Harp's Top 8: MPN Newsletter September 2022
Restarting for Fall
I hope this past month has given all of you the opportunity to grow your skills, network, plan and relax. As we close out on summer, I look forward to sharing the latest priorities for FY23 and resources that will be key to your continued success.
I am excited to share Microsoft’s #Buildfor2030 initiative and how you can get involved to help create a more inclusive, sustainable, and equitable world by 2030. Adopted by all United Nations member states, the Sustainable Development Goals represent a universal commitment to deliver on 17 ambitious Global Goals for peace and prosperity, across gender equality, disability inclusion, climate action and sustainability. If you are looking to make a difference and empower communities, check out the details of the #Buildfor2030 partner opportunities and benefits below.
As we transition towards the busier months, we invite you to join us for enablement and skilling sessions across the solution areas including a SecOps Deep Dive, and to take advantage of Modern Work Partner-Led Customer Trials. Read on to find out more about these opportunities.
VP of Global Partners Solutions
1. Transforming and scaling nonprofit with #Buildfor2030
As a Microsoft partner, you can help nonprofits drive change with the #BuildFor2030 initiative. #Buildfor2030 offers you the opportunity to accelerate innovation, become a change maker and create a collective impact to help the United Nations achieve their Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. By getting involved we will help you to skill up for impact, build, publish to the Microsoft commercial marketplace, and accelerate growth with go-to-market benefits.
2. Microsoft Cloud Partner Program updates
The launch of the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program on October 3, 2022 is fast approaching! Learn about the latest changes to benefits in the MCPP benefits guide located on the Partner Training Gallery. The changes impact GTM toolbox, Azure dev test sponsorship and credits, Windows 11 IoT, and GitHub.
Don’t forget to regularly check the Partner Center for the latest updates and if you have questions, you can log a support request via the Partner Center.
3. Microsoft Inspire: revisit the latest investments in the Partner Network
Explore the key takeaways from this year’s Microsoft Inspire in our MPN blog post, and leverage for your business growth. In our post we highlight the keynotes, core themes and the latest resources available as we continue to invest in the partner ecosystem. Replay your favourite sessions or catch-up on anything you missed with on-demand content.
4. SecOps deep dive – extend defenses beyond your firewall
Join us on September 13, 2022 for a cybersecurity virtual session focused on the latest tools to help protect you and your customers from cyber threats. Learn about Microsoft Defender External Attack Surface Management (Defender EASM) and how to address the challenges of discovering unknown and unmanaged resources that are visible and accessible from the internet. The session will include a Q&A portion and be available to participants on demand.
5. Partner-led customer trials available for Modern Work
Product trials can be one of the most effective tools to move your sales opportunities forward during and/or after a Build Intent Workshop. All eligible partners delivering Modern Work (MCI) Build Intent workshops can request a customer trial.
6. Hybrid Work: Top 10 reasons to choose Microsoft 365
Hybrid work is here to stay no matter where customers are in their journey. Explore the partner resources to help you accelerate hybrid work solutions leveraging the Microsoft 365 platform.
7. Grow your skills and your potential
Create skilling opportunities for your customers through the Microsoft Virtual Training Days (MVTDs). MVTDs are free Microsoft classes and certification exams for technical and non-technical professionals that are available for all solution areas and cover a range of topics. Be sure to check the website often as new classes are added every quarter.
8. Get ready for a new season of Microsoft Envision
Want to hear from thought leaders from across industries and learn about today’s critical business and technology trends? Microsoft Envision is the place for you. Watch previous episodes including an insightful discussion with Judson Althoff (EVP & Chief Commercial Officer) on the digital perseverance of organizations during the pandemic.