Our guest contributor for this blog, Ryan Argall, is a Sr. Partner Marketing Manager in Modern Work. Ryan leads partner GTM strategy for the Modernize Endpoints category, including Windows 11, Windows 365, and Endpoint Manager.
As partners help prepare our customers for the future of work, it’s important that we enable them with the resources necessary to deliver a complete endpoint solution.
Backat Inspire, we introduced the Cloud PC category with the announcement of Windows 365. Over the course of the following months, and together with the help of our Private Preview partners, we’ve been able to deliver impactful solutions powered by Windows 365 that address the unique business challenges of today’s hybrid environment. Partners like Daniel Johnson, CEO of machineLOGIC, have shared enthusiasm for our Cloud PC:
“machineLOGIC had the privilege of being an early access partner on Windows 365, and we are seeing great success with our clients leveraging Windows 365 to tackle secure hybrid work and solve challenges around remote access for third parties and vendors.” – Daniel Johnson, CEO, machineLOGIC
Windows 365 converges management silos between physical and virtual PCs, and delivers consistent end user experiences to virtually any device. Today, we are launching the Windows 365 Partner Portal, offering a centralized location for our CSP community to find the tools they need to effectively scale their businesses with Windows 365. We announced this news at NerdioCon today. The Windows 365 Partner Portal is the home for all our brand new Windows 365 partner go-to-market materials. We’ve received extensive feedback from our partners on what they need to be successful with Windows 365 and are pleased to make the following materials available to all CSP partners today:
Windows 365 overview deck, partner FAQ, and product comparison guides help partners better understand the Cloud PC opportunity.
Registration links for live sales (March 31, April 5) and technical (April 7, April 12) training sessions, and our complete set of technical training materials.
Sales and marketing materials including customer pitch decks, email templates, interactive demos and licensing information.
Deployment guides and workshop tools to assess customer scenarios and recommend the best solution (Windows 11, Windows 365, AVD).
In addition, we are announcing the Windows 365 CSP Trial Program, coming in March, which will give customers the ability to trial Windows 365 within their own environments for one month. Vadim Vladimirskiy, CEO of Nerdio, had this to say about his experience with Windows 365 and the new Partner Portal:
“Windows 365 is enabling our MSP partners to deliver consistent and familiar user experiences to their customers, who are supported in keeping employees productive from anywhere they chose to work. The new Windows 365 Business APIs allow us to add functionality making it easier for MSPs to manage multiple Windows 365 customers at scale. Partners can benefit even further by accessing the new Windows 365 Partner Portal to further their technical understanding, train their sellers, and allow customers to experience a Cloud PC first-hand through trial environments.” – Vadim Vladimirskiy, CEO Nerdio
At Microsoft, we’re energized by the early success our Preview Partners have had with Windows 365, and we’re thrilled to make these new resources available to all of our CSP partners today. We hope to see you at our Windows 365 training sessions in March and April!