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  • Blog Post: Cloud Support Options for Microsoft Partners

    Tim Tetrick Hello Cloud Partners, I wanted to take a moment to review the pre and post-sales support options that Microsoft Partners have available to them for use with Microsoft Cloud products. First, I want to talk about Partner Advisory Hours , which are a fantastic benefit available to Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Earn more partner subsidy funds with SMB Advantage!

    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud sellers!  Wanted to make sure all were aware of the current SMB Advantage program in place, see info below! Earn more partner subsidy funds with SMB Advantage! The SMB Advantage offers are valid from September 2, 2014 – November 30, 2014. The offers allow you to claim partner...
  • Blog Post: Free Ignite Training: Managing Office 365 Identities and Services

    Todd Sweetser Hello Cloud Partners! Wanted to make you aware of some no charge Office Ignite training coming up.  Great opportunity for excellent training on Office 365 Identities and Services! You're invited to attend a free 5-day instructor led virtual training on managing Office 365 identities...
  • Blog Post: Cloud SureStep: Azure - Azure focused resources for our SMB Partners!

    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! There is an excellent resource site that aggregates much of the available online information around Microsoft Azure!  It’s the US SMB Partner Center: Cloud SureStep: Azure site.  Similar to the Cloud SureStep: Office 365 (formally Cloud 1-2-3) site, it is a one...
  • Blog Post: Get Familiar with Microsoft’s New Partner Cloud Competencies

    Michael Kophs Partner Technology Strategist Partners, If you attended WPC in D.C. or have had a conversation with your partner contact at Microsoft recently, then you know that Microsoft is in the process of transforming to a “Cloud First” model. Of course, this type of significant change means inevitable...
  • Blog Post: Activating your Azure Internal Use Rights benefit

    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Wanted to make you aware of this recently posted video that covers the steps on how to set up your Azure Internal Use Rights (IUR) benefit.  Note that Action Pack subscribers and competency partners earn a US$100 credit per month, per tenant.  This allows you...
  • Blog Post: IUR (Internal Use Rights) Changes for Microsoft Cloud Partners – Action Required!

    Tim Tetrick In the past, MPN Partners with Cloud Essentials / Cloud Accelerate designation had access to Internal Use Rights for Office 365, CRM Online, Windows Intune, and Azure. Moving forward, however, only partners with a Microsoft Action Pack Subscription (MAPS) or partners with a Silver or Gold...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Starter Kit for SMB Partners - Now Available!

    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! There is a new resource to help guide and assist you in selling and deploying Office 365, it is called the Office 365 Starter Kit for SMB Partners. Aligning to the Reseller Bootcamp agenda, the Starter Kit provides an overview of the key things you need to know about Office...
  • Blog Post: Get assistance in building up your Cloud Practice from your preferred Distributor!

    Todd Sweetser   Hi Cloud Sellers and would be Cloud Sellers! Our Cloud partner community continues to evolve and grow at an accelerated pace.  As such the information pool available tends to be everywhere, sometimes making the information you are searching for challenging to find.  This...
  • Blog Post: Marketing Webcast by Ready to Go Team

    B  V  A In recent conversations with many partners we have received feedback on helping them drive better Marketing and Sales campaigns.  The Ready to Go team has put together the following webcast to help you drive sales with your marketing plan.  Please join Kelly Stark , Sr. Partner...
  • Blog Post: Small Business Competency and Office 365 Certification Path

    B   V   A Julie Bennani, GM of Microsoft Microsoft Partner Network, recently blogged more information about the upcoming Small Business Competency , which will be launched in June 2012.  I wanted to highlight that there will be a strong cloud focus for this competency. ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Sales Specialist–Update–Partner Sales Skills Excellence

      B   V  A   Welcome to the all-new: Partner Sales Skills Excellence Program Your Microsoft Partner Network training is about to get even easier. With the growing success of the current Microsoft Sales Specialist program (over 55,000 accreditations and counting), we’ve decided...
  • Blog Post: Don’t Leave Free Money on the Table: The Customer Ignite Offer expires in two weeks.

    Woody Walton   It isn’t often that anyone offers to give you anything for free, so when it comes along you should take advantage.   Recently, the Ready-to-go team at Microsoft put together the Customer Ignite offer .  The offer ends on May 15th and there is still plenty of time to...
  • Blog Post: Engaging with a Distributor for Selling Microsoft Online Services

    by Ron Grattopp…..                                 This is a follow up to my teammate Woody’s posting on Jan 10th, Are you signed up to sell BPOS...
  • Blog Post: Introducing The Beyond Easy Campaign for FY13 Q4 – Find. Sell. Reward!

    Josh Condie – This FY13 Q4 campaign is built to provide partners a single compelling place to maximize their opportunity with Microsoft. By utilizing the vast Microsoft investments showcased in this campaign, it is now Beyond Easy for partners to find new and existing customers, close business...
  • Blog Post: Partner Resolutions for the New Year!

    Woody Walton   If you are in the eastern Time zone it is already 2013!  So happy New Year to you.  If you are like me, you have an hour or two left.  In any case with the new year comes resolutions!  …As I am recommending resolutions to you, I will refrain from the “quit smoking...
  • Blog Post: US Partner Skills Development update and resources

    By Ron Grattopp ….Just wanted to update you on Microsoft Partner readiness opportunities and resources.  I’m hoping most of you are already familiar with these tools and resources and are using them to your best advantage, but it’s always good to do a refresh.   Here are three primary...
  • Blog Post: Register for the Worldwide Partner Conference TODAY at a $300 discount!

    J.J. Antequino ---------------------------------- 2012 is shaping up to be a VERY exciting year for Microsoft Partners.  New opportunities abound! If you want to maximize and grow your partnership with Microsoft, we definitely encourage you to attend this year’s Worldwide Partner Conference. You...
  • Blog Post: the big easy–back in market

    B  V  A       The Big Easy Offer 8 is back by popular demand! The Big Easy Offer 8 is back and the offer is valid from March 5 th - June 30, 2012.  Remember, the offer includes online as well as on-premise SKUs! About The Big Easy Offer 8 The Big Easy Offer 8 allows US customers...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Incentives and Strong Close for End of Quarter/Fiscal

    B  V  A By now as a Microsoft Partner, hopefully you are aware that Microsoft is on a July 01 – June 30th Fiscal Year.  This attributes to many incentives, both Partner and Customer oriented ending on June 30th .  We have had many great opportunities for both over the past fiscal...
  • Blog Post: About to host a Microsoft Online Services Event? Get your FREE Event-In-A-Box!

    J.J. Antequino ---------------------------------- Use Ready-to-Go Marketing Events to schedule a qualifying in-person/seminar event occurring between October 10, 2011 and December 31, 2011 and receive an Event-In-A-Box kit for your event, while supplies last. Each kit features materials to support your...
  • Blog Post: The new Small Business Competency is HERE!

    J.J. Antequino ---------------------------------- Hopefully you are already aware of this, but I just wanted to make sure Scroll down to read some of the benefits, but more importantly, click on the picture to be taken directly to the Small Business Competency page on the Microsoft Partner Network site...
  • Blog Post: April 5 is your last day to save $200 on your WPC 2013 all-access pass!

      Josh Condie - Registration savings end April 5 (Today!) Early-bird registration for WPC 2013 ends April 5. Get our best price on registration and pay just $1,795 for your all-access pass, a savings of $200 (full price is $1,995). There is an additional $200 refund for registrations that qualify...
  • Blog Post: Save the Date: “Office 365 for Small Business” Jump Start August 29-30th

        Josh Condie - Microsoft is creating a new exam, 74-324: Administering Office 365 for Small Business . This exam will be based on a training course specifically designed to meet the needs of partners administering Office 365 for small business customers. In summary, if you’re seeking Small...
  • Blog Post: IGNITE+ – Now available online !!!

    B  V  A Office Ignite Sales and Technical Content Available for Partners on MPN The Office Ignite Sales and Technical content is now available for partners with MPN credentials on the Partner Learning Center (PLC). Each session module features a video recording of the session content delivered...