Jim Sheridan

Senior Program Manager

Jim Sheridan SHIAs Senior Program Manager in SHI’s Professional Services Organization (PSO), Jim Sheridan oversees daily operations and incentive communications, and leads the Microsoft incentive program for PSO. Jim has more than five years of experience helping customers maximize the benefits of various services-based Microsoft incentive programs to support a variety of engagements, deployments, and POCs.

He’s been with SHI for more than 15 years, holding various sales and program manager positions.

How to best prepare for your Office 365 deployment

cloudGoing all in with the cloud requires a big step – just ask any organization that purchased Office 365 (O365) and has yet to deploy its licenses. Moving the litany of Office products to the cloud is a major commitment for any organization, but fear not: Help is on the way through a number of incentive programs run by Microsoft.

Microsoft offers different incentive programs derived from a variety of funding buckets to drive the deployment of O365. As part of these funding vehicles, both Microsoft and certified third-party providers assist organizations in deploying their O365 services, such as mail migration, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, and Skype for Business, to the cloud. (more…)

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Office 365 incentives are back – with a new core benefit

Microsoft IncentivesDetails of the next round of incentives for Office 365 (O365) adoption have been released, and there’s one big change for customers.

Microsoft has unveiled the Fiscal Year 2016 incentives, which will kick in for customers who purchase new licenses after Sept. 1 of this year, in order to spur O365 adoption and deployment. For customers who purchase O365 licenses from July 1 through Aug. 31, a bridge period with similar benefits is available as well.

Here is what you need to know about this year’s FastTrack offer, and why you should prepare your IT environment before you contact Microsoft. (more…)

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Microsoft IncentivesTo help more organizations get started with their O365 subscriptions, Microsoft is now offering several financial “carrots” to spur deployment. New customers that purchase more than 150 O365 licenses from Sept. 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 are eligible for basic onboarding and deployment, as well as monetary incentives aimed to offset the full cost of deployment through a certified Microsoft partner. These incentives can be realized by private and public businesses, government entities, and even some educational institutions that meet certain qualifications.

Microsoft has instituted a handful of O365 deployment incentive programs, and some, like the FastTrack: Getting Started program, have already been exhausted. But don’t get confused. While the FastTrack: Getting Started program is out of funding, the O365 Adoption Offer is still available and can be utilized by customers that begin the process through a certified Microsoft partner. While these programs might sound the same, they offer distinct benefits. (more…)

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