Microsoft Partner Summary for March 11-15th 2024



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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. 


Enjoy the most recent summary copied here and attached below.  Subscribe HERE via LinkedIn to receive this newsletter each week.


Good Morning Microsoft Global Partner Community.


Microsoft Secure Tech Accelerator: Securing AI-- RSVP now

Join us April 3rd for another Microsoft Secure Tech Accelerator! We will be joined by members of our product engineering and customer adoption teams to help you explore, expand, and improve the way you secure and implement AI.


In this edition of Microsoft Secure Tech Accelerator, we are focusing on Microsoft Copilot for Security, Securing AI, and Exposure Management. We want to help you understand how you can make sure that the way you implement your AI tools is secure. We’ll also cover some of the newly available solutions in the Microsoft Security suite that allows you to make securing your AI easier.  


As always, the focus of this series is on your questions! In addition to open Q&A with our product experts, we will kick off each session with a brief demo to get everyone warmed up and excited to engage.


How do I attend?

Choose a session name below and add any (or all!) of them to your calendar. Then, click RSVP to event and post your questions in the Comments anytime! We'll note if we answer your question in the live stream and follow up in the chat with a reply as well.

Can't find the option to RSVP? No worries, sign in on the Tech Community first.

Afraid to miss out due to scheduling or time zone conflicts? We got you! Every AMA will be recorded and available on demand the same day.


Agenda: April 3, 2024

Start time

Session title

7:00 a.m. PT

Copilot for Security: Customize your Copilot (deep dive + AMA)

8:00 a.m. PT

Secure AI applications using Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps
(deep dive)

8:30 a.m. PT

Transform your defense: Microsoft Security Exposure Management
(deep dive + AMA)


 More ways to engage

Join the Microsoft Management SCI Community to engage more with our product team.

Learn more here



Microsoft News:

  • Microsoft Copilot for Security is generally available on April 1, 2024, with new capabilities - Link
  • ​​Microsoft named as a Leader in three IDC MarketScapes for Modern Endpoint Security 2024 - Link
  • Microsoft and Oracle expand partnership to satisfy global demand for Oracle Database@Azure - Link


Microsoft news from around the world:

  • Microsoft France : Microsoft France announces the launch of À vous l'AI, a major national mobilization movement to democratize the adoption of AI - Link
  • Microsoft Philippines : Microsoft joins U.S. Presidential Trade and Investment Mission and announces targeted initiatives to accelerate AI adoption in the Philippines - Link
  • Microsoft Sri Lanka : SLT-MOBITEL propels its workforce into the digital era by leveraging Microsoft productivity and security solutions - Link
  • Microsoft UK : Azure AI Studio makes UK store amaze fashion lovers - Link
  • Microsoft Vietnam : Nearly 5000 students and teachers across the country excitedly participated in the launching ceremony of the Imagine Cup Junior 2024 competition in Vietnam - Link



Microsoft Partner:

  • Partner Center Technical Corner: March 2024 edition - Link
  • Americas Partner Enablement News: March 2024 Issue - Link
  • Top Stories: March 19, 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:



  • Microsoft at CERAWeek 2024: Enable energy transformation with data and AI - Link 



  • AI innovation takes center stage at the World Governments Summit 2024 - Link



  • Harness the power of data and AI in healthcare with new Microsoft solutions - Link



Microsoft Inside Track:

  • Working in a phygital world: Why businesses need to rethink their workspace experiences now - Link
  • Lessons learned at Microsoft: Five steps you can take to reduce your ransomware risk - Link



Microsoft Marketplaces:

  • Developing a SaaS offer for the commercial marketplace - Link


Microsoft AppSource Marketplace:

  • New on Microsoft AppSource: March 1-7, 2024 - Link


Microsoft Azure Marketplace:

  • New on Azure Marketplace: March 1-7, 2024 - Link



Microsoft Azure Government:

  • Azure Modeling and Simulation Workbench now in public preview - Link


Microsoft Copilot:

  • Bringing Copilot to more customers worldwide—across life and work - Link


Microsoft Developer:

  • Announcing worldwide availability of Arm Advisory Service for developers - Link


Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Service

  • Microsoft is a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Customer Service Solutions, Q1 2024 - Link


Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance

  • Discover the Advantages of the Universal Tax Rate API for Simplified Tax Calculations in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain Management applications - Link


Microsoft Power Apps:

  • Investing in Your Success - Link
  • Introducing inline actions - Link


Microsoft Power Automate:

  • March 2024 update of Power Automate for desktop - Link


Microsoft Power BI:

  • Important update coming to Power BI Premium licensing - Link


Microsoft Security:

  • Microsoft Copilot for Security is generally available on April 1, 2024, with new capabilities - Link
  • Microsoft Secure Tech Accelerator: Securing AI-- RSVP now - Link 
  • Introducing Microsoft Security Exposure Management - Link
  • Security for AI: How to Secure and govern AI usage - Link
  • Discover, protect, and govern AI usage with Microsoft Security - Link


Microsoft Windows Server:

  • Register now for the Microsoft Windows Server Summit 2024 - Link


Microsoft Teams:

  • Enhance productivity using Teams' developer-oriented collaboration tools and Copilot - Link




Microsoft Events:


  • Microsoft Envision
    • São Paulo, Brazil, For decision makers and developers – March 21st 2024 - Link
    • Seoul, South Korea, For developers – April 30th 2024 - Link






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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Partners in ASfP have higher Microsoft AI Cloud Partner Program Capability Scores, attain more Solutions Partner designations, and see uplifts across Azure, M365, and D365.  View the data and learn more on the new ASfP Impact slide below.


Please review these resources to learn more and consider booking a meeting to speak directly with our teams for a better understanding of the value-added benefits of ASfP and PSfP.


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