Advisor to CSP Transitions and avoiding the Lose Access to Office 365 emails that can follow

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners! We know that many partners are taking a serious look at the Cloud Solution Provider program as an avenue to procure and manage your Microsoft cloud customers, be it Office 365, CRM Online, Enterprise Mobility Suite and/or Azure.  There are many benefits to this program, ultimately about giving you as…

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Join us for the 3-part CSP Concierge Office Hours beginning February 5

Tim Tetrick Hello Partners, Are you ready to sell Microsoft cloud services and/or selling Microsoft Cloud services and want to increase profitability and customer control?  The Cloud Solution Provider program is designed to benefit partners and end customers by monetizing adjunct revenue streams to Online Services and generating incremental revenue and profit. CSP also empowers…

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Skype for Business Online Licensing Resource

Todd Sweetser With all of the recent updates to Skype for Business Online there may be many questions about how it is licensed and what capabilities can be utilized based on what SKU was purchased.  I recently found this new resource that can help clear much of this information up. The page is titled “Skype…

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Resources available to help with Office 365 upsell scenario from Exchange Online!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! How many of your customers have purchased and are using the standalone Exchange Online Plan 1 SKU?  Did you know that for $1.00 per user per month more they can get access to the entire suite of services with the Business Premium plan?  This includes 1TB of OneDrive for Business…

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Office 365 Things You Need To Know: Office 365 ProPlus – Managing User Activations

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! You may be aware that each user of Office 365 ProPlus (and Office 365 Business) can install the Office client on up to 5 (FIVE) workstations.  This is a great benefit of the subscription licensing model! Did you also know that both the user and the administrator can manage these…

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Office 365 Import Service available

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! There is a service now available in preview that can potentially help when the customer has quite a bit of data (either email or files) and a limited connection to the internet.  This is called the Office 365 Import Service. There are two components available, first is related to E-Mail…

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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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Free eBook! Skype for Business User Tips & Tricks for Anyone!

Todd Sweetser I came across this excellent resource and felt it would be a great tool for your toolbox when working with customers.  It has a plethora of tips and tricks around utilizing  Skype for Business!  The goal of course is to get folks consuming the services, and this grouping of tips can give you…

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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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Office 365 Service Comparison Web Site

There is a great new site I just learned about to help you navigate the different offerings in Office 365.  The set lets you quickly filter on what your look for.  You can find the site here: Office 365 service comparison Here is what it looks like: The site offers the ability to look at…

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Office 2016 for MAC is Available for Office 365 customers!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Office 2016 for MAC has been released and is now available for Office 365 customers!  One of the great benefits of an Office 365 ProPlus or Office 365 Business subscription is that it gives your users access to Office for up to 5 workstations.  This includes Office for MAC.  This…

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Office 365 User Experience Demonstration Video

Tim Tetrick Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners! If you’ve ever had a customer or prospect ask to see a demonstration of Office 365 in action, feel free to send them to the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvOjXJICCRE (and also embedded below).  It might also be a good watch for those internal folks in your organization that are new…

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Office 365 Partner admin mobile app now available

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Wanted to make you aware of another tool you can use to help perform administration tasks on behalf of your customers while you are on the road.  The new Office 365 Partner admin mobile app is now available for Android and iOS and coming soon for Windows Phone.  This will…

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Microsoft Azure and Partner of Record

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Some of you may have noticed that there is a new setting in your customers’ Microsoft Azure account subscription settings, notably titled “Partner Information” as shown below: This is indeed where you can now set your firm as Partner of Record on each subscription.  After selecting item above you will…

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FREE Office 365 Practice Accelerator for SMB

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! One of the excellent resources available to partners are the Practice Accelerator series of courses.  Normally they would consume some of your advisory hours allocated to you via Microsoft Action Pack subscription or your competencies.  I wanted to make you aware of an offer to attend the Office 365 Practice…

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Microsoft Virtual Academy Courses on Office 365

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers!  Want to make all aware of a training series on the Microsoft Virtual Academy that is focused on Office 365, called Office 365 for IT Pros.  These are mostly 200 level training sessions to help one understand various aspects of Office 365.  They recently posted some excellent sessions around security…

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Should I use DirSync or AAD Sync?

Tim Tetrick Hi Cloud Partners, I’m sure many of you out there are familiar with DirSync.  DirSync is a tool that has been around for a while that allows customers to keep their on-premises Active Directory continuously synchronized with Azure AD.  It syncs users, groups, and optionally passwords into the cloud for use with Microsoft…

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Office 365 Rainmaker Series- Capitalize on the Opportunity!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers!  The cloud marks an unprecedented shift in the way we deliver solutions to customers. This shift also marks a need to rethink the partner business model, in order to build a sustainable business. But how? That is the pressing question top of mind for many of our partners. How do…

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Monthly Office Hours covering Microsoft Online Services Advisor Web-Direct and Deploy Incentives!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers!  Wanted to make you aware of a resource that could help answer some questions you may have on incentives around Office 365 and Azure.  This was posted by Diane Golshan on the US Partner Community Blog but thought it deserved repeating here…. On the first Thursday of each month, starting…

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Office 365 Training Opportunity and Resource! The Office 365 Summits!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Just wanted to drop a quick post regarding some upcoming training opportunities!  Office 365 Summit! The Office 365 Summit is a series of limited invitation 2 day workshops for Microsoft's most valued customers and partners providing deep-dive readiness on all productivity workloads from Microsoft product experts. Office 365 Summit will…

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