As summer winds down, Weekend Reading delivers stories on a project that helps diabetes patients, a profile on the chief technical officer of Microsoft’s Cloud and Services organization, and the debut of the HTC One (M8) for Windows smartphone.
A free, two-day SMB Live events series, coming in September and October to several cities across the U.S., is designed to teach you how to not only succeed in the cloud, but to conquer it, writes Diane Golshan in a blog post.
In a blog post, Burke Fewel, director of Partner Capability Development Management, writes that part one of the five-blog series looks at the “change imperative” for moving to the cloud. “In the first video module, you’ll learn about the growing cloud opportunity, review traditional business models and learn to identify how your revenue streams may evolve as you shift to the cloud,” he writes.
Whether you’re just starting with the cloud, looking to increase your cloud presence or have a mature cloud business, Microsoft can help you move to the next stage in the evolution of your small- and medium-business cloud practice and build a profitable business, writes Diane Golshan of the US Partner Team.
“As we embed more and more sensors and intelligent devices into our infrastructure, this intelligent data ecosystem evolves into the Internet of your Things to create business models that are far different than today’s largely static information architectures,” Jon C. Arnold writes in a blog post.
See how Microsoft helped out with apps, devices and cloud services as the Lions rugby team toured Hong Kong and Australia, culminating in a 41-16 triumph in the tournament final at Sydney Olympic Park.
By 2017, public cloud IT spending will reach close to $108 billion — five times the growth of the IT industry overall — and the best thing enterprise companies can do is to get ready now. “Cloud won’t be a trend any longer, it will be the new norm,” writes Diane Golshan on the Microsoft Partner Network blog. “Now is the time to invest and position yourself for the future.”
“Partners in this program will be able to directly provision customer subscriptions and provide one monthly bill for both Partner and Microsoft services,” writes John Case, vice president of marketing for Microsoft Office, in a blog post. “They will also directly manage their customer subscriptions with in-product tools in the Partner Admin Center and own the technical support relationship.”