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 Azure Essentials web series (with both Business and Technical tracks), Office 365 webcasts and Quick Start videos, CRM Online webcasts, and 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

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New! Expand your cloud practice with the Azure Essentials web series

Business track

Technical track

Microsoft Azure resources for partners.

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Quick Start videos and Cloud 1-2-3 webcasts

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

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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

Cloud 1-2-3 Webcasts on demand

Stage 1
Get in the cloud
Stage 2
Grow your practice
Stage 3
Expand your sales

Mastering the Office 365 SKU Lineup 

Office 365 Open Licensing: You Bill, We Deliver  

Showcase the Value of Office 365, Generate Leads, and Accelerate Sales with MEC Demo 

Driving Demand for Your Cloud Practice 

Office 365 Deployment Migration and Management Best Practices with BitTitan 

Tech Dive: Office 365 Migration Tool, Directory Sync, and Office Deployment 

Fast Track Your Office 365 Sales 

Turbocharge Your Office 365 Business – Migrations Made Profitable and Easy with SkyKick and Turbo 

Expert Tips to Upsell Your Existing Office 365 Customers 

Tech Dive into the Office 365 Migration Tool, Directory Sync, and the Office Deployment Tool 

Tech Dive into Office 365 Voice Options with Lync 

Tech Dive: Expand Your Cloud Footprint with Lync Online 

Tech Dive into SharePoint Online,Part 1  

Tech Dive into SharePoint Online, Part 2 

Tech Dive into SharePoint Online:  Migrating and Managing Data

Microsoft Office 365 resources for partners.


Expand Your Cloud Practice with Microsoft Dynamics CRM webcasts

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.