BeLux Blog

Dear Partners,

We hope you’re aware of the recent changes that have happened in our Partner Network.

However, we know it’s a lot to take in. You don’t always have the time to read all the communications we send you and it’s not always easy to know where to go if you have questions. That’s why we want to make it a little easier for you. We’re organizing a new call, this time focused on Cloud Essentials.

As you know, this Cloud program is coming to an end and we want to go over the changes and the other options there are for you.

We will hold this call on April 3 at 16h. The call will be 30 minutes long and will include some Q&A time.

If you’re interested in joining us, please send an email to and register for this MPN Live Meeting.

I hope to see you there!

Sara Holbrecht
Microsoft Partner Network Lead Belgium & Luxembourg

FotoDear partners,

My name is Emma and it is my pleasure to introduce myself as your new MPN lead for Belgium and Luxembourg. I am here to support you in any way I can, so please do not hesitate to contact me in case you have any questions!

From now on, this blog will be integrated in Pulse, the place to be to hear about the latest stories, news and events about Microsoft and the tech industry! As this blog will no longer be updated, we would love to welcome you there in order to stay updated about the latest developments and events:

Also, don’t forget to stay connected to other partners and the Microsoft Partner Network in Belgium and Luxemburg by joining us on Yammer: Please join the ‘All about Microsoft Partner Network’ group to stay up to date on MPN news and other partner related subjects.

Hope to see you there!

Warm regards,

Emma Deboeck

MPN Lead Belux


Le roadshow de Tech Data et Microsoft n’aura pas lieu à l’automne. En effet, nous proposerons nos nombreuses formations directement lors de meet-it. Des sessions dédiées aux ventes et aux aspects techniques se tiendront dans les dômes de notre corner. Y prendrez-vous part ? Inscrivez-vous via, visitez notre salon et réservez votre place à l’un de nos séminaires Microsoft. Attention, les places sont limitées ! 


Qu’y proposerons-nous ? À la fin de la journée, vous aurez découvert les différents scénarios possibles lors de vos contacts avec vos clients. Nous présenterons les différents produits et les outils de vente mis à votre disposition et détermineront ensemble la meilleure approche de clientèle.


Ne manquez donc meet-it et les séminaires Microsoft sous aucun prétexte et inscrivez-vous dès aujourd’hui !


Au programme* :


10 h 30 – 14 h 30 Everything you need to know about Office 365 from a technical perspective

10 h 30 – 14 h 30 Windows Server 2003 will be EOS. Learn how to prepare migration scenario’s.

13 h 30 – 15 h 30 Pitch perfect. Learn how to successfully sell MSFT cloud offerings like Office 365, Windows Intune, Azure.

14 h 30 – 18 h Get to know all technical aspects of Azure.

16 h – 17 h Pitch perfect. One Microsoft – Devices and Services for Consumers: Get ready
for Q4 and Christmas selling period

17 h – 18 h  Understand the basis of Office 365 a Azure licensing (overview of all promos)

17 h – 18 h 30  Shiny Goal Workshop


Inscriptions via le site Web de meet-it.


Lors de meet-it, vous aurez également la possibilité de rencontrer les spécialistes Tech Data de et Ces experts sont spécialisés dans l’Electronic Software Distribution (ESD), les logiciels de licence et les solutions cloud. Ceux-ci se tiendront à votre disposition toute la journée et répondront volontiers à toutes vos questions. Si vous envisagez d’offrir des solutions globales axées sur ces technologies à vos clients, les consultants de l’équipe Think Future pourront vous aider dans votre projet.


Nous serons heureux de vous rencontrer le 18 septembre dans l’un de nos dômes Microsoft !


Cordiales salutations,
Microsoft @ Tech Data



*Les formations Microsoft commencent à partir de 10h30, mais le salon commencera à 14h30. Votre accès pour les formations Microsoft sont liées à votre ticket d’entrée pour meet-it. Les formations Microsoft auront lieu en anglais.





Dit jaar organiseren Tech Data en Microsoft géén roadshow in het najaar. We vervangen deze roadshow door onze talrijke opleidingen te geven op meet-it zelf. Er zullen sales en technische sessies gegeven worden in de domes van onze corner. Wilt u erbij zijn? Schrijf u in via, bezoek onze beurs en verzeker uw plaats op één van de Microsoft seminaries. De plaatsen zijn immers beperkt.

Wat mag u verwachten? We zorgen ervoor dat u aan het einde van de dag een overzicht hebt van de verschillende scenario’s waarmee u naar uw klant kan stappen. We belichten de verschillende producten, de sales tools die ter beschikking staan en bekijken samen hoe u de klanten op de meest efficiënte manier kan benaderen.

Mis meet-it en de Microsoft seminaries dus absoluut niet en schrijf u vandaag in!

Welke seminaries* kan u volgen?

10u30 – 14u30  Everything you need to know about Office 365 from a technical perspective

10u30 – 14u30  Windows Server 2003 will be EOS. Learn how to prepare migration scenario’s.

13u30 – 15u30  Pitch perfect. Learn how to successfully sell MSFT cloud offerings like Office 365, Windows Intune, Azure.

14u30 – 18u00  Get to know all technical aspects of Azure.

16u00 – 17u00  Pitch perfect. One Microsoft – Devices and Services for Consumers: Get ready for Q4 and Christmas selling period

17u00 – 18u00  Understand the basis of Office 365 a Azure licensing (overview of all promos)

17u00 – 18u30  Shiny Goal Workshop

Inschrijven kan via de meet-it website.

U kunt op meet-it ook terecht bij de Tech Data specialisten van en Zij zijn gespecialiseerd in Electronic Software Distribution (esd), licentiesoftware en cloudsolutions. Ze staan gedurende een hele dag ter uwer beschikking en helpen u graag met al uw vragen. Denkt u eraan om een totaaloplossing rond deze technologieën aan te bieden aan uw eindklant? Dan kan het Think Future-team u als consultant helpen bij uw project.

Wij zien u graag op 18 september in één van onze Microsoft domes!

Met vriendelijke groeten
Microsoft @ Tech Data

*De Microsoft sessies gaan door vanaf 10u30 hoewel de beurs van start gaat om 14u30. Uw toegang tot de Microsoft sessies wordt verzekerd dankzij uw toegangsbewijs van meet-it. De Microsoft sessies zullen doorgaan in het Engels.


Dear Partners,

We’re happy and excited to announce that we’ve well arrived in Washington, D.C for the WorldWide Partner Conference 2014.

This year we are present with a huge BeLux delegation. With no less than 176 Belux attendees, amongst which 136 partners, we have by far exceeded last year’s attendance amounts.
Today the conference was officially launched with registrations and a great welcome feeling in the convention center. We’ve also been able to enjoy a Welcome Reception and with the BeLux sub we’ve watched the Worlcup Finals in a wonderful venue during our welcome lunch. 
Just like the previous years, we have organized a number of great side-activities with the BeLux delegation to enhance networking and accelerate our partnership. Of course we are also very much  looking forward to the many interesting and valuable break-out sessions. We’re especially excited about the Vision Keynotes taking place on Monday at 8:45 am and Wednesday 8:45 am, US local time. Satya Nadella will be giving an inspirational speech on Wednesday. If you want to follow either of these keynotes, make sure to stay tuned because we will be sharing the link to follow the Live Streaming.


Thank you for now, we’ll be coming back to you with more updates and hot news.

Greetings from Washington,
Leïla Minten MPN Lead BeLux

Azure splash


Dear partner,

Following the availability of Windows Azure in Open licensing as of 1st August 2014, Microsoft and Ingram Micro would like to invite you to our Windows Azure Splash trainings in July and August.

With this availability date fast approaching, we believe it is high time for us to help you get to know Windows Azure and all of its possibilities in terms of Hosting Solutions and Infrastructure.

Surf the Azure Wave!

To this end, we proudly introduce the Azure Wave! Much like surfing, riding this wave is a three step process:

Step 1: Complete preparatory work ahead of the training

· Azure 101

· Sign-up for Azure – with MPN Credits or Free Trial

Step 2: Attend 1 of the 2 full day Azure Splash trainings at Ingram Micro*

· Wednesday 9th July 2014

· Thursday 28th August 2014

Step 3: Complete post-training work to perfect your knowledge

· Attend all short sessions in the Azure pre-sales learning path track

*Please note: make sure to complete the recommended prep work before attending a training, as the training will dive deeper into the offered content!

Registration for the trainings is required.

Windows Azure technical Splash training – Session 1
Date: Wednesday 9th July 2014
Timing: 9:00 – 17:30
Register here.

Windows Azure technical Splash training – Session 2
Date: Thursday 28th August 2014
Timing: 9:00 – 17:30
Register here.





We hope to welcome you on 9th July or 28th August!

Sincerely yours,
The Microsoft Team at Ingram Micro Advanced Solutions


Short time ago we provided a (pre-)sales training regarding our new Enterprise Mobility Suite to partners in Western Europe.

In case you did not have the chance to participate … here are some helpful links:

· You can watch the recording here:

· And here are the slides: Enterprise Mobility Suite and PCIT_June 2014.pptx

The Enterprise Mobility Suite (“EMS”) is a single, comprehensive solution which includes the following:




“Hybrid Identity Management”

· Single-Sign-on for more than 1.000 SaaS Apps

· Connection between local AD and Azure AD

· Self Service Password Reset and Self Service Group Management

Azure Active Directory Premium

“Mobile Device & Application Management”

· Cross platform settings management for mobile devices

· Target-oriented provisioning of Apps

· Connection to local System Center Infrastructure

Windows Intune

“Secure Authentication & Data Protection”

· Multi Factor Authentication

· Efficient Access-Control and -restriction

· Audit Reports, Fraud detection

· Encryption of sensitive data (all types of files, also cross company)

Azure Active Directory Premium

Azure Rights Management Services (RMS)

I wish you successful Enterprise Mobility projects!

Many regards

Stefanie Steenbrugge


For more information on enterprise mobility solutions from Microsoft, please visit our website, download the whitepaper and learn about our new licensing suite.





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