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  • Blog Post: Leading Your Customers to Modern IT with Windows Server 2012 R2: Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit

    Tim Tetrick During this series, Leading Your Customers to Modern IT with Windows Server 2012 R2 , we’ve learned about some of the great capabilities and benefits of getting your customers to modern with Windows Server 2012 R2. Once you’re ready to start migrating your customers, I want to make sure you...
  • Blog Post: Resources available to help with Office 365 upsell scenario from Exchange Online!

    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! How many of your customers have purchased and are using the standalone Exchange Online Plan 1 SKU?  Did you know that for $1.00 per user per month more they can get access to the entire suite of services with the Business Premium plan?  This includes 1TB of OneDrive...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Mobility Demo Environment is Now Available

    Tim Tetrick Enterprise Mobility Demo Environment is Now Available We are pleased to announce that the Enterprise Mobility Demo environment is now available. It is integrated to the Office demo program, providing you a rich environment, with the latest and greatest features and content to showcase EMS...
  • Blog Post: Skype for Business Online Academy – No Cost Partner Webcasts

    Onur Dogruoz Valued Partners, Microsoft Partner Technical Services team just announced two Skype For Business Online webcasts. With the new Office E5 suite around the corner, these “free” webcasts are critical for your technical teams to better understand the key capabilities coming to the market and...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Import Service available

    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! There is a service now available in preview that can potentially help when the customer has quite a bit of data (either email or files) and a limited connection to the internet.  This is called the Office 365 Import Service. There are two components available, first...
  • Blog Post: Art of Automation: Leveraging PowerShell to Improve Your Business

    PowerShell is a key technology that hopefully you have in your business’ tool belt to help your customers. Especially with the evolution your customers experiencing as you help the modernize their data center. Whether it is helping them to continue on-premises or transition them to the cloud. PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Update for Azure: Boot Diagnostics for Virtual Machines v2

    We recently announced two debugging features: Console Output and Screenshot support for Azure Virtual Machines v2. When bringing your own image to Azure or even booting one of the platform images, there can be many reasons why a Virtual Machine gets into a non-bootable state. These features enable you...
  • 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: 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: 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: Azure in 5 Minutes: Customize the Microsoft Azure Preview Portal

    In this brief screencast, I take you through the basics of customizing the Microsoft Azure Preview Portal. For more Azure videos take a look here: Azure.msts2.com Matt Hester Sr. Partner Technology Strategist
  • Blog Post: Azure in 5 Minutes: A Quick Tour of the New Azure Portal

    In this brief screencast, I take you through the basics of the Microsoft Azure Preview Portal. For more Azure videos take a look here: Azure.msts2.com Matt Hester Sr. Partner Technology Strategist
  • Blog Post: Recommended Reading --- Consumption Economics: The New Rules of Tech

    We are in an exciting and scary time in the IT industry! The cloud provides amazing possibilities that can help you provide fantastic solutions for you and your customers. The cloud is also fundamentally changing on how the world of IT does business and how you do you business as well. It is impacting...
  • 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: Azure in 5 Minutes: Managing your customer accounts in Azure

    Partners, Over the past 18 months I’ve been working closely with many partners that resell customer solutions on Azure. One of the initial challenges partners face with Azure is how to properly setup and manage their customer accounts, ensuring the best possible management experience moving forward....
  • 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: Internal Use Rights for Enterprise Mobility Suite!

    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  My colleague Woody Walton recently blogged about the availability of EMS via OPEN here: It’s Official: Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) hits Open License and Reseller Community Monday! ) Now how can you get up to speed on this solution? Best way is to use...
  • Blog Post: Partner Technical Enablement Playbook

    Tim Tetrick Hello Microsoft Partners, Wanted to share with you what I hope will be a great resource for you and your teams. The Technical Enablement Playbook was created with the idea of developing a “playbook” of the common “partner technical enablement” best practices that my TS2 colleagues and I guide...
  • Blog Post: Azure in 5 Minutes: Setting Partner of Record in an Azure Subscription

    Todd Sweetser In this video I walk through the steps involved in setting up Partner of Record in an Azure subscription.  I also share information on how it is used today as well as how it will be used in the coming months. Also see my recent blog post in this topic as well: Microsoft Azure and Partner...
  • Blog Post: Azure in 5 Minutes: Azure Portal Walkthrough

    Tim Tetrick If you are new to Azure, this Azure Portal walkthrough will help you get familiar with how to create, configure, and monitor services within Azure. We’ll also look at how to add co-admins, how to check your services usage and Open credits, and more. Be sure to check out our whole series of...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Partner admin mobile app now available

    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Wanted to make you aware of another tool you can use to help perform administration tasks on behalf of your customers while you are on the road.  The new Office 365 Partner admin mobile app is now available for Android and iOS and coming soon for Windows Phone. ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Azure and Partner of Record

    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Some of you may have noticed that there is a new setting in your customers’ Microsoft Azure account subscription settings, notably titled “Partner Information” as shown below: This is indeed where you can now set your firm as Partner of Record on each subscription. ...
  • Blog Post: Azure Training resources on the Microsoft Virtual Academy

    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Following my post on the Office 365 courses on the Virtual Academy , wanted to make sure you were all aware of a similar offering for learning and using Microsoft Azure! Microsoft Azure These Microsoft Azure training courses cover key technical topics to help partners...
  • Blog Post: New Azure Solution Accelerator – Hybrid Cloud

    Partners, Getting started with Azure but don’t know where to begin? I talk with partners everyday that are very interested in investing in building a practice around Azure but are a bit overwhelmed by the broad set of services offered on the Azure platform. What we’ve discovered is the quickest way to...
  • Blog Post: New Azure Solution Accelerator – Azure Identity

    Partners, This is the second Solution Accelerator focused on getting partners started on Azure. In our first Solution Accelerator, we provide step-by-step guidance on setting up a Hybrid Cloud or extending your network to Azure. The next logical step is to take advantage of managing identity in Azure...