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Azure Is a 2019 Partner Priority: Get Some Help from Our Webcast

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When it comes to 2019 priorities, few are as important for Microsoft partners as fleshing out an Azure strategy.

Even for partners who have embraced the cloud on the Office 365 side, the margins have been tightening lately, and we seem to be on (or approaching) the backside of the adoption curve. To be sure, there's a lot of opportunity left in Office 365, but we may be starting to see the beginning of the end of the gold rush phase.

That said, there are other gold rushes in the Microsoft cloud, and they're potentially much bigger than Office 365. The one that Microsoft is most outspoken about is Azure, with its endless possibilities for scale, flexibility and integration of new technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI).

It can be relatively intimidating for partners who haven't done a lot with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) or Platform as a Service (PaaS) to know where to start or how to expand. I've seen a lot of partners push off really digging into Azure, but we're getting close to crunch time on this one.

That's why I'm really looking forward to a webcast on Monday, Dec. 17, at 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. ET with Bryan Hamilton of Arrow Cloud and Woody Walton of Microsoft. We'll be talking about the nuts and bolts of the Azure opportunity for partners.

Arrow specializes in datacenter migrations. You may think of them as a distribution and Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) only for partners working with enterprise-scale datacenter migrations. But they've got a lot of resources and help for smaller, even much smaller, partners who are looking to expand their Azure business.

I hope you'll join us for the conversation about great resources available for partners around Azure from both Microsoft and Arrow. We'll hit on some of the high-end capabilities, certainly, but we'll dedicate a lot of the conversation to the challenges and opportunities in Azure for smaller and startup engagements with Azure, as well. Be sure to tune in live so you can get your questions answered in real-time.

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Posted by Scott Bekker on December 14, 2018 at 8:31 AM


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