Build a Cloud Ready partner business – new virtual series starts May 25


Sharon Lee - US Partner Team Lead for Cloud Ready

Since April 2017, the Microsoft Cloud Ready consulting offering has helped more than 800 partners with mighty cloud ambitions. While many Cloud Ready participants are Microsoft partner companies who are considered small or medium sized businesses themselves, they serve customers of all sizes and across industries. So far, Cloud Ready partner companies have generated a pipeline of close to US$100 million in cloud revenue and added nearly 80 jobs.

You are invited to attend our six-week Cloud Ready virtual event series so you too can achieve the cloud ambitions you have for your business.

Through exercises and sessions, you will learn how to:

  • Build your cloud ready business model
  • Identify monthly recurring revenue cloud opportunities
  • Transact through the Cloud Solution Provider program
  • Create proofs of concept
  • Design and market compelling cloud customer offers

This six-week program is broken down into weekly partner-led webcasts, followed by independent learning assignments and office hours. At the end of the series, you will continue to receive follow-on nurture engagement from Microsoft experts and our Cloud Ready partner community to help you continue your cloud transformation journey.

Here’s what partners have to say about Cloud Ready:

“Speaking from happy first-hand experience on behalf of an organization that went through this program…the velocity of change Cloud Ready yielded for us was spectacular. And I use the word ‘velocity’ with specific intent because Cloud Ready will provide you with both direction (where are you today; where do you want to go) and a 100-day plan to get you there.” – QUADROTech


“We participated in Cloud Ready in May and since then, we have transformed from a technology staffing company to a hybrid MSP/ISV with our own cloud IP and a go-to-market strategy” – 3sgbs

Event schedule and registration

Sign up for these sessions today. Each of the six sessions is open for registration on the Cloud Ready virtual events page.

Date Session title Registration link

May 25

Create your Cloud Ready action plan Register

June 1

Build your cloud business model


June 8

Grow your business with the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program Register

June 15

Design, pitch, and market your solution offer Register

June 22

Partner business transformation case studies Register

June 29

Partnering for cloud success Register

How to prepare for the Cloud Ready series

Prior to the first session on May 25, take the 15-minute Cloud Ready assessment and have your results handy when attending the sessions.

If you’re interested in attending an in-person Cloud Ready workshop, we’re planning more of them starting in September 2017. In the meantime, sign up for the virtual series, join the Cloud Ready Yammer group, and look for our Cloud Ready Power Sessions at Microsoft Inspire.

Learn more about the Cloud Ready experience

I hope you’ll join us for these Cloud Ready virtual events. Share your plans about building your Cloud Ready partner business with me by email at, Twitter (@whatsup_sharon), LinkedIn, and Yammer.

Cloud Ready virtual events     Cloud Ready Yammer group     Register to join us at Microsoft Inspire