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  • 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: 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....
  • Blog Post: Microsoft UK awarded Cloud Services Vendor of the Year at the CRN Awards!

    Fantastic news, last night Microsoft were awarded Cloud Services Vendor of the Year at the CRN Awards in London. This is the largest Channel awards event in the UK and the judging is by a mixed panel of resellers, vendors and distributors. We wouldn't have achieved this without our Partners and Customers...
  • Blog Post: Government Cloud (G-Cloud) Partner Opportunity Meeting – London, 9 May 2013

    UPDATE 25/04/13 Please Note: this event has now been postponed. G-Cloud is the procurement framework for UK Government to buy cloud services. With over £10m of business already transacted, and growing month on month, there are huge opportunities for Microsoft Partners to make money in this...
  • Blog Post: Award-Winning Partner Solutions: TechQuarters – Bringing the benefits of the cloud to UK-based small businesses

    Cloud computing is radically changing the way companies buy and use technology. Founded in a Wimbledon spare bedroom just three years ago, TechQuarters has grown to win the 2013 Microsoft Worldwide Cloud Small and Medium Business (SMB) Partner of the Year award for its innovative approach in helping...
  • Blog Post: MVP Transform the Datacentre Session, 10 September, London - Bring Your Customers

    As part of our Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals week of Cloud OS seminars in London, we're running a virtualisation session, featuring MVP Aidan Finn, talking about Hyper-V networking, including those new features in Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V. Aidan's session will also cover the best practices...
  • Blog Post: WPC Day 2: MPN Changes – Building a Cloud Capable Microsoft Partner Network

    WPC this year is really ramming home the importance of Cloud, its integration across devices and services and the tremendous momentum in relation to its adoption. One in four of our enterprise customers has Office 365, and with an annual revenue run rate of >$1 billion Office 365 is on track...
  • Blog Post: Get Support Developing Your Cloud Business

    Are you a Cloud Essentials partner that would like to further develop your cloud business practice? If so, we're offering partners (which do not already have an account manager) a telephone and email-based assistance service from February to June 2013. During this period of time, we'll work with your...
  • Blog Post: UK Government Cloud Opportunity. Getting Your Business Accredited for G-Cloud Event - London, 24 June, 9.30am-12.30pm

    Many Microsoft partners are still unaware of this potential opportunity to sell their cloud offerings to Government and how G-Cloud supports the Government agenda to procure more from UK SME’s. The G-Cloud is now firmly established as the procurement framework for UK Government to buy cloud...
  • Blog Post: Free to Attend Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals Cloud OS Week - London, 9-13 Sept 2013

    Microsoft's Most Valuable Professionals will be leading a Cloud OS Community Week design for customers and partners to explore Microsoft's Cloud OS Vision. Attend a day or the entire week - it features a packed agenda. All sessions take place at Microsoft Offices, Cardinal Place, Victoria, London...
  • 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: IAMCP WPC Exec Round Tables

    Thought this would be of interest to quite a few partners. Whether it's Microsoft Cloud, the Partner Network Vision for FY14 and beyond or the future of Partner Competencies - The IAMCP (International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners) are running an exclusive series of Executive Round Tables...