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Announcing the new Modern Workplace certification exam study group

Are you interested in earning your Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert certification?  Join us for our community-based study groups to help you prepare for the two required exams that were recently released: MS-100: Microsoft 365 Identity and Services MS-101: Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security Each week on Friday, we’ll meet to discuss a specific section of the exams where….

Modern Workplace updates and certification exams

Thanks to everyone who has joined the Modern Workplace Partner Technical Community calls. So far this quarter, we’ve covered the following topics during our monthly call series: Driving successful Modern Workplace engagements with Adoption & Change Management Azure AD Privileged Identity Management Part II Modern Management – Autopilot From Paper-based to Paperless with Office 365 New Microsoft 365 Security and….

Learn how to leverage AI for a competitive edge with Dynamics 365

For years, virtually every evaluation of a new business application, such as a CRM or ERP, would include a checklist of features published by the customer or the external evaluation consultant. These features were compared, contrasted against competitors, and prospective customers would begin to assess which solution best matched their business needs to make an informed decision. Instinctively, the sales….

New partner assets improve your hiring, onboarding, and retention

Solving the technical skills gap continues to be one of the greatest challenges for our partners, and I’m delighted to announce the availability of new partner assets to help navigate this competitive landscape, including the much-anticipated Microsoft Practice Development Playbook: Recruit, Hire, Onboard, and Retain Talent. The playbook is a core element of our new Partner Skills Initiative. It was….

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….

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.….

Community call: Hear updates on Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance SKUs

This month’s community call will feature guest speaker Phil West, National Director of Devices & Security for Regulated Industries. Phil will cover what the new changes are and the value the new SKUs bring to our partners during the call on Tuesday, February 19 at 10 a.m. PT. Microsoft is dedicated to the mission and vision that security and compliance….

February 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! Community call schedule Community calls for the US….

Learn the benefits of Microsoft Dynamics 365 GCC for Government

Mani Ramachandran, Partner Technical Architect Government agencies are at a crossroads. Governments today often rely on a patchwork of systems to address their complex needs, which span citizen services, community outreach, field service, project management, and financial oversight. Cloud technology gives big government a way to stay competitive—and stay relevant—in an expanding world of big business. Agencies no longer have….

What to know about modern management and Windows Autopilot

Will McNae, Partner Technical Strategist Greetings Modern Workplace Partners! For our community call on January 22, we’ll be discussing Windows Autopilot in detail, including: Autopilot value proposition to both the partner and customer Customer requirements Who is participating in the Autopilot program Autopilot Process for the partner (Partner Center) Key security differentiators What is Autopilot? Windows Autopilot is a collection….