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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