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  • Blog Post: Become A Cloud Specialist To Win Lynx Tablets

    Become a Cloud Sales Specialist by completing one or more of the assessments below with a chance to win one of ten Lynx 8 Windows Tablets up for grabs You will require your associated Microsoft ID to sign into the Partner Learning Centre, if you have any issues please email us . SSA for Office...
  • Blog Post: Make Information More Accessible with the Cloud

    Make Information More Accessible with the Cloud It’s been a race to the cloud with apps and tools for consumers and businesses. And while on-premise business intelligence (BI) systems that are all snuggled onto business-owned servers are still the norm, implementations of web-based and web-accessible...
  • Blog Post: Benefits of Being a Gold Competency Partner

    Being a Gold Certified Microsoft Partner is much more than just the badge or logo. We know it requires effort and commitment from both a time and cost perspective, and we want to ensure that it’s not just you realising the value of your membership, but that your customers and prospective customers...
  • Blog Post: Partner Cloud Adoption Fest - 1 May, London

    Cloud can be a growth engine for Partners, requiring new types of services propositions. Hear how, as part of the transformation to the Cloud, we are focused on enabling you to drive the deployment, adoption and consumption of Microsoft Cloud services . Define the market trends, challenges,...
  • Blog Post: Use the Power of the Cloud On Your Terms

    In every part of life and business, we’re becoming completely enveloped in the cloud. Data, systems and tools accessible through the web are becoming the norm, but what about the systems your customers use to manage their core business processes? How do you help them to decide if it’s the...
  • Blog Post: Learn how one partner has grown their business at the Glasgow Cloud Roadshow

    We always like to share best practices and learnings from partners and customers with you, to hopefully give you some food for thought and help you with your cloud business too. Partner IA Cubed will be joining us at the Glasgow Cloud Roadshow on 19th March to talk to you about how they have succeeded...
  • Blog Post: Lift off to the Microsoft Cloud with a free digital marketing starter kit

    Industry experts expect the public IT cloud services industry to reach US$108 billion by 2017* Did you know Microsoft cloud resellers typically benefit from 1.3 times more new customers, increased recurring revenue versus other partners and higher gross profit versus active cloud peers?* So if you...
  • Blog Post: Benefits of Being a Gold Competency Partner

    Being a Gold Certified Microsoft Partner is much more than just the badge or logo. We know it requires effort and commitment from both a time and cost perspective, and we want to ensure that it’s not just you realising the value of your membership, but that your customers and prospective customers...
  • Blog Post: London and Coventry Cloud Roadshow

    Yesterday saw the first day of our cloud roadshows for this year that took place in London and Coventry. We had speakers from different area's of the business talking to our partners about how the cloud business is evolving, looking at Office 365 and Azure and how these products can benefit a business...
  • Blog Post: Maximise your Cloud Business: Cloud Partner Profitability Sessions In February

    Have you attended any of our Cloud Profitability Wednesdays webcasts? Whether you’re just making the switch to offering cloud solutions, or you’ve been in business for a while and want some new tips, we welcome you to attend. These weekly sessions include a streaming video and live Q&A...
  • Blog Post: Drive customer migration to Windows Server 2012 with our ModernBiz Accelerator promotion

    As Windows Server 2003 is fast approaching end of support from 15th July 2015, some customers face challenges in migrating to the modern Windows Server 2012 platform and/or cloud solutions such as Office 365 and Azure. Many customers have restricted budget and need help to tackle the cost and physical...
  • Blog Post: Submit Your UK Cloud Awards 2015 Nominations

    Celebrating innovation, entrepreneurialism, technical excellence, customer experience and achievements in the UK Cloud IT market. Award Ceremony: 11th March 2015| Venue: Plateau, Canary Wharf, London Breaking with the somewhat tired tradition of black tie jamborees, the second annual UK Cloud Awards...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Regional Roadshows 2015

    Just before we all headed off for the Christmas break, I announced the new dates for the next Cloud Regional Roadshows running up until May however now can confirm a little more detail on the agenda and content we will cover. A team of us from Microsoft will travel up and down the country to deliver...
  • Blog Post: #2 Pitching the cloud opportunity with your customers?

    In my last blog , I gave some insight into cloud services and why customers are all moving away from only on premise to incorporating cloud which changes the way work is done. As more SMB customers are turning to cloud solutions and with most common IT purchases still Microsoft Office and an email...
  • Blog Post: 2015 Cloud Roadshow dates released!

    After the popularity of our Cloud Roadshows over the last 6 months,further dates have now been released for 2015. Starting in London in February, we will be touring the UK, building on the content presented in 2014 and continuing to demonstrate our cloud products/services and how cloud can help you drive...
  • 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...