Microsoft Partner Summary for February 26th - March 1st 2024






Each week, John O'Donnell - Microsoft Sr. PDM, provides Partners with a Microsoft Partner Summary that compiles a lot of news and information from across the Microsoft Partner landscape. 


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Good Morning Microsoft Global Partner Community.


Empowering Business innovation for modernizing Retailers and manufacturers with Copilot: Unleashing Dynamics 365 Commerce investments for 2024 Wave 1



Dynamics 365 Commerce is a comprehensive omnichannel solution that empowers retailers to deliver personalized, seamless, and differentiated shopping experiences across physical and digital channels. In the 2024 release Wave 1, Dynamics 365 Commerce continues to innovate and enhance its capabilities to improve store associate productivity and meet the evolving needs of customers and businesses. Here are some of the highlights of the new features coming soon:

  • Copilot in Site builder is going global and multi-lingual:
·         Strengthening our dedication to creating a comprehensive B2B solution for Digital Commerce by supporting B2B indirect commerce
·         Adyen Tap to Pay is coming to Store Commerce app on iOS
·         Speed up your checkout process with simplified and consistent payment workflows for different payment methods on Store Commerce app
·         Enabling retailers to effectively monitor and track inventory of Batch-controlled products via Store Commerce app
·         To learn more about Dynamics 365 Commerce:

Learn more about additional investments and timeline for these investments here in release plans.

Visit our website on commerce today.

Learn more here


Accelerating Revenue with AI-Powered Solutions: A Chief Revenue Officer’s Guide

Chief Revenue Officers (CROs) have a new tool to help sellers increase sales, close more deals, and generate more revenue: the next generation of AI. Sales teams can use next-gen AI and analytics to significantly enhance sales performance through access to real-time customer insights, which enhances seller productivity and promotes collaboration.

Read the e-book to learn how teams can use Copilot in Dynamics 365 Sales and Copilot in Dynamics 365 Customer Insights to:

  • Increase the accuracy of revenue forecasting through AI and analytics.
  • Personalize the buying journey with actionable, 360-degree customer insights.
  • Improve seller performance with real-time, data-driven coaching.

Learn more here


Microsoft News:

  • Accelerating telco transformation in the era of AI - Link  
  • Introducing Microsoft Copilot for Finance – the newest Copilot offering in Microsoft 365 designed to transform modern finance - Link
  • Microsoft and Mistral AI announce new partnership to accelerate AI innovation and introduce Mistral Large first on Azure - Link


Microsoft news from around the world:

  • Microsoft Brazil : Microsoft makes products available to companies of different sizes and industries in the Azure regions for Brazil - Link  
  • Microsoft Brazil : Get to know B3's exclusive Artificial Intelligence tool for financial education - Link
  • Microsoft New Zealand : Scripting a new era of healthcare: The rise of AI-enhanced Medicine - Link
  • Microsoft Africa : Orange Middle East and Africa collaborates with Microsoft to accelerate the digital transformation of SMEs across the region - Link
  • Microsoft South Africa : Transforming business communication and workflow management with Microsoft 365 Copilot - Link
  • Microsoft Spain : Telefónica integrates Azure AI Studio into Kernel, the company's digital ecosystem - Link
  • Microsoft UK : How global law firm Clifford Chance is innovating with generative AI and Copilot for Microsoft 365 - Link
  • Microsoft Vietnam : Imagine Cup Junior 2024 officially kicks off in Vietnam - Link



Microsoft Partner:

  • Americas Partner Enablement News: February 2024 Issue - Link
  • Top Stories: February 27, 2024 - Link
  • February 2024 Hot Sheet – Partner Training Schedule - Link
  • Seize the AI opportunity with Copilot for Microsoft 365 in CSP - Link
  • 2024 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards – nomination window is now open! - Link



Microsoft Industry:


  • Updated Microsoft 365 security and compliance guidance for the UK public sector - Link



  • Microsoft at HIMSS24: Shaping a healthier future with data and AI - Link



  • Microsoft for Government: Changing the landscape with cloud and AI – Link
  • Microsoft Copilot for Security: The great equalizer for government security - Link



  • Modernizing and monetizing telecom networks with AI-powered Azure for Operators - Link  


Microsoft Inside Track:

  • Rolling out Microsoft Edge browser across Microsoft - Link



Microsoft Marketplaces:


Microsoft AppSource Marketplace:

  • New on Microsoft AppSource: February 15-22, 2024 - Link


Microsoft Azure Marketplace:

  • New on Azure Marketplace: February 15-22, 2024 - Link



Microsoft 365:

  • What’s New in Copilot for Microsoft 365 - Link
  • Introducing Microsoft Copilot for Finance: Transform finance with next-generation AI in Microsoft 365 - Link


Microsoft Azure Quantum:

  • Exploring space-time tradeoffs with Azure Quantum Resource Estimator - Link


Microsoft Copilot:

  • Copilot now available for the Microsoft 365 mobile app - Link
  • What’s New in Copilot for Microsoft 365 - Link


Microsoft Dynamics 365 Commerce:

  • Empowering Business innovation for modernizing Retailers and manufacturers with Copilot: Unleashing Dynamics 365 Commerce investments for 2024 Wave 1 - Link


Microsoft Education:

  • Unleash creativity for engaged learning - Link
  • 5 ways to celebrate Read Across America Day 2024 - Link   


Microsoft Learn:

  • Real skills for real-time results with Microsoft Applied Skills credentials - Link
  • Microsoft Credentials roundup: In-demand news for in-demand skills - Link  


Microsoft Open Source:

  • ONNX Runtime Web unleashes generative AI in the browser using WebGPU - Link


Microsoft Power Platform:

  • What’s new: Power Apps February 2024 Feature Update - Link


Microsoft Research:

  • Abstracts: February 29, 2024 - Link
  • Structured knowledge from LLMs improves prompt learning for visual language models - Link


Microsoft Security:

  • Microsoft boosts its Microsoft 365 Insider Builds on Windows Bounty Program with higher awards and an expanded scope - Link
  • Microsoft Copilot for Security: The great equalizer for government security - Link


Microsoft Startup:

  • Helping small businesses grow with conversational AI assistants - Link
  • Unlocking visual storytelling with AI - Link


Microsoft Teams:

  • Microsoft Teams Phone empowers frontline workers with smart and reliable communication - Link
  • What’s New in Microsoft Teams | February 2024 - Link



Microsoft Events:


  • Microsoft Envision
    • Paris, France – March 12th 2024 - Register





Microsoft Book Of News:

  • Microsoft Ignite 2023 Book Of News - Link
  • Microsoft Build 2023 Book Of News - Link



Microsoft eBooks:

·         Accelerating Revenue with AI-Powered Solutions: A CRO’s Guide - Link

  • Microsoft Cyber Signals - Link
  • Digital Operations Signals Interest Form - Link
  • Configure, Adapt, Innovate: Overcoming supply chain challenges with composable solutions – Link
  • 5 Ways a Connected Seller Solution Improves Sales Performance - Link



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