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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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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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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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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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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Manage Users’ Activations of Office Applications in Office 365

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! A very common ask we receive from partners is “How can we manage the Office applications that users install from an Office 365 subscription?”  This has been a challenge but a new management capability was just released that helps with this scenario! It is now possible to access a listing…

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Common Question: How to hold former employee(s) email?

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! A common question we receive from partners regarding Office 365 Exchange Online is “Can Exchange Online retain emails from employees after they leave the company WITHOUT using an Exchange Online license?” The quick answer is YES!  This would utilize a function called “Inactive Mailboxes.”  It works via the Exchange Online…

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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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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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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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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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New Activation Process for Office 365 Open better for Partners

Woody Walton Hello Partners! I love it when I have good news to convey.  I spend a lot of my time supporting distribution and the sale of Microsoft products through our Open License program.   As of Today we have instituted a new process for new and existing customers of Office 365 Open Programs (Office 365…

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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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Updated Office 365 Plan Selector Tool

Onur Dogruoz In April when we launched the first version of the Office 365 Plan Selector Tool, Josh Condie covered this tool in detail on his blog post. With the introduction of the new Office 365 plans for small and midsized businesses, the Office 365 Plan Selector Tool is also updated. This time, instead of…

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New Office 365 plans for small and midsized businesses

Tim Tetrick Hello Cloud Partners, I’m excited to see the official release today of the new Office 365 plans for small and midsized businesses.  As I previewed in a blog post back in July, these new plans include three new offerings specifically designed to meet the needs of SMB customers. To review, the new Office…

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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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