Information about the renaming of SharePoint Online sites from *.microsoftonline.com to *.sharepoint.com

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers!  Was alerted to this information and wanted to share it with the SMB partner community.  I have been involved with the Microsoft Cloud solutions since the Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) days and worked with many partners during the early times with BPOS.  For those that don’t know, SharePoint Online…

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2,000 FREE Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses (Exam 74-324) Vouchers

Josh Condie – This is great opportunity to advance 2 competencies quickly, and at a significantly reduced cost. Here is a very exciting offer for partners everywhere (not just the U.S.). Right now, the first 2,000 partners who take “Exam 74-324: Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses” will be able to take it for free…

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Cloud Fast-Track Bootcamp is Coming to a City Near You…

  Josh Condie – If you have just begun to sell Microsoft Online Services such as Office 365 and are looking for the deep guidance to accelerate your new practice, then this course is just what you need.  You will learn about all of the programs and resources available to you and your customers, and…

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Small Business Competency: Vouchers for Exam 74-324

Josh Condie – In continuing the theme of the blog entry that my friend and colleague Steve Deming posted about 3 weeks back (8/8/12), Microsoft is now making free exam vouchers available for individuals who were unable to pass exam 74-323.  The voucher is for the new exam: 74-324. Steve’s post:  Small Business Competency Exam…

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Save the Date: “Office 365 for Small Business” Jump Start August 29-30th

    Josh Condie – Microsoft is creating a new exam, 74-324: Administering Office 365 for Small Business. This exam will be based on a training course specifically designed to meet the needs of partners administering Office 365 for small business customers. In summary, if you’re seeking Small Business competency attainment, you should complete all…

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Office 365 for Government Announced

Josh Condie – Yesterday, Microsoft announced Office 365 for Government.  This represents a great opportunity for our SMB partner community, especially at the local and regional government level.  Small State and Local Government entities are the perfect candidates for secure and private cloud computing, especially when it comes to productivity and collaboration solutions.  So often,…

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Do you have customer’s transitioning from BPOS to Office 365 ?

B    V    A Customer Transitions of BPOS to O365 – Transition Roadmap, Eligibility and the Role of Advisor Partners (OFF212PAL)  This is a joint Microsoft Internal AND Partner facing Webcast provided by Academy Live. November 08, 2011 8:00 – 9:00 am Pacific Click here to calculate your local time. Presented By: Sanjeevini Mittal, Senior Product…

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Selling BPOS and Office 365: Why in the heck would you want to associate with a Distributor?

  Woody Walton I talk about Microsoft Online Services a lot.  I talk to partner about BPOS, about the forthcoming Office 365 release, about the shift to the cloud, and the choices customers have.  It is my job to help Microsoft partners navigate the wealth of options we have available, and to arm them with…

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Exchange Hosted Archive (EHA) to Exchange Online Archive (EOA)

  Woody Walton I wanted to provide a heads up to those of you actively selling our Exchange Online offering in conjunction with the Exchange Hosted Archiving Solution. Many of your customers require an archiving solution for their hosted or on premise Exchange implementation.  For those of you out there already selling BPOS you know…

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Pitching Cloud to SMB Customers

By Ron Grattopp…..We’re well into baseball season now, so I thought a baseball metaphor title might be reasonable .  I presented a Microsoft all-up cloud story breakout session and helped man our vendor fair booth at a major Distributor’s semi-annual partner conference this past week and, as you can imagine, cloud conversations dominated the scene. …

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Office 365 Public Beta is Live… Sign up Today

  It’s finally here!  Sign up at http://www.Office365.com to learn more about Microsoft’s next generation of Online Services. Now you have to find out which version is right for you.   The Small Business version or the Enterprise Options.  Please keep in mind, Enterprise versions may be the solution you need even as a Small Business,…

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Windows Intune–Microsoft's Desktop Management Solution in the Cloud–Coming March 23rd

Get Ready to Deliver the Best Windows Experience, from the Cloud Today at CeBIT in Germany Microsoft announced that Windows Intune will be commercially available on March 23, 2011. Windows Intune offers your customers a comprehensive solution that brings together cloud services and an upgrade subscription for the Windows 7 Enterprise operating system to simplify…

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The Single Best Presentation Graphic on Considerations for Cloud vs On-Premise Solutions

    Woody Walton Nothing verbose here.  I came across this slide when I was looking for some all up cloud intro content for a presentation I was giving.  I thought it summed up beautifully the primary considerations for determining whether a cloud or on premises solution was warranted.  It lacks depth in certain areas…

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Office 365 Content to help you Sell!

  We are pleased to announce the recent availability of more Office 365 key readiness messaging to help you take our value proposition to market. Take advantage of all of the resources listed below in your conversations and engagements with customers. Module 01: Office 365 Ignite (Beta)—What’s New in Office 365? Learn about what is…

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Sign up for U.S. Online Services Partner Updates!

J.J. Antequino ———————————- UPDATE (10/3/2012):  This newsletter is no longer active. With the upcoming launches of Office 365 and Windows Intune, you will definitely want to stay up to date! Receive bi-weekly partner updates with U.S.-specific content, including: Announcements Industry News Customer Wins Readiness Offers/Promos Support Resources To subscribe: Send an email to USMOSG@microsoft.com with…

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Random BPOS / Exchange Online Questions

Q: (from Brandon) From our conversation, here are the answers to your outstanding questions: Bandwidth requirements: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc745931.aspx Microsoft Security Best Practices Whitepaper: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud/tools-resources/whitepaper.aspx?resourceId=Cloud_Positioning Microsoft Security Best Practices Podcast: http://www.microsoft.com/events/podcasts/default.aspx?topic=Topic-92603903-c958-4e1e-8ed7-219ba765ecac&audience=Audience-b046181f-&pageId=x5855&source=Security-Podcasts-for-s&WT.rss_ev=a Security and Reliability FAQ: http://dlbmodigital.microsoft.com/ppt/BPOS%20Security%20FAQs.pdf Case Study Site: http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies Mailbox size: 25GB max Mailbox recovery: Deleted Item (14 days) and Deleted Mailbox (30 days) Recovery -…

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ANNOUNCING: Online Business Productivity Services Customer Rewards Offer – you don’t want to miss this!

by Ron Grattopp….. This is an exciting customer offer designed to encourage customers to act now on BPOS and to help partners drive online services adoption. This offer will run from February 1 through April 1, 2011. Qualifying customers can receive up to the equivalent of 50% of their first annual subscription fee in partner…

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FREE BPOS End User Toolkit for Partners

  I thought you’d be interested in the Getting Started with Business Productivity Online Suite End User Training Toolkit which is a complete package of prepared trainings designed to help grow your business by adding a potential revenue stream and by increasing value on each BPOS sale. The training is intended for you to deliver…

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