Microsoft Dynamics 365 Readiness Blitz

You are invited to join us for the upcoming Microsoft Dynamics 365 Readiness Blitz!  Microsoft Dynamics 365 takes a new approach to business applications. Our current CRM and ERP cloud solutions will be unified into one cloud service with new purpose-built apps to help manage specific business functions, including: Sales, Field Service, Customer Service, Project…

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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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Customer Immersion Experience (CIE) Bootcamps!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers!  The Office 365 Customer Immersion Experience continues to be a powerful tool to give partners the tools and skills to allow customers to sell themselves on the value that the Microsoft platform could deliver for their business.  Many partners use these events to help close deals and expand solution usage…

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SMB Live is back! Register today for a session near you.

Jeff Stoffel   Microsoft’s SMB Live Roadshow is back featuring two one-day Microsoft Cloud training events for Cloud Solution Providers and Microsoft Partners. Below you can select which event(s) best fit your business needs, find a city near you (21 available), and register today! (Day 1) Microsoft SMB Live: Differentiate Your Cloud Practice for Increased…

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Check out the FREE partner online technical trainings – some starting today!

Jeff Stoffel   I know many of you, like me, enjoy the opportunity to grow your skills with technical training.  And what’s even better, FREE technical training!  Boost your partner transformation to the cloud with technical training designed to help you win more deals, accelerate deployment and increase consumption – available at NO COST! Here’s…

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Office 365 and SEC Rule 17a-4 requirements

Tim Tetrick   I’ve had several questions lately asking whether Office 365 and its archiving capabilities are able to meet SEC Rule 17a-4 requirements.  Many financial institutions such as banks and broker-dealer organizations are subject to Rule 17a-4, which is issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with respect to electronic data storage.  Rule…

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Service Assurance Dashboard for Office 365

Garrett Bundy   Hello Partners,   At Microsoft we are continually working to improve the level of trust that our partners and customers have in us.  To that end Microsoft established the Trust Center very early on (http://trustoffice365.com) and we have evolved that over time.  Microsoft believes that as your customers embark on this journey…

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New resource to help show the Value of Office!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers!  There is a new resource that is a grouping of tools designed to help you show the full value of Office and Office 365 (as well as Enterprise Mobility & Security.)  It is Transform.Office.com.  This portal is the new home of the Business Value Programs which include the Value Discovery…

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Upcoming Training Opportunities for Partners

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers!  Wanted to pass along some Microsoft Cloud solution training offerings that are available, both short term and in the next couple of months. First, some trainings that are occurring this week: Grow and Manage Your Business with Azure Internal User Rights– Level 200:  Scenarios Internal Use Rights cloud services and…

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Auditing and Reporting in Office 365

Tim Tetrick   I commonly get questions around the auditing and reporting capabilities available in Office 365, so I wanted to make everyone aware of an updated Whitepaper that just recently became available called Auditing and Reporting in Office 365. Microsoft Office 365 includes several auditing and reporting features that customers can use to track…

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Office 365 for Business Community has moved to the Microsoft Community

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  Many of you (as well as your customers) have utilized the Office 365 for Business Community.  This resource was implemented when Office 365 was released (5 years ago!) and has been a great resource to learn, ask and obtain information on the Office 365 platform.  Over time some topics were…

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New usage reports for Office 365 rolling out

Jeff Stoffel   You may have ran across new Office 365 usage reports for SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, Yammer, and Skype for Business.  If you haven’t, I recommend you take a look.  These new reports give IT admins more insight into how their organization is using the service. Information you can act on The reports…

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Webinar Invite: Learn about Advanced Support for Partners, Microsoft’s new cloud support offer and how you can save money with the Summer Special Promotion!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  Wanted to make all aware of this webinar that will be discussing the Advanced Support for Partners offering.  This offering is Cloud-focused partner support with a personal connection to Microsoft Less than 1 hour incident response time for your most critical issues for Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Office 365, and Microsoft…

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Cloud PBX E5 Walkthrough for Administrators

Garrett Bundy   Hello Partners,     With the release of E5 we wanted to put together some good examples and walkthroughs of what the Administrator’s experience looks like when using the new E5 suite with Office 365.  To that end I have put together a demo and placed it on our You Tube Channel…

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Microsoft demo tools and hands-on experiences for partners

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners! I wanted to take a few minutes to give an overview and comparison of the various Microsoft demo tools and hands-on experiences that you can leverage with your customers and prospects.  These tools can really be a powerful resource in helping you accelerate your sales of Microsoft products and…

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Exchange Online GAL Segmentation

Q: (from Matt) I have an Office 365 client who has kind of an unusual setup. First, he purchased O365 directly under a non-profit status. Second, he has an on-premise Exchange 2007 server that hosts several (5) separate email domains. We have configured those domains in such a way that they all have their own…

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Just how secure are the activities in your customer’s Office 365 tenants?

Garrett Bundy Hello Partners,   Recently I was working with a partner who was concerned about their customer’s office 365 tenant and the security associated with it.  Part of the concern was that the customer wanted to see what activities had been accomplished in the admin center by any global admins in the tenant.  If…

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Skype for Business for Mac client available in Public Preview!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners! A fairly common ask we receive is “when will the Lync for Mac client get updated to the Skype for Business client on the Apple Mac platform?”  The first step to get this is now available as a Public Preview.  Partners and customers can obtain access to the preview by…

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Slide Free Office 365 Webinar

    Slide Free Microsoft Cloud Webinar   Slide Free? Yes! I mean No! I mean there will be no PowerPoint slides used in this webinar. Instead, we will use real examples of how to-customer conversations. Join us as we go “Slide Free” and demonstrate the best way to deliver Microsoft cloud solutions to your…

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