Posted by Julie Golding, Partner Subscriptions Manager, Microsoft U.S. Partner Team.

Julie Golding 2011

Each month in the U.S. partner newsletter, our Microsoft Cloud Partner Program expert in the U.S., Julie Golding, delivers a message to Microsoft Cloud Essentials Pack subscribers, offering information about growth and engagement opportunities and tips for utilizing the benefits of the subscription.

I am happy to announce the new Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Office 365, and tell you that Cloud Essentials subscribers are eligible to participate at no cost. If you are working with deployments of fewer than 2,400 seats, this Practice Accelerator offers intermediate- to advanced-level training for personnel with technical backgrounds, in roles such as technical project management, technical consulting, and technical support. This four-day course guides you through an Office 365 deployment project from start to finish in three phases: deployment overview, planning and preparation guidance, and migration and post-deployment guidance.

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Office 365
Register for one of several dates this Practice Accelerator is available between now and the end of June (dates are subject to change):

  • March 26-29
  • April 9-12
  • April 23-26
  • May 7-10
  • May 21-24
  • June 4-7
  • June 25-28

        The Big Easy Offer is Back, with 15% Subsidy for Microsoft Online Services
        Popular with customers and partners, the Big Easy Offer 8 is back through June 30. The subsidy funds your customer receives for purchasing a wide range of qualifying Microsoft software and services—including Microsoft Office 365, Windows Intune, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online��can be spent with you for migration and deployment services, end-user training, and more. Terms and Conditions.

        Another cloud-oriented resource for you is the four Microsoft distributors in the U.S. who offer additional services and support to help you license Microsoft Online Services: D&H Distributing, Ingram Micro, SYNNEX, and Tech Data. I encourage you to take time to explore their cloud programs and promotions, and become aware of any benefits and resources they have that can help you build and grow your Microsoft cloud practice.