Get assistance in building up your Cloud Practice from your preferred Distributor!

Todd Sweetser   Hi Cloud Sellers and would be Cloud Sellers! Our Cloud partner community continues to evolve and grow at an accelerated pace.  As such the information pool available tends to be everywhere, sometimes making the information you are searching for challenging to find.  This is a scenario where our Distribution Partners can provide…


Updated “Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses” training available!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers!   Some of you may recall some excellent training that was available to help in your preparation for Office 365 Certification testing that is under the name of Office 365 for SMB Jump Start and is available on TechNet.  This training regimen has been updated to the current Office 365…


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….


Addressing Office 365 Customer Concerns about Data Geo-Redundancy and Location

Woody Walton   This comes up from time to time and I recently briefed some internal call center folks on how to handle this question or concern when speaking to prospective SMB customers about Office 365.   In general I like to refer customers to our Office 365 Trust Center at     The Office…


Microsoft SMB Accelerated Sales Process

B  V  A The Accelerated Sales Process was specifically designed to address the challenges described below, and create a pro-Microsoft bias, by re-aligning buying and selling activities.  Customers have fundamentally changed how and when they engage with sales professionals during their buying experience. Increasingly Office 365 prospects: Prefer self-service (trials) over sales conversations. Understand Office…


Exchange Online Archiving (EOA) NOW Available as Add-on to Any Enterprise Exchange Online Plan

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! GREAT NEWS!  Exchange Online Archiving (EOA) is now available as add-on to any Enterprise Exchange Online plan. What does this mean?  Exchange Online Archiving (EOA), including In-Place hold and unlimited storage, was previously only available to be purchased as an add-on to on-premises Exchange Server 2010 mailboxes. Customers who wished…


Free Office webinars every Tuesday, watch videos anytime

Todd Sweetser Hi Office and Cloud sellers alike!  Wanted to make all aware of this great resource that shows how to take advantage of Office and Office 365 components via short, focused webinars.  These are also available as recordings after each one so the library of useful videos grows each week!   Below is info…


UPDATED Microsoft Online Services Document Portfolio

Tim Tetrick In a blog post from January, I talked about the Microsoft Online Services Document Portfolio as a resource to assist with your Online Services selling efforts.  I’m happy to announce that we have an updated version of the PDF Portfolio now available with completely refreshed content to reflect the release of the New…


Ignite Technical and Sales Training for Exchange, Office & Office 365

Tim Tetrick   Don’t miss this opportunity! The Exchange, Office & Office 365 Ignite events are a series of free, limited invitation workshops for Microsoft’s most valued partners introducing you to the technical capabilities of the recently launched NEW Exchange, Office and Office 365. Technical workshop: Topics range from new capabilities, design, deployment and management…


Big Easy 10 & Cloud Easy now available

B  V  A The Big Easy Offer 10: Customers get an opportunity to earn subsidy payouts on eligible Microsoft volume license purchases that can be applied towards future purchases of Microsoft software or associated services from their Microsoft partner of choice. ·Offer valid purchase period: March 1,2013 – May 31, 2013 ·Claims can be submitted…


Get Demoing Office 365!

Todd Sweetser   Hi Cloud Sellers!  With the commercial launch of the new Office 365 we have an amazing opportunity to deliver new solutions to our customers. A critical component of our customer discussions is being able to deliver the Office 365 business value through demonstrations that are easy to implement and engaging for the…


Office 365 Licensing and Scenario Overview

B V A Microsoft is introducing new business models for Office 365, available March 1st. This is the final video in our 3 part series.  It highlights, the licensing transaction details, as well as a demo of the VLSC or Volume Licensing Service Center, walking through getting and redeeming the keys, Introduces the Office 365…


Key Changes Coming to Office 365 E & K SKUs

Tim Tetrick As part of our updated Office 365 services rollout (see the recent blog post from Steve Ballmer), I wanted to provide you with a heads up on some key changes coming to the E (Enterprise) and K (Kiosk) plans.  First, Office Web Apps is being added to the E1 and K1 plans.  Currently,…


Accelerate Your Cloud Business with a Microsoft Cloud Fast-Track Bootcamp

Tim Tetrick Microsoft Cloud Fast-Track Bootcamp   Join Microsoft cloud experts in your area for a one day training to help you fast-track your cloud sales and profits using the latest product roadmaps, demo tools, customer campaigns, and shared best practices. Learn about the new Office and how it can drive new sales, and how…


Office 2013 Version Economics: An Example.

Woody Walton   Well the new year is almost upon us and I thought I would close out 2012 with an illustration of why a customer might choose to purchase Office 2013 though either our volume licensing programs or through our Office 365 subscriptions, rather than buy it through retail, such as Office 2013 Professional,…


New Office Online Ignite Training

B  V  A I was recently out on the Microsoft Partner site, and ran across this link to some New Office Ignite Trainings:  Each Technology header provides multiple trainings that are available on each solution available for you to watch online.  


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…


SharePoint Online Decreases Additional Storage Prices and Increase Quotas

  Woody Walton   Last Tuesday the Office 365 Technical Blog posted an update that was extremely important as regards SharePoint Online.  In the post Storage Update for SharePoint Online Enterprise Plans, Josh T spilled the much awaited beans.   Based on your feedback, we have reduced the price of additional storage by 92% for the…