Bekker's Blog

Blog archive

Microsoft Offering Training on Office 365 Open

A month after expanding the billing options for partners around Office 365, Microsoft is offering broad training to help partners make sense of the new rules and connect with distributors.

On March 1, Microsoft released Office 365 for Open licensing and for Full Package Product (FPP) sales. For years, partners had been asking for the Open licensing portion, which will allow the channel to bundle Office 365 into other services and handle customer billing.

Still, the new billing comes with its own complexities, including new and sometimes counterintuitive SKUs. Starting last week and continuing through June, Microsoft is offering a webcast series every Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET to help partners sort out whether to use the pre-existing advisor model, in which Microsoft bills customers and partners get partner of record fees, the Office 365 Open option or FPP.

Distributors Ingram Micro, Tech Data, Synnex and D&H will contribute content for the calls. More information is available here. The sessions will also include offers and incentives for partners new to Office 365 sales.

Related:

Posted by Scott Bekker on April 01, 2013 at 11:58 AM


Featured

  • 2019 Microsoft Conference Calendar: For Partners, IT Pros and Developers

    Here's your guide to all the IT training sessions, partner meet-ups and annual Microsoft conferences you won't want to miss this year.

  • Microsoft Rolls Out SQL Server 2019 RC1

    The first release candidate of the forthcoming SQL Server 2019 product can now be downloaded from Microsoft's Evaluation Center page.

  • The 2019 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    From the next major update to Windows 10 to the next generation of HoloLens, here's what's on tap from Microsoft this year.

  • Microsoft, Tech Leaders Back Confidential Computing Consortium

    The Linux Foundation on Wednesday announced the formation of a new group that aims to ensure the security of processed data.

RCP Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.