Office 365 Things You Need To Know: CRM Online

As we kick off the last week of Office 365 Things You Need To Know (http://office365.msts2.com) I’m pleased to direct the focus toward those Microsoft products YOU should be viewing as up-sell or cross-sell to Office 365. Examples include Windows 10, Enterprise Mobility Suite, PowerBI, Sway, Delve, and, of course, CRM Online. I’ve had the…

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Office 365 Things You Need To Know: Internal Use Rights

Tim Tetrick As we kick off the blog series this month on Office 365 Things You Need To Know, I first want to make sure that as Microsoft Partners you are taking full advantage of your Internal Use Rights benefits. Microsoft Partners receive Internal Use Rights (IUR) licenses for Microsoft software and online services as…


Windows 10 Frequently Asked Questions

Tim Tetrick Now that Windows 10 has released, I wanted to share a few of the frequently asked questions (and answers!) that I am getting from partners so far. Can I use the free upgrade offer to do a clean install?  You cannot use the free upgrade offer to perform a clean install on the…


Project Online and Visio Online Internal Use Rights now available

Tim Tetrick Microsoft recently announced that select competencies now include Internal Use Rights (IUR) for Project Online and Visio Online.  If you’ve got a Cloud Performance Competency (Small & Midmarket Cloud Solutions, Cloud Productivity, Cloud Platform, Cloud Customer Relationship Management), or one of the other competencies listed below, I would encourage you to take advantage…


The most overlooked product at Microsoft

Dynamics CRM has been a key product in the Microsoft family of products for over a decade, but is often overlooked by our infrastructure focused partners. I think that’s ironic since Dynamics CRM is one of the most complex Microsoft product to implement because it integrates with so many other Microsoft technologies including Windows Server,…


Got IUR? Save Money & Sell More!

Sara, one of my peers asked me to post the following information… Normally I’m reticent to just repost information in the TS2 blog – but honestly, I think Internal Use Rights (IURs) are one of the most underutilized resources by partners, so anything I can do to promote the cause, I will! If you are…

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Microsoft Partner Program 2014 Updates

Josh Condie – Below is an especially useful announcement from October 25th by Julie Bennani, our General Manager for MPN.  SMB highlights include the evolution of programs such as Cloud Essentials to MAPs, updates on IURs, and changes to the timing of the updates to competencies that directly impact the SMB partner community: The new…


Essential Resources for Cloud Partners

Over the last two weeks, I’ve been on-the-road in the Northeast Area with two of my co-workers: Gail Corey and Chris Large. During that time we visited with more than eight partners, a few customers, and delivered two SMB Live events. As we neared the end of our tour, we noticed that independent of if…