Azure in 5 Minutes

  Welcome!  My team will be doing a number of videos around various components in Azure. The goal of this series is to give you very short messages around a number of the key Azure components needed to build a solution on Azure.  We will start with the basics and build from there.  This page…

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How to use MPN Support Incident benefits to open Azure support tickets

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  For many partners getting started on the Azure platform, getting access to technical support can be very important.  Azure has many facets and capabilities, with that the need to work with a qualified technician that understands the platform, (and more important, a specific area such as Virtual Machines or Azure…

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Microsoft Mechanics – Stay up to date on the latest tech from Microsoft!

Todd Sweetser Hello Cloud Partners! Some partners recently mentioned this great education resource and I thought it would be good to share with you all!  Called Microsoft Mechanics – this video series covers the breadth of the Microsoft technologies including Azure, Office, Server, Surface and more.  It is designed for tech enthusiasts and IT professionals…

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Microsoft Antimalware for Azure Cloud Services and Virtual Machines

Protecting your customers servers, whether it is on-premises, physical, virtual or cloud is vital to making sure you keep your customers safe and secure.   A good friend of mine, Yuri Diogenes, just published a fantastic article on the Microsoft Antimalware for Azure Cloud Services and Virtual Machines is a real-time protection capability that helps identify…

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TechNet on Tour: What’s new with Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure and OSS for Modern IT Pros

Todd Sweetser Hi Partners!  Wanted to make you aware of this upcoming in-person training delivered by the TechNet team.  This is open to all so if you have tech’s that could benefit from expanded knowledge on Azure Infrastructure Services be sure and have them attend! What’s new with Microsoft cloud infrastructure and OSS for modern…

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Upcoming Windows Server and SQL Server Webcast Series!

  Todd Sweetser Here are some upcoming webcasts occurring in February and March to help you stay on top of solutions and strategies around Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server!  These will cover topics including security, compliance, migration from VMWare, integration with Azure with SQL as well as for Backup and Disaster Recovery.  Be sure…

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The Profit Opportunity Behind 200 Million Windows 10 Devices

Recently we just made an exciting and humbling announcement that there are over 200 million devices running Windows 10.  You can read the full article here: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices  Some highlights from the above article: And Windows 10 adoption is accelerating, with more than 40% of new Windows 10…

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Help Lead Your Customers to the Cloud with MPN Advisory Hours: Sample Scenarios

One of the most valuable resources you may have access to as part of your MPN benefits is:  Advisory Hours    This is one of the core benefits of being a MPN partner, and often times a underutilized benefit.   Partner advisory hours are the currency used to access certain key services offered to Microsoft Partner Network…

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Leading Your Customers to Modern IT with Windows Server 2012 R2: The Essentials Experience Role Step-By-Step

In Windows Server 2012 we introduced a new version called Windows Server 2012 Essentials edition.  The Essentials server is very flexible and easy-to-use.  This was a server solution that was primarily designed and priced for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices.  This provided a great first server for many customers, as…

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Red Hat Coming Soon To A Microsoft Cloud Near You!

Partners what an exciting announcement today about support for Red Hat on Microsoft Azure.   Scott Guthrie just made the announcement today on the Microsoft Blog.   You can read the full post here: Microsoft and Red Hat partner to deliver more flexibility and choice In a nutshell here is what the announcement means for your customers…

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Enterprise Mobility Demo Environment is Now Available

Tim Tetrick Enterprise Mobility Demo Environment is Now Available We are pleased to announce that the Enterprise Mobility Demo environment is now available. It is integrated to the Office demo program, providing you a rich environment, with the latest and greatest features and content to showcase EMS and Office 365 in action. All Microsoft FTEs…

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Office 365 Things You Need to Know: The Opportunity Behind Identity and Azure Active Directory Premium

One of the great technologies you can leverage with your Office 365 customers is the identity.  As you probably know behind every Office 365 tenant is Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AAD).  Which in itself is a fantastic benefit for your customers.  More importantly AAD provides you some great managed service opportunities to help you keep…

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Cloud for Tomorrow – our NEW SMB to-customer content portal for Azure

Just launched: an Azure portal specifically for SMBs: www.cloudfortomorrow.com This mobile-friendly site features articles, videos, whitepapers, webcasts, and more to provide SMBs with the information they need to move their business forward using the cloud.   It is scenario based content to help your customers understand some of the scenarios they could leverage in the cloud. …

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Update for Azure: Boot Diagnostics for Virtual Machines v2

We recently announced two debugging features: Console Output and Screenshot support for Azure Virtual Machines v2. When bringing your own image to Azure or even booting one of the platform images, there can be many reasons why a Virtual Machine gets into a non-bootable state. These features enable you to easily diagnose and recover your…

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Microsoft Cloud Roadshow announced!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud sellers! Just announced is an live event called the Microsoft Cloud Roadshow.  While not partner focused, is an opportunity to gain some more expertise on all things cloud. From the site: Build your Cloud skills Whether you know your way around the cloud and trying to stay current or are just…

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How do I get the SLA on Azure Virtual Machines

  Rob Waggoner Rob, As I have started using Azure a little more, I have a few questions: Question 1.  In order to get the SLA and high availability, we would like to set it up as the two server system. Does this need done from the start or can the second server be added…

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Microsoft Technical Partner Readiness Resources

We are moving fast as a company and our technology is moving faster.  Technical readiness is vital to success for you and your business.   There are some excellent resources for you to view on the Partner Network.  Below you will find the main pages on some of our technologies.  If you want to find all…

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Microsoft a Visionary in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites

I have some exciting news from Gartner about our EMS suite: “Gartner recognized Microsoft as a Visionary in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites, based on its ability to execute and completeness of vision. This Magic Quadrant rates vendors on their ability to help organizations integrate mobile devices into their security frameworks…

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Azure in 5 Minutes: Customize the Microsoft Azure Preview Portal

In this brief screencast, I take you through the basics of customizing  the Microsoft Azure Preview Portal.  For more Azure videos take a look here: Azure.msts2.com  Matt HesterSr. Partner Technology Strategist

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Azure in 5 Minutes: A Quick Tour of the New Azure Portal

In this brief screencast, I take you through the basics of the Microsoft Azure Preview Portal.  For more Azure videos take a look here: Azure.msts2.com   Matt HesterSr. Partner Technology Strategist

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