20 April 2021

April Monthly News

Spring into April’s cloud news

Winter’s finally over. Shops and businesses are reopening and scaling up their services. And the weather’s even getting warmer. To celebrate, we’ve summoned Tom Marwood, our Head of Partner Management, to take you through April’s cloud news. Take a look, and get the latest offers, products and policy changes that every CSP needs to know about when talking to their customers.

Take it away, Tom…

Upgrade your customers to Power BI Premium Per User

Power BI Premium Per User is now available for general use. It’s based on the latest Power BI Premium Gen2 architecture. So that means you get improved performance and lower TCO. If your customers already have a Power BI Pro licence, Per User is available at a much lower price. Check out the full announcement here.

CSP Programme updates

Two commercial offers will be added to the CSP programme perpetual software from July. Get Genuine Windows and Visual Studio Professional. There’ll also be new public sector offers, including for government, education and non-profits. More info here.

No new SKUs, products, or promotions will be added to the Open Licence programme price list until at least July. More info here.

Westcoast Cloud Voice webinar

On 21 April, we’re having a special webinar to celebrate the launch of Microsoft Teams with Westcoast Cloud Voice. By integrating the two solutions, we’ve made calls and collaboration even easier for your customers.

In the webinar, we’ll take you through all the sales, support and marketing resources you need to sell Voice and Teams to your customers, including the 60+ nifty collaboration features. You can register here.

We regret that this service is not available in Ireland.

Register for Microsoft Inspire

Microsoft Inspire is the biggest CSP event of the year. And it’s taking place online 14-15 July. Join us there, and you’ll be treated to presentations, training sessions and new product demonstrations. It’s also the perfect opportunity to meet other partners, experts and Microsoft leaders. Registration opens in June. So keep those dates free in your diary, and we’ll remind you closer to the time.

Windows Virtual Desktop offer extension

New Windows Virtual Desktop customers can still get a 30% discount for 90 days on their compute costs for D- and B-Series host pool virtual machines. This is an existing offer that Microsoft has extended until 30 June. All the usual terms and conditions apply. Speak to our Azure team if you’d like to know more.

Important Azure webinar

On 29 April, we’ll be holding a webinar on the biggest Azure news of the year. The way CSPs sell Azure is changing, so register here and don’t miss out on all the info you’ll need to know.

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