Visio Viewer for iPad as well as Visio Online Preview are now available!

Todd Sweetser Good day Cloud Partners!  Do you or any of your customers work with Visio drawings?  Ever wish it was possible to view them on an iPad or on the web?  Well, now you can!  We are pleased to announce the launch of both Visio Viewer for iPad and Visio Online Preview! As one…

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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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Side-by-side Installation Scenarios with Visio/Project and Office 365 ProPlus Click-to-Run

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners! We get asked on occasion about the following scenario: The ability to install a Volume Licensed (MSI) copy of Microsoft Visio 2016 and/or Microsoft Project 2016 alongside an installation of Office 365 ProPlus (2016, Click-to-Run) via subscription.  This has been something that was not supported in the past.  There has…

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Mobile Application Management with Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS)

Tim Tetrick In Part 2 of 3 in this mini demo series around Managing Mobile Productivity, we’ll see how you can use mobile application management with Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) to help organizations secure corporate data by preventing it from being copied to personal apps on the device.  EMS is uniquely able to manage and…

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Recommended Telephony Devices for Skype for Business

The launch of the E5 suite of Office 365 and the PSTN calling functionality being built-in to Microsoft solutions has generated a lot of excitement.   Our customers excited about all the new capabilities, but more importantly I am hearing from all our partners about the new solutions they are able to offer their customers.  It…

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The Profit Opportunity Behind 200 Million Windows 10 Devices

Recently we just made an exciting and humbling announcement that there are over 200 million devices running Windows 10.  You can read the full article here: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices  Some highlights from the above article: And Windows 10 adoption is accelerating, with more than 40% of new Windows 10…

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Help Lead Your Customers to the Cloud with MPN Advisory Hours: Sample Scenarios

One of the most valuable resources you may have access to as part of your MPN benefits is:  Advisory Hours    This is one of the core benefits of being a MPN partner, and often times a underutilized benefit.   Partner advisory hours are the currency used to access certain key services offered to Microsoft Partner Network…

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ModernBiz Tech Series Content Updates

Attention ModernBiz Instructors we have some recent updates to the ModernBiz content.  This most recent release includes labs, decks and Train the Trainer (TTT) preparation videos from all 4 business groups (Office, C&E, Dynamics and Windows). What’s included in the updates? Office: Grow Efficiently Track 1, Module 5: Managing Identity with Azure AD and Office…

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Office 365 Things You Need to Know: Office 365 Migration Tools and Services

So you have just landed your first customer for Office 365 including your managed services. Congratulations and Thank you! Now what?!?!  Well most likely it is time to get your customer’s tenant up and running then begin performing the actual migration.  So, where do you turn, what resources do you need and what resources do…

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Office 365 Things You Need To Know: Excel 2016 Changing How You Work With Data

In Microsoft Office 2016 we have made a lot of enhancements in the products, especially in Excel 2016!  There are a ton of great features and you can read about them here: What's new in Excel 2016 for Windows.  For today’s post I will show you some of the great things Excel 2016 can do…

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Business is better with Office 365: Introducing Office 2016 Webcast Q/A

Good afternoon everyone!  Tim, Rob and I had the chance to answer questions on a customer facing webcast: Business is better with Office 365.  Everyone had great questions and I think we typed non-stop for the entire webcast.   I believe the Q/A list provides some insights into the types of solutions and technologies our customers…

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Office 365 Things You Need To Know: Series Introduction

Ah October…. the crispness in the air, the changing of the leaves and so many more fond memories.  October brings us Halloween, Columbus Day, playoff baseball, football and s'more's.   More importantly this October is going to bring you several things you need to know about Office 365, to help you take your business to the…

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Office 365 Things You Need To Know Blog Series

Welcome!  We are going to be doing a blog series in October on Office 365 and Office 2016.  The primary goal is to help your business get up to speed on Office 365 and take it to the next level.  We will also cover many other topics to help you grow your business during the…

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It’s time to register for your October 2nd Regional Partner Insider Call!

Onur Dogruoz It’s time to register for your October 2nd Regional Partner Insider Call!  Each region will be covering unique high demand content specifically requested by partners on Office 2016, MPN updates, and Customer Lifecycle Management (CLM) best practices! Learn more and register for your region’s call now! · East- Nancie Williams, East Region General…

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Office 2016 release date and new Office servicing options announced

Tim Tetrick I was excited to see the official announcement yesterday that Office 2016 will be available starting on September 22nd.  Another interesting announcement was the improvements that we are making to the Office update model. Consistent with the Windows 10 approach, we are seeing a similar Current Branch and Current Branch for Business model…

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Office 365 Service Comparison Web Site

There is a great new site I just learned about to help you navigate the different offerings in Office 365.  The set lets you quickly filter on what your look for.  You can find the site here: Office 365 service comparison Here is what it looks like: The site offers the ability to look at…

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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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Office 2016 Mac Preview

Tim Tetrick As I mentioned in my Office 365 for Mac and iOS environments blog a few months back, Microsoft planned to release a public beta of the next version of Office for Mac in the first half of 2015.  Well I’m happy to report that Office 2016 Mac Preview is now available! The new…

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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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Three Questions to Get to the Cloud with Office 365

Tim Tetrick Hello Cloud Sellers, As you talk with your customers and prospects about moving to Office 365, here are three questions I would encourage you to incorporate into your discussions.  Working with customers and partners, we’ve found these three questions really resonating as some of the biggest value drivers for customers moving to Office…

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