New Online Technical Training for Deploying Enterprise Mobility Suite

Tim Tetrick Microsoft is seeing great momentum in its Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) and this is a prime opportunity for partners to start building their Microsoft Enterprise Mobility practice. Developed and delivered by our engineering teams, this in-depth level 300-400 technical training will equip you with the knowledge you’ll need to effectively deploy EMS! The…

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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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Office 365 E5 and Skype for Business Resources on Drumbeat!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Wanted to make you aware of some new resources that are available on the Office 365 Drumbeat portal focused on the upcoming Office 365 portal for partners.  For those not familiar with Drumbeat,  you can learn about proven sales best practices, programs, tools, and market insights. Then take advantage of…

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Skype for Business Online Academy – No Cost Partner Webcasts

Onur Dogruoz Valued Partners, Microsoft Partner Technical Services team just announced two Skype For Business Online webcasts. With the new Office E5 suite around the corner, these “free” webcasts are critical for your technical teams to better understand the key capabilities coming to the market and will help you to uncover new opportunities. The Skype…

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Office 2016 upcoming events!

Tim Tetrick Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners, Office 2016 is coming next week! Catch the wave today and get ready for September 22. Join us for this upcoming YamJam and Modern Workplace webcast. What is the new Office? Office 2016 is the latest addition to Office 365—a subscription service that helps make it easier than ever…

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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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PTS Offer: Solution Accelerator: Business Continuity with Azure Site Recovery webcast

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Here is a new offer from the Partner Technical Services team to assist with education around Azure Site Recovery – the Solution Accelerator: Business Continuity with Azure Site Recovery Webcast.  Details as follows: The Partner Technical Services team is excited to share a new initiative focused on helping you enhance…

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Newly updated! Administering Office 365 for Small Business training

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Wanted to make all aware of a recent update to the Administering Office 365 for Small Business course that is available on the Microsoft Virtual Academy.  This is the third version of this course, updated with the most current Office 365 functionality.  This is presented by Microsoft partners for Microsoft…

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Fundamentals of Azure–Free ebook

Onur Dogruoz Microsoft Press released the first book of Microsoft Azure Essentials series, Fundamentals of Azure. This is a FREE ebook and you can click bellow link to download it from Microsoft Virtual Academy. You can also read the Microsoft Press blog post here. Who should read this ebookThis ebook focuses on providing essential information…

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Azure Data Security and Privacy

Tim Tetrick Hello Partners, With lots of stories in the press recently about the rights of governments and legal entities to access data stored in the public Cloud, questions are bound to come up from your customers and prospects regarding Azure.  I wanted to provide you some ammunition for helping address these concerns. First, with…

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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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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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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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Free Ignite Training: Managing Office 365 Identities and Services

Todd Sweetser Hello Cloud Partners! Wanted to make you aware of some no charge Office Ignite training coming up.  Great opportunity for excellent training on Office 365 Identities and Services! You're invited to attend a free 5-day instructor led virtual training on managing Office 365 identities and services. This free 5-day instructor led virtual course…

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Conquer the Cloud with SMB Live Events

Tim Tetrick We are excited to announce the new SMB Live events series, coming soon to a city near you! These free events are your exclusive opportunity to learn how Microsoft cloud solutions can help you address your customers’ evolving business needs. This series is designed to teach you how to not only succeed in…

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Cloud SureStep: Azure – Azure focused resources for our SMB Partners!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! There is an excellent resource site that aggregates much of the available online information around Microsoft Azure!  It’s the US SMB Partner Center: Cloud SureStep: Azure site.  Similar to the Cloud SureStep: Office 365 (formally Cloud 1-2-3) site, it is a one-stop shop on Microsoft Azure content specifically designed with…

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Microsoft Virtual Academy

Tim Tetrick Just wanted to remind all you partners out there about this great resource that provides you and your customers with FREE training on Microsoft products and services. What is MVA? Successful technologists never stop learning and great technology never stops evolving. Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) offers online Microsoft training delivered by experts to…

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Activating your Azure Internal Use Rights benefit

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Wanted to make you aware of this recently posted video that covers the steps on how to set up your Azure Internal Use Rights (IUR) benefit.  Note that Action Pack subscribers and competency partners earn a US$100 credit per month, per tenant.  This allows you to start getting your hands…

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TechEd 2014 Sessions available on Channel 9 on-demand!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Wanted to drop a quick blog on a good resource for learnings on Microsoft solutions.  TechEd North America 2014 occurred last month. While many attended, many others could not.  For those that did not attend, or those that want a refresher or could not get to all sessions they wanted…

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