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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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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Azure Portal has gone General Availability (GA)

On Wednesday 12/2.2015 we announced the general availability of the Azure portal.  The portal improvements was focused on  usability, performance and reliability.  The Azure product group has really been focused on improving the quality and functionality of the Azure portal.   The portal has a lot of improvements and you can read the full compatibility  list…

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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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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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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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10 Ways to use Your US SMB Champs Club Incentive

One of the conversations we get wrapped into often is around our incentive programs and how partners can leverage them.  Often times the SMB Champs Club incentives are just seen as a way to increase margins.  While certainly that is one option it is not the only way.  Talking with partners I have learned some…

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Excellent Partner Sales and Licensing On Demand Webcasts

There are some great resources to help you improve your sales and readiness for your business.  Especially if you are looking to get into EMS or Dynamics, these are must watch!  You can read about all of them here:  Rev up your sales with our on-demand partner sales webcasts  Here are the Top 10 list…

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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 Taste Test extended through June!

Onur Dogruoz Partners –  Azure Taste Test offer now runs through June 30, 2015 and as you know, maximum payout per partner is increased to $1500. You must complete one-time registration by June 30th in order to participate. Don’t miss this great opportunity to “Taste Test” Azure while accelerating your Windows Server sales and get…

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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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Recommended Reading — Consumption Economics: The New Rules of Tech

We are in an exciting and scary time in the IT industry! The cloud provides amazing possibilities that can help you provide fantastic solutions for you and your customers.  The cloud is also fundamentally changing on how the world of IT does business and how you do you business as well.  It is impacting the…

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Azure Deployment Shadowing Service via Partner Advisory team

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Here’s a great service offered to partners that are just getting up to speed on Azure!  It’s called the Azure Deployment Shadowing Service.  It entails one-to-one consultative guidance during your initial implementation from a Microsoft Azure specialist. Here is some further info: What is it? Azure Deployment Shadowing is a…

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Get More Azure To Taste, Improved Taste Test Offer You Can Earn Up To $1500!

We heard from partners that you wanted more Azure To Taste and We Listened!  The Azure Taste Test Offer has been improved!  Partners can now attach Azure on up to 15 WS deals… and earn up to $1,500. This is a 5x increase from the original $300 offer for attaching Azure to your Windows Server…

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