Get 15% off Office 365 and Microsoft 365 for your new SMB customers

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners! If you work with SMB customers, I want to make sure you’re aware of a recent offer that was just announced.  Microsoft is offering 15% off the first year of Office 365 Business Premium and Microsoft 365 Business subscriptions to new U.S. customers when transacted via the Cloud Solution…

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Windows Server Upgrade Center

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners! Do you have questions about upgrading to the newest Windows Server OS? Are you looking for guidance on how to upgrade from one OS to another? And what consideration needs to be taken before and after upgrading? If so, take a look at the Windows Server Upgrade Center which…

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Windows Virtual Desktop

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners! I was really excited to see Windows Virtual Desktop officially announced at Ignite a couple weeks back.  Windows Virtual Desktop (formally known at RDmi (Remote Desktop Modern Infrastructure)), is a new service that enables you to host a complete modern desktop experience on Azure with built-in security and compliance,…

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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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StepUp Technical Security Webinar Series for Microsoft 365 Business

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners! Your customers have heard the scary statistics: 55% of small businesses have been hit by cyberattacks, 60% who are attacked go out of business, and 58% of users accidentally share sensitive information.1 But while they want to safeguard their business, customers may not know where to start. Some may…

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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 365 Partner Launchpad

Tim Tetrick   If you serve small business customers, and you don’t have a department of savvy marketers, consider Microsoft 365 Partner Launchpad—a new selling tool that can help expand your Modern Workplace selling and marketing capabilities. Launchpad applies a practical approach to preparing for and closing sales faster, with improved profitability. Launchpad can help…

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The US SMB Partner Insider call is back!

Tim Tetrick   Stay in the know and join the Microsoft One Commercial Partner US, GTM team for the Partner Insider call on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 where you’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. Time: 10:00 AM PT Register at: https://msuspartner.eventbuilder.com/event?eventid=x0f8d5&RegNow=1&source=blog August Agenda: Insider Scoop | David Cunningham, Partner Channel…

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The June Insider Call is this Wednesday!

Tim Tetrick   Stay in the know and join the Microsoft US team for the Partner Insider call on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 where you’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. Time: 10:00 AM PT Register at: https://msuspartner.eventbuilder.com/event?eventid=i3h2a0&source=blog June Agenda: Insider Scoop | David Cunningham, Partner Channel Marketing Manager will cover…

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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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Azure Migrate

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners! As many of you may have seen, Azure Migrate went generally available a few weeks back.  I wanted to share with you this quick video I recently recorded.  In the video I look at some key Azure solutions, talk about the three phases of a successful migration project,…

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Introduction to Azure Site Recovery

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners! I recorded a short video that provides an introduction to Azure Site Recovery.  It looks at some of the challenges that ASR solves for and talks about how ASR can be used as both a disaster recovery solution and as a powerful migration solution as well.  Finally, it…

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Introduction to Azure Backup

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners! One of the first services that we see a lot of partners and customers getting started with in Azure is Azure Backup.  I recorded a quick video to give an introduction and overview of Azure Backup.  I cover the value proposition, current capabilities, and how you can price…

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Getting Started with Azure for AWS Professionals

Tim Tetrick   For people experienced with the AWS platform, it can be challenging to know how to get started on Azure.  One of our Microsoft Cloud Solution Architects, after discussing this with an experienced AWS developer at a recent User Group, thought it would be useful to pull together resources to help.  Please find…

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The March Insider Call is this Wednesday!

Tim Tetrick   Catch up on the latest and join the Microsoft US team for the March Partner Insider call on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 where you’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. When: March 7, 2018 Time: 10:00 AM PT Register at: http://aka.ms/InsiderCall The March agenda will cover: Insider Scoop…

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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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Using the Azure Pricing Calculator to price out a simple VM based solution

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners! I recently recorded a quick video that walks through using the Azure Pricing Calculator to price out a simple virtual machine based solution, and thought I would share it here as well.  If you’re not yet familiar with the Azure Pricing Calculator, this will provide a quick overview…

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Office 365 Partner Admin Center is moving to Partner Center

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners, If you haven’t heard the news, just wanted to remind you that during the months of March and April 2018, the Office 365 Partner Admin Center (PAC) will be retiring, and partners will start being automatically redirected to Microsoft Partner Center.  Microsoft Partner Center is evolving into the single…

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