imageWith the release of the new Office 365 for businesses on February 27, the new Office is now fully available to businesses, academic institutions, and consumers.

To help you find the resources you need to prepare yourself and your business for the opportunities the new Office brings, we have compiled this online guide. Come back to http://aka.ms/us-partner-new-office any time to see what’s new.

This post was updated May 3.  

New content

Talk to your customers about how Office 365 compares with Google in security, compliance, and privacy, using this new PowerPoint presentation

Read Jon Roskill’s recent blog post, A Big Milestone for Microsoft Cloud Partners, about the momentum of Office 365 and our Cloud Essentials program. 

Each Wednesday through the end of June, learn from Microsoft experts and our cloud distributor partners about the new licensing options for Microsoft Office 365. Next calls: May 15; May 22; May 29; June 5; June 12; June 19; June 26.

The Office Talk Office Hours series covers Microsoft Office in depth—these interactive sessions provide you with product demos, selling tips and tricks, and business best practices from Microsoft and other partners. Upcoming calls: May 14: Microsoft Exchange 2013; May 28: Microsoft Word 2013; June 11: SharePoint 2013; June 25: PowerPoint 2013

Migrate your customers to the modern desktop before April 8, 2014, when support for Office 2003 ends:

Get to know the new Office

Showcase your company’s expertise and create customer demand

Take advantage of sales, technical, licensing, and business training benefits

Sales and licensing training and information

Technical training and information

Stay informed through social, blogs, and community

Use your Microsoft Partner Network membership benefits and get product support

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imageFind out how to stay informed as a U.S. partner at http://aka.ms/uspstayinformed