On July 1, 2020, the Microsoft Azure team launched a new experience for Azure Partners on Azure Partner Zone. The site will feature the latest news, resources, and content to help partners stay abreast of emerging trends, learn about new products and features, and find the tools needed to build a thriving Azure practice.
In addition to the new web experience for Azure Partners, engineering and marketing teams across Azure will be hosting special events for partners, designed to help build, scale, and secure your Azure practice. The most recent event was with industry experts, Service Leadership Inc, aimed at helping our IT Service Partners prepare and manage a new global economic climate. The webinar illustrated likely upcoming macro-economic scenarios, likely Service Provider revenue and profit paths through recovery, and suggested actions for Service Providers to maximize revenue, profit, and safety. Access to the event recording is available on Partner Zone.
The next event is an exclusive pre-Inspire workshop for Microsoft Partners on Monday, July 20. This full-day, eight-session series is an interactive experience for partners designed to help you build and scale managed services on Azure. Hear from leadership about the future of Azure and learn how you can leverage our cloud-native management solution to reduce operational costs, generate new revenue opportunities, and expand the value of your offerings.
Azure Management Workshop details
The Azure Management Workshop: An interactive journey for building, scaling, and optimizing your Azure practice using our one native management solution for Azure.
Monday, July 20 from 9 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time.
- Unplugged with Azure Leadership, an Interview with Julia White, CVP Azure Marketing and Erin Chapple, CVP Azure Compute.
- Partnering to Drive Customer Success Pre-, During, and Post-Migration to Azure.
- Building Scalable Managed Services on Azure with Azure Lighthouse.
- Enabling Governance for Managed Services with Azure Policy.
- Enabling Hybrid Managed Service Capabilities with Azure Arc.
- Deploying Azure Managed Services at Scale Using ARM Templates.
- Building and Scaling a Managed Security Practice on Azure Using Azure Sentinel and Azure Lighthouse.
- Taking the Next Step: Becoming an Azure Expert MSP.
The relaunch of Azure Partner Zone
Azure Partner Zone will be updated regularly to help partners migrate existing applications to Azure, innovate with new apps, and enable customers for success. Explore the Practices pages to discover Azure services aligned to support each of these business needs and alleviate challenges. To learn more about each one and drill further into available training documentation, head over to the Solutions pages. You’ll also find a section for building a COVID-19 strategy, showcasing the best tools and resources to help you and your customers navigate this unchartered climate.
For extended education, check out the Training Library, Partner Resources Catalog, and Partner News Center. Here you can dive into self-paced learning for almost any Azure topic, plus find white papers, datasheets, infographics, videos, latest industry blogs, and more. If you are short on time, try the ‘save’ feature to post things to your Partner Zone profile for viewing or revisiting later on. Visitors who log in to the site with their LinkedIn profile can find saved content under View my Toolkit from the profile dropdown.
Partner Zone also helps partners stay connected to the Azure team through the year-round Partner Newsletter and Azure Partner Community. Newsletter subscribers will get early access to the latest news, events, and opportunities for partner engagement while the Azure Partner Community offers a place for partner-to-partner connections and direct communications with the Azure team.
Build and expand your Azure practice today and visit Azure Partner Zone.