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Harp's Top 7: MPN Newsletter October 2022

Welcome to Q2 and Cybersecurity Awareness month in Canada. We hope you take this opportunity to keep security on top of mind and join us for our quarterly webinar series “What’s New in Microsoft Identity”, as well as utilize the Modern Work & Security toolkit, details can be found below.

We are excited to introduce our new Technical Corner blog series, which makes it easier for you to stay up-to-date on the latest releases in the Partner Center. As a Microsoft partner, we value what you bring to our joint ecosystem. This monthly series will keep you informed on updates such as new technical capabilities and help you to understand the impact it may have on your organization. We’ve also included the partner center roadmap which provides a view on what’s coming in the next month for Partner Center, including technical availability and policy implementation timelines.

With these resources available for you, we hope you can continue your success as a Microsoft partner with us.

Harpreet Girn,
VP of Global Partners Solutions


1. Discover the best of what’s next – Microsoft Ignite



Get ready to explore the latest innovations and level up your skillset at this year’s Microsoft Ignite happening October 12-14, 2022. Hear from Microsoft leaders, including Satya Nadella, Scott Guthrie, Alysa Taylor, Vasu Jakkal, product experts, and partners, to explore trending topics about cloud, productivity, collaboration, security, and application development that will shape the future of business. With a unique mix of digital global and localized content, this is your opportunity to dive into curated topics designed to accelerate your tech expertise.

Local Canadian Connection
Join security experts and business leaders on a Live Teams Meeting to discuss “Building a Resilient Cybersecurity Culture”. Registration for Microsoft Ignite is required for you to be able to register for the Canadian Connection Session.


Click here to register


2. What’s new in Microsoft Identity?


Join us on October 18, 2022 for our quarterly webinar as we share the highlights of the latest in Microsoft’s Identity Stack that will help you to take advantage of modern security patterns. This session requires minimum foundational knowledge about Microsoft security solutions and will include a Q&A portion.


Click here to register


3. Modern Work & Security Land and Expand Toolkit now available


Discover how you can strengthen your pitch and develop a conversation with your customers around hybrid work with the upselling toolkit.

Explore assets such as solution plays, selling materials, solution assessments, workshop kits, and trials. With this framework for upselling and cross-selling, you'll be able to help your customers: build resiliency and enhance security, enable higher employee productivity and satisfaction, streamline their workflows and improve their profitability.

Download the toolkit


4. The Microsoft Cloud Partner Program is here


Our evolved Microsoft Cloud Partner Program is anchored in the Microsoft Cloud and is designed to showcase your organization’s proven capabilities to customers. Congratulations to those who have joined us on this journey, and remember to visit our new homepage to learn how to obtain the Solution Partner designations.

Access resources here


5. Stay up-to-date with the latest Partner Center UpdatesPicture2.png


Want to know the latest Partner Center announcements, new releases and how they may impact your organization? Our recently launched Technical Corner blog series will keep you informed on the new and improved technical capabilities, calls to action, and other Partner Center related information we think will help make the most of your partnership with Microsoft. Check out our first edition which focuses on updates that are relevant to Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partners.


Learn more


6. Help SMBs on their path to success


Like many large businesses, SMB’s are also on their own digital transformation journey to cut costs, improve efficiency and access new markets. Read our MPN blog post to learn how you can help discover and create a path for the SMB market to leverage their potential.


Click here to read the blog post


7. Empower your MSPs - Partner Perspective

Watch the latest Microsoft Partner Innovation Vodcast episode and learn how MS Partner Pax8 is making it easier for Managed Service Providers (MSP) to buy, sell, and manage Microsoft solutions to help serve SMB customers.

Gain insight into Pax8’s focus on the SMB segment and the three core components they have built their partner experience on, including creating a connective MSP ecosystem, maintaining a strong portfolio of professional services and helping MSPs skill up their own staff.


Watch the vodcast here