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  • Blog Post: Microsoft announced as first major sponsor of UK Cloud Awards 2016: Submit your nominations

    The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) has today announced that Microsoft UK has become the first major sponsor of the UK Cloud Awards 2016 having sponsored the ceremony for the past two years. Established by CIF in association with Cloud Pro, the awards seek to recognise the leading vendors, customers and...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to UK Cloud QuickLinks - Your one-stop-shop for all things Cloud

    We admit it can sometimes be confusing navigating the shear amount of fantastic cloud resources the Microsoft Partner Network has to offer. Following feedback, we’ve created a central location where you can now access all the necessary Cloud business building resources – introducing UK...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Profitability Roadshow Returns

    We will be travelling up and down the country to demonstrate how Microsoft partners are realizing 1.5x higher gross profit margins and uncovering further revenue opportunities with the Microsoft Cloud for Business. With 55% of SMB’s now supporting a mobile workforce and public cloud spending...
  • Blog Post: Demystifying The Cloud Solution Provider Programme - Webinar, 26th Nov, 10am.

    Demand for cloud services shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, industry experts expect the public IT cloud services industry to reach over US$107 billion by 2017. The Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider programme enables partners to directly manage their entire Microsoft cloud customer lifecycle...
  • Blog Post: New Cloud Competency Updates

    The cloud is expanding in today’s world, it’s estimated that the Worldwide public IT Cloud Services Revenue by 2017 will be $108 Billion (*2014 IDC study commissioned by Microsoft), we’ve been looking at partners who are leading the cloud industry. Understanding where they’ve...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) OnDemand Digital Workshop Series

    The new CSP Digital Workshop, delivered through the drumbeat on demand video learning platform, enables you to gain a better understanding of Cloud Solution Provider programme (CSP). Five information-packed modules cover a range of topics and provide answers to the top questions partners have ask...
  • Blog Post: Is owning your own infrastructure dead? (Guest Post)

    By Jacob Neil, Head of Sales – Cube52 A friend of mine, really into motorcycling, was telling me about a trip he took in Northern Africa. The interesting thing about this trip is that it was 2 weeks long and it involved camping. That is a lot of gear to try and balance on a motorcycle, as well...
  • Blog Post: #Get2CloudQualified - Get Microsoft Accredited & Win a Surface Pro 3!

    It’s Competition Time!!! Time to get accredited and win some cool stuff! Whether you are a Sales Person or a Techy, you can get involved in this competition. SSA / PSTA & MCP Competition Simply pass one of the below Cloud SSA’s (Sales Specialist Accreditations), PSTA’s...
  • Blog Post: #Get 2 Gold Competition Time

    This year we are focusing on getting as many of our SMB partners to achieve a Gold Competency in Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions as possible. This not only helps you to stand out from the crowd, but will also equip you with the benefits only our top tier of partners receive. What can I win...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Cloud & Hosting Provider Opportunities (Guest Blog)

    By Matt Eckersall, UK Hosting Director, Microsoft UK I would like to start by saying a huge thank you to our broad Partner community for a strong close to FY15 and equally strong rally at WPC 2015! As we are hearing this week, FY16 promises to be an exciting, transformational year for Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft cloud helps Eclipse achieve 35% year-on-year revenue growth

    Eclipse , a valued Microsoft partner, prides itself on working with organisations in the SMB to mid-market space to deliver solutions that address business challenges around unified communications, connectivity, cloud productivity and enabling a mobile workforce. As part of the KCOM Group, Eclipse has...
  • Blog Post: #6 – Watch our new Cloud Animation plus your chance to win a Lynx 8 Windows Tablet!

    As we are coming to the end of the Microsoft financial year there are so many exciting things we have to help make your close to the year a great one. Here are a few of the highlights, but keep up to date daily by following us on Twitter @MicrosoftSB Be the first to see our exciting new 2 Minute...
  • 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...