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Easily Brand Your Customer’s SharePoint Online Sites
Michael Kophs – Partner Technology Strategist Did you know the latest version of SharePoint Online includes some very cool custom branding options? Impress your Office 365 customers by giving their SharePoint sites a familiar look and feel, that showcases their own brand and colors. Following...
28 Oct 2013
Qualifying SMB partners can earn up to $5,000 in partner subsidies on Office 365 Deals via the Cloud Deployment Partner program!
Todd Sweetser What is the Cloud Deployment Offer? Overview: Qualifying CDP SMB partners can earn up to $5,000 in partner subsidies on Office 365 Deals! Details: Customers who purchase a minimum of 150 seats of eligible Office 365 Enterprise SKUs will qualify for an investment toward their deployment...
22 Oct 2013
Office 365 Feature Excel Web Part for comparing all Plans
Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Wanted to make you aware of a new resource that has been created that can make it easier to learn, discuss and be aware of what capabilities are in each of the many Office 365 offerings. Of course the Office 365 Service Descriptions continue to be there, but for...
22 Oct 2013
Exchange Online Archiving and SharePoint Online Additional Storage availability expanded!
Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! There have been further additions to which Office 365 SKUs that allow the ability to add-on Exchange Online Archiving (initial Enterprise SKU blog post that discusses and shows how to add-on is here .) Additionally, the ability to add-on SharePoint Online storage has been...
27 Sep 2013
SkyDrive Pro default storage increased to 25GB!
Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Great news! It was just announced that SkyDrive Pro as part of Office 365 has increased the default space allocated for each user from 7GB to 25GB! This is for both new customers as well as existing customers. This is a very common ask and is a welcome...
27 Aug 2013
Simplifying the Yammer and Office 365 integration
Michael Kophs Cloud Partner Technology Strategist A lot of you are experts on Office 365, and many of you know that Microsoft is betting big on improving business communication through enterprise social, specifically Yammer, but how many of you know the details behind the Office 365/Yammer integration...
26 Aug 2013
Adding Storage to SkyDrive Pro
Q: (from Shali) Do you know how someone can add additional storage to their SkyDrive pro in Office 365? A: Based on what I’ve found, you can’t add storage to SkyDrive Pro today: http://community.office365.com/en-us/forums/148/t/177236.aspx http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/office365-sharepoint...
19 Aug 2013
Get assistance in building up your Cloud Practice from your preferred Distributor!
Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers and would be Cloud Sellers! Our Cloud partner community continues to evolve and grow at an accelerated pace. As such the information pool available tends to be everywhere, sometimes making the information you are searching for challenging to find. This...
13 Aug 2013
Power BI for Office 365
Michael Kophs – Cloud PTS This summer I was fortunate enough to experience the gauntlet of Microsoft conferences: WPC (our Worldwide Partner Conference), MGX (internal sales conference) and TechReady (internal technical conference) in three consecutive weeks! Throughout these three weeks...
31 Jul 2013
Office 365 Pricing Quick Reference
Michael Kophs – Cloud PTS Is your sales staff up to speed on the latest Office 365 offerings? Do sellers in your org know the differences between the Office 365 Small Business Premium, Midsize and Enterprise sku’s? Training your staff on the various products and services that you offer can...
30 Jul 2013
Updated “Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses” training available!
Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Some of you may recall some excellent training that was available to help in your preparation for Office 365 Certification testing that is under the name of Office 365 for SMB Jump Start and is available on TechNet. This training regimen has been updated to...
30 Jul 2013
SkyDrive Pro Apps for Windows 8 & iOS are here!
Woody Walton This is important. We cannot all follow every blog and with all the static in the blogosphere right now over Windows 8.1 I wanted to make certain you did not miss this. SkyDrive Pro is the new brand for My Sites in Office 365 & SharePoint online. We have had a...
28 Jun 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Explaining SkyDrive Pro; Cloud Storage for the Business User
Michael Kophs I talk to Microsoft cloud partners everyday and one of the most frequent questions I have received over the past couple of years is “when will Microsoft/Office 365 offer a cloud storage solution like SkyDrive (which has always been a consumer cloud storage solution) for the business?” ...
8 Jan 2013
Microsoft Cloud How-To Webinar Series
Samir Kukreja - I wanted to make sure you were aware of the upcoming sessions, part of the Microsoft Cloud How-To Webinar Series. Microsoft experts will provide a technical overview on how to position and demo products like Office365 and Windows Intune. You will also learn about the current offers...
6 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
SharePoint Online: How to Share a Site Externally and Invite External Users
Woody Walton I am presently sitting in a hotel in Chicago, having just finished presenting at a VAR summit downtown at our office in the AON Center. It is always great to get in front of partners and hear what the word on the street is. For anyone out there that was in attendance...
31 Oct 2012
Office 365 Readiness Programs for partners selling to SMB
Todd Sweetser – Hi there Cloud Sellers! Wanted to make sure you are aware of some current programs in place to assist with your Office 365 Readiness. First, be aware of the Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Office 365 . You can use this training to be prepared to help your customers...
1 Oct 2012
SharePoint and Azure Development
Q: (from Nikkia) Good morning Stephen! It was great to meet you last night at the IAMCP DC chapter meeting! I remember you saying (hopefully, remembering correctly) that SharePoint development can be done on Azure. Is that true? I don’t seem to see it on the Azure information...
16 Aug 2012
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