As your value-added distributor, we would like to thank you for your ongoing partnership and Microsoft business. The Microsoft CSP world is ever changing, and we would like to inform you of the most recent updates and announcements in this November addition of our newsletter:

Get your own customised webstore with Epsidon Cloud?
Our state-of-the-art webstore capability enables our partners to transact and integrate directly with Microsoft. The webstore carries your own identity and can be used as a unique capability to drive additional revenue streams – yes drive traffic to your webstore and let them self-service.
For a quick glance of the demo environment, click on the button below or book your demo with your Account Manager.
See all the benefits Epsidon Cloud brings you:


This certification is a great fit if you have significant experience planning designing, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting integrated communications solutions at organizations and can translate business requirements into technical architecture and designs for communication solutions. To earn this certification, you must pass Exam MS-700: Managing Microsoft Teams and MS-720: Microsoft Teams Voice Engineer, which is currently in beta. You may be eligible to take advantage of a discounted beta exam offer when you take the exam before November 2, 2021.

Read the Tech Community blog post to learn more

As a developer, you are uniquely positioned to help influence and shape the future of hybrid work. The right skillset and knowledge of the Teams platform and Microsoft 365 services will be crucial. The concepts, practice exercises, and overall learning paths from the Microsoft 365 Developer Associate Certification help you gain much needed technical know-how to enable collaborative workplace scenarios. You must pass Exam MS-600: Building Applications and Solutions with Microsoft 365 Core Services to earn this certification.

Microsoft Certifications showcase high-demand technology skills that can help you advance your career and enable your organization to earn competencies. Now there are two new certification opportunities for partners to take advantage of – Microsoft 365 Certified: Teams Voice Engineers, Expert and Microsoft 365 Developer Associate.

Product, Sales and Technical Enablement

24 November   |  14:00
How to store your 1TB of data for less than $2 per month.



Move your RDS Deployment to Azure


Licensing on-premises products in CSP


CSP Server Subscription


Azure Burstable Series


Microsoft Security in the Cloud


Azure at a Glance


How to Power BI as a Partner


Be Azure Ready – powered by First Distribution


Breakout Rooms on Teams


Why Microsoft for Compliance


Dynamics 365 Licensing Guide August 2021


Cloud partners are more profitable, grow faster, and have more recurring revenue


Microsoft 365 Enterprise License Map.


Build Your Ultimate Guard with Microsoft 365.


Microsoft Power Apps, Microsoft Power Automate and Microsoft Power Virtual Agents Licensing Guide

Promotions & Incentives


Purchase Microsoft 365 Business Basic and we will cover you for month 1!

Did You Know

Operations updates:

Please note that when you want to generate a quote or place and order for any of the free education SKU’s, you must put in quantity as zero.

Please note that all requests for cancellation/suspension or reduction of licenses must be done on License Central.

These requests will not be processed from email.

If you need guidance on the steps to log such a request, please get in touch with your Account Manager or the Operations Team.

Annual subscriptions can be managed in full, from your webstore – adding and removing licenses

Add-on subscriptions can now also be purchased from your store, provided that the parent subscription is already purchased.

Please use the following email address for any Microsoft Operations related queries/requests:

Please contact your Account Manager for the above as this is not available on License Central for Africa

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The First Distribution Microsoft Team