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Welcome to the US SMB&D TS2 Team Blog

  • Azure in 5 Minutes: ASR Failover Walk Through

    Rob Waggoner In this video, I walk through the ASR Failover Process and show you the steps Azure Site Recovery takes to ensure that data is not lost in a planned failover, as well as show you how you could select prior recovery points if your current...
  • Azure in 5 Minutes: ASR Test Failover Walk Through

    Rob Waggoner In this video, I walk through the Test Failover scenario. I will show you how to initiate a Test Failover and the results of a Test Failover scenario. Take note that a Test Failover scenario exists so you can ensure that your VM is replicating...
  • Azure in 5 Minutes

    Welcome! My team will be doing a number of videos around various components in Azure. The goal of this series is to give you very short messages around a number of the key Azure components needed to build a solution on Azure. We will start with the basics...
  • Announcing SMB Cloud Office Hours

    Jeff Stoffel Are you a Cloud novice or already have a flourishing Cloud practice? We hear from you all the time that it is tough to keep up with all the new Cloud updates. You have a lot of technical questions for which you need answers. We have listened...
  • Azure in 5 Minutes: Azure Active Directory Application Integration

    Partners, Watch a demo of how to add an application integration to your user accounts in Azure Active Directory. Give users one web portal to access ALL of their SaaS applications, whether they are on their laptop, tablet or phone! Your users may be using...
  • Azure in 5 Minutes: Cloud App Discovery

    Partners, Watch a quick demo of setting up Azure Cloud Application Discovery, an Azure service (currently in Preview) that provides insight into the SaaS solutions being used in an organization. Use Cloud App Discovery to determine which SaaS applications...
  • Partner Technical Enablement Playbook

    Tim Tetrick Hello Microsoft Partners, Wanted to share with you what I hope will be a great resource for you and your teams. The Technical Enablement Playbook was created with the idea of developing a “playbook” of the common “partner technical enablement...
  • Azure in 5 Minutes: Setting Partner of Record in an Azure Subscription

    Todd Sweetser In this video I walk through the steps involved in setting up Partner of Record in an Azure subscription.  I also share information on how it is used today as well as how it will be used in the coming months. Also see my recent blog...
  • Azure in 5 Minutes: Uploading A Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Server Image to Azure

    Matt Hester Sr. Partner Technology Strategist Microsoft SMB&D In this Azure in 5 Minutes video I take a quick look at uploading an image of Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Server to Azure. What is great about this process is while I show how to upload...
  • Azure in 5 Minutes: Azure Portal Walkthrough

    Tim Tetrick If you are new to Azure, this Azure Portal walkthrough will help you get familiar with how to create, configure, and monitor services within Azure. We’ll also look at how to add co-admins, how to check your services usage and Open credits...
  • New Solution Accelerator: Azure Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

    Partners, I am pleased to announce the availability of a new Azure Solution Accelerator – Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR)! Solution Accelerators are technical documents that offer in-depth, step-by-step guidance on implementing Microsoft...
  • Office 365 Partner admin mobile app now available

    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Wanted to make you aware of another tool you can use to help perform administration tasks on behalf of your customers while you are on the road.  The new Office 365 Partner admin mobile app is now available for Android...
  • Azure in 5 Minutes: How to Activate your Azure IUR Benefit

    Jeff Stoffel Do you have Microsoft Azure Internal Use Rights (IUR) yet not sure how to activate this benefit? Please watch this video to see step by step instructions on how you can activate your IUR. Be sure to watch the rest of the series at http:/...
  • Azure in 5 Minutes: Setup and Manage your Customer’s Azure Open Subscription

    Jeff Stoffel How to setup an Azure Open subscription is a common question I receive from partners. Please watch this video to get an understanding of the steps involved and how simple it really is. Be sure to watch the rest of the series at http://azure...
  • Meet the new Power BI

    Tim Tetrick On January 27 Microsoft unveiled its new Power BI service, which is available now as a free Preview . We also announced a brand new pricing structure. At general availability, we will introduce a free offer, available as Power BI . We’ll also...
  • Fundamentals of Azure–Free ebook

    Onur Dogruoz Microsoft Press released the first book of Microsoft Azure Essentials series, Fundamentals of Azure. This is a FREE ebook and you can click bellow link to download it from Microsoft Virtual Academy. You can also read the Microsoft Press blog...
  • Cloud Customer Relationship Management Competency coming in March!

    J.J. Antequino ---------------------------------- So you’re a pro at selling Office 365, and you ain’t too shabby at positioning Microsoft Azure, but are you prepared to build solutions around CRM Online? Often times, we have partners who say that Office...
  • Connect with Customers Offer – 33% off CRM Online Professional!

    J.J. Antequino ---------------------------------- What better way to kick off the launch of CRM Online availability through the Open program than with a promotion your Office 365 customers will love! The easy to adopt, easy to use business solutions from...
  • Public Roadmap for Cloud Platform (Azure, Windows Server, etc.)

    To complement my earlier posting on the Office 365 Roadmap site, we now have a site where we are publishing roadmap information for a variety of Microsoft solution technologies. It’s arranged by stage: Recently Available Public Preview In Development...
  • MAC and iOS OneDrive for Business Clients

    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Wanted to make all aware of some great new tools made available today by the Office team! First, an updated OneDrive app for iOS that provides access to both personal and work storage.   This is along the same...
  • SMB Live is back to modernize your 2015 and registration is now open!

    Tim Tetrick SMB Live is back to modernize your 2015 and registration is now open! We’re excited to announce new in-depth & hands on marketing content, along with 300-level technical training to modernize your organizations’ technical skills and marketing...
  • Azure in 5 Minutes: Configure an On-Premises VM with ASR

    Rob Waggoner In this video I walk through setting up a VM with Azure Site Recovery. I focus on configuring the on-premises Hyper-V host and Virtual Machine though the initial replication. I show you the on-Premises version of the VM and then how it replicates...
  • Azure in 5 Minutes: Azure Site Recovery (ASR) - Setup

    Rob Waggoner In this video, I’m going to walk through the Azure Site Recovery Process. We cover the setup of how you can send a Hyper-V Replica to Azure instead of to another Hyper-V host. I love the idea of having an offsite replica for my VM, and having...
  • Azure in 5 minutes: Synchronizing an Azure DC with an on-Premises DC

    Rob Waggoner In this video I will show you how to promote a VM in Azure to a Domain Controller that synchronizes with a Domain Controller of an on-premises network. This is a continuation of the series and assumes you’ve already established the Site-to...
  • Azure in 5 minutes: Configuring the Site-to-Site VPN

    Rob Waggoner In this discussion I talk about setting up the Site-to-Site VPN between my Azure Virtual Network and my on-premises infrastructure. While I walked you through the setup, I also blogged about setting up the Site-to-Site here . During the discussion...