Industry experts expect the public IT cloud services industry to reach $108 billion by 2017. A recent IDC study shows that cloud-oriented partners have 1.5 times higher gross profit percentages and 1.6 times the recurring revenue as a portion of total revenue than other partners (IDC. Successful Cloud Partners 2.0 ebook, 2014).

Whether you are just starting with the cloud, looking to increase your cloud presence, or have a mature cloud business, we can help you move to the next stage in the evolution of your SMB cloud practice and build a profitable cloud business.

In this post, you’ll find links to our new Office 365 Rainmaker webcast series, the on-demand Azure Essentials webcasts (with business and technical tracks), Office 365 QuickStart videos, on-demand CRM Online webcasts, and on-demand Cloud 1-2-3 Academy sessions. 

Webcasts listed below are on the Partner Learning Center. To register for these events, you must be a Microsoft partner. If you are not associated to your company’s Microsoft Partner Network profile, follow the steps here. If you have issues with registration, email plcteam@asentus.net.

Yammer_coolgrey11To stay informed about new cloud content and participate in our cloud discussion, join our Cloud 1-2-3 Yammer Group. Instructions to join here. For more SMB-related cloud resources, visit the US SMB Partner Center.

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New! Office 365 Rainmaker webcasts

Office 365 Rainmaker webcasts SMB - TileThe Office 365 Rainmaker series comprises 8 webcasts that will provide you with prescriptive guidance to help you capitalize on every US SMB cloud productivity sales opportunity.You’ll learn methods to manage the customer lifecycle, generate demand, deliver demonstrations, increase renewals, and so much more.

Register for or watch one, or all eight, through the links below. Sessions will be accessible on-demand shortly after the live date

Watch on demand

Mastering the New SMB Office 365 SKU Lineup

Watch on demand

Making Money with Office 365

October 23

Driving Demand for Your Office 365 Practice

October 30

Showcase the Power of Office 365

November 6

Office 365 Onboarding Made Easy

November 13

Maximize Sales from Your Existing Customers

November 20

Rev Up Your Office 365 Renewals

December 4

Selling Against the Competition

Office 365 Quick Start videos

These short, how-to videos on YouTube will help you get started with Microsoft Office 365.

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Cloud Enrollment and Distributor Association

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Partner Admin Center Overview

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Partner Admin Center – Create Trial Invitations and Quotes

Partner Admin Center – Request Delegated Admin Rights and Partner of Record

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Partner Admin Center – View Customers and Perform Admin Tasks

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Online Services Partner Dashboard Overview

Microsoft Office 365 resources for partners
Cloud SureStep: Office 365

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Expand your cloud practice:  Azure Essentials webcasts on demand

Business track

Technical track

Microsoft Azure resources for partners.
Cloud SureStep: Azure

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Expand your cloud practice: Microsoft Dynamics CRM webcasts on demand

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online resources for partners.

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Cloud 1-2-3 Academy webcasts

Materials and workbooks for these webcasts are available for download on the MPN portal.