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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To 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.
New! Office 365 Rainmaker webcasts
The 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
Driving Demand for Your Office 365 Practice
Showcase the Power of Office 365
Office 365 Onboarding Made Easy
Maximize Sales from Your Existing Customers
Rev Up Your Office 365 Renewals
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.
Cloud Enrollment and Distributor Association
Partner Admin Center Overview
Partner Admin Center – Create Trial Invitations and Quotes
Partner Admin Center – Request Delegated Admin Rights and Partner of Record
Partner Admin Center – View Customers and Perform Admin Tasks
Online Services Partner Dashboard Overview
Microsoft Office 365 resources for partners Cloud SureStep: Office 365
Expand your cloud practice: Azure Essentials webcasts on demand
Microsoft Azure resources for partners. Cloud SureStep: Azure
Expand your cloud practice: Microsoft Dynamics CRM webcasts on demand
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online resources for partners.
Cloud 1-2-3 Academy webcasts
Materials and workbooks for these webcasts are available for download on the MPN portal.