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Cloud 1-2-3 GO! Sweepstakes
Tim Tetrick Hello Cloud Partners, wanted to make you aware of this recently announced sweepstakes offer. Register your company to enter the Cloud 1-2-3 GO! Sweepstakes, and then sell eligible SKUs of Microsoft Office 365 or Microsoft Exchange Online to your customers. For each qualifying sale between...
3 Dec 2013
Commercial Cross-Family SKU Transitions
Tim Tetrick Earlier this year Microsoft enabled automatic user transitioning for Office 365 direct and advisor customers within product families (i.e. E1 to E3; Small Business to Small Business Premium). In the future, eligible customers will also be able to complete automatic user transitions...
6 Nov 2013
Exchange Hosted Encryption User Experience Demo
Tim Tetrick Exchange Hosted Encryption (EHE) is an email encryption service that allows users to quickly and easily send encrypted email messages to anyone without having to purchase or install hardware or software. It uses policy-based encryption, which means that messages gets encrypted/decrypted...
4 Nov 2013
Managing spam notifications with Exchange Online Protection
Tim Tetrick In March 2013, Microsoft released a brand new version of its email filtering service that was previously known as FOPE (Forefront Online Protection for Exchange) . The new service is called EOP (Exchange Online Protection) , and it provides spam and malware filtering in the cloud. ...
29 Oct 2013
End user training resources for Office 365 and Office 2013
Tim Tetrick From time to time I get asked about end user training resources for Office 365. Some partners are looking for help in building out their own end user training for customers, and some are just looking for resources they can pass along to their customers for self training...
14 Oct 2013
Drumbeat Office 365 Sales Readiness
Tim Tetrick Come learn the proven best practices for selling Office 365! The Drumbeat Sales day provides partners in sales and pre-sales technical roles with best practice sales training for Office 365. Selling Office 365 requires a new way of selling, come hear about it. In addition...
26 Sep 2013
Office 365 Core Identity Scenarios
Tim Tetrick I often get questions about the identity management options with Office 365. Identity management is the process of identifying individuals in a system and controlling access to the resources in that system. With Office 365, there are three main identity options you...
11 Sep 2013
Exchange Online mailbox sizes are increasing
Tim Tetrick Cloud Partner Technology Strategist I am excited to announce that mailbox sizes in Exchange Online and Office 365 are increasing. User mailboxes will be doubling in size – from 25GB to 50GB , and even Kiosk mailboxes will be doubling from 1GB to 2GB . In addition, Shared mailboxes...
30 Aug 2013
It’s time to sign up for the Microsoft FY14-H1 VAR Rebate!
Tim Tetrick Microsoft introduces an opportunity for partners to earn up to 22% in incremental incentives on eligible sales of Microsoft Open Licensing agreements. Sign in and sign up today to make sure your business doesn’t miss out on one of the benefits of selling Microsoft products. Here’s how to...
14 Aug 2013
Office Mobile for Android Phones
Tim Tetrick Microsoft recently released Office Mobile for Android phones , which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and is available at no additional charge for Office 365 subscribers. This complements the Office Mobile for iPhone release that was announced in June, and means that Office 365...
13 Aug 2013
Office 365 Outlook Connectivity Troubleshooting Guided Walkthrough
Tim Tetrick One of the biggest drivers of technical support volumes for Office 365 is Outlook connectivity issues. To help assist, Microsoft has released a Guided Walk Through (GWT) for troubleshooting Outlook Connectivity issues in Office 365. You can access it at http://aka.ms/outlookconnectivity...
31 Jul 2013
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...
23 Jul 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
UPDATED Microsoft Online Services Document Portfolio
Tim Tetrick In a blog post from January , I talked about the Microsoft Online Services Document Portfolio as a resource to assist with your Online Services selling efforts. I’m happy to announce that we have an updated version of the PDF Portfolio now available with completely refreshed content...
5 Apr 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
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
Microsoft Online Services Document Portfolio
Tim Tetrick I want to make everyone aware of a newly updated resource to assist with your Online Services selling efforts. The Microsoft Online Services Document Portfolio is a collection of over 120 unique documents all related to the Microsoft Online Services business across Office 365 , Windows...
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
Office 365 Mobile Device Support
Tim Tetrick Office 365 includes mobile device support for devices that support the Exchange ActiveSync protocol. This includes Windows Phones, iPhones, iPads, most Android devices, and more. Office 365 also supports BlackBerry devices via BlackBerry Business Cloud Services (BBCS) hosted...
4 Nov 2012
Outlook Password Expiration Notification in Office 365
Tim Tetrick I know many of you have struggled through the current issue with Office 365 in which users of Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 don’t receive notification when their password is about to expire. In addition, once the password has already expired, Outlook goes into a disconnected...
8 Oct 2012
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