Azure Migrate

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners! As many of you may have seen, Azure Migrate went generally available a few weeks back.  I wanted to share with you this quick video I recently recorded.  In the video I look at some key Azure solutions, talk about the three phases of a successful migration project,…

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Azure product announcements and updates

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  I thought I would share and example of information that is shared with partners and customers when they have an Azure tenant subscription.  These are sent about once a month and have some excellent information on recent updates to the platform.  Enjoy! Read about important Azure product updates and announcements….

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Introduction to Azure Backup

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners! One of the first services that we see a lot of partners and customers getting started with in Azure is Azure Backup.  I recorded a quick video to give an introduction and overview of Azure Backup.  I cover the value proposition, current capabilities, and how you can price…

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Getting Started with Azure for AWS Professionals

Tim Tetrick   For people experienced with the AWS platform, it can be challenging to know how to get started on Azure.  One of our Microsoft Cloud Solution Architects, after discussing this with an experienced AWS developer at a recent User Group, thought it would be useful to pull together resources to help.  Please find…

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Migrate Virtual Machines, Apps, and Data to the Cloud

Some of the consistent questions I’m asked revolve around getting on-premises resources into the cloud successfully. Has the data all been accounted for, are the proper services running, and is it the right size? Over the years Microsoft has offered their own tools and endorsed products from third parties to assist in this process –…

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Using the Azure Pricing Calculator to price out a simple VM based solution

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners! I recently recorded a quick video that walks through using the Azure Pricing Calculator to price out a simple virtual machine based solution, and thought I would share it here as well.  If you’re not yet familiar with the Azure Pricing Calculator, this will provide a quick overview…

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Catch the February Insider Call on Wednesday!

Todd Sweetser Catch the February Insider Call on Wednesday! Join the Microsoft US team for the February SMB Partner Insider call on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 where you’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. When: February 7, 2018 Time: 10:00 AM PT Register at: http://aka.ms/InsiderCall The February agenda will cover: Insider…

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Azure Active Directory (AD) Domain Services now available for Azure Cloud Solution Providers!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers!  Wanted to make all aware of the availability of Azure Active Directory (AD) Domain Services being available now for Azure Cloud Solution Providers (CSP!)  Here is some info from recent documentation update: Overview of Azure CSP Azure CSP is a program for Microsoft Partners and provides a license channel for…

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2018 Microsoft Azure Community Study Groups

Interested in earning your Microsoft Azure MCSA, MCSD, or MCSE Certification? Need to study in a way that compliments your busy schedule? The Microsoft Azure Community Study Group is what you’ve been looking for! Microsoft is hosting a community-based study group that helps you prepare for the Microsoft Azure Certification exams. Each study groups lasts…

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Looking for Azure IaaS Presales Consultation assistance?

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers!  Working on an Azure deal? Receive technical guidance as you pitch and close Azure deals during this one-on-one consultation. Get assistance with cost estimates, POC/value proposition as well as architecture planning and design​, helping you to propose the right solution and mitigate potential issues. During the technical consultation with a…

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Azure Stack Resources and Training

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners! I am hearing a lot of excitement from partners about the opportunity that Azure Stack represents, and many partners are looking for training and resources to help them get started.  I wanted to share some of those items with you here. A new Azure Stack e-book was released…

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Benefits of Moving to the Cloud for State and Local Governments

WebinarThe Benefits of Moving to the Cloud for State and Local Governments State and Local Governments are under more and more pressure to innovate. With budgets tight and security concerns rampant, IT leaders and implementers at State and Local Governments are expected to find solutions and make that innovation possible. The key is digital transformation,…

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I have Azure VM performance issues, what do I do?

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners! I recently came across this guidance from the Azure Support team on how to address Azure VM performance issues.  This is one of the most common issues that Support deals with so wanted to share the guidance with you. Step 1: Start with the fundamentals Make sure you are…

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Windows Server CALs in a Hybrid Azure Environment

Q: (from Brian) I am working on a quote for a client where we will have an Azure server running their Active Directory and one running their file server. We are also looking at adding a physical server in their office to sync the AD with Azure and also doing some local file storage (one…

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IP Staircase – Virtual Workshop Series!

More revenue, higher margins Partners selling Packaged IP see Gross Margins of upwards of 65%*. Partner own IP is pivotal both to satisfying customer demand in the Cloud and making money for your company. In this 4-week Virtual Workshop series, we will introduce you to the fast track framework for cost-effectively creating your own packaged…

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Get hands-on with the Microsoft Cloud

Tim Tetrick   Take free instructor-led classes Learn from experts with live, hands-on training and practice with your peers.  Classes include…   Getting Hands-on with Microsoft Azure Backup, Archive and Disaster RecoveryDuration: 2.5 hours Learn through extensive hands-on labs how to protect your data and applications using Backup, Archive and Disaster Recovery in Azure.  …

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Instant File Recovery from Azure VM backups is now generally available

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  Wanted to pass along this highly requested capability that has been added to Azure VM Backup.  This info is from the Azure blog: Instant File Recovery from Azure VM backups is now generally available… We are excited to announce that Instant recovery of files and folders from Azure VM backups…

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Develop a new Cloud solution – Step-by-step guidance at your pace

  Are you interested in Azure and EMS, but aren’t sure where to start? Check out the new SMB JumpStart series now available on-demand. These series walk you through key workloads and show you how to get started, with demos and step-by-step assignments. Start today and progress through the content on your schedule! We have…

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Some new Microsoft Azure resources for partners!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  Wanted to pass along some new resources and tools that are available to assist you in positioning, selling and driving consumption of Microsoft Azure. First is the new Microsoft Azure Overview site which is housed on the partner C+E portal.  This is designed to be a one-stop shop for partners…

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Register today for re-BUILD 2017 Roadshow

We have been talking quite a bit about hosting Linux on Azure.  It certainly was a discussion point at every SMB Live I presented at.  Key point is it’s a new age, a new era, where Microsoft loves Linux and is leading the Open Source revolution.  Microsoft’s Build conference is the developer event of the…

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