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Modern Desktop

Learn how to build your Modern Desktop practice—powered by Microsoft 365.

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The opportunity

Get the Modern Desktop playbook

As a member of the Microsoft Partner Network, you can build a Modern Desktop practice and help your customers make the move to Microsoft 365. Download our playbook to learn more about this transformational opportunity.

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Intelligent security

Keep customers’ organizations protected from modern threats with smart infrastructure.

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Easy deployment and management

Help customers speed up the onboarding process with a seamless deployment experience.

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Up-to-date technology

Give customers the latest functionality with in-product assistance and recommendations.

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Proactive insights

Get proactive insights that assist customers in reducing costs.

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Watch the webcast

Two-thirds of Global 2000 CEOs include digital transformation in their corporate strategy1. Here’s how your customers can achieve more with a modern desktop.

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The managed services opportunity

On average, partners who start managed services practices see 34 percent margins by their fifth year2. Read the Forrester Total Economic Impact Study and learn how a Modern Desktop practice empowers partners to better engage with new and existing customers, increases profits, and creates long-lasting relationships.

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Productivity in the cloud

At least 91 percent of companies will use cloud services to support devices this year2. Check out the Forrester report on how new cloud-enabled systems help IT professionals be even more productive.

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Specializations for maximum impact

Learn about these specialized focus areas for your Modern Desktop practice.

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Evolve with modern IT

Empower customers to adopt a cloud-driven solution that enables them to work efficiently across devices.

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Stay smart about security

Help customers concentrate on their core business areas while staying productive and protecting against cyberthreats.

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Prepare for the future

Now is the time to encourage customers to future-proof their businesses—especially those who still use Windows 7.

Monetize with Modern Desktop

The revenue opportunity doesn’t end with Microsoft 365 migration and deployment. Here are three key areas of focus to boost your bottom line:

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Growing with managed services

Create a long-term relationship with your customers by helping them always stay up-to-date.

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Differentiating your offerings

Increase your value to customers by offering unique high-margin solutions, such as IP.

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Increasing deal size

Building a Modern Desktop practice can lead to bigger deals with more opportunities to cross-sell and upsell.

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SMB opportunity: Why cloud?

Help small-to-midmarket businesses (SMBs) take the first step in cloud migration—moving to cloud-based email—with the Why Cloud playbook. This essential play will help build trust in cloud technology and open the door to offering additional services.

Expand your cloud offerings to SMB

Stay up to date

Join the SMB Partner Insider Community—and sign up for monthly community calls—to get exclusive insights and SMB tips.

Listen and learn

Sign up for the Modern Workplace Community calls and hear about the latest opportunities and solutions.

Find the right tools

Take your cloud solutions to the next level with dedicated resources for serving SMB customers.

More SMB: Get trained on Microsoft cloud offerings

Broaden your ability to develop and market Microsoft cloud solutions via our curated learning path.

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Partner success

Find out how Mars used Microsoft 365 solutions to increase employee effectiveness, streamline collaboration, and promote data security.

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  1. Microsoft forecast

  2. Forrester Total Economic Impact Study