Have you heard the news? Advanced Support for Partners, Microsoft’s new offering for cloud partners, is driving excellent results! Join this upcoming call Nov 15th for more details!

Todd Sweetser Have you heard the news? Advanced Support for Partners, Microsoft’s new offering for cloud partners is driving excellent results! Advanced Support for Partners is a cloud-focused support offering that provides partners with access to a variety of proactive and reactive services for Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Dynamics 365, etc. – delivered by Services…

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NEW US StepUp Webinar Series Available

Todd Sweetser NEW US StepUp Webinar Series Available Virtual workshop series providing step-by-step guidance to help you start a new Microsoft Cloud practice We are excited to invite you to attend our new US StepUp webinar series program, replacing the US SMB JumpStart webinar series program. There are two new, 4-part US StepUp webinar series…

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Instant File Recovery from Azure VM backups is now generally available

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  Wanted to pass along this highly requested capability that has been added to Azure VM Backup.  This info is from the Azure blog: Instant File Recovery from Azure VM backups is now generally available… We are excited to announce that Instant recovery of files and folders from Azure VM backups…

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Public preview of Azure Site Recovery (DR) for Azure IaaS virtual machines is available!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  I am very excited to let you know that the ability to provide disaster recovery services using ASR (Azure Site Recovery) for your servers running in Azure as virtual machines is now available in preview!  This is an ask we have heard many times and is a welcome addition to…

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Join your regional May SMB Partner Insider call Friday, May 5!

Todd Sweetser Join your local Microsoft US team for the SMB Partner Insider call Friday, May 5, 2017. You’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. Presenters on these calls include the Microsoft Regional General Manager, Partner Sales Executives, Partner Channel Development Managers, Partner Technology Strategists and guest speakers. Hear what partner…

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Office Go-to-Market (GTM) Guide for ISVs

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  I know that many of you out there may have an ISV side to your practice, or perhaps you are thinking of developing one to help give you some great value added capabilities.  With that, this came across my desk and I wanted to share it with you as a…

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New Windows 10 upgrade benefits for Windows Cloud Subscriptions in CSP

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  Found some info that could be a large benefit to those looking at selling the Windows 10 Enterprise offering via CSP!  Info below is from blog post on the Windows Blog: We’re excited to announce that customers with Windows subscriptions via the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program can now upgrade…

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Technical Deep Dive on Windows in CSP

      Todd Sweetser     Expand your Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) portfolio with Windows 10 by understanding the business and technical aspects of the solution. Explore the business opportunities for your SMB customers, along with deployment options and the basics of managing updates.    When: January 10th, 9am – 12pm Pacific Time…

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Visio Viewer for iPad as well as Visio Online Preview are now available!

Todd Sweetser Good day Cloud Partners!  Do you or any of your customers work with Visio drawings?  Ever wish it was possible to view them on an iPad or on the web?  Well, now you can!  We are pleased to announce the launch of both Visio Viewer for iPad and Visio Online Preview! As one…

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Register today for the U.S. SMB Customer Lifetime Value Academy!

Todd Sweetser Good day Cloud Partners!  Do you want to maximize your revenue generating potential and loyalty with your existing customers?  What is the cost to your business of not maintaining your customers?  In a cloud business model, it is no longer just about the deal or the initial sale, it is about customer lifetime…

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Office 2007 End of Life is on the horizon

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  As the cycle of life continues so does the end of extended support for the Office 2007 family of products.  For customers that are using Office 2007 solutions today it is important to make sure they are aware of this milestone.  This can be specially very important for the customers…

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Customer Immersion Experience (CIE) Bootcamps!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers!  The Office 365 Customer Immersion Experience continues to be a powerful tool to give partners the tools and skills to allow customers to sell themselves on the value that the Microsoft platform could deliver for their business.  Many partners use these events to help close deals and expand solution usage…

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Windows 10 Enterprise E3 for CSP Resources

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers!  As my colleague J.J. blogged about earlier this month here (and announced at WPC), Windows 10 Enterprise is going to be available via a subscription model, which is right in line with Microsoft’s continued drive to cloud enablement.   I wanted to share a couple of resources that can help partners…

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New resource to help show the Value of Office!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers!  There is a new resource that is a grouping of tools designed to help you show the full value of Office and Office 365 (as well as Enterprise Mobility & Security.)  It is Transform.Office.com.  This portal is the new home of the Business Value Programs which include the Value Discovery…

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Upcoming Training Opportunities for Partners

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers!  Wanted to pass along some Microsoft Cloud solution training offerings that are available, both short term and in the next couple of months. First, some trainings that are occurring this week: Grow and Manage Your Business with Azure Internal User Rights– Level 200:  Scenarios Internal Use Rights cloud services and…

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Office 365 for Business Community has moved to the Microsoft Community

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  Many of you (as well as your customers) have utilized the Office 365 for Business Community.  This resource was implemented when Office 365 was released (5 years ago!) and has been a great resource to learn, ask and obtain information on the Office 365 platform.  Over time some topics were…

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EMS Webinar: Holistic Security Centered on Identity

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  Wanted to make all aware of an upcoming webinar focused on Identity as part of the Enterprise Mobility Suite.  It is being presented by the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility team (Adam Baron, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft) and is not partner specific, but will give you a great overview of…

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Webinar Invite: Learn about Advanced Support for Partners, Microsoft’s new cloud support offer and how you can save money with the Summer Special Promotion!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  Wanted to make all aware of this webinar that will be discussing the Advanced Support for Partners offering.  This offering is Cloud-focused partner support with a personal connection to Microsoft Less than 1 hour incident response time for your most critical issues for Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Office 365, and Microsoft…

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How to use MPN Support Incident benefits to open Azure support tickets

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  For many partners getting started on the Azure platform, getting access to technical support can be very important.  Azure has many facets and capabilities, with that the need to work with a qualified technician that understands the platform, (and more important, a specific area such as Virtual Machines or Azure…

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Skype for Business for Mac client available in Public Preview!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners! A fairly common ask we receive is “when will the Lync for Mac client get updated to the Skype for Business client on the Apple Mac platform?”  The first step to get this is now available as a Public Preview.  Partners and customers can obtain access to the preview by…

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