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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Microsoft Next Up Exam Camp

Tim Tetrick   The smartest path to Microsoft certification Microsoft Next Up is a step-by-step exam camp that removes roadblocks, and sets you up for success. Join us for a 5-week online learning journey and Exam Day to prepare for either of these Microsoft certification exams: 70-346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements Course starts…

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Join the US SMB Partner Insider call on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Tim Tetrick   Join the Microsoft US team for the December SMB Partner Insider call this Wednesday, December 6, 2017 where you’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. Plus, registration is open for the January through June Insider calls! When: December 6, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM PST Register for all the…

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Azure Stack Resources and Training

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners! I am hearing a lot of excitement from partners about the opportunity that Azure Stack represents, and many partners are looking for training and resources to help them get started.  I wanted to share some of those items with you here. A new Azure Stack e-book was released…

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I have Azure VM performance issues, what do I do?

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners! I recently came across this guidance from the Azure Support team on how to address Azure VM performance issues.  This is one of the most common issues that Support deals with so wanted to share the guidance with you. Step 1: Start with the fundamentals Make sure you are…

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Microsoft Revenue Growth Academy

Tim Tetrick   Increase your Customer’s Value Revenue Growth Academy Do you want to grow revenue and retain your existing customers?  We offer a short webcast series, designed for Microsoft partners that shares specific strategies and tactics for maximizing value and satisfaction with your customers.  We find that successful partners are applying these best practices…

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Join the next US SMB Partner Insider call tomorrow, Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Tim Tetrick   Remember to join the Microsoft US team tomorrow for the October SMB Partner Insider call Wednesday, October 4, 2017 where you’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. When: October 4, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM PST Register at: http://aka.ms/InsiderCall The October agenda will cover: Partner Spotlight: KAMIND IT Cybersecurity…

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Deploying Office 365 ProPlus with Microsoft Intune

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners! With all the new innovations and capabilities lighting up in the Microsoft cloud every week, I know it’s hard to stay up to date on all of them.  So every once in a while I spot one that kind of flies under the radar that I think our…

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New business apps in Office 365 Business Premium

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners! In case you missed the announcement from a few weeks back, I wanted to highlight that Microsoft recently released in Preview three new business apps that can give your current and prospective small business customers the tools they need to better manage and grow their businesses. Microsoft Connections….

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Mastering Microsoft 365: we’re bringing the experts to you

Tim Tetrick     Mastering Microsoft 365: we’re bringing the experts to you   Convenient technical workshops are right at your doorstep with the Microsoft 365 Tech Series. Microsoft-certified instructors provide workshops on the latest insights to benefit you and your organization.Our upcoming session will cover:Microsoft 365 Deployment and Management • Deepen your knowledge on…

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Get hands-on with the Microsoft Cloud

Tim Tetrick   Take free instructor-led classes Learn from experts with live, hands-on training and practice with your peers.  Classes include…   Getting Hands-on with Microsoft Azure Backup, Archive and Disaster RecoveryDuration: 2.5 hours Learn through extensive hands-on labs how to protect your data and applications using Backup, Archive and Disaster Recovery in Azure.  …

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Azure Hybrid Use Benefit now available directly in the Azure Management Portal

Tim Tetrick   In case you missed the news from a couple weeks back, I wanted to highlight the fact that you can now activate your Azure Hybrid Use Benefit directly in the Azure Management Portal.  If you’re not already familiar with Azure Hybrid Use Benefit, it is a fantastic benefit that helps you get…

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How to Build a Successful Cloud Practice

Tim Tetrick   As part of the strategy to help our partners create and accelerate their efforts to develop profitable and successful cloud practices, I wanted to highlight the following Cloud Practice Development Playbooks focused on: Cloud Infrastructure & Management Playbook Cloud Application Development Playbook Data Platform & Analytics Playbook Mobility & Security Playbook Microsoft…

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Center of Reseller Excellence for Microsoft CSP (CORE CSP)

Tim Tetrick     Hello Microsoft Partners, Welcome to CORE CSP With an abundance of content out there, it can be difficult to know where to find the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) resources you’re looking for. That’s why we’ve narrowed the focus. With CORE CSP, we’ve curated the best, most-focused resources and tools to help…

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