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January 2019 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. Community call schedule Community calls for the US Partner Community are led by experts from across the US Partner Team, and provide practice-building and….

How (and why) to bring your customers into the cloud

Did you know that 33% of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) have not yet moved to the cloud?1 That means approximately 9 million SMBs2 need assistance migrating to the cloud—and you can help. What’s in it for me? Three out of five SMBs want a partner to provide knowledgeable advice on their business challenges.3 Not only can you increase your….

Find out what’s new with Microsoft Teams for US Government Community Cloud

Eric Lee, Partner Technical Architect Microsoft Cloud for Government is specifically designed for public sector customers in the United States who want to select from a range of cloud computing services. Microsoft Cloud for Government provides flexibility, cost savings opportunities, and rigorous security and compliance including FedRAMP, ITAR, IRS 1075, CJIS, and DoD SRG. There are three major Microsoft Cloud….

Maximize the resources included in your Microsoft Partner Network membership

As a member of the Microsoft Partner Network—whether you’re a Network member, have an Action Pack subscription, or have attained a competency—you have access to a wealth of resources and offers to help build your business, reach more customers, and sell your solution. Everything you need to know is available on partner.microsoft.com, and below we’ve identified a few key pages….

Bring in the new year with savings on Office 365 and Microsoft 365 Business

The holidays are fast approaching, which brings with it the annual challenge of checking off the shopping list without breaking the bank. Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have already passed, but there’s still time to save before the new year. For the first time ever, Microsoft is offering 15% off the first year of Office 365 Business Premium to new O365….

Top stories for US partners the week of December 17

Find 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. Looking for partner training courses, community calls, and events? Refer to the Hot Sheet training schedule for….

SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 end of support: What you need to know

End of support for SQL Server and Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 is approaching fast—coming to an end on July 9, 2019 and January 14, 2020, respectively. With just a little over six months until SQL Server end of support, it’s best to create a plan of action sooner rather than later. Failure to update your customers’ platforms could result in….

What to know about updates to the Microsoft P-Seller Community

You may have heard about the $1.7 trillion total US market opportunity open to Microsoft and our partners through digital transformation driven by Intelligent Cloud and Intelligent Edge. We’re proud of the fact that for every $1 of revenue Microsoft earns, our partner community earns between $8 and $12. That means roughly $1.5 trillion of that is our partner’s opportunity!….

4 Microsoft training offerings to empower your teams

Microsoft is dedicated to enabling our partners to increase their knowledge about Microsoft products and solutions, scale their apps, and improve customer engagement. To do that, we offer a variety of training resources to our partners. Check out these 4 training offerings to help empower your teams by building their expertise and enhancing their skills.  1. Microsoft Learn Become a….

Top stories for US partners the week of December 10

Find 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. Looking for partner training courses, community calls, and events? Refer to the Hot Sheet training schedule for….

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