Support for Access Web Apps in SharePoint Online Going Away

Q: (from Megan) Is there a good Microsoft resource with more information on the removal of Access Services from SharePoint Online?  My understanding is that no new Access apps can be created, but I’m trying to confirm whether or not my client that houses their tables in SharePoint Online and accesses them via Access 2016…

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Learn how to create a connected workplace in Office 365 with OneDrive and SharePoint at the SharePoint Virtual Summit on May 16th

  Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud partners!  Wanted to let you know that Microsoft is pleased to announce the SharePoint Virtual Summit—a free, online event—on May 16th, 2017. At this year’s SharePoint Virtual Summit you’ll learn how to take advantage of SharePoint, OneDrive and the rest of the Office 365 collaboration toolkit to create a connected…

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Office Go-to-Market (GTM) Guide for ISVs

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  I know that many of you out there may have an ISV side to your practice, or perhaps you are thinking of developing one to help give you some great value added capabilities.  With that, this came across my desk and I wanted to share it with you as a…

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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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Looking to Increase Revenue with SharePoint Online? How about a 90 Day Free Trial of LiveTiles!

  Garrett Bundy &   Hello Partners,   Have you been thinking about getting the opportunity to expand beyond the Mail workload in Office 365?  Have you realized that doing mail migrations just isn’t going to cut it anymore?  Perhaps you have looked into building up your SharePoint muscle in your practice, but weren’t really…

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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 Import Service available

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! There is a service now available in preview that can potentially help when the customer has quite a bit of data (either email or files) and a limited connection to the internet.  This is called the Office 365 Import Service. There are two components available, first is related to E-Mail…

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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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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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Taking Administrative Ownership of a OneDrive for Business Document Store

Q: (from Ben) I am looking for information on OneDrive and how an admin can maintain and have access to the files. Can you point me in the right direction?   A: If you are referring to OneDrive for consumers, there is NO administrative access. Don’t let your customers use consumer quality products in their…

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Office 365 Workload-Specific Admin Roles

Tim Tetrick I was excited to see that workload-specific admin roles is rolling out to Office 365 tenants starting today.  This feature gives the ability to assign workload-specific service administrator roles to your organizations IT administrators for Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Skype for Business Online.  For example, an Exchange admin will no longer require…

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Newly updated! Administering Office 365 for Small Business training

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Wanted to make all aware of a recent update to the Administering Office 365 for Small Business course that is available on the Microsoft Virtual Academy.  This is the third version of this course, updated with the most current Office 365 functionality.  This is presented by Microsoft partners for Microsoft…

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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 365 User Experience Demonstration Video

Tim Tetrick Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners! If you’ve ever had a customer or prospect ask to see a demonstration of Office 365 in action, feel free to send them to the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvOjXJICCRE (and also embedded below).  It might also be a good watch for those internal folks in your organization that are new…

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Office 365 Partner admin mobile app now available

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Wanted to make you aware of another tool you can use to help perform administration tasks on behalf of your customers while you are on the road.  The new Office 365 Partner admin mobile app is now available for Android and iOS and coming soon for Windows Phone.  This will…

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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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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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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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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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Mobile Entrée 365; A tool to enhance SharePoint Online’s mobile experience!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Wanted to make you aware of a solution that makes it easy for you as the partner to enhance SharePoint Online’s mobile experience.  While it’s out of the box experience is good, this solution makes it better. It’s called Mobile Entrée 365.  What does it do?  Here is info from…

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