US Partner Community Blog

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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….

Microsoft partner investments: Learn more about offers and incentives

Want to know how to make your customer engagements easier and more profitable? Read on for more information about US partner investments! About partner investments US partner investments consist of two parts: offers and incentives. Offers are designed around specific pre-sales or post-sales engagements with customers, and are managed through the Partner Investment Engine (PIE) program. PIE’s objective is to….

Top stories for US partners the week of December 3

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….

Learn how to get the most out of new go-to-market services and Microsoft marketplaces

One of the key pillars through which Microsoft supports its partners is by helping them get their solutions in front of more customers. Two integral ways that we do this are: offering a new set of go-to-market benefits, and our marketplaces, AppSource and Azure Marketplace. To help you jumpstart your engagement with these resources, I’ll be hosting two webinars featuring….

December 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. 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….

Top stories for US partners the week of November 19

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….

How to stay connected and find resources as a Microsoft partner

Monish Sood, senior marketing manager within the Microsoft One Commercial Partner organization in the US subsidiary, recently hosted a partner community call on the best ways to stay plugged into the Microsoft community and resources—particularly amidst Microsoft’s constant innovation, evolution, and improvements to make partners’ and customers’ experiences even better. Below is an easy, simple guide to find the information….

Top stories for US partners the week of November 12

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….

Announcing availability of a new step-by-step guide to help Microsoft partners develop and grow cloud opportunities

Whether your customers are at the exploration stages of their digital transformation journey or are already well down the path with established cloud services, it can be difficult to know exactly where to start or focus your conversation with your customers. This is why the One Commercial Partner team developed the Partner Play-in-a-Box (PiB), a toolkit that provides Microsoft partners….

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….