When must I upgrade from Office Professional Plus 2010 Subscription to Office 365 ProPlus?

Tim Tetrick I commonly hear this question from partners and customers – How long do I have before I must upgrade from Office Professional Plus 2010 Subscription to Office 365 ProPlus? Customers that were on Office 365 pre-service upgrade still have access to download and install Office Professional Plus 2010 Subscription, in addition to the…

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MEC Demo 5.5 is now available!

Todd Sweetser MEC Demo 5.5 Now Available! MEC Demo 5.5 has launched! The latest demo version of the MEC (5.5) is now available at www.usmec.com.   MEC Demo is the lightweight MEC program alternative that empowers Microsoft and Partner sales teams to deliver the Microsoft platform value and Office 365 story with customers using a single…

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Office Remote App for Windows Phone 8

Onur Dogruoz   A couple weeks ago, Microsoft Research announced a new Windows Phone application, Office Remote.  This awesome application allows you to control Office 2013 applications running on your desktop from your Windows Phone. It is a great tool for people who are presenting a lot. Application lets you control Excel, Word and PowerPoint…

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Identity and Authentication in the cloud: Office 2013 and Office 365 Poster

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Recently found this good resource in the Download Center for reviewing how Authentication can work with Office 2013 and Office 365.  Two scenarios illustrate how identities are provisioned and how those identities are authenticated completely in the Microsoft cloud or in a hybrid (on-premises and Microsoft cloud) topology.  It is…

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Selling the Value of Excel 2013 in Office 365 ProPlus is hard when PowerView doesn't work

Woody Walton I tell you this now so that you can learn ahead of time rather than spending a few days (or hours) sweating this one supporting one of your customers. There are many advantages to Office 365.  One of them is that we have included Office 2013 ProPlus into many of the offerings, but…

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End user training resources for Office 365 and Office 2013

Tim Tetrick   From time to time I get asked about end user training resources for Office 365.  Some partners are looking for help in building out their own end user training for customers, and some are just looking for resources they can pass along to their customers for self training. I was recently made aware…

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New Lync Online Features released in July

Michael Kophs Cloud Partner Technology Strategist Have you ever hosted a large Lync meeting and tried to effectively answer a flood of questions in the IM chat window?  Does the overused phrase “like herding cats” come to mind?  Fortunately, as of the July 2013 update to the Lync client, Q&A management in Lync meetings (both…

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Office 365 Pricing Quick Reference

Michael Kophs – Cloud PTS Is your sales staff up to speed on the latest Office 365 offerings?  Do sellers in your org know the differences between the Office 365 Small Business Premium, Midsize and Enterprise sku’s?  Training your staff on the various products and services that you offer can often be a daunting task. …

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Updated “Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses” training available!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers!   Some of you may recall some excellent training that was available to help in your preparation for Office 365 Certification testing that is under the name of Office 365 for SMB Jump Start and is available on TechNet.  This training regimen has been updated to the current Office 365…

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Outlook Web App Client now available for iPhone and iPad

Todd Sweetser   Hi Cloud Sellers! Microsoft has released a native Outlook Web App client for iPhone and iPad devices.  The client is available for download from the iTunes store: OWA for iPhone and OWA for iPad.  There is an excellent blog post and FAQ on the Office 365 technology blog here covering the solution….

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Office Audit and Control Management Server 2013 releases to Open License tomorrow

Woody Walton   Office Audit and Control Management Server 2013.  What is that?   I asked myself that same question around the first of May when I become aware this product was releasing to the Open License Price list on June 1st. There is not a ton of information or advertising about this product, so I…

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Auto Resize Slides in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

B  V  A I wanted everybody to be aware of one of my favorite new features, but not on any top list that I have found in PowerPoint 2013.  Many times in the past I have had to re-format a slide deck based on the Projector or High Definition, commonly referred to as 4:3 or…

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Free Office webinars every Tuesday, watch videos anytime

Todd Sweetser Hi Office and Cloud sellers alike!  Wanted to make all aware of this great resource that shows how to take advantage of Office and Office 365 components via short, focused webinars.  These are also available as recordings after each one so the library of useful videos grows each week!   Below is info…

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Help your customers “Get2Modern” with Windows 8 and Office 2013

J.J. Antequino ———————————- On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for the decade-old Windows XP as well as Office 2003. This means your customers will no longer receive updates, including security updates, for Windows XP from Microsoft. The security and privacy implications of this event could have significant impacts on your customers’ business.  …

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Time to think about Apps for Office and SharePoint

Michael Kophs – Cloud TSP On my company’s SharePoint Online intranet site, I want to post our branch office quarterly sales progress for everyone to see.  I want an eye-catching visual representation of year-to-date sales per office to get each rep’s competitive juices flowing!  I need a quick solution as I do not have time…

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IGNITE+ – Now available online !!!

B  V  A Office Ignite Sales and Technical Content Available for Partners on MPN The Office Ignite Sales and Technical content is now available for partners with MPN credentials on the Partner Learning Center (PLC). Each session module features a video recording of the session content delivered at a recent Ignite partner event and the…

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OEM Partners can qualify for FREE Office 365 Home Premium

B  V  A March Special: Office Business and Consumer readiness offer Get a free* digital download of Office 365.  We are giving away 1,000 digital downloads of Office 365 Home Premium to partners around the US and Canada !!! Only the first 1,000 partners who pass a quick assessment on Microsoft Office qualify.  Qualifying for…

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Big Easy 10 & Cloud Easy now available

B  V  A The Big Easy Offer 10: Customers get an opportunity to earn subsidy payouts on eligible Microsoft volume license purchases that can be applied towards future purchases of Microsoft software or associated services from their Microsoft partner of choice. ·Offer valid purchase period: March 1,2013 – May 31, 2013 ·Claims can be submitted…

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Get Demoing Office 365!

Todd Sweetser   Hi Cloud Sellers!  With the commercial launch of the new Office 365 we have an amazing opportunity to deliver new solutions to our customers. A critical component of our customer discussions is being able to deliver the Office 365 business value through demonstrations that are easy to implement and engaging for the…

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Office 365 Cost Comparison Worksheet

Michael Kophs Microsoft Cloud TSP Looking to provide your customers/prospects with a detailed comparison between Microsoft’s Cloud services and an on-premises solution (or other hosted offering)?  Check out the following Office 365 Cost Comparison Worksheet.  Use this worksheet as a starting point for providing a detailed cost comparison for your customers over a five year…

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