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…


Office 365 Video…A great opportunity for Partners!

Michael KophsPartner Technology Strategist Partners,Over the past few years I've worked closely with many of our great Office 365 partners in exploring ways they can provide value to their customers around SharePoint Online, the primary collaboration platform of Office 365.  We’ve built out strategies around file collaboration and management, project management, business process management with…


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…


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…


Getting started with your Office 365 Practice; Simple guidance to get you selling ASAP

Partners, I’m often asked by new SMB cloud partners how they can quickly become trusted advisors to their customers relating to anything Office 365.  The typical Microsoft response to this question is to flood the poor partner with enough training and learning resources to make their head explode!  I am certainly guilty of this. My…


New Office 365 Partner Admin Features

Partners, Fantastic news for you Office 365 sellers that leverage the Partner Portal to provide additional services for your customers.  Prior to this feature update, you were able to: Create trial invitations Create purchase offers Create delegated admin requests Search for customers (by domain) Perform delegated admin tasks We are in the process of rolling…


MEC Demo 5.5 is now available!

Todd Sweetser MEC Demo 5.5 Now Available! MEC Demo 5.5 has launched! The latest demo version of the MEC (5.5) is now available at   MEC Demo is the lightweight MEC program alternative that empowers Microsoft and Partner sales teams to deliver the Microsoft platform value and Office 365 story with customers using a single…


Identity and Authentication in the cloud: Office 2013 and Office 365 Poster

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Recently found this good resource in the Download Center for reviewing how Authentication can work with Office 2013 and Office 365.  Two scenarios illustrate how identities are provisioned and how those identities are authenticated completely in the Microsoft cloud or in a hybrid (on-premises and Microsoft cloud) topology.  It is…


Office 365 Starter Kit for SMB Partners – Now Available!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! There is a new resource to help guide and assist you in selling and deploying Office 365, it is called the Office 365 Starter Kit for SMB Partners. Aligning to the Reseller Bootcamp agenda, the Starter Kit provides an overview of the key things you need to know about Office…


Multi-Factor Authentication in Office 365 & Windows AZURE Part 1: Overview

Woody Walton I made a quick “budget” video overview of the basics of Multi-factor authentication in Office 365 and Windows Azure.  This is intended to provide a brief overview of how to configure the different MFA options (Text message, phone call, mobile app, etc.) for not only administrators on the service, but also how to…


New US SMB Partner Center on MPN!

Todd Sweetser A new helpful resource has been created to help Microsoft partners focused on the SMB (Small and Medium Business) space!  We know that the amount of information that is out these can be quite challenging to navigate.  A web HUB has been created to help narrow down some of the most common needs…


Qualifying SMB partners can earn up to $5,000 in partner subsidies on Office 365 Deals via the Cloud Deployment Partner program!

Todd Sweetser What is the Cloud Deployment Offer? Overview: Qualifying CDP SMB partners can earn up to $5,000 in partner subsidies on Office 365 Deals! Details: Customers who purchase a minimum of 150 seats of eligible Office 365 Enterprise SKUs will qualify for an investment toward their deployment. During the offer period, Microsoft will reimburse…


Outlook Web App Client now available for iPhone and iPad

Todd Sweetser   Hi Cloud Sellers! Microsoft has released a native Outlook Web App client for iPhone and iPad devices.  The client is available for download from the iTunes store: OWA for iPhone and OWA for iPad.  There is an excellent blog post and FAQ on the Office 365 technology blog here covering the solution….


New Version of the Office 365 Cost Comparison Worksheet

Michael Kophs Microsoft Cloud PTS Back in February, I blogged about the Office 365 Cost Comparison Worksheet.  Well a lot has changed since then, so check out the new Cost Comparison Worksheet – v2 by clicking on the link below! Looking to provide your customers/prospects with a detailed comparison between Microsoft’s Cloud services and an…


IGNITE+ – Now available online !!!

B  V  A Office Ignite Sales and Technical Content Available for Partners on MPN The Office Ignite Sales and Technical content is now available for partners with MPN credentials on the Partner Learning Center (PLC). Each session module features a video recording of the session content delivered at a recent Ignite partner event and the…


2,000 FREE Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses (Exam 74-324) Vouchers

Josh Condie – This is great opportunity to advance 2 competencies quickly, and at a significantly reduced cost. Here is a very exciting offer for partners everywhere (not just the U.S.). Right now, the first 2,000 partners who take “Exam 74-324: Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses” will be able to take it for free…


Microsoft Office 365 December MigrationWiz Offer

  Todd Sweetser Easily move more customers to the Cloud with this great offer! Hi Cloud Sellers!  I wanted to make sure you knew you could receive up to 100 MigrationWiz Premium Mailbox Migration licenses for qualifying Office 365 E3 SKU customer sales completed this December. This offer ends December 31, 2012, get started today….


Learn how Microsoft Lync and SharePoint Online can expand your cloud practice!

Woody Walton   Hello All! I wanted to remind everyone that tomorrow culminates the our 4 part webinar Series, Expand Your Cloud Practice. As you have guess from the title of the post the forth and final installment is About SharePoint Online and Lync Online, two essential components of Microsoft Office 365.  The reason I…