How to stay informed and engage with the hosting partner community

With your time focused on winning business and servicing customers, we realize it can be difficult to keep up with news and topics that matter to you and your business; and even more difficult to find a place to hear from other Microsoft partners about trends and issues in the marketplace.  To help you stay current, we’ve compiled a list of ways to keep up with Microsoft hosting news, resources, product updates; as well as opportunities to connect with other members of the hosting community.

Connect with the Microsoft Hosting community

Join the Microsoft Cloud Hosting Partners group on LinkedIn for a direct link to the Microsoft Cloud & Hosting team and partners from around the globe. It's your place to ask questions, share interesting news about your business or the industry, and discuss topics that matter to you. Simply visit the group and ask to join.

Get news delivered to your inbox

The Hosting partner newsletter is the most effortless ways to stay informed. At the start of every month, we'll deliver the latest Cloud and Hosting news  right to your inbox. The newsletter covers the gamut of news you care about: the latest updates to hosting solutions, from Office 365 to Azure and Windows Server; new resources to help you market, sell and onboard services; licensing changes and updates; and much more. Take a moment to subscribe or confirm your contact information.

We also recommend the US Partner Newsletter for a broad range of news and information from worldwide Microsoft Partner teams.   You can read the weekly posts on the US Partner blog or subscribe by email or RSS feed.

Follow us on Twitter twitter Each business day, we share the latest updates, resources and news on Twitter (@MSFTHost). We welcome your comments, retweets and shared tweets that we can promote on our channel.

While you're at it, be sure to follow these channels to keep current on a variety of partner-relevant topics:

  • @msuspartner  for  all partner-relevant topics
  • @msinspireus for updates on Microsoft Inspire, the annual partner business and sales conference
  • @mslearningcurve for notifications about partner-related training courses, webcasts, and calls

Watch and learn

Our growing library of partner showcase videos keeps you in the know about innovative ways cloud and hosting partners are driving customer success. Subscribe to our YouTube channel, as well as these partner-relevant channels for snackable videos that you can browse and watch any time:

  • Microsoft US Partner Community - an archive of community calls for on-demand viewing
  • Microsoft Cloud Platform - the latest products & solutions news, demos as well as training videos for Windows Server, SQL Server, System Center, Microsoft Intune, Microsoft BI, and Windows Azure—the technologies that bring Microsoft's vision of Cloud OS to life.

There's more!

The US Partner Team has compiled a big list of links to channels and resources for a broad range of partner-relevant content, including practice-building communities that cover technical topics such as Application Development, Azure, Data Platform and Enterprise Mobility + Security; as well as business-oriented communities.