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  • Blog Post: Office 365 Webcast Series – Reinvent Productivity

    Jeff Stoffel As a cloud seller it is important to be able to articulate the value of moving to the cloud while showcasing the productivity enhancements Office 365 can provide your customers. This upcoming virtual event series will help you position Office 365 to empower your customers. With the industry...
  • Blog Post: New CRM Online “Getting Started” training for Office 365 Partners

    Partners, Looking to expand your Microsoft Office 365 practice by offering CRM Online? Microsoft is heavily invested in the tight integration and seamless user experience between Office 365 and CRM Online (click here for details), providing an industry leading user experience around user productivity...
  • Blog Post: Free eBook! Skype for Business User Tips & Tricks for Anyone!

    Todd Sweetser I came across this excellent resource and felt it would be a great tool for your toolbox when working with customers.  It has a plethora of tips and tricks around utilizing  Skype for Business!  The goal of course is to get folks consuming the services, and this grouping...
  • Blog Post: SMB Live is back with two new events!

    Tim Tetrick SMB Live is back with two new events! Starting in September and going through mid-November, we’re hitting 26 cities and we’re likely coming to city near you! This cloud event roadshow is designed exclusively for US SMB Partners. There are two events; one for partners just getting started...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Technical Partner Readiness Resources

    We are moving fast as a company and our technology is moving faster. Technical readiness is vital to success for you and your business. There are some excellent resources for you to view on the Partner Network. Below you will find the main pages on some of our technologies. If you want to find all the...
  • 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: Provide instant value to your customers on SharePoint Online with these awesome partner solutions!

    Partners, A lot of the SMB partners that I work with struggle at providing value to their Office 365 customers on SharePoint Online because they “lack the in-house SharePoint resources” or “are not a SharePoint partner”. If this is you, no problem! Check out the following two partner solutions that will...
  • Blog Post: Office 2016 for MAC is Available for Office 365 customers!

    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Office 2016 for MAC has been released and is now available for Office 365 customers!  One of the great benefits of an Office 365 ProPlus or Office 365 Business subscription is that it gives your users access to Office for up to 5 workstations.  This includes...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 is NOW even better with Dynamics CRM

    Recently, Microsoft announced more integration between Office 365 and Dynamics CRM. When I first saw the announcement, I thought “so what, the products have been working together for years” and dismissed it as Office/CRM publicity noise. But after getting a brief demo of some of the new points of integration...
  • Blog Post: Connect to your data easily with the new Power BI Preview

    Partners, One of the biggest challenges with implementing a business intelligence solution is connecting to your data. Understanding the data that resides in your business critical systems is essential for making business decisions. Getting that data into your BI solution is often a costly, time consuming...
  • Blog Post: Manage Users’ Activations of Office Applications in Office 365

    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! A very common ask we receive from partners is “How can we manage the Office applications that users install from an Office 365 subscription?”  This has been a challenge but a new management capability was just released that helps with this scenario! It is now possible...
  • Blog Post: Windows 10 will be Available on July 29th! SELL OFFICE 365 TODAY!

    J.J. Antequino ---------------------------------- Partners, you have a tremendous desktop upgrade opportunity ahead of you. Earlier today, Terry Myerson announced the official launch date of Windows 10! http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/06/01/hello-world-windows-10-available-on-july-29/ We...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 and Azure Learning Opportunities

    Jeff Stoffel One of the common questions I receive from partners is “How can I learn more about …. (fill in the blank)?” I don’t have to think very long on this one to come up with an answer as we have many available resources to leverage. I’d like to highlight a few here. First I highly recommend you...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Role Based Notifications

    Q: (from Gail) Do you have insight or a reference to help a partner that wants clear guidance on how to configure tenant management so that the right notifications go to the right people at the customer. I understand there are designations for Billing Admin and Global Admin and the partner has made some...
  • Blog Post: Common Question: How to hold former employee(s) email?

    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! A common question we receive from partners regarding Office 365 Exchange Online is “Can Exchange Online retain emails from employees after they leave the company WITHOUT using an Exchange Online license?” The quick answer is YES!  This would utilize a function called...
  • Blog Post: SMB Cloud Office Hours now Available on Demand

    Jeff Stoffel Our TS2 team along with our Field Partners Sales Executives have been running “SMB Cloud Office Hours” for the last few weeks. Each session starts with a short presentation on a key Cloud related topic followed by an open forum for your questions. We have received many requests from partners...
  • Blog Post: Using Choice to Win with the Microsoft Cloud

    Making Money with Microsoft Cloud -- Insights from a Microsoft Reseller Session Overview: Come hear from a Microsoft Reseller who continues to drive his business into one of the top in the US by focusing on offering the Microsoft Cloud to Small and Medium size commercial customers. Ben Peterman, Client...
  • Blog Post: Ramping up on Windows 10 --- Get Ready With Upcoming Training!

    As you know Windows 10 is right around the corner and will be available shortly. We want to ensure you have all of the right tools and knowledge on the new operating system before your customers start inquiring. Please attend these webinars and in person training to learn more on how to keep current...
  • Blog Post: Newly updated! Administering Office 365 for Small Business training

    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Wanted to make all aware of a recent update to the Administering Office 365 for Small Business course that is available on the Microsoft Virtual Academy .  This is the third version of this course, updated with the most current Office 365 functionality.  This...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Performance Management

    As Office 365 becomes more accepted as a mainstream augmentation or alternative to an on-premises network, customer and ultimately partner questions turn to “so how much bandwidth do I need?” That’s always a difficult question to quickly answer, because there so many factors to take into account. Last...
  • Blog Post: MPN Learning Paths – A Valuable Training Resource

    Jeff Stoffel I am often asked where should a partner start to learn about a specific technology or partner program. Of course there are often many options and resources available however I want to highlight one that I find valuable to start with. If you’re a partner considering where to learn more about...
  • Blog Post: Not for Profit Office 365 Business Plans Now Available

    Q: (from Bruce) I have two clients that tell me that they are a 501C3 Non Profit and both of them are interested in Office 365. How do I know whether they meet Microsoft’s criteria for Non Profit pricing? A: The approval process is simple: Sign them up for an Office 365 trial Submit the NFP review document...
  • Blog Post: Showcase Office 365 customer solutions with MEC Demo today!

    Partners, Are you aware of all of the benefits of the Office 365 MEC Demo platform? In the past, we’ve blogged several times about the benefits to partners of the MEC Demo platform. Make sure you are leveraging MEC to tell impactful “stories” and “experiences” to your customers around user productivity...
  • Blog Post: Office Delve to rollout to all eligible Office 365 Business Customers

    Jeff Stoffel During Satya Nadella’s keynote Monday at the Convergence conference , he showed Office Delve as a prime example of how Microsoft is reimagining productivity to help people work in new and more connected ways. After spending some time with Delve, I couldn’t agree more. Delve is an experience...
  • Blog Post: Restricting Access to Office 365

    Q: (from Jim) I have a client going on E3 shortly (small number of users) and that’s been decided. However, they have asked me if it’s possible to restrict some users to only access Office 365 while at their Office Location, so from one specific identifiable network. This includes restricting access...