Partner Connect | Weekly Drumbeat

The familiar Microsoft Singapore Partner Connect greets you with a refreshed new program frequency! Presented in a weekly format every Wednesday between 11am and 12pm, we will bring you snapshots of the latest solutions, products and services updates to help you stay ahead of the game in our fast-moving industry!

As our valued Partners, you will be pleased to know that there will also be bonus sessions
on alternate Wednesdays between 2pm and 3pm.

Keeping the content fresh and timely, we will spotlight a different theme each week
including Future of Work, Intelligent Cloud, Intelligent Line of Business, Security, Industry, GTM, SMEs and others.

For assistance, please email mssgptr@microsoft.com

Date: Every Wednesday from June 2021– June 2022

Time: 11am – 12pm weekly / 2pm – 3pm biweekly [60 mins]

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Session Theme
March 2022
April 2022
May / June 2022


Future of Work

(Modern Work & Surface)

Time

11am – 12pm

13 Apr

Learn more about Contact Centre on Teams, Teams Rooms and Surface Portfolio [Demo]

Synopsis

Hybrid work is a timely topic with the ‘going back to office’ trend in some markets. In this session, we will share with you the latest 2022 Work Trend Index report with Singapore specific insights on the challenges and opportunities for business leaders to meet new employee expectations as they learn to make hybrid work, work.

One of our certified contact centre solution partners, Anywhere365, will come in and share the solution use case on Teams with live demo. You will also hear from our Modern Work experts around the key updates that you wouldn’t want to miss on Teams Phone, Rooms and Surface portfolio.

Target Audience

All MW & Surface partners - BDMs, Business Practise Leads, Sales Leads

On-Demand

25 May

Great Expectations: Making Hybrid Work Work - Key insights from 2022 Work Trend Index Annual Report

Synopsis

From when to go to the office to why work in the first place, employees have a new “worth it” equation. And there's no going back.

Join us as we share the key findings & recommendations including Singapore-specific insights to help you, your customers and business leaders navigate how to make hybrid work work to meet employees' great new expectations ahead while balancing business outcomes in an unpredictable economy. We will also share key technology enablers from Microsoft supporting these insights.

Target Audience

All Business Leads, Partner Sales, Customer Success Leads of Partner

On-Demand

 

 

Intelligent Cloud

(Azure, Data & AI)

Time

11am – 12pm

2 Mar

Building a low-code no-code Machine Learning model - LIVE demo!

Synopsis

We will learn how to create a machine learning model that predicts the probability of a client defaulting on their credit card payments. We will use the visual ML designer to build the model, so no coding experience is required at this stage.

Target Audience

Technical audience - Citizen Data Scientists, Data Scientists, AI Engineers, ML Engineers, Developers

On-Demand


30 Mar

Running Enterprise Grade Azure Kubernetes Service: Best Practices and Key Considerations

Synopsis

In this session, we will cover Best Practices and Architecture Patterns to run Enterprise Grade Kubernetes Cluster powering by Azure Kubernetes Service. This is a comprehensive in-depth sharing session on what is required to set up AKS cluster, how to lock down access control, build security perimeter around AKS cluster and monitor cluster using Cloud Native or Azure Native Solution. Learn from the masters and acquire tools and knowledge that makes life easy when dealing with AKS.

Target Audience

Infrastructure Administrator, Security, Kubernetes Developers

On-Demand

29 June

Azure networking best practices and considerations [DEMO]

Synopsis

During this session Alex and Vincent will share recommendations and best practices of configuring and protecting Networking services on customer environment. Such as protection of tenant from cross-tenant communication risks, configuration of control plane traffic connectivity, and vWAN key use cases and considerations.

Target Audience

Cloud Solution Architects, Infrastructure Architects

Register Now

 

 

Intelligent Line-of-Business

(Business Applications)

Time

11am – 12pm

9 Mar

Enable Data and Outcome-driven Finance with D365 Finance Insights

Synopsis
We recently announced the general availability of finance insights, a set of AI-powered capabilities that help customers of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance improve the efficiency and quality of financial processes by leveraging intelligent automation.

This workshop will empower our key F&O partners with the content and ability to help your customers leverage Finance Insights to drive more value from their Dynamics 365 investments.

Target Audience
Presales, Functional Consultants - All D365 Finance and Operation partners

On-Demand

08 June

Next generation CRM - Microsoft Customer Experience Platform

Synopsis
Bringing together Microsoft Advertising, Dynamics 365 Customer Insights, Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics and D365 Marketing, the Microsoft Customer Experience Platform is the complete marketing solution made for 360-degree customer engagement.

In this session, Dynamics 365 CE partners will understand Microsoft Customer Experience Platform designed for seamless integration between the sales, marketing, and service departments and the tools that integrate creativity, experience, strategy and technology, putting the customer at the centre.

Our MarTech partner, Minerlabs will offer Thought Leadership strategy aimed at maximising business returns and unlocking new revenue opportunities. Learn how such P2P partnership can land the platform successfully to customers when engaging with CMOs & CXOs.

Join us to discover what’s new in driving the Customer Experience practice and embark on partner readiness journey.

Target Audience
Dynamics 365 CE partners across APAC

Register Now

Security

Time

11am – 12pm

23 Mar 2 – 3pm

Demystifying Security + Productivity using Microsoft 365

Synopsis
With hybrid work, the security threats increased exponentially. This requires integrated, proactive, and dynamic security management.

In this session, Dr. Nitin will demonstrate how Microsoft 365 & Microsoft Security can help you implement world-class security and compliance while increasing productivity and hybrid collaboration. You will also learn how to position the platform with customers and handle objections, concerns, and biases. You will also field guide to help you position the right tools by assessing customer context and infrastructure.

Target Audience

Partner Sales leads & teams, Business development/Pre-sales leads & teams

On-Demand

20 Apr 2- 3pm

CSA Cyber Trust and Cyber Essential Marks

Synopsis
On March 29th 2022, the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) has launched a new cybersecurity certification programme to recognise enterprises with good cybersecurity practices, introducing 2 cybersecurity marks. Cyber Essentials recognises enterprises that have put in place cyber hygiene measures, while Cyber Trust is a mark of distinction to recognise enterprises with comprehensive cybersecurity measures and practices.

Join this session to hear from CSA on these cybersecurity marks and how Microsoft enables you to help your customers in this journey to safeguard their systems and operations.

Target Audience

Security Partners

On-Demand

SMEs / Go-To-Market / Others

Time

2pm – 3pm

09 Mar

Teams Essential

Microsoft has finally launched Teams Essentials - our first standalone Teams license that brings all of the key communication and collaboration capabilities of Microsoft Teams to your customer, without the need for any other Microsoft productivity suite.

In this session, learn how Microsoft Teams Essentials can enable you to approach new target segments, enable the dark to cloud transition, and bring Teams to your customers who are on other productivity and collaboration suites.

Target Audience
Sales / Tech Lead

On-Demand

20 Apr 11am - 12pm

Why and How to Sell Microsoft Power Automate

Synopsis

We will share a wholistic end-to-end coverage of Microsoft Power Automate that demonstrates how Microsoft can support a customer's hyper-automation strategy to reduce redundancies and boast productivity by streamlining repetitive tasks and paperless processes.

With digital process automation (DPA), robotic process automation (RPA) and business process automation (BPA), Power Automate is essential in your larger Power Platform landing, helping your customers to optimize modern workforce and their challenges today.

We also provide case stories of focus industries where Power Automate is delivering significant business impact for users. Learn the ways in which Power automate is superior compared to industry competitors.

This session will provide insights in understanding the market, persona, tools and learning resources for Microsoft Power Automate which helps to scale up and grow your existing Microsoft Practice on Power Platform.

Target Audience
Power Platform & RPA - BDMs, Business Practice Leads, Sales Leads

On-Demand


29 Apr 9am - 10.30am

Briefing on GCC 2.0

Synopsis

GovTech team will be sharing with attendees about the latest changes in GCC 2.0 and tips on planning for these changes.

In this session, we will provide an Overview of GCC 2.0 and what’s new for Partners.  The session also covers best practices / Sharing: Do & Don’t Guidelines as well as a QnA.

Target Audience
Partners with roles in GCC design engagements, architects, consultants and presales.

No Recording

1 June 10-11am

Code; Without Barriers

Synopsis

Microsoft launched Code; Without Barriers on the 30th September 2021 to drive advocacy, influence and awareness of Women in Tech. In this session, hear about the program led by Microsoft that seeks to impact our communities with raising employability and learning opportunities, skilling women as well as bridge the gender parity gap in STEM.

Learn more about our collaboration with various organizations and open-source communities as we share the partnership framework that truly drives diversity, employability and tech intensity that is aligned with organizational goals. We discuss the commitment made by Microsoft and companies across APAC that offer cloud skills training, technical certifications, networking, mentorship, employment opportunities, career fairs, participate in hackathons and community support to female developers, creators and tech entrepreneurs.

This workshop will empower our partners with the content and ability to leverage on industry partnerships and insights to contribute towards inclusive economic growth. Take the first step towards being a part of the Code; Without Barriers Program today.

Target Audience
Tech & Business Leads

On-Demand



Future of Work

(Modern Work & Surface)

Time

11am – 12pm

 

 

Intelligent Cloud

(Azure, Data & AI)

Time

11am – 12pm

2 Mar

Building a low-code no-code Machine Learning model - LIVE demo!

Synopsis

We will learn how to create a machine learning model that predicts the probability of a client defaulting on their credit card payments. We will use the visual ML designer to build the model, so no coding experience is required at this stage.

Target Audience

Technical audience - Citizen Data Scientists, Data Scientists, AI Engineers, ML Engineers, Developers

On-Demand


30 Mar

Running Enterprise Grade Azure Kubernetes Service: Best Practices and Key Considerations

Synopsis

In this session, we will cover Best Practices and Architecture Patterns to run Enterprise Grade Kubernetes Cluster powering by Azure Kubernetes Service. This is a comprehensive in-depth sharing session on what is required to set up AKS cluster, how to lock down access control, build security perimeter around AKS cluster and monitor cluster using Cloud Native or Azure Native Solution. Learn from the masters and acquire tools and knowledge that makes life easy when dealing with AKS.

Target Audience

Infrastructure Administrator, Security, Kubernetes Developers

On-Demand

 

 

Intelligent Line-of-Business

(Business Applications)

Time

11am – 12pm

9 Mar

Enable Data and Outcome-driven Finance with D365 Finance Insights

Synopsis
We recently announced the general availability of finance insights, a set of AI-powered capabilities that help customers of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance improve the efficiency and quality of financial processes by leveraging intelligent automation.

This workshop will empower our key F&O partners with the content and ability to help your customers leverage Finance Insights to drive more value from their Dynamics 365 investments.

Target Audience
Presales, Functional Consultants - All D365 Finance and Operation partners

On-Demand

Security

Time

11am – 12pm

23 Mar 2 – 3pm

Demystifying Security + Productivity using Microsoft 365

Synopsis
With hybrid work, the security threats increased exponentially. This requires integrated, proactive, and dynamic security management.

In this session, Dr. Nitin will demonstrate how Microsoft 365 & Microsoft Security can help you implement world-class security and compliance while increasing productivity and hybrid collaboration. You will also learn how to position the platform with customers and handle objections, concerns, and biases. You will also field guide to help you position the right tools by assessing customer context and infrastructure.

Target Audience

Partner Sales leads & teams, Business development/Pre-sales leads & teams

On-Demand

SMEs / Go-To-Market / Others

Time

2pm – 3pm

09 Mar

Teams Essential

Microsoft has finally launched Teams Essentials - our first standalone Teams license that brings all of the key communication and collaboration capabilities of Microsoft Teams to your customer, without the need for any other Microsoft productivity suite.

In this session, learn how Microsoft Teams Essentials can enable you to approach new target segments, enable the dark to cloud transition, and bring Teams to your customers who are on other productivity and collaboration suites.

Target Audience
Sales / Tech Lead

On-Demand


Future of Work

(Modern Work & Surface)

Time

11am – 12pm

13 Apr

Learn more about Contact Centre on Teams, Teams Rooms and Surface Portfolio [Demo]

Synopsis

Hybrid work is a timely topic with the ‘going back to office’ trend in some markets. In this session, we will share with you the latest 2022 Work Trend Index report with Singapore specific insights on the challenges and opportunities for business leaders to meet new employee expectations as they learn to make hybrid work, work.

One of our certified contact centre solution partners, Anywhere365, will come in and share the solution use case on Teams with live demo. You will also hear from our Modern Work experts around the key updates that you wouldn’t want to miss on Teams Phone, Rooms and Surface portfolio.

Target Audience

All MW & Surface partners - BDMs, Business Practise Leads, Sales Leads

On-Demand

 

 

Intelligent Cloud

(Azure, Data & AI)

Time

11am – 12pm

 

 

Intelligent Line-of-Business

(Business Applications)

Time

11am – 12pm

Security

Time

11am – 12pm

20 Apr 2- 3pm

CSA Cyber Trust and Cyber Essential Marks

Synopsis
On March 29th 2022, the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) has launched a new cybersecurity certification programme to recognise enterprises with good cybersecurity practices, introducing 2 cybersecurity marks. Cyber Essentials recognises enterprises that have put in place cyber hygiene measures, while Cyber Trust is a mark of distinction to recognise enterprises with comprehensive cybersecurity measures and practices.

Join this session to hear from CSA on these cybersecurity marks and how Microsoft enables you to help your customers in this journey to safeguard their systems and operations.

Target Audience

Security Partners

On-Demand

SMEs / Go-To-Market / Others

Time

2pm – 3pm

20 Apr 11am - 12pm

Why and How to Sell Microsoft Power Automate

Synopsis

We will share a wholistic end-to-end coverage of Microsoft Power Automate that demonstrates how Microsoft can support a customer's hyper-automation strategy to reduce redundancies and boast productivity by streamlining repetitive tasks and paperless processes.

With digital process automation (DPA), robotic process automation (RPA) and business process automation (BPA), Power Automate is essential in your larger Power Platform landing, helping your customers to optimize modern workforce and their challenges today.

We also provide case stories of focus industries where Power Automate is delivering significant business impact for users. Learn the ways in which Power automate is superior compared to industry competitors.

This session will provide insights in understanding the market, persona, tools and learning resources for Microsoft Power Automate which helps to scale up and grow your existing Microsoft Practice on Power Platform.

Target Audience
Power Platform & RPA - BDMs, Business Practice Leads, Sales Leads

On-Demand


29 Apr 9am - 10.30am

Briefing on GCC 2.0

Synopsis

GovTech team will be sharing with attendees about the latest changes in GCC 2.0 and tips on planning for these changes.

In this session, we will provide an Overview of GCC 2.0 and what’s new for Partners.  The session also covers best practices / Sharing: Do & Don’t Guidelines as well as a QnA.

Target Audience
Partners with roles in GCC design engagements, architects, consultants and presales.

No Recording


Future of Work

(Modern Work & Surface)

Time

11am – 12pm

25 May

Great Expectations: Making Hybrid Work Work - Key insights from 2022 Work Trend Index Annual Report

Synopsis

From when to go to the office to why work in the first place, employees have a new “worth it” equation. And there's no going back.

Join us as we share the key findings & recommendations including Singapore-specific insights to help you, your customers and business leaders navigate how to make hybrid work work to meet employees' great new expectations ahead while balancing business outcomes in an unpredictable economy. We will also share key technology enablers from Microsoft supporting these insights.

Target Audience

All Business Leads, Partner Sales, Customer Success Leads of Partner

On-Demand

 

 

Intelligent Cloud

(Azure, Data & AI)

Time

11am – 12pm

29 June

Azure networking best practices and considerations [DEMO]

Synopsis

During this session Alex and Vincent will share recommendations and best practices of configuring and protecting Networking services on customer environment. Such as protection of tenant from cross-tenant communication risks, configuration of control plane traffic connectivity, and vWAN key use cases and considerations.

Target Audience

Cloud Solution Architects, Infrastructure Architects

Register Now

 

 

Intelligent Line-of-Business

(Business Applications)

Time

11am – 12pm

08 June

Next generation CRM - Microsoft Customer Experience Platform

Synopsis
Bringing together Microsoft Advertising, Dynamics 365 Customer Insights, Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics and D365 Marketing, the Microsoft Customer Experience Platform is the complete marketing solution made for 360-degree customer engagement.

In this session, Dynamics 365 CE partners will understand Microsoft Customer Experience Platform designed for seamless integration between the sales, marketing, and service departments and the tools that integrate creativity, experience, strategy and technology, putting the customer at the centre.

Our MarTech partner, Minerlabs will offer Thought Leadership strategy aimed at maximising business returns and unlocking new revenue opportunities. Learn how such P2P partnership can land the platform successfully to customers when engaging with CMOs & CXOs.

Join us to discover what’s new in driving the Customer Experience practice and embark on partner readiness journey.

Target Audience
Dynamics 365 CE partners across APAC

Register Now

Security

Time

11am – 12pm

SMEs / Go-To-Market / Others

Time

2pm – 3pm

1 June 10-11am

Code; Without Barriers

Synopsis

Microsoft launched Code; Without Barriers on the 30th September 2021 to drive advocacy, influence and awareness of Women in Tech. In this session, hear about the program led by Microsoft that seeks to impact our communities with raising employability and learning opportunities, skilling women as well as bridge the gender parity gap in STEM.

Learn more about our collaboration with various organizations and open-source communities as we share the partnership framework that truly drives diversity, employability and tech intensity that is aligned with organizational goals. We discuss the commitment made by Microsoft and companies across APAC that offer cloud skills training, technical certifications, networking, mentorship, employment opportunities, career fairs, participate in hackathons and community support to female developers, creators and tech entrepreneurs.

This workshop will empower our partners with the content and ability to leverage on industry partnerships and insights to contribute towards inclusive economic growth. Take the first step towards being a part of the Code; Without Barriers Program today.

Target Audience
Tech & Business Leads

On-Demand


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