This month there has been lots landing in the “Service Provider” space, for example leveraging the Microsoft Cloud Platform to deliver differentiated value-added services as well sponsorship announcements and upcoming training available. Please find below a summary of activity to support you.

Microsoft sponsors UK Cloud Awards

The UK Cloud Awards 2014 is a collaboration between the Cloud Industry Forum, Cloud Pro and techUK and will be presented at a special ceremony on 26 February at London’s City Hall. It is free to enter so why not submit an entry today and get recognised for cloud innovation, entrepreneurialism, technical excellence, customer experience and achievements in the UK Cloud IT market. The cut off for submissions is Friday 31st January, so get your nominations in soon. Here is a high level outline of what will be reviewed for awards. Enter via: www.ukcloudawards.co.uk.

Leading Service Providers are leveraging the Microsoft Cloud Platform – What about your business?

Microsoft recently announced the Cloud OS Network, a worldwide group of leading hosting service providers who deliver differentiated value-added services to end customers based on the Microsoft Cloud OS vision. Each partner in the Cloud OS Network will be deploying hundreds of servers and thousands of virtual machines on the Microsoft Cloud Platform, which includes Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V, System Center 2012 R2, and Windows Azure Pack.

Spotlight on Licensing for Service Providers

Need your Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA) update for this quarter on all the changes that have landed? Then not to worry, the next Spotlight on licensing call for service providers will be able to attend on the 20th February 2014 at 4pm.

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