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In May, we announced the upcoming August 31 closure of the US Gear Up website, used by many reseller sales reps over the past few years as a source of product information, sales and marketing resources, and licensing information. These resources are still available to you on the Microsoft partner portal, and there are many new resources for you as well.
Use our guidance and links below to acquaint yourself with the portal, and to go directly to popular resources previously found on the Gear Up site.
Sales tools and resources
Licensing tools and resources
Marketing tools and resources
Sales and marketing overview
Sales and marketing overview
Prepare for more meaningful customer conversations with our downloadable Sales Advisors, covering a wide variety of Microsoft products.
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Microsoft Volume Licensing tools and resources:
Go to the Licensing resources and tools portal page
Ready-to-Go Marketing campaigns offer customizable content that helps you market and sell Microsoft-based solutions.
View the latest customer-ready campaigns
Sales training recommendations aligned to Microsoft products and technologies, competencies, and Sales Specialist or Pre-Sales Technical Specialist accreditations.
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Find upcoming in-person and live online training
Volume Licensing training can help you sell licenses for Microsoft products.
Review licensing certification and assessment options
Enhance your expertise on top marketing tactics like online marketing, in-person events, and social platforms.
Watch the best practices in marketing video series
Demonstrate your expertise by earning Sales Specialist and Pre-Sales Technical Specialist accreditations
You may need to sign in as a member of the Microsoft Partner Network to access partner-specific materials and content. Follow the instructions for Simplified Association to connect your Microsoft account to your company’s MPN membership profile.
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The cloud opportunity for Microsoft partners is significant, and the market is expected to reach $108 billion by 2017. In the links above, look for information specific to Microsoft Office 365, Windows Intune, Microsoft Azure, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, so that you and your company can capitalize on the growing cloud opportunity and respond to increasing customer demands for cloud and hybrid cloud solutions.
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How can we still get to the MS-Gearup site? It was supposed to end Aug 31 and the bidding was still open.
Same question as Scott. How will we get to the GearUp site?
License tools and resource feedback - EA and Office 365 LAR Resource Kit is from 2011 and many links in that document are old and no longer valid. The LSP readiness series link is no longer valid either.