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Office 365 Adapter - Deploying Office 365 Single Sign-On using Windows Azure
B V A The following link is for a recently published document detailing How to utilize Azure for Single Sign-On to Office 365. It is designed for system architects who want to understand the architecture and deployment options for extending your customer’s on-premise Active Directory...
21 May 2013
Mobile Device Support in the New Office 365
Tim Tetrick I wanted to take the opportunity to review the great mobile device support that’s included in the new Office 365. You can access email, calendar, documents, instant messaging, presence, audio, video, and other Office 365 services from your mobile phone or tablet. Supported devices...
20 May 2013
Exchange Online Archiving (EOA) NOW Available as Add-on to Any Enterprise Exchange Online Plan
Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! GREAT NEWS! Exchange Online Archiving (EOA) is now available as add-on to any Enterprise Exchange Online plan. What does this mean? Exchange Online Archiving (EOA), including In-Place hold and unlimited storage, was previously only available to be purchased...
16 May 2013
Auto Resize Slides in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
B V A I wanted everybody to be aware of one of my favorite new features, but not on any top list that I have found in PowerPoint 2013. Many times in the past I have had to re-format a slide deck based on the Projector or High Definition, commonly referred to as 4:3 or 16:9 ratios. ...
25 Apr 2013
Free Office webinars every Tuesday, watch videos anytime
Todd Sweetser Hi Office and Cloud sellers alike! Wanted to make all aware of this great resource that shows how to take advantage of Office and Office 365 components via short, focused webinars. These are also available as recordings after each one so the library of useful videos grows each...
17 Apr 2013
Office 365 “180”
By Ron Grattopp ….Just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share this, basically in a partner’s own words how they came to do a “180” regarding the Office 365 opportunity for their business. This comes from an editorial in an SMB-focused newsletter called WServerNews, which has been around...
1 Apr 2013
Can you mix Office 365 Midsize Open and Advisor plans?
J.J. Antequino ---------------------------------- While the answer to this question can be found in a number of different slide decks and trainings that my fellow teammates have delivered, I wanted to take a moment to highlight the conversation. During some of my recent VAR Summits, partners have been...
31 Mar 2013
Time to think about Apps for Office and SharePoint
Michael Kophs – Cloud TSP On my company’s SharePoint Online intranet site, I want to post our branch office quarterly sales progress for everyone to see. I want an eye-catching visual representation of year-to-date sales per office to get each rep’s competitive juices flowing! I need a quick...
29 Mar 2013
Where is my Office 365 data located?
Q: (from Darryl) I am looking for a ITAR compliant hosted email solution and wanted to check with you to see if this is something your group could provide. I also need to make sure all email servers are based in the US. As a DOD contractor, we are not able to use Google Apps or most other hosted or cloud...
29 Mar 2013
Ignite Technical and Sales Training for Exchange, Office & Office 365
Tim Tetrick Don’t miss this opportunity! The Exchange, Office & Office 365 Ignite events are a series of free, limited invitation workshops for Microsoft's most valued partners introducing you to the technical capabilities of the recently launched NEW Exchange, Office and Office 365. Technical...
25 Mar 2013
Office 365 Open Licensing Readiness
Office 365 on Open Licensing. You Bill, We Deliver. You don’t want to miss this webcast series! With the release of Office 365 on Open & Full Package Product (FPP), you now can deliver Office to your customers in the way that makes the most sense for them and you. The new Office 365 Midsize Business...
22 Mar 2013
OEM Partners can qualify for FREE Office 365 Home Premium
B V A March Special: Office Business and Consumer readiness offer Get a free* digital download of Office 365. We are giving away 1,000 digital downloads of Office 365 Home Premium to partners around the US and Canada !!! Only the first 1,000 partners who pass a quick assessment on Microsoft...
6 Mar 2013
Big Easy 10 & Cloud Easy now available
B V A The Big Easy Offer 10: Customers get an opportunity to earn subsidy payouts on eligible Microsoft volume license purchases that can be applied towards future purchases of Microsoft software or associated services from their Microsoft partner of choice. · Offer valid purchase period...
4 Mar 2013
Get Demoing Office 365!
Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! With the commercial launch of the new Office 365 we have an amazing opportunity to deliver new solutions to our customers. A critical component of our customer discussions is being able to deliver the Office 365 business value through demonstrations that are...
1 Mar 2013
Office 365 Open End-Date Calculator
J.J. Antequino ---------------------------------- With the availability of the Office 365 Open and FPP offerings (Midsize Business and Small Business Premium), you will want to make sure you have the blended end date calculator at your disposal should you happen to add seats after the initial purchase...
28 Feb 2013
The new Office 365 suite line-up
By Ron Grattopp ….If you’ve been reading the TS2 blog at all, I’m sure you’re aware that the new Office 365 launched today and that it included one particularly important new offering. My team has already put out a lot of information around the new Office 365 Midsize Business offering which can...
27 Feb 2013
Office 365 Cost Comparison Worksheet
Michael Kophs Microsoft Cloud TSP Looking to provide your customers/prospects with a detailed comparison between Microsoft’s Cloud services and an on-premises solution (or other hosted offering)? Check out the following Office 365 Cost Comparison Worksheet. Use this worksheet as a starting...
25 Feb 2013
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...
20 Feb 2013
Join us for a Virtual Launch Event for the new Office 365 for business
Todd Sweetser Join us for a Virtual Launch Event for the new Office 365 for business. Hi Cloud Sellers! February 27 th marks an important milestone with the general availability of the new Office 365 for business. We would like to personally invite you and your customers to attend the virtual...
18 Feb 2013
Making money with Office 365 Open and Office 365 FPP
B V A Microsoft is introducing new business models for Office 365, available March 1st. This video, Part 1 of 3, highlights Office 365 Open and Office 365 Full Package Product. Many partners have asked for the ability to control billing and customer relationship, both new business models...
13 Feb 2013
Office Partner Refresher Webcast Training
B V A Are you ready for the new Office? The new Office is coming soon, and because you’re a valued partner, we would like to invite you to attend a partner ‘refresher’ event for the new Office. This is your opportunity to stay current on enhancements to existing Office...
7 Feb 2013
EDU pricing for Office 365
Q: (from David) One of my agents has an EDU customer with the following questions. This EDU customer has 200 students and 75 Faculty & Staff. They are currently on Office 2007. Can you help me with this? Link for EDU purposes. Office 365 comes with the code to put on computers plus the Office running...
5 Feb 2013
Key Changes Coming to Office 365 E & K SKUs
Tim Tetrick As part of our updated Office 365 services rollout (see the recent blog post from Steve Ballmer), I wanted to provide you with a heads up on some key changes coming to the E (Enterprise) and K (Kiosk) plans. First, Office Web Apps is being added to the E1 and K1 plans. Currently...
1 Feb 2013
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...
31 Jan 2013
Accelerate Your Cloud Business with a Microsoft Cloud Fast-Track Bootcamp
Tim Tetrick Microsoft Cloud Fast-Track Bootcamp Join Microsoft cloud experts in your area for a one day training to help you fast-track your cloud sales and profits using the latest product roadmaps, demo tools, customer campaigns, and shared best practices. Learn about the new Office and how...
17 Jan 2013
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