Microsoft Mechanics – Stay up to date on the latest tech from Microsoft!

Todd Sweetser Hello Cloud Partners! Some partners recently mentioned this great education resource and I thought it would be good to share with you all!  Called Microsoft Mechanics – this video series covers the breadth of the Microsoft technologies including Azure, Office, Server, Surface and more.  It is designed for tech enthusiasts and IT professionals…

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TechNet on Tour: What’s new with Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure and OSS for Modern IT Pros

Todd Sweetser Hi Partners!  Wanted to make you aware of this upcoming in-person training delivered by the TechNet team.  This is open to all so if you have tech’s that could benefit from expanded knowledge on Azure Infrastructure Services be sure and have them attend! What’s new with Microsoft cloud infrastructure and OSS for modern…

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Upcoming Windows Server and SQL Server Webcast Series!

  Todd Sweetser Here are some upcoming webcasts occurring in February and March to help you stay on top of solutions and strategies around Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server!  These will cover topics including security, compliance, migration from VMWare, integration with Azure with SQL as well as for Backup and Disaster Recovery.  Be sure…

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Microsoft Cloud Roadshow announced!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud sellers! Just announced is an live event called the Microsoft Cloud Roadshow.  While not partner focused, is an opportunity to gain some more expertise on all things cloud. From the site: Build your Cloud skills Whether you know your way around the cloud and trying to stay current or are just…

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Microsoft Technical Partner Readiness Resources

We are moving fast as a company and our technology is moving faster.  Technical readiness is vital to success for you and your business.   There are some excellent resources for you to view on the Partner Network.  Below you will find the main pages on some of our technologies.  If you want to find all…

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Excellent Partner Sales and Licensing On Demand Webcasts

There are some great resources to help you improve your sales and readiness for your business.  Especially if you are looking to get into EMS or Dynamics, these are must watch!  You can read about all of them here:  Rev up your sales with our on-demand partner sales webcasts  Here are the Top 10 list…

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What's New in Windows Server 2016 Preview Jump Start

Todd Sweetser With the release of Windows 10 partners have been asking about what the next version of Windows Server will entail.  Here is information on an upcoming training event that will be covering Windows Server 2016 – called the What's New in Windows Server 2016 Preview Jump Start.  This will be a Live Virtual…

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PTS Offer: Solution Accelerator: Business Continuity with Azure Site Recovery webcast

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Here is a new offer from the Partner Technical Services team to assist with education around Azure Site Recovery – the Solution Accelerator: Business Continuity with Azure Site Recovery Webcast.  Details as follows: The Partner Technical Services team is excited to share a new initiative focused on helping you enhance…

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Recommended Reading --- Consumption Economics: The New Rules of Tech

We are in an exciting and scary time in the IT industry! The cloud provides amazing possibilities that can help you provide fantastic solutions for you and your customers.  The cloud is also fundamentally changing on how the world of IT does business and how you do you business as well.  It is impacting the…

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Azure Deployment Shadowing Service via Partner Advisory team

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Here’s a great service offered to partners that are just getting up to speed on Azure!  It’s called the Azure Deployment Shadowing Service.  It entails one-to-one consultative guidance during your initial implementation from a Microsoft Azure specialist. Here is some further info: What is it? Azure Deployment Shadowing is a…

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FREE Office 365 Practice Accelerator for SMB

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! One of the excellent resources available to partners are the Practice Accelerator series of courses.  Normally they would consume some of your advisory hours allocated to you via Microsoft Action Pack subscription or your competencies.  I wanted to make you aware of an offer to attend the Office 365 Practice…

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Azure Training resources on the Microsoft Virtual Academy

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Following my post on the Office 365 courses on the Virtual Academy, wanted to make sure you were all aware of a similar offering for learning and using Microsoft Azure! Microsoft Azure These Microsoft Azure training courses cover key technical topics to help partners gain the knowledge they need to…

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Microsoft Virtual Academy Courses on Office 365

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers!  Want to make all aware of a training series on the Microsoft Virtual Academy that is focused on Office 365, called Office 365 for IT Pros.  These are mostly 200 level training sessions to help one understand various aspects of Office 365.  They recently posted some excellent sessions around security…

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Office 365 Rainmaker Series- Capitalize on the Opportunity!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers!  The cloud marks an unprecedented shift in the way we deliver solutions to customers. This shift also marks a need to rethink the partner business model, in order to build a sustainable business. But how? That is the pressing question top of mind for many of our partners. How do…

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LABs on Azure, a great Partner training resource

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Came across this Azure training resource that has been made available to our partner community.  It is called Labs on Azure.  Here are some details and how you can utilize from link above! What is it? Partners are always in need of development, test, and demo systems that can be…

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Office 365 Training Opportunity and Resource! The Office 365 Summits!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Just wanted to drop a quick post regarding some upcoming training opportunities!  Office 365 Summit! The Office 365 Summit is a series of limited invitation 2 day workshops for Microsoft's most valued customers and partners providing deep-dive readiness on all productivity workloads from Microsoft product experts. Office 365 Summit will…

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Microsoft Virtual Academy

Tim Tetrick Just wanted to remind all you partners out there about this great resource that provides you and your customers with FREE training on Microsoft products and services. What is MVA? Successful technologists never stop learning and great technology never stops evolving. Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) offers online Microsoft training delivered by experts to…

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Up to Speed with Windows Server 2012

Josh Condie – It’s been a couple of weeks, but these resources are nice ones.  Windows Server 2012 R2 is not just a Service Pack roll-up.  There is significant enhancement and much that is brand new in the areas of virtualization, storage and much more.  This eBook is a great place to start to receive…

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New US SMB Partner Center on MPN!

Todd Sweetser A new helpful resource has been created to help Microsoft partners focused on the SMB (Small and Medium Business) space!  We know that the amount of information that is out these can be quite challenging to navigate.  A web HUB has been created to help narrow down some of the most common needs…

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Microsoft SMB Accelerated Sales Process

B  V  A The Accelerated Sales Process was specifically designed to address the challenges described below, and create a pro-Microsoft bias, by re-aligning buying and selling activities.  Customers have fundamentally changed how and when they engage with sales professionals during their buying experience. Increasingly Office 365 prospects: Prefer self-service (trials) over sales conversations. Understand Office…

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