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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: The Profit Opportunity Behind 200 Million Windows 10 Devices

    Recently we just made an exciting and humbling announcement that there are over 200 million devices running Windows 10. You can read the full article here: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices Some highlights from the above article: And Windows 10 adoption is accelerating, with more than...
  • 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: 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: 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: It’s time to register for your October 2nd Regional Partner Insider Call!

    Onur Dogruoz It’s time to register for your October 2 nd Regional Partner Insider Call! Each region will be covering unique high demand content specifically requested by partners on Office 2016, MPN updates, and Customer Lifecycle Management (CLM) best practices! Learn more and register for your region...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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 2016 Mac Preview

    Tim Tetrick As I mentioned in my Office 365 for Mac and iOS environments blog a few months back, Microsoft planned to release a public beta of the next version of Office for Mac in the first half of 2015. Well I’m happy to report that Office 2016 Mac Preview is now available! The new Office 2016 for...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Rainmaker Series- Leverage Hot Cloud Technologies

    Partners, Want to be a top seller of Microsoft products in 2015? Need to leverage hot Cloud technologies like Lync Online and SharePoint Online to sell more to your customers? Join us on 1/8, 1/15, 1/22 for the Office 365 Rainmaker web series to learn how. Register now ! By popular demand, 3 new webinars...
  • Blog Post: Three Questions to Get to the Cloud with Office 365

    Tim Tetrick Hello Cloud Sellers, As you talk with your customers and prospects about moving to Office 365, here are three questions I would encourage you to incorporate into your discussions. Working with customers and partners, we’ve found these three questions really resonating as some of the biggest...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 for Mac and iOS environments

    Tim Tetrick In case you didn’t catch it, Microsoft made some exciting new announcements over the last week for customers using Office 365 in Mac and iOS environments. First, on October 31, we announced a brand new Outlook for Mac client . The new Outlook for Mac delivers better performance and reliability...
  • Blog Post: FREE Microsoft eBooks

    Onur Dogruoz Eric Ligman shared a huge collection of FREE eBooks on his blog yesterday. There are hundreds of eBooks available covering Windows, Office, Dynamics, Azure, Office 365, SQL Server, PowerShell and other Microsoft technologies. It’s a tremendous resource. Enjoy! Eric Ligman’s Blog
  • Blog Post: OWA for Android client available!

    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! OWA for Android devices has been made available in pre-release form and can be accessed from the Google Play store .  The engineering team will be gathering feedback and fixing bugs during this pre-release phase to ensure that it is what users are expecting and requiring...
  • Blog Post: Addressing Common Office 365 Selling Challenges

    Michael Kophs Partner Technology Strategist O365 Sellers, Following you’ll find a very useful deck that I reference when coaching new partners on how to address common Office 365 customer objections and challenges. The topics below are the most common issues that come up in my partner and customer pre...
  • Blog Post: New Office 365 Partner Admin Features

    Partners, Fantastic news for you Office 365 sellers that leverage the Partner Portal to provide additional services for your customers. Prior to this feature update, you were able to: Create trial invitations Create purchase offers Create delegated admin requests Search for customers (by domain) Perform...
  • Blog Post: Identity and Authentication in the cloud: Office 2013 and Office 365 Poster

    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Recently found this good resource in the Download Center for reviewing how Authentication can work with Office 2013 and Office 365.  Two scenarios illustrate how identities are provisioned and how those identities are authenticated completely in the Microsoft cloud...
  • 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: Demo’ing the new Office

    Q: (from Patrick) I am delivering a new Office presentation shortly. Do you have a recording of you demoing Office 2013 that I would watch? Do you have the sample files you use to conduct the demo?   A: For demo files, I now use the “Take a Tour” templates that come with the new Office. They can...
  • Blog Post: New OneNote Apps for iPad, iPhone, and Android

    Tim Tetrick Microsoft recently released the next wave of OneNote applications for iPhone, iPad, and Android via the Office News and OneNote blogs. This complete rewrite of the platforms enables longer term success with more frequent app updates, improved syncing across devices (and now to SharePoint...