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In this month’s video, Jared Pangretic, SVP of Sales, talks with Ashley Moretti, Microsoft Programs Manager at Pax8, about important updates for Microsoft’s New Commerce Experience. They discuss what partners need to know to be prepared, starting in January, to go to market as a Pax8-supported partner. This includes recently announced changes, options for making the transition, and current incentives.


Jared then looks at the amazing success of our partner events over the past year, including our monthly Mission Briefings and Microsoft Bootcamps. He also shares how 2021 was a great year for industry recognition for Pax8—one of the most notable is having five Pax8 leaders named to CRN’s Power 100 Women of the Channel list.


Pax8 CEO and founder John Street wraps up this month’s video with his own look back at 2021. He reviews the amazing growth and partnerships that helped us truly become global this year as we expanded into new markets and established a presence in 27 countries.


Microsoft Launches Teams Essentials

With the explosive demand for dynamic, remote work experiences and collaboration within the SMB market, Microsoft just launched Teams Essentials. This fully functional, standalone version of Teams is an easy, cost-effective entry point into the world of Microsoft productivity. Now you can offer your SMB clients the full Teams experience without requiring them to deploy the entire Microsoft 365 suite. Reach out to your Pax8 rep to learn more about selling Teams Essentials, or check it out in our recent post.


Vendor Updates 

Pax8 Welcomes New Vendor CyberCNS   

With the addition of CyberCNS, Pax8 offers MSPs a multi-tenant vulnerability management platform that identifies critical vulnerabilities in the cloud, on-premises, and work-from-home environments. This is the first partnership CyberCNS has selected to go to market with in the IT channel. Read the press release to learn more. 


Sunsetting Nerdio for Azure 

With the release of the Nerdio Manager for MSP, and the addressable market available for MSPs around virtual desktop solutions in Microsoft Azure, Nerdio has decided to discontinue Nerdio for Azure. Effective November 30, 2021, trial sign-ups, account creation, and the mobile app are no longer available. Please contact your CAM for additional information or click here to learn more about Nerdio Manager for MSP.  


Nerdio Manager for MSP Price Change 

Starting January 1, 2022, Nerdio Manager for MSP (NMM) will now include a $60 USD/month minimum charge after you deploy your first customer. This will cover up to five AVD users or 20 Windows 365 cloud PC users. Internal trials are still free for up to 10 users through the Azure marketplace. For more information, please contact your CAM or click here to order NMM. 

Upcoming Pax8 Events 

Pax8 M365 Bootcamp (US & Canada) 

This two-day bootcamp arms you with the details and knowledge you need to adopt and sell Microsoft 365. Learning topics include the remote work landscape; M365 name changes, components, and benefits; business use cases and technical tips; incentives and rebates; positioning and selling M365; and solution-focused technical deep-dives. 


Who should attend: Technical representatives 


December 14–15 | 9:00am – 1:00pm MT | Virtual


Stay up to date on all events on our events pages:

Pax8 News 

Pax8 and CyberCNS Announce Partnership to Provide Critical Vulnerability Management for MSPs  

Pax8 is partnering with CyberCNS to provide MSPs with a multi-tenant vulnerability management platform. The technology identifies critical vulnerabilities in the cloud, on-premises, and work-from-home environments. Read the press release to learn more. 


Pax8 Named to Outside’s Annual Best Places to Work 

Pax8 has been voted by Outside Magazine as one of their top 50 Best Places to WorkThe program recognizes employers with workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work, and help their companies grow. 


Pax8 Recognized as One of the 50 Most Community-Minded Companies in Colorado 

Pax8 has been honored with The Civic 50 Colorado by CSR Solutions of Colorado and Points of Light. The Civic 50 Colorado showcases how companies use their time, talents, skills, and resources to drive social impact. This recognition is a direct reflection of our company culture and values, especially Elev8.  


Pax8 Wins XCellence Awards at 2021 NexGen Conference 

At The Channel Company’s NexGen 2021 conference, Pax8 was honored with two awardswinning the XCellence in Solutions Pavilion Strategy and Best in Show categories. The XCellence Awards are voted on by MSPs attending the NexGen Conference to recognize the most distinguished technology solutions and presentations. 


Pax8 Awarded 2021 #CyberFit Cloud Distributor, Americas by Acronis 

We are honored to receive the #CyberFit Cloud Distributor Award for the second consecutive year. This year’s awards, presented by Acronis, honored ten partners in attendance at the Acronis #CyberFit Summit. Pax8 won in the #CyberFit Cloud Distributor category as the best-performing cloud distributor with Acronis Cyber Protection Solutions in their standard product offerings. 


(UK) Pax8’s Amanda Lee Recognized on CRN’s A-List 2022   

We are proud to announce that our very own Senior Vice President of Global Communications, Amanda Lee, has been named to the CRN UK A-List for 2022. The CRN A-list is an annual guide that lists some of the most recognisable figures in the UK channel, giving an insight into their personalities with a mix of light-hearted and business-focused questions. Read her profile interview or check out our press release to learn more.