Azure Cloud Migration and Modernization Partner Journey

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners! Did you know that 78% of SMBs worldwide will be fully adapted to cloud computing by 2020*? Cloud migration and modernization is top of mind for small and midsized business customers and you don’t want to miss out on the evolution. Help your customers make the transition to the…

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Partner Technical Readiness webinars and consultations for August-October

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners! Do you and your teams need technical guidance to help grow your cloud practice?  I would encourage you to expand your technical skillset by engaging in one of the many technical webinars and technical consultations available for the upcoming months. Between now and the end of October partners have…

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Leading Edge webinar series

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners! Did you know that 1 out of every 3 SMB customers have not adopted cloud services?1  And that 71% of SMBs feel vulnerable to a cyberattack?2  Yet 94% of small businesses report security benefits since moving to the cloud3 while Forrester Consulting estimated SMBs can save $16K a year…

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Microsoft Demos (demos.microsoft.com)

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners! Microsoft Demos (demos.microsoft.com) provides great capabilities for partners to be able to demonstrate Microsoft products and services to their customers and prospects. It can also be leveraged as a great learning resource for helping you and your teams get up to speed on new products and technologies. I…

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Microsoft 365 Business New Security Features

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners! On April 30th, Microsoft announced the addition of advanced security features in Microsoft 365 Business to further protect your SMB customers from cyber threats and to safeguard sensitive information.  I recorded a short 5 minute video that walks you through the specific capabilities that we announced as well…

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Microsoft Next Up Exam Prep for Managing Office 365 Identities & Requirements and Enabling Office 365 Services

Tim Tetrick   Microsoft Next Up is a structured step-by-step exam prep course spanning a 5-week period that will remove roadblocks and set you up for success in achieving certification for one of these exams: 70-346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements Course starts February 26, 2018 Exam Day March 26, 2018 70-347: Enabling Office…

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Microsoft Next Up Exam Camp

Tim Tetrick   The smartest path to Microsoft certification Microsoft Next Up is a step-by-step exam camp that removes roadblocks, and sets you up for success. Join us for a 5-week online learning journey and Exam Day to prepare for either of these Microsoft certification exams: 70-346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements Course starts…

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Join the US SMB Partner Insider call on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Tim Tetrick   Join the Microsoft US team for the December SMB Partner Insider call this Wednesday, December 6, 2017 where you’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. Plus, registration is open for the January through June Insider calls! When: December 6, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM PST Register for all the…

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Get hands-on with the Microsoft Cloud

Tim Tetrick   Take free instructor-led classes Learn from experts with live, hands-on training and practice with your peers.  Classes include…   Getting Hands-on with Microsoft Azure Backup, Archive and Disaster RecoveryDuration: 2.5 hours Learn through extensive hands-on labs how to protect your data and applications using Backup, Archive and Disaster Recovery in Azure.  …

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Webinar – Incident Response: Getting The Upper Hand in the Cybercrime Fight

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners! With the recent incidents that have occurred, now is a perfect time to talk about cybercrime prevention. Hear examples of how Microsoft Incident Response team are engaging with real customers (anonymity maintained) experiencing cyberattacks.  This could be helpful in your discussions with customers going forward! By now most firms assume…

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How to Build a Successful Cloud Practice

Tim Tetrick   As part of the strategy to help our partners create and accelerate their efforts to develop profitable and successful cloud practices, I wanted to highlight the following Cloud Practice Development Playbooks focused on: Cloud Infrastructure & Management Playbook Cloud Application Development Playbook Data Platform & Analytics Playbook Mobility & Security Playbook Microsoft…

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Center of Reseller Excellence for Microsoft CSP (CORE CSP)

Tim Tetrick     Hello Microsoft Partners, Welcome to CORE CSP With an abundance of content out there, it can be difficult to know where to find the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) resources you’re looking for. That’s why we’ve narrowed the focus. With CORE CSP, we’ve curated the best, most-focused resources and tools to help…

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Registration is open! Four new SMB JumpStart virtual workshops starting soon

Jeff Stoffel   I am thrilled to inform you that there are 4 new SMB JumpStart virtual workshop series starting soon! Creating Virtual Machines with High Availability Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery Cloud PBX and PSTN in Skype for Business Online Reimagine Hybrid Cloud Storage with the StorSimple Virtual Appliance You don’t want to…

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Save the date: Microsoft Cloud Architect Boot Camp

Tim Tetrick     When: May 15-19, 2017Where: The Westin in Bellevue, WARegistration Fee: USD $1,800.00 per attendee   Hello Microsoft Partners, The Cloud Architect Boot Camp is the same high quality technical training that internal Microsoft architect roles attend, and it is only being extended to Microsoft partners. By attending this event, you’ll be…

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You’re Invited: How to Build a Business Intelligence practice

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners, I am excited to extend an invitation to join an exclusive new JumpStart program designed to enhance your sales and technical skills with Microsoft technologies. Partners are raving about their participation in JumpStart programs to date: “Great way to jump start a new business line!”, “provided education and tools…

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Getting Started with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials

Jeff Stoffel   I am always looking for training webcasts to share with partners.  Here is another one that is sure to be a great learning opportunity. Are you interested in expanding your cloud portfolio? Our new Getting Started with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials program kicks off on December 2nd, and you won’t want…

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Get Started with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials – 4 part series

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners, Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials will provide you with a highly differentiated and compelling pure cloud business management solution to add to your portfolio. Dynamics 365 for Financials delivers a natural upsell/cross-sell motion for Office 365, while also helping to drive increased consumption and high-value usage of Office…

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Join your regional November SMB Partner Insider call

Tim Tetrick   Join your local Microsoft US team for the SMB Partner Insider call this Friday, November 4, 2016. On these calls, you’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. Presenters on these calls include the Microsoft Regional General Manager, and sales, technical, and marketing experts: Partner Sales Executives, Partner Channel…

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SMB JumpStart: Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS)

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners, Our new SMB JumpStart: Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) program kicks off on November 8 and you won’t want to miss this great opportunity designed to help your team comprehend, adopt, and deploy EMS based solutions to expand your business opportunities. Register now This five-week program is comprised…

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Partner Training and Enablement

Tim Tetrick   Plan ahead, and register for upcoming in-person and virtual partner training courses, webcasts, and community calls. The US Partner Community Hot Sheet schedule includes listings for October and November 2016, and is regularly updated as we learn about new offerings. Regardless of your role, our schedule includes opportunities for you to learn…

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