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  • 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: #5 Understand the cloud opportunity. Learn the cloud business. Gain competitive advantage.

    Is Cloud one of those things you know you need to do something about but it somehow keeps getting put back on the priorities list for other more business critical tasks? Trust us, the time to do something is now, to gain an advantage on your competition you need to be taking action. Make time to get...
  • 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: Speed up deployment of Office 365 Internal Usage Rights with SkyKick (Update: May Webinar)

    SkyKick’s Migration Suite is an application that can help you speed up rollout of Office 365 by automating 90% of the migration process. If you’re an Action Pack subscriber or competency partner, take advantage of SkyKick to deploy your Office 365 Internal Usage Rights into your own business...
  • Blog Post: Driving Adoption of Office 365 Solutions: Virtual Course for Partners

    Learn how to map business scenarios to actual workflows and how to drive adoption of Office 365 to help customers reach their business goals and increase customer satisfaction. This course is being delivered in a virtual, online, blended learning format, combining Virtual Instructor-Led presentations...
  • 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: 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: 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: Cloud Virtual PDF to help you build your cloud business

    To help you move your business services to become more cloud based and drive your cloud business forward, we have created a cloud virtual PDF for you to refer to as and when needed. Not only is this a quick reference point to resources and training that we have available for you to use, including Silver...
  • 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: 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: 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: September Promotions and Offers for your customers

    Each month we will share with you the current offers and promotions we have that can help you when speaking to customers. Below I have highlighted a couple for example however all September promotions can be found here : Renew to the Cloud Renew to the Cloud today and save up to 20% on your...
  • 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: 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: Office 365, Azure and Windows Server Free Partner Technical Training Sessions

    This September we're running a number of FREE technical training sessions which aim to support you in selling and deploying Microsoft solutions including Office 365, Azure and Windows Server. Power BI with Excel and Office 365 Date: 10th of September Link: Register Here (Open to all Partners)...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with Office 365?

    Are you new to Office 365 and understanding the benefits it can bring to the business world? Do you want to find out how Office 365 can benefit your customers? TechData are working with Microsoft to bring you FREE webinars on all things Office 365 including common sales scenarios to transition your pipeline...
  • 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: WPC Day 1: Vision Keynote Recap – Devices, Services and a little Data

    If anyone wasn’t aware when they walked into the first WPC Vision Keynote this morning that Microsoft is now a devices and services company with core focuses on cloud, mobility, big data and enterprise social, they certainly were when they left three hours later. To me though the dominating...
  • Blog Post: Yammer Enterprise With Office 365 Internal Use Rights

    Yammer Enterprise is now available to partners as a part of the Office 365 Internal Use Rights (IURs) provided through our Microsoft cloud programmes . You can visit the Office 365 Administration Portal (in the “service overview” tab under “included service”) to check if Yammer...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Business Partner & Customer Launch Event

    The Office 365 Partner and Customer Virtual Launch Event takes place on the 27th February @ 4pm (GMT) and will focus on the availability of t he major new release coming to Office 365 for businesses. If you or your customers are exploring cloud offerings such as Office 365, this is an essential event...
  • Blog Post: Back by popular demand! Office 365 Partner Sales Master Class, 5 November 2013

    Following the success of the Office 365 Partner Sales Masterclass a few months ago, we're running another session. Again it takes place in Reading, Microsoft TVP Campus. Designed for SI Partner Sales people (Level 200 sales) we've taken feedback from the last session to include; Yammer product...