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March 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. If you want to search for specific types of events or look further ahead at what’s planned, check out our Events Calendar. Keep an eye out for new events and offerings being added! Week of February 25-1 Week of March 4-8….

4 key benefits of a competency and how to activate them

For your business to succeed and break through the noise of today’s technology market, it’s important to demonstrate differentiation to customers and other companies that may want to develop partnerships as a growth strategy. One way that Microsoft enables partners to differentiate is by attaining silver or gold competencies.  A competency is a designation that demonstrates to customers your technical….

Top stories for US partners the week of February 25

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 Events Calendar that’s updated regularly….

Microsoft Inspire 2019: Get a first look and early registration discount

9 steps to get started partnering with Microsoft for US Partners

It’s easy to start your partnership with Microsoft. Follow the steps below to walk through each step, or download our Get Started Guide for everything you’ll need to begin your journey and grow your business with Microsoft (join the US Partner Network on Yammer to download the guide). 1. Join the Microsoft Partner Network Enroll on the Microsoft Partner Network….

Learn what’s new with Open Source Solutions on our February community call

Microsoft’s Open Source business is strong! About half of our VM images are now running Linux and many of our Azure Marketplace solutions are based on Open Source. Microsoft’s strategy on Open Source is executed through four broad motions. Enable. Enable an open and flexible platform that meets you where you are and adds value to your existing investments. Integrate.….

5 key steps to building your AI practice

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere. TV. Movies. Wall Street. The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. And it should be top of mind for all Microsoft partners. Customers across the US are accelerating their pace of AI adoption, as referenced by Microsoft AI leader Eric Boyd in his recent AI blog. This is a great opportunity for partners as AI….

Top stories for US partners this week

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 Events Calendar that’s updated regularly….

CRN names Microsoft 2019 Channel Chiefs with continued channel growth & innovation expected in 2019

With hundreds of thousands of partners across the world, we strive to be the best partnering organization, helping you create new business opportunities, grow your business and increase profitability. We are here to help you be the hero in your own success story. Last week, we released our Microsoft State of the Channel numbers that showed we have more than….

Top stories for US partners the week of February 11

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 Events Calendar that’s updated regularly….

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