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Help your SMB customers modernize their businesses with Azure.
With Microsoft Azure you can offer solutions to your SMB customers that will help them modernize their IT infrastructure and give them the most secure and best user experience. Explore the resources below to learn about Microsoft Azure for SMB and how you can target and land Azure offerings that meet your customers business needs.
Help customers modernize on their own terms to take advantage of Azure’s best-in-class security, scalable services, and simple management platform. Learn how Azure can increase your margins while providing a better experience for your customers, and then start selling with the resources below.
Taking a business to the cloud with minimal disruption requires experience and expertise. This is your opportunity to be your customers’ trusted advisor and help them move to the cloud on their terms.
Modernizing is essential for customers facing the risks of Windows Server or SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 end of support. You can help them by designing and implementing a path to the cloud that fits their needs. Help your customers with migration options:
Azure guards against external threats and breaches and keeps customers’ businesses running. Your customers:
Flexibility is key for a modern business. This video shows SMBs how modernizing their applications and infrastructure with Microsoft Azure helps keep them competitive.
Support for Windows server 2008 ended January 14, 2020. In this video, learn the importance of upgrading and the benefits of moving your customers’ unsecured on-premises Windows Server 2008 workloads to Azure.
Explore the resources below to prepare your staff, connect with customers, and start selling your solutions.
With the Azure within Reach learning path for SMB.
End of support equals opportunity.
Four expert-led sessions to equip your cloud practice for success.
Get insights to high-propensity customers within your installed base that you can act on now.
This on-demand webinar helps you understand the key benefits of migrating to Azure.
Uncover opportunities in your customer base. Eight modules featuring end-of-support (EOS) scenarios, pricing demos, go-to-market resources and more.
In-depth guidance to help you develop your cloud practice with Azure.
To-customer assets for your marketing and sales efforts.
Find readiness and go-to-market content for Azure focused on key SMB migration scenarios: Web Apps, Windows Server, SQL Server, and Open Source.
Full go-to-market support including to-customer assets.
Quick-start guide with resources to start your practice.
10 steps to building your practice.
Helpful resources to start building your Business Continuity Disaster Recovery practice.
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Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is a comprehensive desktop and app virtualization service hosted on Azure. WVD is the only service that delivers simplified management, multi-session Windows 10 and is optimized for Office 365 ProPlus. With Windows Virtual Desktop you can deploy and scale Windows desktops and apps for your customers on Azure in minutes, with built-in security and compliance features.
Create a high-margin Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) offering with WVD and market it to your SMB customers. On this page you’ll find what you need to help you develop your offering, position the benefits to your customers, then start selling with the resources below.
Your customers will:
With the multi-layered security and built-in management tools of Azure, WVD is an ideal solution for customers in regulated industries or with mobile or flexible workforces.
Deploying to WVD:
Learn the value proposition and how to build a WVD product offer.
Map WVD benefits to our target sales scenarios and learn how to utilize the WVD Solution Configurator.
Take your own customer scenario to the solution configurator and find out if WVD is a good fit.
An introduction to Windows Virtual Desktop and some of the product features best for SMB customers.
Learn how to match WVD customer benefits to specific customer scenarios, and how to utilize the WVD Solution Configurator.
Provides an in-depth look at the benefits that your customers will love with WVD.
Explores the different components of Azure Infrastructure and how to create the best WVD package possible.
This tool helps you estimate costs associated with WVD deployments. Learn more about it in the Customer Targeting for Windows Virtual Desktop webinar
Frequently asked questions to help you and your customers prepare for a WVD deployment.
Informational flyer to convey the benefits of WVD to your customers.
Convey the benefits of WVD plus Office 365 to your customers with this flyer.
Customize and send to your customers to start a conversation about the benefits of WVD.
Learn tips and tricks to help you deploy WVD for the first time.
See a live demo of the native Windows 10 environment in Windows Virtual Desktop.
Watch this webinar featuring Joseph Landes from Nerdio to learn how you can make money with Azure. Take a tour of Nerdio for Azure, an Azure management application.
*IDC Worldwide Desktop-as-a-Service Software Forecast, 2017-2021, Robert Young, June 2017, IDC
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Use these tools and resources to provide your customers with the fixed price packages best for them.
Azure pricing is based on consumption which means that it is designed to help your customers respond quickly to changing business requirements and pay only for what they use.
Offer your customers the best price on cloud services. Microsoft has different plans based on their specific needs, as well as offers that can help you save up to 60% on Azure Infrastructure. Learn about Reserved Instances, Hybrid Benefits and 3 years of extended security updates for free when rehosting to Azure VM 2008.
Because some customers may be concerned about fluctuating IT costs, learn how to address these concerns with best practices in Azure to prevent unforeseen costs. Master Azure’s built-in tools to create a unique offering for every customer. Finally, take your Azure expertise to remove the uncertainty for your customers. Provide the fixed cost that they want and maximize your margins with your knowledge of Microsoft’s incentives and offers.
Watch this webinar to learn more about pricing for five common SMB Azure scenarios.
Explores the different components of Azure infrastructure and how to create the best WVD package possible.
Configure and estimate the costs for Azure products.
Estimate the cost savings from migrating workloads to Azure.
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