Encourage your customers to upgrade to Windows 10 before this offer expires.

Jeff Stoffel     I’ve been asked by partners several times recently what options our customers will have if they miss the free upgrade to Windows 10.  This is telling me that we still have many customers that have not yet upgraded their operating systems to Windows 10.  Now is the time in order to…

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Azure in 5 Minutes

  Welcome!  My team will be doing a number of videos around various components in Azure. The goal of this series is to give you very short messages around a number of the key Azure components needed to build a solution on Azure.  We will start with the basics and build from there.  This page…

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New usage reports for Office 365 rolling out

Jeff Stoffel   You may have ran across new Office 365 usage reports for SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, Yammer, and Skype for Business.  If you haven’t, I recommend you take a look.  These new reports give IT admins more insight into how their organization is using the service. Information you can act on The reports…

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Microsoft, Synnex & ISV Offers to Accelerate and Close Deals Fast

Jeff Stoffel   This Synnex exclusive webcast will cover how your organization can take advantage of Microsoft, Synnex, and exclusive Synnex ISV offerings to accelerate and close deals in the next month. Don’t miss this call- most offers are ending in June and are not currently planned to be renewed! When: May 26th @ 1pm…

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SQL Server 2016 Readiness Opportunities

Jeff Stoffel   With Microsoft SQL Server 2016 soon to be generally available, now is the time to prepare. In addition to the SQL Server 2016 webcasts and in-person trainings you’ve received up to now, please leverage the following content to prepare your teams, educate your customers, and build your SQL Launch marketing campaigns: Marketing…

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Expand Your Office 365 Practice with Microsoft Multi-Cloud Solutions

Jeff Stoffel   As mentioned in an earlier post, we are into full swing of our SMB Live event series. In this blog I would like to highlight our Day 2 event – Expand Your Office 365 Practice with Microsoft Multi-Cloud Solutions. This event provides valuable content on how to expand your Microsoft Cloud practice…

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March US SMB Partner Insider Call on-demand recording available now!

Jeff Stoffel   Missed the March US SMB Partner Insider Call?   We’ve got you covered. The calls are available on demand so you can easily catch up on the latest scoop for your region. New offers in market were announced as well as an in-depth review of the Sprint to the Finish offers and how…

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Build Your Office 365 Practice

Jeff Stoffel We are full swing into our SMB Live event series – Build Your Office 365 Practice.  This event provides details on getting set up with the fundamentals of building a cloud practice with Office 365, Microsoft's leading cloud suite.  We cover how to make money and discover your options for selling Office 365…

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Three more Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure and OSS for modern IT Pro sessions in March – Edina (MN), San Francisco, and Philadelphia

Jeff Stoffel Find out what’s new with Microsoft cloud infrastructure and OSS for modern IT Pros It’s time to embrace cloud infrastructure, help you customers maximize your current resources and enhance their datacenter flexibility to deploy new technologies.  Ready to learn more? Attend this free, full-day training session and discover first-hand how to integrate cloud…

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Drive up cloud revenue with Enterprise Mobility Suite

Jeff Stoffel Enterprise Mobility Suite provides a large opportunity for us to help our SMB customers with mobile device management and security.  Hopefully you have all seen Tim’s blog on the Online Technical Training for Deploying Enterprise Mobility Suite.  Expanding on this we have some terrific additional sales and tech-ready resources. Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite…

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Leading Your Customers to Modern IT with Windows Server 2012 R2: Time to Upgrade

Jeff Stoffel Do you still have customers that haven’t made the jump to Windows Server 2012 R2?  If so, now it the time to help them move to the latest version of Windows Server.  Depending on what you are running now, you have lots of options to get there. Installation If you want to move…

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Changing World of Work

Jeff Stoffel We have been talking quite a bit lately about the new world of work – a changing workforce, changing ways of sharing information, and the changing technologies that enable us to work faster, better, and smarter. The smartphone has existed for less than a decade yet it has completely changed the way we…

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Skype for Business Technical Series

Jeff Stoffel Curious what it takes to deploy Enterprise Voice solutions for your Office 365 customers?  Check out this technical training opportunity. The Skype for Business technical webcast series helps you design and deploy Enterprise Voice solutions for your Microsoft Office 365 customers and address different usage scenarios. Special offer! Attend this webcast October 1…

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Office 365 Things You Need To Know: Office 365 Migration Methods

Jeff Stoffel Earlier in the week we talked about migration decision factors and migration planning.  In this blog I am going to reference the various ways to migrate multiple email accounts to Office 365.  You will quickly see how important the upfront planning and uncovering the decision factors is to help you choose the correct…

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Office 365 Things You Need to Know: Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run

We are at an interesting time in the world of Office 365, a time of transition. We have SKUs like Small Business Premium and MidSize Business retiring. We have a new Office version with the launch of Office 2016 on September 22nd. We have announced a new SKU, the anticipated E5 offering which adds a…

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Office 365 Things You Need To Know: Migration Decision Factors

Jeff Stoffel Exchange Online is part of Office 365 and provides a cloud-based messaging solution.  Today we are going to talk about the decision factors you need to uncover in order to plan a migration strategy for your customer. There are many paths to migrate data from an on-premises email organization to Office 365 Exchange…

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Business is better with Office 365: Introducing Office 2016 Webcast Q/A

Good afternoon everyone!  Tim, Rob and I had the chance to answer questions on a customer facing webcast: Business is better with Office 365.  Everyone had great questions and I think we typed non-stop for the entire webcast.   I believe the Q/A list provides some insights into the types of solutions and technologies our customers…

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Windows 10 Masters Online Workshop Opportunity

  Jeff Stoffel   For those of you haven’t yet registered for the Windows 10 Management Masters Online Workshop – you still have time to sign up for the next five sessions.  This is a great workshop series for those looking for addition technical readiness for Windows 10.  Windows 10 has arrived, and we are…

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Meet your new Office – Office 2016 releases today!

Jeff Stoffel What is the new Office?  Office 2016 is the latest addition to Office 365, a subscription service that helps make it easier than ever for people to do their best work, together. The new Office is made for collaboration and teamwork. I’ve highlighted a few new items below but there is much more…

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