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The Partnership Post. April Edition

Welcome to the April Edition of The Partnership Post.

In this issue you'll find the latest news from Microsoft, including: the renaming of Office 365 SMB SKUs to Microsoft 365, Microsoft's commitment to Cloud Services Continuity, the shift of Microsoft Inspire's annual partner conference, and Office 365 E1 trial availability. Plus, a list of upcoming webinars, events, and training to help you brush up on what's new within Azure, Modern Workplace, and Dynamics.

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News from Microsoft

Microsoft renames its Office 365 SMB SKUs to Microsoft 365: Changes effective April 21, 2020.


Microsoft Cloud Services Continuity: Agenda for the surge in Microsoft Teams and Windows Virtual Desktop Usage.

Microsoft Inspire 2020 Shifted: Stay tuned for the news on the revised delivery.


Changes to Education Customer Validation in CSP: How-to Resubmit Denied Customer Submissions.


What's New

Office 365 E1 Trial SKU available on Cloud Marketplace for Microsoft Teams

A free, 6-month Office 365 E1 Trial, including Microsoft Teams, is now available in response to the increased need for employees to work from home (WFH).

How to purchase on Cloud Marketplace

Your next migration is on us: Free migration and 30 days free* with your next Microsoft 365 purchase

Valid until June 30, 2020, receive 30 days free* and free email and data migration licenses for select Office 365 and Microsoft 365 licenses purchased through Cloud Marketplace.

Learn more about the offer

Windows Virtual Desktop.

This desktop and app virtualization service allows multiple users to access remote desktops from just about any browser.

OFFER - 1 APRIL TO 30 JUNE 2020:

Ingram Micro Cloud is pleased to announce free Microsoft Azure credits for 30 days & implementation assistance to get your end customers onto Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD).

Free Azure credits are available for up to 25 users per end customer.

Reach out to us for your next WVD opportunity


Eye on Azure

New Commerce Experience for Azure in CSP key resources.


Partner Security Requirements: Baseline policies transition to security defaults or other options.


Modern Workplace Update


Diving into

Microsoft Business Voice now available to CSP partners in US and additional geographies.

Azure Active Directory Premium 1 comes to Microsoft 365 Business.

Microsoft 365 Cloud Solution Provider Updates.


New Dynamics 365 Products Available.

Limited time promotion: Ingram Micro offers partners discounts on Professional Services, 25% off SMB CRM licenses, and 45 days free on Dynamics 365 Business Central SKUs.

Dynamics Webinar: Dynamics ERP, it's not your grandfather's ERP and Third Cloud Thursdays – Office Hours.

Upcoming Webinars and Events

Monthly CSP Spotlight Webinars:

Register and join these live monthly webinars for the latest CSP, New Commerce Experience hot topics and other licensing information available for all partners.


Review Microsoft's Partner Community Hot Sheet for April for upcoming training, webcasts, community calls, and office hours.


Local Webinars

Dynamics 365 Business Central

28th April 2020 at 11am AEST

Learn How Dynamics 365 Business Central Increases Productivity.

Learn More

Join the Windows Virtual Desktop Webinar each Wednesday in April

Windows Virtual Desktop Wednesday 3

22nd April 2020 at 2pm AEST

In this session we will implement application publishing and dynamic scaling of WVD. Application publishing can be used to pushing any applications which can be installed on Windows 10. Dynamic scaling will let you scale out when number of user sessions increases and scale down when sessions decease. We will also look at load balancing options.

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Windows Virtual Desktop Wednesday 4

29th April 2020 at 2pm AEST

In this session we will look at implementing WVD using Nerdio for Azure (NFA)/ NFA automates most of the deployment steps and gives us GUI based options for dynamic scaling, image management, etc.

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