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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….

How to drive successful Modern Workplace engagement through Microsoft Teams

Happy New Year! This month, we’ll kick off our Modern Workplace Productivity Community calls with a topic that helps your customers successfully onboard to Microsoft Teams, while providing you with an opportunity to expand your portfolio by offering new services. A focus on customer success and adoption change management has quickly gone from buzzwords to secret weapons in driving long-term,….

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….

Join our community call to hear the latest from Modern Workplace

Thanks to everyone who has joined the Modern Workplace Partner Technical Community calls. So far this quarter, we’ve covered a number of topics during our monthly call series, including: Enabling Firstline Workers with Microsoft Teams Azure Security Center WaaS and Microsoft Managed Desktop Service Microsoft Information Protection and Unified Labeling in Microsoft 365 Azure AD Privileged Identity Management Virtual Desktop….

Industry Accelerators and Power BI Dataflows: Join this month’s community call

Join our monthly Business Applications Community call on December 11 to learn more about the Microsoft Industry Accelerators and Power BI Dataflows. Dynamics 365 announced the Microsoft Power Platform, a connected app platform that unifies access to your data to enable ISVs, SIs, Partners, and Customers to build intelligent, data-driven, task-focused business and analytic applications. Microsoft is focused on enabling….

Announcing Microsoft Developer Community: A new community for all your dev resources

John Wiese, Partner Technology Strategist Alex Starykh, Could Solution Architect Microsoft’s US One Commercial Partner (OCP) team is pleased to announce the Microsoft Developer Community. This new community is designed to be a place for developers to find developer-specific information and resources. This community is open to all US-based developers, and can be found within the US Partner Community Yammer group.….

Keep your privileged access secure with Azure AD PIM and PAM in Office 365: Part 1

In this month’s community call, we’ll be covering “just-in-time” identity management and administration in Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD) Privileged Identity Management (PIM) and Privileged Access Management (PAM) for Office 365. We’ll show how it can help partners and their customers prevent account and access breaches associated with Global Administrators and other provable-level accounts in their Azure environment using Azure….

Time to upgrade: How to prepare for Windows Server 2008 end of support

Steve Luper, Cloud Solution Architect Jeff Mitchell, Cloud Solution Architect The end is nigh! End of support for Windows Server 2008 is right around the corner, coming on January 14, 2020. I know what you’re thinking: “My customers’ Data Center Migration’s got time, that’s over a year away.” I would encourage you to dig deeper into that thought. Halloween has….

Embrace new Dynamics 365 features and offerings in the October 2018 release

Jim McGraw, Partner Technical Architect The Microsoft engineering and product teams deliver again with the October 2018 release! Enhancements to Dynamics 365 applications include hundreds of new capabilities across Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Portals, Omni-channel Engagement Hub, Field Service, Project Service, Social Engagement, Finance and Operations, Talent, Retail, and Business Central. We’re also introducing a new set of mixed reality….

Friends don’t let friends compromise security: Extending cybersecurity to supply chains

Network attacks are on the rise, and as with all things security, it’s always best to get ahead. This summer, the Wall Street Journal ran a story about Russian hackers infiltrating “air-gapped” networks of US utility companies with “relative ease” as just one part of a tale that’s becoming all too common. The NY Times described another scenario where a….