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  • Blog Post: Key Features of Highly Profitable Cloud Partners

    We are pleased to share with you a Microsoft-commissioned IDC whitepaper which provides a thorough analysis of the top 20 worldwide Microsoft Cloud Partners. This research delves deep into the aspects of these partners’ value propositions and intellectual properties, team dynamics and compensation...
  • Blog Post: Final 3 Cloud Roadshows for 2014

    Our Cloud Roadshows have now been running over the last few months across the UK with positive feedback and so as we close out the final months of 2014, we want to ensure that for those who have been unable to attend, you are aware of the last few we have scheduled for this year. Are you new to selling...
  • Blog Post: Benefits of the SMB Hub @ Future Decoded for your small business customers

    Our vision at Microsoft is for SMB's to be able to work anytime, anywhere - whether that’s at home, on the bus, on the plane, in a café, walking through your local town centre or needing to quickly sort out that urgent matter while spending half term with the family. The ModernBiz...
  • Blog Post: Get MPN Benefits & Membership Guidance Over a Coffee

    As part of the Microsoft Partner Network you’re entitled to a host of benefits, resources and solutions that make it easier for you to do business. However, with the latest update to the MPN, which went live at the end of September, came a host of new benefits and opportunities which you may not...
  • Blog Post: October Cloud Roadshows - places available

    So far we have ran four Cloud Roadshows in Milton Keynes, Sheffield, Leeds and Reading. Still with many more to come, the next few will be taking place in October. If you are a Reseller and would like to learn more about how you can grow your Cloud business, join us at one of our Roadshows that we have...
  • Blog Post: New Office 365 Plans For Small to Medium Size Businesses

    On the 1st October we made available a set of Office 365 plans specifically tailored to meet the needs of Small to Medium size businesses ranging in size from 1 person to approximately 250 employees. These new Office 365 plans provide SMBs with the applications and services they need to be productive...
  • Blog Post: The new Pinpoint - 10 Tips for a Great Profile

    Although Pinpoint is a great tool to really present and advertise your business to customers around your area, not all partners have always used Pinpoint and maximise the benefits of how it can really transform and grow there business, mainly due to not having the right content, keywords and focus in...
  • Blog Post: Re-launch of Microsoft Pinpoint September 29th

    As of September 29th, Microsoft will be re-launching Pinpoint as Pinpoint Marketplace, the tool designed to help you, our partners, advertise your services to the needs of customers in your area. With a new facelift, you now easily upload business details and image, logo's, services, and connect...
  • Blog Post: Capitalise on cloud with SureStep - but what is it?

    This summer we announced Cloud SureStep at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington D.C, and how this programme is designed to help you, our partners, transform and grow a business with Microsoft Cloud. Some of you may already be aware of SureStep and have already looked at utilising the marketing...
  • Blog Post: Dons Stadium Milton Keynes, kicks off the first of many Cloud Roadshows

    Yesterday saw the first of many Cloud Roadshows that the Microsoft SMB team are running across the UK. Set in the Double Tree Hilton over looking the Dons Stadium itself, Microsoft speakers covered topics on Azure, Office 365, CRM Online, ModernBiz and Windows 8.1 as well as showcasing some of our current...
  • Blog Post: Final places available at our Business Growth Accelerator Workshop

    Are you looking to grow your business? What is holding you back? You may have already build a successful business and are now ready for the next big growth phase. Alternatively you may be dissatisfied with your current business performance and want to be inspired and explore new proven ways to accelerate...
  • Blog Post: Azure Calculator Tool now available!

    I am pleased to announce the launch of the new Azure Quick Quote Calculator in support of the launch of Microsoft Azure on Open! Whether it be scalable data back up in the cloud, application deployment or hosting websites, Microsoft Azure enables your customers to do this quickly and efficiently...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Roadshow Milton Keynes - Are you attending?

    Thursday 4th September will see our first Cloud Roadshow in this series in Milton Keynes and we will be kicking off the series covering all things Cloud such as Office 365 and Azure and how you as a partner to Microsoft can take the opportunity to grow your revenue through Cloud computing. ...
  • Blog Post: Discover the new Office 365 plans with Ingram Micro

    With the launch of Microsoft Office 365 there has never been a better time to talk to your customers about cloud-based services. If you would like to jump start your cloud business, Ingram Micro offer monthly live web chat sessions providing you with an introduction to Microsoft Cloud services and forums...
  • Blog Post: New Wave of Free Partner Cloud Roadshows

    It's always exciting when starting a new role within an organisation to get the chance to do something new or maybe slightly outside of the comfort zone you could be used to, and that's exactly the opportunity that I have been given. I'm Ellie Jones and as part of my new role within the SMB...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider Nomination Process (Tier-1)

    To meet the growing demand of our cloud-based solutions, it is essential that we continue to evolve our partner programmes and licensing models to make it easier for partners and customers to purchase, deploy and use Microsoft solutions. The Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider programme allows partners...
  • Blog Post: Optimising your business model for the Cloud

    One thing is clear - Cloud computing has arrived and you as a Microsoft partner should not wait to start investing in the future. According to IDC research, cloud-oriented partners have experienced 1.5x higher gross profit and 1.6x recurring revenues (as a portion of total revenue) than other partners...
  • Blog Post: Business Transformed Virtual Event: Are you ready to embrace a "mobile-first, cloud-first" world?

    Taking place on Wednesday 4 June 2014, 10am to 1pm, this Business Transformed Virtual Event will introduce you to the new and exciting possibilities that the next era of innovation in connected devices will bring! The possibilities are indeed unfolding in front of us as we march into a "mobile...
  • Blog Post: New Microsoft Cloud Campaign - The Connected Cloud Story

    On Monday 31 March 2014, Microsoft's global cloud advertising campaign will launch in the UK. Positioning Microsoft as #1 company for cloud, the campaign is innovative in that it's the first we've run that tells a fully connected Microsoft Story - showcasing Microsoft cloud services through...
  • Blog Post: Free eBook: “Bringing UK government into the cloud”

    Communicating the value of the cloud to non-technical readers can be a challenge. You have to strike a balance between demonstrating the value of the cloud and bogging the reader down in the details. The packaging matters too – it’s got to be clean, visually stimulating and a quick read....
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2003 End of Support is July 14, 2015 - Will you be ready to seize the opportunity?

    We all know that Windows XP support is coming to an end this April (Haven't you heard? Get2Modern is the new word!), but did you know that Windows Server 2003 extended support ends next July? A study undertaken by Microsoft Partner, App Zero, shows that 62% don't have a plan to upgrade or...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Sponsors UK Cloud Awards 2014

    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. Want to be recognised for your contribution to the Cloud Industry? It is free to enter, so why not submit an...
  • Blog Post: Technology Insights Sessions - Developing your growth strategy around Cloud tech

    If you've been recently asking yourself how you, as a Microsoft Partner, can take advantage of the new opportunities that adopting Microsoft Cloud technology can offer, then these forthcoming Technology Insight sessions should be just right. Each of the insight sessions will showcase ideas to assist...
  • Blog Post: Partner Cloud Deployment Programme Updates

    There have been two very important updates related to the Partner Cloud Deployment Programme: Update to Cloud Deployment Programme requirements Extension of the Office 365 EA Promotion Updated Cloud Deployment Requirements As a result of feedback from partners currently in the Cloud...
  • Blog Post: What's next in UK partner readiness .....

    5 months in to the world of UK partner readiness, I am so proud of the great strides we have made with our Microsoft Partner readiness offerings in the UK. Our aim as a team is to provide best-in-class training to achieve and retain the highest skilled people within our UK Microsoft partner network....