Arrow Electronics accelerating Copilot for Microsoft 365 through ArrowSphere Cloud

Sees strong momentum with channel partners in the months since launch.

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Arrow Electronics is providing Copilot for Microsoft 365 via ArrowSphere Cloud, making it readily available to channel partners in EMEA. It is also delivering a dedicated programme of enablement designed to help resellers accelerate the opportunity with Copilot.

Launched in Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program in January, Copilot for Microsoft 365 uses the power of generative AI and natural language processing to boost user productivity and creativity.

As a Microsoft distributor in more than 20 European countries, Arrow has over 300 Copilot-certified specialists working locally to support channel partners with their Copilot implementations. Each one is fully licenced for Copilot for Microsoft 365 to ensure they have first-hand experience of the impact it can make and to help resellers position Copilot to customers so they can grow their business.

Understanding the importance of data security and compliance, these specialists are working with customers to identify the prerequisites for a smooth and secure Copilot introduction, giving them the opportunity to benefit from its capabilities without compromising data integrity.

Brendan Murphy, global director of public cloud at Arrow, said, “As Copilot for Microsoft 365 users ourselves, we know the impact it can make. We use our hands-on experience to help our resellers build their skills and unlock the potential of the platform. We invested significant time pre-launch, working with Microsoft to make sure we were ready to go on day one. Our resellers didn’t waste any time, transacting within the first hour.”

To support the channel, Arrow hosted a global livestream on launch day across several social media platforms. The enablement is continuing with a wide range of global and local training initiatives, including webinars such as, “Unlocking the partner opportunity of Copilot for Microsoft 365.”

“Since the launch of Copilot for Microsoft 365, Arrow has implemented more than 9,000 licenses, coaching and guiding resellers on how to drive adoption and enhance productivity, creativity and collaboration for end customers,” said David Smith, vice president of worldwide channel sales at Microsoft. “With Copilot for Microsoft 365, we can transform the channel landscape, supporting customers at various stages of tech maturity and unleashing their potential with AI across apps, data and AI models. Most importantly, with Arrow’s innovative and Copilot-dedicated value-added services we can help maximize the channel opportunity to sell AI value to customers.”

Copilot for Microsoft 365 can be sourced and activated through ArrowSphere Cloud, Arrow's cloud delivery and management platform. Channel partners can also use the new security dashboard to access an aggregated view of their customers’ security posture, quickly identifying any threats.

In 2023 Arrow was awarded Microsoft Partner of the Year in the Indirect Provider category for both Western Europe and France.

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