Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) Sales One-Pager

Partners, Are you using EMS to manage your Office 365 customers?  SMB partners are having great success providing Office 365 packaged with EMS for their customers.  Office 365 provides a industry leading platform for productivity, while EMS secures their Office 365 investment (advanced device management, file level encryption, identity management and more!) Partners tell me…

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New CRM Online “Getting Started” training for Office 365 Partners

Partners, Looking to expand your Microsoft Office 365 practice by offering CRM Online?  Microsoft is heavily invested in the tight integration and seamless user experience between Office 365 and CRM Online (click here for details), providing an industry leading user experience around user productivity and sales/services process management.  If you are an expert in Office…

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Showcase Azure Solutions with the Cloud Platform Immersion Sales Program

Cloud Platform Immersion Sales Program Partners, A lot of partners are familiar with using the Customer Immersion Experience (formerly MEC Demo) to showcase Office 365, but what about showcasing solutions on Azure and Microsoft’s Cloud Platform?  The Cloud Platform Immersion Sales Program is a great way for partners to showcase common Azure solutions and expand…

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Make sure to attend the “Announcing the new EMS, including the newly added Advanced Threat Analytics!” webinar on August 4.

Partners, The comprehensive Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) offering – that gives partners the ability to deliver solutions to empower their customers’ mobile workforce while giving them control over access, devices and data – is now available for SMB customers. EMS has been recently updated to include the new Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics solution, developed to…

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Provide instant value to your customers on SharePoint Online with these awesome partner solutions!

Partners, A lot of the SMB partners that I work with struggle at providing value to their Office 365 customers on SharePoint Online because they “lack the in-house SharePoint resources” or “are not a SharePoint partner”.  If this is you, no problem!  Check out the following two partner solutions that will provide your customers instant…

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Connect to your data easily with the new Power BI Preview

Partners, One of the biggest challenges with implementing a business intelligence solution is connecting to your data.  Understanding the data that resides in your business critical systems is essential for making business decisions. Getting that data into your BI solution is often a costly, time consuming process.  The new version of Microsoft’s Power BI allows…

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Webinar: Empower your mobile workforce with Enterprise Mobility Suite!

Partners, Have your customers been asking for solutions that empower their mobile workforce? Do they need control over access, devices and data? With the current technology advances both employers and employees are juggling between flexibility and productivity. It seems like a never ending quest. But, it is all going to change. The comprehensive Enterprise Mobility…

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Azure in 5 Minutes: Managing your customer accounts in Azure

Partners, Over the past 18 months I’ve been working closely with many partners that resell customer solutions on Azure.  One of the initial challenges partners face with Azure is how to properly setup and manage their customer accounts, ensuring the best possible management experience moving forward.  There are many variables to consider when setting up…

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Azure in 5 Minutes: Backup and Restore your entire Azure IaaS Virtual Machine!

In March of 2015, Azure Backup added support for backing up entire Virtual Machines from the Azure Admin Portal.  Azure VM backup is a feature of Azure Backup and is initiated in the “Recovery Services” section of your Azure Admin Portal.  Watch the following video to see how easy it is to backup and restore…

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Start a $100/$300 Azure customer POC with the Azure Taste Test offer!

Partners, As a follow-up to my colleague, J.J. Antequino’s blog a few weeks ago, introducing the Azure Test Test offer, I wanted to share with you a quick (3 mins) video on how to take advantage of the Azure Taste Taste offer today! Here is a link to the presentation deck, which includes instructions on…

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Showcase Office 365 customer solutions with MEC Demo today!

Partners, Are you aware of all of the benefits of the Office 365 MEC Demo platform?  In the past, we’ve blogged several times about the benefits to partners of the MEC Demo platform.  Make sure you are leveraging MEC to tell impactful “stories” and “experiences” to your customers around user productivity, communication and collaboration technologies…

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Azure in 5 Minutes: Azure Active Directory Application Integration

Partners, Watch a demo of how to add an application integration to your user accounts in Azure Active Directory.  Give users one web portal to access ALL of their SaaS applications, whether they are on their laptop, tablet or phone!  Your users may be using several SaaS solutions, but will only have to remember one…

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Azure in 5 Minutes: Cloud App Discovery

Partners, Watch a quick demo of setting up Azure Cloud Application Discovery, an Azure service (currently in Preview) that provides insight into the SaaS solutions being used in an organization.  Use Cloud App Discovery to determine which SaaS applications are being used in your customer’s environment and how often they are being accessed.  Impress your…

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New Solution Accelerator: Azure Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Partners, I am pleased to announce the availability of a new Azure Solution Accelerator – Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR)! Solution Accelerators are technical documents that offer in-depth, step-by-step guidance on implementing Microsoft solutions. The third in an ongoing series, this solution accelerator focuses on providing guidance in developing a business continuity and disaster…

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Azure Cloud App Discovery

Michael KophsPartner Technology Strategist Partners, A few weeks ago, I blogged about the brand new Azure Identity Management Solution Accelerator, which provides detailed guidance on how to integrate your on-premises Active Directory with Azure Active Directory (AAD).  Why integrate Azure AD with on-premises AD?  In short, this integration allows users to use their on-premises Active…

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Office 365 Rainmaker Series- Leverage Hot Cloud Technologies

Partners, Want to be a top seller of Microsoft products in 2015? Need to leverage hot Cloud technologies like Lync Online and SharePoint Online to sell more to your customers? Join us on 1/8, 1/15, 1/22 for the Office 365 Rainmaker web series to learn how. Register now! By popular demand, 3 new webinars are…

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New Azure Solution Accelerator – Azure Identity

Partners, This is the second Solution Accelerator focused on getting partners started on Azure.  In our first Solution Accelerator, we provide step-by-step guidance on setting up a Hybrid Cloud or extending your network to Azure.  The next logical step is to take advantage of managing identity in Azure and creating the identity bridge from Azure…

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New Azure Solution Accelerator – Hybrid Cloud

Partners, Getting started with Azure but don’t know where to begin?  I talk with partners everyday that are very interested in investing in building a practice around Azure but are a bit overwhelmed by the broad set of services offered on the Azure platform.  What we’ve discovered is the quickest way to Azure for partners…

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Office 365 Video…A great opportunity for Partners!

Michael KophsPartner Technology Strategist Partners,Over the past few years I've worked closely with many of our great Office 365 partners in exploring ways they can provide value to their customers around SharePoint Online, the primary collaboration platform of Office 365.  We’ve built out strategies around file collaboration and management, project management, business process management with…

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Have you used your Partner Advisory Hours to get up to speed on Azure?

Michael KophsPartner Technology Strategist Cloud Partners, Did you know that with your Microsoft partnership comes Partner Advisory Hours benefits that can assist you with building out your Azure practice?  Just call 800-MPNSOLVE, give them your Partner ID and you will be directed to a subject matter expert that will provide technical guidance on your area…

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