Join us at SMB Live and build your Microsoft cloud practice

Tim Tetrick   This year’s SMB Live events, coming to 22 cities across the United States, include a day of new in-depth and hands-on marketing content, and a day of 200 & 300-level technical training to modernize your organization’s technical skills and marketing capabilities. You’ll leave SMB Live with the tools you need for cloud…

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Intune Deployment Planning, Design and Implementation Guide

Tim Tetrick   I wanted to highlight this great new Intune Deployment Guide that just recently released. A successful Intune deployment starts with having a good plan and design. The purpose of this guide is to step you through the process of developing a deployment plan, creating a design, onboarding Intune, and conducting a production…

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New OneDrive Admin Center Preview

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners, I hope everyone saw the recent announcement around the new OneDrive Admin Center Preview.  We’ve seen a lot of changes with OneDrive for Business over the past year, including many new features and capabilities for both end users and IT.  As usage continues to grow, our customers and…

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New Cloud PBX Auto Attendant (Preview) and Call Queues (Preview) Training

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners, I know many of you are excited about the new Cloud PBX service that is included in the Office 365 E5 plan and can be added on to existing E1 and E3 Plans.   Cloud PBX is Microsoft’s technology for enabling call control and PBX capabilities in the Office…

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New: Azure training to expand your skills

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners. Whether you are just getting started in your own business transformation, are looking to differentiate yourself as an expert, or are proficient in another cloud solution and are looking to explore ways to become a multi-cloud expert to address any customer need – these trainings will help you…

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Get Started with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials – 4 part series

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners, Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials will provide you with a highly differentiated and compelling pure cloud business management solution to add to your portfolio. Dynamics 365 for Financials delivers a natural upsell/cross-sell motion for Office 365, while also helping to drive increased consumption and high-value usage of Office…

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Join your regional November SMB Partner Insider call

Tim Tetrick   Join your local Microsoft US team for the SMB Partner Insider call this Friday, November 4, 2016. On these calls, you’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. Presenters on these calls include the Microsoft Regional General Manager, and sales, technical, and marketing experts: Partner Sales Executives, Partner Channel…

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SMB JumpStart: Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS)

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners, Our new SMB JumpStart: Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) program kicks off on November 8 and you won’t want to miss this great opportunity designed to help your team comprehend, adopt, and deploy EMS based solutions to expand your business opportunities. Register now This five-week program is comprised…

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Partner Training and Enablement

Tim Tetrick   Plan ahead, and register for upcoming in-person and virtual partner training courses, webcasts, and community calls. The US Partner Community Hot Sheet schedule includes listings for October and November 2016, and is regularly updated as we learn about new offerings. Regardless of your role, our schedule includes opportunities for you to learn…

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Partner Technical Enablement Playbook (Updated!)

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners, Wanted to share with you the latest version of the Partner Technical Enablement Playbook for SMB Partners.  I know many of you have used this in the past and it was just recently updated to include the latest information and resources.  For those of you that aren’t familiar, the…

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I can’t connect to my Azure VM

Tim Tetrick   Last week I talked about How do I configure my security system with an Azure VPN as one of the most common Azure Support scenarios that we get.  Another big driver of Azure Support volumes is issues around not being able to connect to your VM running in Azure.  For Windows VMs,…

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How do I configure my security system with an Azure VPN?

Tim Tetrick   When setting up a hybrid cloud scenario with Azure, do you get stuck trying to configure your security system with an Azure VPN?  This is one of the most common Azure Support scenarios that we get.  I wanted to share with you this recommended approach with step-by-step guidance to help you plan…

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Azure RemoteApp update and options for delivering remote desktops and applications via Azure

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft SMB Partners, Wanted to make sure you saw the latest news today on Azure RemoteApp.  Microsoft announced in blog post today that Azure RemoteApp will be phased out over the next year.  New purchases of Azure RemoteApp will end as of October 1, 2016, although existing customers will continue to…

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Office 365 and SEC Rule 17a-4 requirements

Tim Tetrick   I’ve had several questions lately asking whether Office 365 and its archiving capabilities are able to meet SEC Rule 17a-4 requirements.  Many financial institutions such as banks and broker-dealer organizations are subject to Rule 17a-4, which is issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with respect to electronic data storage.  Rule…

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Introducing Enterprise Mobility + Security

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners, July is the start of Microsoft’s new fiscal year, and every year at this time we see lots of new announcements coinciding with the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference that just recently wrapped up in Toronto a couple weeks ago.  One of the announcements you may have missed was the…

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Auditing and Reporting in Office 365

Tim Tetrick   I commonly get questions around the auditing and reporting capabilities available in Office 365, so I wanted to make everyone aware of an updated Whitepaper that just recently became available called Auditing and Reporting in Office 365. Microsoft Office 365 includes several auditing and reporting features that customers can use to track…

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Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) click-through demos

Tim Tetrick   In a recent blog post, Microsoft demo tools and hands-on experiences for partners, I talked about the various demo tools that partners have available to them.  These tools include the ability to deliver live demonstrations and hands-on experiences of Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) from both the IT professional and end user perspective. …

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Missed the May U.S. SMB Partner Insider call?

Tim Tetrick   We’ve got you covered. Catch up on all the great content you missed. Incentives in market, key events, product spotlights, sales & marketing resources to help you drive leads, Regional General Manager business insights and more! Visit the US SMB Partner Center to access the on-demand recording and download the presentation for…

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Microsoft demo tools and hands-on experiences for partners

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners! I wanted to take a few minutes to give an overview and comparison of the various Microsoft demo tools and hands-on experiences that you can leverage with your customers and prospects.  These tools can really be a powerful resource in helping you accelerate your sales of Microsoft products and…

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Cloud Platform University Technical Trainings

Tim Tetrick   Hello Cloud Partners,  Wanted to let you know that the Cloud Platform University has added some additional dates for upcoming trainings.  Most of these are in May and June.  This is a great opportunity to get some 300 level technical training (including hands on labs!) on Azure and Enterprise Mobility Suite at…

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