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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Microsoft Project Readiness

Q: from (Larry) One of our clients is evaluating different PM software and would like some direction on how to get started w/MS Project.  They have a evaluation copy but frankly are overwhelmed with how much functionality there is in Project.  Can you point us to a good source of information online (e.g. basic training…

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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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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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Call Queues and Auto Attendant trainings updated for General Availability

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners, I hope everyone saw the news from last week that the Skype for Business Cloud PBX calling features Auto Attendant and Call Queues are now generally available.  These two features were previously available via Public Preview at www.skypepreview.com but have now been officially released.  You can read more in…

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Save the date: Microsoft Cloud Architect Boot Camp

Tim Tetrick     When: May 15-19, 2017Where: The Westin in Bellevue, WARegistration Fee: USD $1,800.00 per attendee   Hello Microsoft Partners, The Cloud Architect Boot Camp is the same high quality technical training that internal Microsoft architect roles attend, and it is only being extended to Microsoft partners. By attending this event, you’ll be…

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You’re Invited: How to Build a Business Intelligence practice

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners, I am excited to extend an invitation to join an exclusive new JumpStart program designed to enhance your sales and technical skills with Microsoft technologies. Partners are raving about their participation in JumpStart programs to date: “Great way to jump start a new business line!”, “provided education and tools…

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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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Available now! Free Windows Server 2016 virtual labs

Todd Sweetser Ran across this recent announcement and wanted to share it with our partners! From the Windows Server Blog: Dig into the free Windows Server 2016 virtual labs! We know every time we launch a new Windows Server version our customers get excited to try the new features. But while some folks love getting…

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Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) Partner Community

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners, Build and extend your enterprise mobility practice, and help customers stay secure and productive on the apps and devices they choose to use. The Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) Partner Community is led by technical subject-matter experts, and activities include blog posts, community calls, and Yammer group discussions. February…

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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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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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Build new web and mobile solutions for your customers with Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow

Todd Sweetser   Hi Cloud partners!  Wanted to share some information on an upcoming training opportunity! Have started to receive questions from many of you regarding PowerApps and Flow….   Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow are two new services from Microsoft that provide opportunities for you to bring new productivity solutions to your customers.  These…

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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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Sign up now for FREE, hands-on training on cloud technologies!

Tim Tetrick   Advance your cloud skills in our FREE, virtual classes led by experts. Want to become a cloud expert? For a limited time only, Microsoft is offering instructor-led, online classes with extensive hands-on labs on the hottest cloud topics, at no cost to you. Join us in these engaging sessions to learn how…

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New CRM Online “Getting Started” training for Office 365 Partners

Partners, Looking to expand your Microsoft Office 365 practice by offering CRM Online?  Microsoft is heavily invested in the tight integration and seamless user experience between Office 365 and CRM Online (click here for details), providing an industry leading user experience around user productivity and sales/services process management.  If you are an expert in Office…

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Microsoft partner training, calls, and webcasts

Jeff Stoffel I have had requests from many partners on where to go for additional training…. of all types. The November 2014 US Partner Training Hot Sheet is now on the US Partner Training blog and is a terrific way to find out about available trainings. In the Hot Sheet, you’ll find a list of…

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Azure Essentials Web Series – Prescriptive technical & business guidance to jump start your Azure practice

We have an upcoming new web series starting on Thursday, September 4, that every SMB cloud partner will find of interest. The Azure Essentials Web Series is designed to provide business and technical knowledge needed to ramp your SMB Azure practice quickly. Our first two webcasts are on September 4 (“The 4 Fastest Solution Paths…

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Program Updates for Free and discounted training resources from Brainstorm now available to resell

Based on feedback received, we have made some updates to simplify this Thru-partner To-customer training resource offer for Windows 8.1 & Office 365.  See below for details and updates. What are the Details? Partners can support every customer with simple to use, highly effective training resources available on demand and under your own brand. This…

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SharePoint Conference 2014

  If you are looking for a way to expand your practice with SharePoint on premise, hybrid or in the cloud the SharePoint Conference could be for you. From Monday, Mar 3, 2014 11:00 AM to Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 12:00 PM Microsoft is taking over the Venetian Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada,…

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