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December 2017 Hot Sheet partner training schedule

Welcome to the US Partner Community Hot Sheet, a comprehensive schedule of partner training, webcasts, community calls, and office hours. This post is updated frequently as we learn about new offerings, so you can plan ahead. Looking for product-specific training? Try the links across the top of this blog. Connect and engage with us in the US Partner Community Guide….

Join the US SMB Partner Insider call on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

On the first Wednesday of every month, your Microsoft US team hosts a call for the SMB (Small & Medium Business) Partner Insiders. During this call you will get valuable and actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. Sign up to be an SMB Partner Insider, if you haven’t already signed up. Register for the next SMB Partner Insider call….

What’s new for US partners the week of November 27, 2017

We’ll connect you to resources that help you build and sustain a profitable cloud business, connect with customers and prospects, and differentiate your business. Read previous issues of the newsletter and get real-time updates about partner-related news and information on our US Partner Community Twitter channel. Subscribe to receive posts from this blog in your email inbox or as an….

Using Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection to quickly detect and respond to data breaches

Willie Maul, Partner Technology Strategist In today’s digital world, data is a key asset. Now more than ever, it’s important that customers protect that asset. However, news of high-profile data breaches is starting to become the norm, especially with the Equifax incident this year. Cybercriminals are using more complex methods and have more resources to go after customer data. A….

Join the November 30 Open Source Solutions Community call to learn about Microsoft’s commitment to OSS

Sara Benhamron, Technology Evangelist The Microsoft commitment to helping partners build their practice in the open source space continues with the Open Source Solutions (OSS) Technical Community. The community is here to address your needs as a partner, help you build and sustain a profitable practice with OSS and Microsoft, and learn the technical best practices of first-party and third-party….

What’s new for US partners the week of November 20, 2017

We’ll connect you to resources that help you build and sustain a profitable cloud business, connect with customers and prospects, and differentiate your business. Read previous issues of the newsletter and get real-time updates about partner-related news and information on our US Partner Community Twitter channel. Subscribe to receive posts from this blog in your email inbox or as an….

Drive professional services engagements with Microsoft funded security offerings for partners – Part 1 of 2

Often, the first step in a successful customer security and compliance engagement is an assessment of the customer’s current environment during the pre-sales process, but partners are sometimes at a loss on how to get started. The good news is that Microsoft offers funded assessment initiatives that partners can use and build upon to engage their customers and drive security….

What’s new for US partners the week of November 13, 2017

We’ll connect you to resources that help you build and sustain a profitable cloud business, connect with customers and prospects, and differentiate your business. Read previous issues of the newsletter and get real-time updates about partner-related news and information on our US Partner Community Twitter channel. Subscribe to receive posts from this blog in your email inbox or as an….

How I learned to stop worrying and love containers

Tommy Falgout, Cloud Solution Architect Containers are a very popular technology, and to understand why you must first understand the problem they solve and how they solve it. At their core, containers allow you to easily create and run software in isolated environments. As a “heads-down” developer for 20+ years, I’ve lost countless hours trying to get my code working….

Deep dive on Kubernetes for container orchestration

Ali Hussain, Cloud Solution Architect An overview of containers and orchestrators The container frenzy is in full swing across the IT universe. Containers have fundamentally changed how developers build and deploy their applications and system administrators manage their environments. Containers offer a broadly accepted and open standard, enabling simple portability between platforms and between clouds. Moreover, containers give control of….

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