Join the US SMB Partner Insider call on Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Join the Microsoft US team for the November SMB Partner Insider call Wednesday, November 1, 2017 where you’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. When: November 1, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM PST Register at: http://aka.ms/InsiderCall The November agenda will cover: Microsoft 365 Business: Understanding Microsoft 365 and why customers need it…

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Forms in Preview for Office 365 Commercial Customers

  Garrett Bundy For quite some time now our Education customers have had access to the service called Forms. Forms allows you to create surveys, polls and quizzes that can collect data from both internal employees as well as external customers and vendors. We are pleased to announce that this functionality is now available, in…

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Join your regional June SMB Partner Insider call Friday, June 2

Garrett Bundy   Hello Partners! Join your local Microsoft US team for the SMB Partner Insider call Friday, June 2, 2017. This is the last call of the fiscal year. You’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. Presenters on these calls include the Microsoft Regional General Manager, Partner Sales Executives, Partner…

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Azure Hybrid Use Benefit Guidance Document Now Available

Garrett Bundy Hello Partners! By now, I’m sure that you have heard us talk about the Azure Hybrid Use Benefit.  If you have not take a look here. Many of our partners have been looking for some guidance around how to leverage this functionality, especially now that it is available in the portal and doesn’t…

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Outlook Customer Manager Now Rolling Out

Garrett Bundy Hello Partners!   For quite some time now SMB customers have been looking for a way to leverage the functionality that was part of the solution called Business Contact Manager.  BCM has not been available or supported for some time now.  In it’s place we are now rolling out the Outlook Customer Manager…

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Significant Update to Advanced Threat Protection

Garrett Bundy Hello Partners! Earlier this week we announced some pretty significant (and cool) feature updates for Office 365.  Office 365 Threat Intelligence, Office 365 Advanced Data Governance and then what I think is the coolest are the updates to the Advanced Threat Protection service!  Let’s take a look at each of these in a…

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Join your regional April SMB Partner Insider call this Friday, April 7

Garrett Bundy   Hello Partners! It’s time for the April US SMB Partner Insider call. Join your local Microsoft US team for the SMB Partner Insider call this Friday, April 7, 2017. You’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. Presenters on these calls include the Microsoft Regional General Manager, Partner Sales…

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New Service Health Dashboard–now Generally Available

Garrett Bundy Hello Partners!  For a while now we have had the Service Health Dashboard “update” in preview after we announced it during Ignite 2016.  Now we are pleased to let you know that it is generally available for everyone. Here is a summary of the main improvements: Access rich and more actionable incident insights—The…

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Join your regional February SMB Partner Insider call this Friday

  Garrett Bundy   Hello Partners! Join your local Microsoft US team for the SMB Partner Insider call Friday, February 3, 2017. You’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. Presenters on these calls include the Microsoft Regional General Manager, Partner Sales Executives, Partner Channel Development Managers, Partner Technology Strategists and guest…

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Microsoft StaffHub is Generally Available!

Garrett Bundy Hello Partners!   Do you work with customers that have frontline employees, things like hospitality workers, hotel employees, retail store workers etc?  Well Microsoft has released our StaffHub service as a part of your Office 365 subscription if you have an K1, E1, E3 or E5 plan.   There are an estimated 500-million…

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Project LeadGen–Pricing and Designing Azure Solutions

Garrett Bundy     Hello Partners! Ok I’ll admit this one is a bit of a selfish plug .  If you haven’t heard of Project Lead Gen, then you are truly missing out on some amazing content.  I know we have talked about it during multiple SMB live events, and if you have been to…

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Missed the December Insider Call? No Worries…

Garrett Bundy   Missed your regional December Insider call last Friday? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Catch up on all the latest information for SMB Partners. Please fill in your information to access the on-demand recording. East Region | Presentation | On-demand recording Central Region | Presentation | On-demand recording West Region | Presentation…

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Missed the November Insider Call?

Garrett Bundy   Hello Partners! Missed your regional November Insider call last Friday? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Catch up on all the latest information for SMB Partners. Please fill in your information to access the on-demand recording. East Region | Presentation | On-demand recording Central Region | Presentation | On-demand recording West Region…

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Microsoft Teams–The Chat Based Workspace in Office 365

Garrett Bundy     Hello Partners! Today is an exciting day at Microsoft as we have now announced publicly Microsoft Teams with Office 365.  This helps to fill a gap that was a highly requested functionality of being able to have persistent chat with Skype, but it does more than that.  It can integrate with…

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Skype for Business Mac is now publicly available

Garrett Bundy Hello Partners,     This announcement has been a long time coming, but I am pleased to let you all know that the Skype for Business Mac client has been released for public download. Original post came from the Office Blogs site (Skype for Business announces new Mac client and new mobile sharing…

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Register For Your Regional October SMB Partner Insider Calls

Garrett Bundy     Join your local Microsoft US team for the October SMB Partner Insider call. The East and West Region calls are held on Friday, October 7, 2016 and the Central Region call will be held on October 14, 2016. On these calls, you’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business…

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Announcing the SMB JumpStart Series

Garrett Bundy     Hello Partners!  This year across the entire US SMB Organization we are very focused on helping our partners to accelerate their cloud practices.  Through SMB Live events (http://aka.ms/smblive), 1:1 coaching sessions with your PCDM, PSE or even local TS2, scaled Webinars and Partner Insider calls.  We are happy to announce the…

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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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Using Microsoft Bookings to bring in business 24/7

Garrett Bundy   Hello Partners!     Are you looking for a way to let your customers, or even potential customers book time with you and/or one of your staff members?  Perhaps you have a customer that is looking for a solution Out of the Box that accomplishes this same functionality? We have released a…

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Business & Burgers–New Video Podcast Series

Garrett Bundy   Hello Partners!   This week we have an awesome new video podcast series to tell you about.  Scott Duffy and Alan Taylor have created a video podcast series entitled, Business & Burgers which is geared towards Small Business Owners and entrepreneurs.  In this podcast you will get practical advice, business insight as…

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