What settings can Microsoft Intune control?

Q: (from Joe) For employees that are accessing email via a mobile device, do we have the ability to block their ability to download attachments? A: In order to control what organizational assets are stored on the local device, you need control of the local device. That is done with Microsoft Intune. I did a…

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Your guide to resources for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Resources available on the Microsoft Partner Network National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), designed by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to take steps to stay safe online. Utilize these partner ready resources to help you drive the conversations with your…

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Mastering Microsoft 365: we’re bringing the experts to you

Tim Tetrick     Mastering Microsoft 365: we’re bringing the experts to you   Convenient technical workshops are right at your doorstep with the Microsoft 365 Tech Series. Microsoft-certified instructors provide workshops on the latest insights to benefit you and your organization.Our upcoming session will cover:Microsoft 365 Deployment and Management • Deepen your knowledge on…

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Has your Intune account been migrated?

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  As you may know, the Microsoft Intune portal was designed with Silverlight technology.  As this is being retired, you should be aware of the management of Intune is being moved to the Azure Administration Portal.  This is a great move as it will be consolidated in one main portal allowing…

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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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Webinar – Incident Response: Getting The Upper Hand in the Cybercrime Fight

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners! With the recent incidents that have occurred, now is a perfect time to talk about cybercrime prevention. Hear examples of how Microsoft Incident Response team are engaging with real customers (anonymity maintained) experiencing cyberattacks.  This could be helpful in your discussions with customers going forward! By now most firms assume…

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SMB JumpStart Hybrid Identity and Enterprise Mobility + Security program available on-demand!

Jeff Stoffel   I am excited to inform you that SMB JumpStart Hybrid Identity and Enterprise Mobility + Security program content is now available on-demand! Did you miss these series in December? No worries, both programs content is now available to you on-demand and at your convenience! Register now for JumpStart Hybrid Identity on-demand! Register…

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Join us at SMB Live and build your Microsoft cloud practice

Tim Tetrick   This year’s SMB Live events, coming to 22 cities across the United States, include a day of new in-depth and hands-on marketing content, and a day of 200 & 300-level technical training to modernize your organization’s technical skills and marketing capabilities. You’ll leave SMB Live with the tools you need for cloud…

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Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) Partner Community

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners, Build and extend your enterprise mobility practice, and help customers stay secure and productive on the apps and devices they choose to use. The Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) Partner Community is led by technical subject-matter experts, and activities include blog posts, community calls, and Yammer group discussions. February…

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Partner Online Technical Training Available at No Cost

Jeff Stoffel   Where do I go to get more information or training on __________ (fill in the blank) is one of the more common questions I hear from partners.  For this reason I always like to highlight upcoming technical training opportunities.  Below is list of upcoming technical trainings designed to boost transformation to the…

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Intune Deployment Planning, Design and Implementation Guide

Tim Tetrick   I wanted to highlight this great new Intune Deployment Guide that just recently released. A successful Intune deployment starts with having a good plan and design. The purpose of this guide is to step you through the process of developing a deployment plan, creating a design, onboarding Intune, and conducting a production…

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Join your regional January SMB Partner Insider call this Friday, January 6th

Jeff Stoffel   Happy New Year everyone! Kick off the New Year with a BANG! Join your local Microsoft US team for the SMB Partner Insider call Friday, January 6, 2017. You’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. Presenters on these calls include the Microsoft Regional General Manager, and sales, technical,…

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Windows 10 and EMS Technical Readiness

TS2 is always on the lookout for technical readiness sessions that allow partners to go DEEP into a technology – something that we often can’t do in a one hour webcast. Here is where Partners can go to register for the technical presales or deployment readiness training: http://aka.ms/PartnerTechnicalServicesWin10EMS   Here are dates for the December…

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EMS Partner Journey

During our SMB Live events this fall, we’ve been encouraging partners follow a prescribed path for adopting a new business practice that I like to call CERT: Nominate a Champion Embrace Internally Leverage Sales/Marketing/Technical Resources Track your progress I’ve been applying this framework to all of the partners with which I’ve been discussing Azure and…

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SMB JumpStart: Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS)

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners, Our new SMB JumpStart: Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) program kicks off on November 8 and you won’t want to miss this great opportunity designed to help your team comprehend, adopt, and deploy EMS based solutions to expand your business opportunities. Register now This five-week program is comprised…

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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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Introducing Enterprise Mobility + Security

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners, July is the start of Microsoft’s new fiscal year, and every year at this time we see lots of new announcements coinciding with the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference that just recently wrapped up in Toronto a couple weeks ago.  One of the announcements you may have missed was the…

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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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