US Partner Community Blog

Resources tailored to make your partner journey successful—blog posts, events, case studies, videos, and more—now all in one place.

Stay ahead of the curve with upcoming partner webinars

Attend October’s partner webinars to learn about staying connected and how to leverage Microsoft’s technical journeys to earn more. This October, we’ll be focusing on two topics for maximizing your partnership with Microsoft: How to navigate Microsoft and its resources; and The support services available to Microsoft Partner Network Members—namely, technical presales assistance and deployment services Keep reading for a….

October 2018 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….

Maximize your business with Microsoft SMB Partner events

Our Microsoft partner SMB community has a number of events scheduled to help you make the most of your partnership and take your business to the next level. We have community calls, webcasts, and trainings planned throughout FY19. Below we have a quick guide to which events are geared especially for your area of expertise, followed by sneak peeks at….

Partner Solution Brief: Creating new revenue streams through blockchain innovation

Microsoft Partner Solution Briefs are an ongoing series aimed at helping you, our partners, learn from one another with real-world examples. The brief provides a quick overview with context on business challenges, real examples of partner solutions, and the outcomes. The challenge AlphaPoint is another partner bringing creative solutions to their business and their customers through Microsoft offerings. Founded in….

Closing the Gender Gap with Women-in-Cloud

Gretchen O’Hara, Vice President, Go-To-Market Strategy, One Commercial Partner Last week, I had the honor to speak at the Annual Ideagen Empowering Women & Girls 2030 Summit, hosted at the United Nations. The theme of the day was Closing the Gender Gap, based on the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Women & Girls. I talked about some of the unique challenges….

Join the Modern Workplace Quarterly Update call

Welcome to the Modern Workplace Partner Community. For those new to the community, Microsoft’s Modern Workplace solution area is made up of three main segments: Productivity, Security, and Modern Desktop. There are many solutions that are a part of these segments and we will use the Modern Workplace Partner Community to provide readiness on these solutions. One of the main….

Partners share how they work with Microsoft to sell solutions

This is the final video in our series featuring MSUS Partner award winners. When we spoke with them at Inspire, they shared their insights on the advantages of partnering with Microsoft, and how to maximize business opportunity and results. In this video, Microsoft partners discuss how selling a unique, profitable solution relies on access to technology, gaining leads and referrals,….

What makes a great AI partner – Part 3

In this final post on overcoming the major challenges to becoming a great AI partner, we’ll address how the condition of a customers’ data estate can be a serious blocker to AI, and why you should always modernize your customer’s data estate when migrating to cloud. If you haven’t already, read the first two posts in the series here. Is….

Hear how partners are working with Microsoft to reach customers

This is the second in a series of videos featuring Microsoft partners who we spoke with at Inspire. These MSUS Partner Award winners—including 10th Magnitude, iCorps Technologies, Wharfedale Technologies, and Cardinal Solutions—offer valuable insight into the best ways to leverage the benefits and opportunities that partnering with Microsoft provides for your business. This video focuses on reaching customers—namely the benefit….

What makes a great AI partner – Part 2

In this second post on overcoming the major challenges to becoming a great Artificial Intelligence (AI) partner, we’ll address gaining leadership buy-in and commitment to AI. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to read the first post in this series here. If customers are struggling with their adoption of AI via the direct route, an indirect approach may help….