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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: 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: 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: 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: Office 365 Service Comparison Web Site

    There is a great new site I just learned about to help you navigate the different offerings in Office 365. The set lets you quickly filter on what your look for. You can find the site here: Office 365 service comparison Here is what it looks like: The site offers the ability to look at this in an Excel...
  • Blog Post: New Guided Walkthroughs for setting up common mailbox sharing scenarios

    Todd Sweetser Hello Cloud Sellers! A new tool is available to help you and your customers when they wish to set up some common mailbox sharing requests.  These are called Guided Walkthroughs and walk the viewer through the steps required to achieve the scenario they are looking to solve. There are...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Winning the Midmarket Customer with Office 365

      B  V  A Microsoft is introducing new business models for Office 365, available March 1st.  This video is Part 2 in a 3 part series. It highlights the benefits of Office 365 and targeting the SMB Customer. The Midmarket Opportunity Office 365 Midsize Business offering Targeting the...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Open Expanded Lineup - FAQ

      OVERVIEW Beginning September 1, 2013, Office 365 ProPlus, Office 365 Plan E1, Office 365 Plan E3, Exchange Online Plan 1 and Exchange Online Protection will be available for purchase through the Open programs (Open License, Open Value, and Open Value Subscription). Additionally, Office 365 offerings...
  • Blog Post: The Directory Sync tool can now be installed on a Domain Controller!

    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Some great news for those that are selling into the smaller SMB accounts that may be running a single Domain Controller and don’t have the resources to have a second server.  Historically you were required to install the Office 365 Directory Sync (DirSync) tool (now...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Cloud How To webcast series additions

    B  V  A Wanted to let everybody know that we have added 2 more webcasts to our: “Microsoft Cloud How To” webcast series: 11-Jun 10-11AM PST Chris Large Online Services, Partner Business Development Manager Demystifying the Office 365 SKU Lineup               ...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Licensing and Scenario Overview

    B V A Microsoft is introducing new business models for Office 365, available March 1st. This is the final video in our 3 part series.  It highlights, the licensing transaction details, as well as a demo of the VLSC or Volume Licensing Service Center, walking through getting and redeeming the keys...
  • Blog Post: New Office 365 Commercial Services – New Business Models – Be Ready

      Woody Walton   Two days ago in a blog post entitled “ Office 365: The Next Bold Step ”, Steve Ballmer announced to the world the availability of Office 365 Home Premium, and foremost in my mind, he gave everyone a solid date when the new Office 365 Commercial Services will be available. These...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Pro Plus and RDS/TS installation with VL PUR

    B  V  A WHAT: Many partners are aware by now that the Product Use Rights (PUR) was updated end of January in favor of supporting a RDS or TS deployment of Office, even though the user’s license was a subscription license through Office 365.  UPDATE – It is important to understand that...