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  • Blog Post: Recommended Telephony Devices for Skype for Business

    The launch of the E5 suite of Office 365 and the PSTN calling functionality being built-in to Microsoft solutions has generated a lot of excitement. Our customers excited about all the new capabilities, but more importantly I am hearing from all our partners about the new solutions they are able to offer...
  • Blog Post: Grow your marketing capabilities with Automational

    Tim Tetrick Hello Partners, Need a little help to: Grow your marketing capability Stop managing multiple sales and marketing systems, so you can focus on your customers Adopt an all-in-one solution to help manage sales and marketing efforts If you’re interested, please join our pilot! Reach out to rtgmktg...
  • Blog Post: OneDrive for Business Next Generation Sync Client and Update on Storage Plans

    Tim Tetrick Hello Partners, In case you missed it, there were some big announcements a couple weeks back concerning OneDrive for Business. I wanted to highlight a couple of these around the Next Generation Sync Client and Storage Plans . Next Generation Sync Client for Windows and Mac I know many partners...
  • Blog Post: Skype for Business Online Licensing Resource

    Todd Sweetser With all of the recent updates to Skype for Business Online there may be many questions about how it is licensed and what capabilities can be utilized based on what SKU was purchased.  I recently found this new resource that can help clear much of this information up. The page is titled...
  • Blog Post: Help Lead Your Customers to the Cloud with MPN Advisory Hours: Sample Scenarios

    One of the most valuable resources you may have access to as part of your MPN benefits is: Advisory Hours This is one of the core benefits of being a MPN partner, and often times a underutilized benefit. Partner advisory hours are the currency used to access certain key services offered to Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 E5 Resources to Help Grow Your Business

    As many of you are aware today, we officially announced the Office 365 E5 SKU. This really provides a whole new set of technical capabilities to Office. You can read about some of the fantastic changes here: Office 365 brings significant new value to business customers worldwide More importantly this...
  • Blog Post: Resources available to help with Office 365 upsell scenario from Exchange Online!

    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! How many of your customers have purchased and are using the standalone Exchange Online Plan 1 SKU?  Did you know that for $1.00 per user per month more they can get access to the entire suite of services with the Business Premium plan?  This includes 1TB of OneDrive...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 E5 and Skype for Business Resources on Drumbeat!

    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Wanted to make you aware of some new resources that are available on the Office 365 Drumbeat portal focused on the upcoming Office 365 portal for partners.  For those not familiar with Drumbeat,  you can learn about proven sales best practices, programs, tools...
  • Blog Post: ModernBiz Tech Series Content Updates

    Attention ModernBiz Instructors we have some recent updates to the ModernBiz content. This most recent release includes labs, decks and Train the Trainer (TTT) preparation videos from all 4 business groups (Office, C&E, Dynamics and Windows). What’s included in the updates? Office: Grow Efficiently...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Mobility Demo Environment is Now Available

    Tim Tetrick Enterprise Mobility Demo Environment is Now Available We are pleased to announce that the Enterprise Mobility Demo environment is now available. It is integrated to the Office demo program, providing you a rich environment, with the latest and greatest features and content to showcase EMS...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Things You Need to Know: The Opportunity Behind Identity and Azure Active Directory Premium

    One of the great technologies you can leverage with your Office 365 customers is the identity. As you probably know behind every Office 365 tenant is Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AAD). Which in itself is a fantastic benefit for your customers. More importantly AAD provides you some great managed...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Things You Need To Know: Office 365 Client Update Branches

    Onur Dogruoz Hello Cloud Partners, After the release of Office 2016, the way Office 365 clients getting updates have changed. In our blog series, my fellow colleague Todd outlined some resources that you can utilize to get more information on the subject. Please see Todd’s blog here Office 365 Things...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Things You Need To Know: Office 365 ProPlus - Managing User Activations

    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! You may be aware that each user of Office 365 ProPlus (and Office 365 Business) can install the Office client on up to 5 (FIVE) workstations.  This is a great benefit of the subscription licensing model! Did you also know that both the user and the administrator can...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Things You Need To Know: Partner Technical Benefits

    Tim Tetrick We are a little more than halfway through our blog series this month on Office 365 Things You Need to Know . So far you’ve picked up some great information to help you sell and deploy Office 365 to your customers. If along that journey you find yourself needing technical support, training...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Things You Need To Know: Office 2016, When will it be available in Office 365?

    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! A very common question we have been hearing since Office 2016 has been released is “when will my Office 365 ProPlus or Business customer receive the Office 2016 client?”  While this should be cut and dry, it is a bit more complex than you would expect.  After...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Things You Need to Know: Office 365 Migration Tools and Services

    So you have just landed your first customer for Office 365 including your managed services. Congratulations and Thank you! Now what?!?! Well most likely it is time to get your customer’s tenant up and running then begin performing the actual migration. So, where do you turn, what resources do you need...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Things You Need To Know: Excel 2016 Changing How You Work With Data

    In Microsoft Office 2016 we have made a lot of enhancements in the products, especially in Excel 2016! There are a ton of great features and you can read about them here: What's new in Excel 2016 for Windows . For today’s post I will show you some of the great things Excel 2016 can do to help...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Things You Need To Know: Outlook 2016 and Attachments

    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Office 2016 has released to the wild! Now we need to learn how it can tame your workflow as you know it today and make your productivity increase with ease! One capability that has been added involves Outlook 2016 and how attachments are handled. The old method...
  • Blog Post: Business is better with Office 365: Introducing Office 2016 Webcast Q/A

    Good afternoon everyone! Tim, Rob and I had the chance to answer questions on a customer facing webcast: Business is better with Office 365. Everyone had great questions and I think we typed non-stop for the entire webcast. I believe the Q/A list provides some insights into the types of solutions and...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Things You Need To Know: Series Introduction

    Ah October…. the crispness in the air, the changing of the leaves and so many more fond memories. October brings us Halloween, Columbus Day, playoff baseball, football and s'more's. More importantly this October is going to bring you several things you need to know about Office 365, to help you...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Things You Need To Know Blog Series

    Welcome! We are going to be doing a blog series in October on Office 365 and Office 2016 . The primary goal is to help your business get up to speed on Office 365 and take it to the next level. We will also cover many other topics to help you grow your business during the series. We hope you will...
  • Blog Post: Art of Automation: Leveraging PowerShell Modules and Starting with Office 365 PowerShell

    Recently I published an introductory article about how PowerShell can help transform your business. The article provided a primer to start learning the PowerShell language. You can read the article here: Art of Automation: Leveraging PowerShell to Improve Your Business In this article I am...
  • Blog Post: Office 2016 upcoming events!

    Tim Tetrick Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners, Office 2016 is coming next week! Catch the wave today and get ready for September 22. Join us for this upcoming YamJam and Modern Workplace webcast. What is the new Office? Office 2016 is the latest addition to Office 365—a subscription service that helps make...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Import Service available

    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! There is a service now available in preview that can potentially help when the customer has quite a bit of data (either email or files) and a limited connection to the internet.  This is called the Office 365 Import Service. There are two components available, first...
  • Blog Post: Office 2016 release date and new Office servicing options announced

    Tim Tetrick I was excited to see the official announcement yesterday that Office 2016 will be available starting on September 22nd. Another interesting announcement was the improvements that we are making to the Office update model. Consistent with the Windows 10 approach, we are seeing a similar Current...