NEWSLETTER

April 2018

Latest SCA News:

You have probably heard that Microsoft released Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Tenerife) this month. To help partners understand the Business Central opportunity, we are hitting the road in just a couple of weeks for the SCA Roadshow 2018. We’ll be touring four different cities throughout the month of May to host free roundtable sessions on adapting to a recurring revenue model and earning reasonable margins with Dynamics 365 Business Central. Lunch will be served! Find out about schedule and locations near you when you click learn more.
 
 
This month we are also hosting an online Lunch and Learn event via Skype™ to discuss some of our recently released marketing programs for partners. This webinar is a great way for our partners to maximize the value of our programs to create more leads, develop more opportunities, and drive more revenue. Join us April 24 @ 12pm.
 
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SCA Roadshow 2018: Making Money With D365 Business Central
Join Scott May for a roundtable discussion near you to learn more about the D365 market, challenges partners face and an intro to programs for resellers and ISVs.
 
 
 
Partner Learning Events
 
Build Your SVP Plan
April 26, 9:00 AM Learn More
 
SVP - Get started with the Revenue Rocket Model
May 3, 9:00 AM Learn More
 
Spring Sales Blitz
Recorded Learn More
 
 
 
Whitepaper: Demystifying Microsoft's Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program
Why, What, How and Who of CSP. Learn about your options to capture cloud revenue.
 
 
 
 
 
Recent SCA Blog Posts:

One Commercial Partner Era: 4 Fundamental Changes for Adapting to Change

It’s probably not news to you that Microsoft has reorganized its partner programs around supporting the One Commercial Partner (OCP) model. So what does this new era in the channel mean for resellers and ISVs? Partners will need to be able to sell and support Microsoft cloud infrastructure as well as productivity and business solutions.

 

Introducing New Marketing Programs for our SCA Partners

Webinar: We are pleased to announce new marketing programs to help you sell more and realize business value faster from your participation in our partner alliances. We’re combining the best marketing assets from Microsoft and Velosio with Nurture Marketing. Learn about new partner marketing enablement resources through Velosio and SCA in this webcast.
 
 
 
Partner Win Story With SCA 

Closing Deals for AX & CRM Customers

An SCA partner recently closed a D365 for Operations deal and closed a separate D365 Customer Engagement deal all before ever launching their SCA Marketplace. With our simple partner onboarding process, the partner was able to start transacting through our portal in a matter of days.
 

Dynamics 365 News From Around the Web

MICROSOFT, AMAZON AND IBM: WHICH CLOUD POWERHOUSE WILL TOP Q1 REVENUE CHARTS?
(Forbes) With the three largest enterprise-cloud providers—Microsoft, Amazon and IBM—all closing in on $20 billion in trailing-12-month revenue, it's sometimes difficult to bear in mind that we are only in the very early days and opening skirmishes of the Cloud Wars. Read More »

WHY MICROSOFT CEO SATYA NADELLA IS TEARING UP THE WINDOWS BUSINESS
(Fortune) Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has no easy task steering the company well past the era of its personal computing dominance, through the current cloud and mobile-oriented period and into the AI and possibly VR driven future. Read More »

MARKETING, SALES, AI FEATURES HIGHLIGHT SPRING DYNAMICS 365 RELEASE
(Redmond Channel Partner) Microsoft unveiled details and highlights of the upcoming Spring '18 release of Microsoft Dynamics 365 on Wednesday at Business Forward Amsterdam. Read More »

MICROSOFT DYNAMICS 365 BUSINESS CENTRAL REACHES GENERAL AVAILABILITY, WITH PROMISE OF SMOOTH NAV TRANSITION TO COME
(MSDynamicsWorld) Microsoft launches Dynamics 365 Business Central today, April 2, with plans to reach both new prospects looking for a SaaS ERP solution and existing Dynamics NAV customers looking for continuity. Read More »

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ABOUT STRATOS CLOUD ALLIANCE
Stratos Cloud Alliance is a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Indirect Cloud Service Provider, delivering turnkey Dynamics 365 marketplaces to Microsoft solution providers and managed service providers. SCA was created in 2017 by Velosio (formerly SBS Group), a leader in Microsoft business solutions for over 30 years, a pioneer of the Master VAR program, and an innovator in cloud services. Our team members are passionate in our commitment to Microsoft Corporation, the Microsoft Partner community, and our joint customers. We are committed to delivering the best in cloud services and support and providing all our stakeholders with a world-class customer experience.
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