Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft O365 and Azure’

Unlocking the benefits of Microsoft O365 and Azure

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

The latest trend in approaching the Cloud is gaining popularity with each passing year. More and more business are shifting to the cloud and taking benefits of the Cloud Backbone. Not only cloud provides a decent and reliable infrastructure but it also provides long-term business benefits.

Microsoft O365 and Azure

Cloud Providers take benefits from Microsoft directly and resell their services from Office 365 and Azure. Both these products offer a lot more services that CSPs perceive at the time of subscription. Given below are a few distinct ways to use these products and benefit your business.

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Reminder to act: Deadline for Microsoft CSP billing requirement is fast approaching

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Microsoft’s deadline for CSPs, to fulfill the announced requirements a few months back, and is just around the corner now. As soon as the requirements were announced back in May 2018, hype was created amongst the Microsoft CSP community in order to take steps to fulfill the requirements. CSPs all over the world started to make changes in their setup and settle those Microsoft CSP Billing requirements into their systems. Here is an overview of the basic requirements that need to be fulfilled.

  1. Purchase a Microsoft Support plan
  2. Provide at least one managed service, IP service, or customer solution application
  3. Enable billing and provisioning infrastructure

Keeping in view of the above mentioned Microsoft CSP Direct Billing requirements, the Microsoft Direct Partners need to scale their infrastructure in order to retain their status as Tier 1 CSP and continue to work directly with Microsoft. Failing to abide by these Microsoft CSP Billing conditions will lead the CSP Tier 1 partners to the level of Indirect Cloud Service Providers. The time limit for the fulfillment of these criterions is August 31st, 2018. After that, subscription of CSPs shall not be renewed with Tier 1 status.

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