The quick webinar will cover:
• Create a team and channels that benefit your department.
• Work on documents and notes.
• Integrate Office 365 applications.
• Integrate third-party apps with connectors.
• Tools to support a rollout of Microsoft teams (download below).
• What to do before you rollout Microsoft Teams.

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July 20, 2017 – At “Inspire,” Microsoft’s Annual Global Conference, held earlier this month in Washington D.C. Managed Solution, the top 1% of Microsoft Cloud Service Providers worldwide, was honored with “CIE Facilitator of the Year” Award.
This prestigious accolade recognizes Managed Solution’s contributions to the SMB, Mid-Market, and Enterprise communities for their commitment to excellence in delivery and execution in conducting dozens of Customer Immersion Experiences in the Southwest. The Marketing Team at Managed Solution developed innovative engagement experiences for attendees with the development of HoloLens demos and virtual CIEs.
About CIEs: Customer Immersion Experiences are provided, in a public or private setting, with up to 12 team members. Lunch is provided by Microsoft and participants engage with the suite of Office 365 products. Attendees interact with software in a classroom environment and learn actionable ways to boost productivity within the workplace.
About Managed Solution: Managed Solution was founded in 2002 and was quickly recognized as one of San Diego’s 40 fastest growing companies and the 27th fastest growing IT company in Southern California. With corporate headquarters in San Diego, Managed Solution provides IT services nationwide and was recently recognized as one of the top 10 National Cloud Service Providers.



Last week, the Managed Solution team joined thousands of other Microsoft partners for Inspire – Microsoft’s annual world partner conference in Washington D.C. As a premier partner, Managed Solution is in the top 1% of Microsoft Cloud Service Providers worldwide and fully aligned with Microsoft’s mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
It is the one time of year when Microsoft invites partners from around the world to celebrate this past year’s successes, unveil changes with insights, and offer best practices with advice for how to empower customers and enhance end user experience in a digital world.
The week is composed of a daily keynote by a Microsoft executive, followed by hundreds of learning sessions. Several topics are discussed, such as: How do you bring out critical thinking and creativity in the workplace? How do we create dynamic teams that come together to service a customer in different ways?
Major announcements at Microsoft Inspire answered these questions with the launch of Microsoft 365 and enhanced resources to help customers address the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Microsoft 365

As a complete, secure, and intelligent solution to empower employees, Microsoft 365 now rolls together Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security into a single secure package to help end users be more productive while increasing protection. 
With more than 100 million commercial monthly active users of Office 365, and more than 500 million Windows 10 devices in use, Microsoft is in a unique position to empower employees to be creative and work together, securely.  To address the commercial needs from the largest enterprise to the smallest business, Microsoft 365 Enterprise and Microsoft 365 Business were introduced.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Meeting the requirements of the European Union’s landmark General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by May 25, 2018 is a pressing topic for many organizations worldwide. In Microsoft’s effort to provide customers with helpful GDPR compliance resources, they have been hosting webinars and discussions around how the Microsoft Cloud, including Office 365, Dynamics 365, Azure, and Azure data services, Enterprise Mobility + Security, and Windows 10 can help customers on their GDPR compliance journey. They have backed up their commitments through their contracts and by sharing their experience, as well as other partners’ experiences, with their audiences along the way.
Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, discussed the advent of the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge. It is his belief that soon everything will become multi-device and AI will be intrinsic in every application built. Nadella spoke about the four main goals of digital transformation: the empowerment of employees, the engagement of customers, the optimization of operations, and the transformation of products.
“We’ve just skimmed the surface of how much support – sales tools, product training, case studies, sales teams, etc. – Microsoft has created to help its partners succeed. Today, MSPs around the globe are struggling with some of the same issues that we do. Addressing those issues is precisely why SNAP & Stratogator have such a bright future, not just in the U.S.” - Susan Kuruvilla, CEO, Managed Solution

Two New Tools to Optimize Cloud Spend & Operational Efficiency

With Microsoft's “all-in” strategy to help customers move to the cloud, the Microsoft Inspire conference was the perfect opportunity for Managed Solution to launch two new tools that empower MSPs to govern their cloud adoption, as we move towards digital transformation, and ensure their customers are receiving the best price for these cloud instances. Chairman and Founder of Managed Solution, Sean Ferrel, launched and demoed these tools at Booth #103 on the exhibit floor at the conference.
1. SNAP: Cloud Service Marketplace that evolves with the market and offers new services, bundles, and SKUs for your cloud sales organization. Customize and offer the selection of cloud services that your team needs to drive customer sales.
2. StratoGator/AzureGator: Cloud Service Brokerage Platform where aggregation of top tier cloud providers in the Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS) space will be compared against one another based on three pillars: cost, management, and reporting. Providing a user friendly centralized marketplace for Channel Partners allowing them to reduce overhead by 30-40%.
Ferrel also shared how these tools provide the customization MSPs need to support and sell to their customers both within and outside the cloud. These tools finally give the managed services provider the control they need and their customers want over their Microsoft products, streamlining their ability to align with the changes and vision of the tech giant.
“Microsoft is super-successful right now, yet still changing. That's an indication that they're future-focused and have a vision for where this is all headed. They're not complacent which inspires us to continue to innovate.” - Tina Rountree, Director of Sales, Managed Solution

Transformed Through Digital Technology

During Microsoft Inspire, partners shared stories around the ways that they are using Microsoft solutions to improve their communities as well as bring about positive change in the world. Working closely together allows us to build and go-to-market with innovative solutions for the long-term journey for our customers – as Nadella stated in his remarks, we create a strong local impact that ultimately has a profound global impact.
“With increasing digitization, where every part of our society and economy is being fundamentally transformed because of digital technology, the opportunity is greater than ever before," Nadella said, relating his vision back to his partner audience. "Being in this industry, being in this [Microsoft partner] ecosystem, the opportunity is tremendous.” -Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft


CIE benefits infographic - managed solution


Public Productivity Immersion Experience & Brainstorm Session

Companies are jumping on the opportunity to send their stakeholders to a Brainstorm Session (CIE). Teams leave the CIE Session with at least five actionable productivity improving techniques!

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Venue: Microsoft Technology Center @ 60 E Rio Salado Pkwy #1200, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA
This session is a hands-on introduction to Microsoft’s suite of productivity tools. A true-to-life user experience, CIE takes you through everyday business situations, such as working remotely, analyzing sales data and collaborating with coworkers, and lets you see how Microsoft products make it all easy, convenient and secure.
Microsoft Customer Immersion Experience (CIE) Benefits:
- Explore the Latest Productivity Tools in a Live Fully-Integrated Environment
- Hands on Learning of How Microsoft Tools Work Together
- Help Stakeholders Plan for Your Projects
- Manage Stakeholders
- Try Before You Buy

Schedule Your Brainstorm Session With our Microsoft Certified Customer Immersion Facilitator and Leave with 5 Actionable Ways to Boost Productivity.

*Space is limited, we will contact you directly to confirm your registration.

What is a CIE?

A CIE is a hands-on introduction to Microsoft’s suite of productivity tools. A true-to-life user experience, CIE takes you through everyday business situations, such as working remotely, analyzing sales data and collaborating with coworkers, and lets you see how Microsoft products make it all easy, convenient and secure.
Questions: 800-313-2109


CIE Managed Solution

The Managed Solution team is getting the latest Customer Immersion Experience (CIE) training. The Customer Immersion Experience provides a facilitated hands-on environment where you can test drive Microsoft technologies including Office 365, Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, Project, Visio, Windows, Windows Phone, Dynamics CRM and System Center.
The immersion aims to provide a conducive environment to deliver a best-in-class and hands-on demo experience for you, such as the Business & Technology Decision Makers. Sessions are led by a trained facilitator and are designed to be interactive, experiential, and fun. Learn More >>

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