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Monthly Digest Series: Modern Work & Security | April 2021

Excited to kick off our Monthly Digest Series, aiming to provide you the latest updates and information for the month ahead.


Go To Market updates:

Digital Marketing Content OnDemand is helping partners increase productivity and generate demand online. Available at no cost to Microsoft partners, Digital Marketing Content OnDemand is your own personal digital marketing assistant and delivers fresh, relevant content for you to customize and share on your social, email, website, or blog. This is 12 weeks worth of campaign content delivered at the start of each week.

Develop your marketing skills with the latest Modern Work & Security industry research, market trends, partner best-practices, and more. Regardless of skill level, we have marketing professional development training to help get your solution market ready.

Make sure you activate these resources on Partner Center to access these free resources.


Microsoft Cloud Accelerator Program

Thank you for your participation in the Microsoft Cloud Accelerator program this year. All Modern Workplace workshops are open until July 20th 2021, we encourage you to keep participating in these workshops and executing them before end of fiscal year.

The latest update, starting March 31, 2021 through the foreseeable future, Teams Calling, Teams Meetings and Meeting Rooms workshop customer criteria will be lowered back to 1000 PAU from 5000 PAU. We will communicate any future changes to these workshops in the Inspire timeframe. 

Please note we are not making changes to Teams Apps & Solutions workshop at this time.

For the latest updates on workshop eligibility please visit here 


Upcoming events

Microsoft Viva: Fundamentals for Partners

This past year has been a time of challenge and change, and how we work will be permanently transformed by the pandemic. Microsoft and our partners have a unique opportunity to address these challenges driven by many organisations’ transition to remote and hybrid work, which demands unprecedented agility and flexibility. To meet these needs, we created Microsoft Viva, an Employee Experience Platform (EXP).

On May 11 – 13th from 1:30 – 4:30pm learn from Microsoft experts about the value of Microsoft Viva and the opportunities for partners. Register for this no-cost, virtual event today!



Register Now: Microsoft Teams Compete Webinar - Know the advantages!

Microsoft Teams was designed to help people stay connected, collaborate seamlessly, and simplify work in a secure and compliant way—all in one place. In fact, it is what 115 million people in organisations around the world rely on every day to work together, even when they need to work apart.


On April 30, 2021 at 10:00 AM (AEST), learn from Microsoft experts about why these organisations choose Microsoft Teams as their chat, meetings, calling, collaboration, and application integration platform and how you can position Teams as a unique hub for teamwork.

Please register now and join us to learn about the advantages of Microsoft Teams.


The Essential Eight for Security - Ask the Experts

Between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) responded to an average of 164 cybercrime reports per day… that’s 1 report every 10 minutes.

The ACSC has recommended that organisations implement eight essential mitigation strategies as a baseline. This baseline, the Essential Eight, makes it much harder for adversaries to compromise systems.

Following on from the webinar series The Essential Eight for Security we invite you to join us for a live technical Q&A session. Ask the Microsoft Security Experts about the Essential Eight.


Register here to join our experts on Thursday 15th April 12pm – 1pm AEST


Any questions, feel free to leave a comment below.