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Attention Microsoft CSP Direct Bill Partners: We’ve Got Your Back!

Microsoft announced last week that CSP Direct Bill Partners, in addition to all the other program prerequisites, will be on the hook for $300K in annual revenue in 2021. This new requirement is shaking up the CSP community, as many Direct CSPs have come to the realization that their current business model does not support…
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Microsoft Partner Network Evolves to Focus On Customer Demands

Microsoft is making big changes to its partner program that will impact partners who work with our Stratos Cloud Alliance team. Effective October 2022, Microsoft is changing the name of its partner program from the Microsoft Partner Network to the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program. As part of this change to focus on solutions customers are…
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Build New Revenue Streams Faster While Decreasing the Investment Risk of Expanding your Dynamics 365 Practice

Microsoft Partners face many challenges trying to grow their business. The necessary resources to market, sell, design, implement and support solutions are scarce. Whether it’s expanding an existing solution practice or delving into a new one, the endeavor requires a major capital investment, and there’s always the risk the effort will fail. But given the…
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Microsoft Directions NA 2022 Recap: 6 Key Announcements for D365 Business Central Partners

Each year hundreds of Dynamics 365 Business Central partners come together for annual Directions conference where Microsoft and other technology experts provide important partner and product updates. In this blog, we recap six key announcements that will have a big impact on how partners engage with their customers to close on more business and streamline…
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Sessions at Directions for Growing Your Business & Developing Your Business Central Skillset

Directions recently published their official agenda for the April 2022 conference and there’s something for every member of your team. We’ve called out some of the sessions we recommend for growing your business and developing your Business Central skillset. There are plenty of other great sessions on the agenda that you should consider that focus…
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Is it Time to Move to Dynamics 365? New Features Available to Enhance Productivity

Microsoft has announced what’s new and planned for the Dynamics 365 Business Central 2022 release wave 1, which covers new functionalities that will be available in the major release of Business Central taking place in April 2022. Most of these new features are currently available in preview. The changes will benefit Microsoft partners and customers—with…
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Microsoft VIVA – Employee Centric Tools that Drive Timely Collaboration and Healthy Work Habits

By Jonathan Darling, Cloud Engineer, Velosio Microsoft Viva is an employee experience platform that lives inside of Microsoft Teams. Part of the M365 stack, its purpose is to help employees and managers to connect and collaborate in healthy ways, manage time efficiently, and promote mindfulness at work. Microsoft Viva Encompasses 4 Main Functionalities Microsoft Viva encompasses four…
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Tips to Help End-Users Identify Phishing Attacks

Email is the most common vehicle for phishing attacks. But hackers also try to hijack other channels—text messages, phone calls, social media instant messaging, communication tools like Slack, and even faxes or regular mail. Cybercriminals who send phishing attacks hope to fool end-users into thinking they are someone they know. Threat actors also hope to…
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Stratos Cloud Alliance – Gold Sponsor at Directions North America

Stratos Cloud Alliance – Gold Sponsor at Directions North America

The team at Stratos Cloud Alliance is proud to sponsor Directions North America.  The premier learning and networking conference is the only event created for partners, by partners and features the most up to date, technical and educational information. “The entire team at Stratos Cloud Alliance is excited to be back live at Directions as…
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A Microsoft Partner’s Guide to the Microsoft New Commerce Experience (NCE)

Microsoft has updated their Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program to continue to adapt to the changing needs of their customers and partners. Microsoft maintains their goal to reduce complexities and costs while maintaining flexibility for growing organizations within the CSP program. Part of this goal is achieved in the New Commerce Experience (NCE) for commercial…
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