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Microsoft To Pour Millions into Partner Incentives, Azure and Security in FY2025

Microsoft's inaugural MCAPS Start for Partners event took place this week, marking the beginning of its fiscal 2025.

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Registration Opens for Microsoft's New Summer Partner Event

Microsoft's flagship partner conference, Inspire, may not be taking place as usual this year, but the company is launching a new event in its place.

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Multinational Partner Cognizant Buys 25,000 Microsoft 365 Copilot Seats

IT services giant Cognizant, which already has a robust Microsoft cloud MSP business, is now also one of the biggest customers of Redmond's Copilot AI product.

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Microsoft Deepens Partner Program with New Designations, More Perks

It's shaping up to be a year of "exponential innovation and growth for partners," wrote Microsoft channel chief Nicole Dezen in her "State of the Partner Ecosystem 2024" missive.

How To (Eventually) Make Money from Microsoft 365 Copilot: Q&A with Nerdio CEO Vadim Vladimirskiy

There are three ways partners can actually build a viable business out of Microsoft 365 Copilot. Managing it is definitely not one.

Microsoft Unveils CSP Licensing Changes To Address EU Cloud Concerns

New licensing and hosting rules will take effect on Oct. 1, 2022, for Microsoft's Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partners and their customers.

Azure Migrations and App Modernization: Microsoft Lists Partners' Cloud Objectives at Inspire

There are three key ways partners can facilitate their customers' digital transformations, according to Microsoft -- and, not surprisingly, they all center around the Azure cloud.

Ahead of Inspire, Microsoft Promotes Dezen to Chief Partner Officer

Microsoft on Thursday announced a small reorg of its partner executive ranks, culminating a process that began when former channel chief Rodney Clark announced his departure two months ago.

Microsoft Channel Chief Touts CSP Seat-Based Offers, Certifications

Rodney Clark, Microsoft's head of global channel sales, shared some of the company's plans to improve its various partner programs over 2022.

At Inspire, Microsoft Shares Its Plans and Partner Progress Around Viva

Microsoft Viva, Microsoft's new "employee experience platform" that it unveiled in February, is set to reach several milestones in the coming months.

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Microsoft Leans on Partners for Industry Cloud Efforts

Microsoft is adding three more industry-specific cloud programs to its offerings with help from its partners.

Microsoft's Entire 2020 Event Lineup Going 'Digital-First'

In response to concerns about the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Microsoft is transitioning all of its big conferences in 2020 to be online only.

Windows 7 Extended Security Updates Confusion: A Microsoft CSP Explains

Microsoft CSP MessageOps recently tried to answer some of the most pressing questions facing organizations concerning the Windows 7 Extended Security Updates program.

Schuster Touts Microsoft Teams as 'The New OS' at IAMCP Event

Microsoft's top partner executive didn't mince words when it came to telling an audience of partners what the company considers to be its current top channel opportunity.

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Microsoft Software Assurance Changes To Favor FastTrack

Some changes coming next year to Microsoft's Software Assurance licensing model will aim to steer organizations toward the FastTrack program for their training.