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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
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
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 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...
26 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
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
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
Upcoming Office Ignite Webcasts
Todd Sweetser I wanted to share information with you regarding the Office Ignite Webcasts that are currently on the calendar. Note that Ignite Webcasts are online sessions led by Microsoft Office 365 Product Managers, Engineers and support staff. The Ignite webcast series addresses different Office...
16 Jan 2013
2,000 FREE Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses (Exam 74-324) Vouchers
Josh Condie – This is great opportunity to advance 2 competencies quickly, and at a significantly reduced cost. Here is a very exciting offer for partners everywhere (not just the U.S.). Right now, the first 2,000 partners who take “Exam 74-324: Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses”...
15 Jan 2013
NEW Office 2013 & Office 365 cloud services Technical Training in Redmond January 22 – 24, 2013.
Are you customer ready for the NEW Office 2013 & Office 365 cloud services? Jump start your readiness by attending this exclusive premier partner pre-launch event. Register now as space is limited! The event will be held at the Microsoft Corporate campus, in Redmond, WA, USA. Come discuss...
9 Jan 2013
Office 365 Archiving
Tim Tetrick I often get questions from partners and customers confused about the archiving capabilities of Office 365. The full archiving story of Office 365 involves a number of different capabilities of Exchange Online including Personal Archive , Multi-Mailbox Search , Legal Hold , and Journaling...
7 Dec 2012
Microsoft Office 365 December MigrationWiz Offer
Todd Sweetser Easily move more customers to the Cloud with this great offer! Hi Cloud Sellers! I wanted to make sure you knew you could receive up to 100 MigrationWiz Premium Mailbox Migration licenses for qualifying Office 365 E3 SKU customer sales completed this December. This offer ends...
7 Dec 2012
Microsoft Office 365 Fast-Track $25,000 Sweepstakes
Todd Sweetser – Hey there Cloud Sellers! Enter the Office 365 Sweepstakes for a chance to win a Grand Prize of $25,000 or a Quarterly Prize of $5,000 …just for selling Office 365!! Sweepstakes Details Enroll in sweepstakes, and then drive a minimum of 2 new customer subscriptions, with 5...
1 Nov 2012
Upcoming Practice Accelerator Sessions (week starting November 5th)
Josh Condie - Practice Accelerator is a Microsoft offering designed to help partners build a technical services practice around Microsoft solutions. Practice Accelerator is a comprehensive set of reusable tools, resources, and best practices introduced in training delivered via Microsoft Live Meeting...
29 Oct 2012
Cloud Fast-Track Bootcamp is Coming to a City Near You…
Josh Condie – If you have just begun to sell Microsoft Online Services such as Office 365 and are looking for the deep guidance to accelerate your new practice, then this course is just what you need. You will learn about all of the programs and resources available to you and your customers...
1 Sep 2012
Small Business Competency: Vouchers for Exam 74-324
Josh Condie – In continuing the theme of the blog entry that my friend and colleague Steve Deming posted about 3 weeks back (8/8/12), Microsoft is now making free exam vouchers available for individuals who were unable to pass exam 74-323. The voucher is for the new exam: 74-324. Steve’s post ...
28 Aug 2012
Practice Accelerator Sessions – Starting August 13th
Josh Condie – Below is the schedule for all of the upcoming Practice Accelerator sessions scheduled for next 3 months. The cost to attend a Practice Accelerator session is now only five Partner Advisory Hours! A high-value training offering that can help your business expand across...
31 Jul 2012
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...
31 Jul 2012
Office 365 for Government Announced
Josh Condie – Yesterday, Microsoft announced Office 365 for Government. This represents a great opportunity for our SMB partner community, especially at the local and regional government level. Small State and Local Government entities are the perfect candidates for secure and private cloud...
31 May 2012
US Office 365 Partner Update Newsletter for May
Josh Condie – The Online Services Partner Update Newsletter is a great resource for the evolving world of resources (demo environments, pre-sales, etc.), programs and support for both new and mature Microsoft Online Services partners. I highly encourage you to subscribe below, if you haven’t already...
14 May 2012
UPDATE #2: Office 365 Demo Provisioning Assistant–NOW KNOWN AS MEC
B V A Wanted to provide an update to what was originally called – Office 365 Demo Provisioning Toolkit – See original post here The team recently upgraded the original toolkit to now be part of the Microsoft Experience Center or MEC - Please see POST - http://blogs.technet.com/b/uspartner_ts2team...
10 May 2012
On Premise CALs included with Office 365 subscriptions
Q: (from Bill) Could you verify this benefit and help me understand it further? A: (with help from Todd Sweetser – Thanks) I wasn’t aware of this, but “Yes”, Office 365 licenses do confer client access (CAL) rights for equivalent on-premise technologies. Here’s the relevant segment out of the...
30 Apr 2012
Upcoming Practice Accelerator Sessions for Partners – Starting May 7th
Josh Condie - Practice Accelerator is a Microsoft offering designed to help partners build a technical services practice around Microsoft solutions. Practice Accelerator is a comprehensive set of reusable tools, resources, and best practices introduced in training delivered via Microsoft Live...
24 Apr 2012
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