Category Archives : Azure Marketplace

13

Jul

Enabling partner success at Microsoft Inspire 2018

Next week in Last Vegas, we will be meeting with thousands of partners from all over the world at Microsoft Inspire. The event is a forum to reinforce our commitment to making partner business opportunities the centerpiece of our investments. We continue to extend our cloud marketplace, Azure Marketplace and AppSource, capabilities to make it the best place for partners of any type to be discovered, evaluated, and ultimately have their offerings purchased and deployed by our customer base. The event also gives us the opportunity to showcase the investments we’re making to enable these same capabilities within our channel ecosystem both now and in the future. 

Empowering partner-to-partner joint selling

Next year, for the first time in Microsoft’s history, we will be putting partner solutions, applications as well as consulting and managed service offers, in our product catalog alongside our Microsoft products and services. This means our direct salesforce and partner ecosystem will be able to sell first and third-party solutions individually or combined.

For partners with applications and solutions listed in one of our marketplaces, this will enable joint selling opportunities connecting them with thousands of Cloud Solution Providers around the world. In turn, Cloud Solution Providers will

12

Jul

New Azure innovation advances customer success for the cloud- and AI-powered future

Organizations around the world are gearing up for a future powered by the intelligent cloud and AI. As these technologies become increasingly central to business strategy and transformation, Microsoft is committed to delivering cutting-edge innovations, programs and expertise that help our customers navigate these technological and business shifts.

At its core, Microsoft is a platform company. That’s why we’re constantly expanding our global reach and adding new innovation to Azure – so all of our customers, everywhere, can succeed. We rely on our vast partner network to help us deliver end-to-end value to organizations of all sizes, all around the world.

I always come back to Microsoft’s mission when preparing for our signature events, and with Microsoft Inspire starting in a few days, I am reminded how powerful it is to work at a company that is rooted in others’ successes. We’ve made it our mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. It’s a bold ambition and one I take seriously. Together with our partners, we’re working to ensure our customers are successful in the midst of rapid technological innovation.

Today, we’re introducing new offers and technologies that will help organizations navigate their

12

Jul

Consulting offers in Azure Marketplace arrive in Canada

At Microsoft, we take pride in the fact that we have the biggest and best partner ecosystem in Canada, and it is incredible to see the amazing work that occurs each and every day. Digital transformation for many organizations can be a big undertaking, which is why it is important to have various types of partners like Systems Integrators and Managed Service Providers who can help customers navigate everything from simple migrations to complex cloud deployments. Following the rapid growth and positive response of Consulting Services offers on AppSource, we delivered the capability to Azure Marketplace customers in the US in May. Today, we are excited to announce that they are now available in Canada.

These new listing options expand Azure Marketplace beyond ISVs and applications so that customers can find a wide range of consulting services, such as assessments, onsite workshops, proofs of concept, and implementations, each backed by a partner with deep Azure expertise (Microsoft Partner Gold and Silver Competency). The Gold and Silver Cloud Platform competency partners help customers modernize their infrastructure, migrate applications and data to the cloud, and build analytics solutions on data platforms in the cloud, signaling their ability to deliver quality solutions in

09

Jul

Azure Marketplace new offers June 1–15
Azure Marketplace new offers June 1–15

We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. From June 1 to 15, 21 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below:

A10 Lightning ADC with Harmony Controller – SaaS: Gain cloud-native load balancing, advanced traffic management, central policy management, application security, per-application traffic visibility, analytics, and insights.

Actian Vector Analytic Database Enterprise Edition: Actian Vector is a developer-friendly high-performance analytics engine that requires minimal setup, provides automatic tuning to reduce database administration effort, and enables highly responsive end-user BI reporting.

ADFS 4.0 Server Windows 2016: Quickly deploy a new ADFS 2016 server preloaded with the ADFS role, ADFS PowerShell module, and prerequisites. Add the VM to your Active Directory domain and follow the setup GUI to get Active Directory Federation Services up and running.

Build Agent for VSTS: This solution template simplifies the deployment of a private build agent to a single click. You can create a full deployment of private build agents for VSTS on Azure virtual machines using your Azure subscription.

CIS SUSE Linux

09

Jul

Azure Marketplace new offers June 1–15
Azure Marketplace new offers June 1–15

We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. From June 1 to 15, 21 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below:

A10 Lightning ADC with Harmony Controller – SaaS: Gain cloud-native load balancing, advanced traffic management, central policy management, application security, per-application traffic visibility, analytics, and insights.

Actian Vector Analytic Database Enterprise Edition: Actian Vector is a developer-friendly high-performance analytics engine that requires minimal setup, provides automatic tuning to reduce database administration effort, and enables highly responsive end-user BI reporting.

ADFS 4.0 Server Windows 2016: Quickly deploy a new ADFS 2016 server preloaded with the ADFS role, ADFS PowerShell module, and prerequisites. Add the VM to your Active Directory domain and follow the setup GUI to get Active Directory Federation Services up and running.

Build Agent for VSTS: This solution template simplifies the deployment of a private build agent to a single click. You can create a full deployment of private build agents for VSTS on Azure virtual machines using your Azure subscription.

CIS SUSE Linux

25

Jun

Customer 360 Powered by Zero2Hero now available on Azure Marketplace

With today’s fast moving technology and abundance of data sources, gaining a complete view of your customer is increasingly challenging and critical. This includes campaign interaction, opportunities for marketing optimization, current engagement, and recommendations for next best action.

To continuously drive business growth, financial services organizations are especially focused on innovation and speed-to-market in this area, as they look to overcome the added challenge of implementing and integrating best-of-breed solutions jointly, to quickly gain that 360-degree view of the customer.

To address these needs in an accelerated way, Bardess is bringing together the technology of Cloudera, Qlik, and Trifacta, along with their own accelerators and industry expertise, to deliver rapid value to customers.

Customer 360 Powered by Zero2Hero, the first in a new series of integrated solutions coming to Azure Marketplace and AppSource as Consulting Services offers, is now available.

What is Customer 360 Powered by Zero2Hero?

By combining Cloudera’s modern platform for machine learning and analytics, Qlik’s powerful, agile business intelligence and analytics suite, Trifacta’s data preparation platform, and Bardess accelerators, organizations can uncover insights and easily build comprehensive views of their customers across multiple touch points and enterprise systems.

The solution offers a complete platform for Customer

18

Jun

Azure Marketplace new offers: May 16-31
Azure Marketplace new offers: May 16-31

We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. From May 16th to 31st, 31 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below:

AionNode: Fully functional AionNode with running Kernel.

AISE TensorFlow CPU Production: A fully integrated deep learning software stack with TensorFlow, an open-source software library for machine learning, and Python, a high-level programming language for general-purpose programming for running on CPU.

Azure AD Connect Server 2016: Add your Active Directory details and begin syncing to Azure Active Directory. Azure AD Connect will integrate your on-premises directories with Azure Active Directory. Provide a common identity for your users for Office 365, Azure, and SaaS applications.

cuberubuntu: cuberubuntu images.

F5 BIG-IQ Virtual Edition: F5 BIG-IQ provides a central point of control for F5 physical and virtual devices and for the solutions that run on them. It simplifies management, helps ensure compliance, and gives you the tools you need to deliver applications securely and effectively.

FileZilla Secure FTP Server Windows 2016: FileZilla Server is a full-featured FTP server with support for secure SSL/TLS connections, IP security,

14

Jun

Publish your solutions to Azure Government – what, why and how

The Azure Marketplace is the premier destination for all your software needs, optimized to run on Azure. The Azure Government Marketplace includes many of the same solutions for use in Azure Government, an exclusive instance of Microsoft Azure that enables government customers to safely transfer mission-critical workloads to the cloud.

Software companies that want to bring their solutions into Azure Government can learn more by watching this episode of the Azure Government video series. Publish your solutions to Azure Government – What, Why and How (Video).

In this episode Steve Michelotti, Senior Program Manager, Azure Government talks with Sarah Weldon, Program Manager, Azure Government about the Azure Government Marketplace. In this video they cover the “what, why and how” of using this platform reaching new government customers.

You’ll learn about the compliance benefits of Azure Government, and how to move into this space if you’ve already published software in the Azure Marketplace. Steve and Sarah include a demo of the publishing process for the Azure Government Marketplace with additional guidance to help ensure your success.

Also, be sure to subscribe to the Microsoft Azure YouTube Channel to see the latest videos on the Azure Government playlist.

About Azure Government

14

Jun

Publish your solutions to Azure Government – what, why and how

The Azure Marketplace is the premier destination for all your software needs, optimized to run on Azure. The Azure Government Marketplace includes many of the same solutions for use in Azure Government, an exclusive instance of Microsoft Azure that enables government customers to safely transfer mission-critical workloads to the cloud.

Software companies that want to bring their solutions into Azure Government can learn more by watching this episode of the Azure Government video series. Publish your solutions to Azure Government – What, Why and How (Video).

In this episode Steve Michelotti, Senior Program Manager, Azure Government talks with Sarah Weldon, Program Manager, Azure Government about the Azure Government Marketplace. In this video they cover the “what, why and how” of using this platform reaching new government customers.

You’ll learn about the compliance benefits of Azure Government, and how to move into this space if you’ve already published software in the Azure Marketplace. Steve and Sarah include a demo of the publishing process for the Azure Government Marketplace with additional guidance to help ensure your success.

Also, be sure to subscribe to the Microsoft Azure YouTube Channel to see the latest videos on the Azure Government playlist.

About Azure Government

14

Jun

New free Go-To-Market Services for all marketplace publishers

Microsoft has launched a brand new set of Go-To-Market (GTM) benefits that will be automatically offered to partners with new listings in marketplace, for either Azure Marketplace or AppSource. Benefits are designed to promote awareness and visibility of new listings and will be free of charge to partners.

Microsoft’s cloud marketplace is a big focus point for Microsoft. Our customers are telling us that they want trial and purchase their cloud solutions using our marketplaces. We want to enable our customers to discover, try and buy in their preferred method.

Microsoft has always been dedicated to partnering with solution providers. We recognize that selling through our marketplace may be a new motion for many our partners. So, starting March 1, 2018 all new listings in Azure Marketplace and AppSource have been extended a set of free Go-To-Market (GTM) services. These benefits are designed to help our partners jumpstart discoverability of their offer in marketplaces.

We know customers prefer looking through marketplace with rich listings. So, our benefits are tiered by the offer listing status. Additional benefits will be unlocked at zero cost when partners elect to include a trial.

No action is required by partners to initiate these benefits. Upon