Microsoft SMB Live: Get in the Cloud Workshop kicks off today. MicroTech’s Tim Dioquino, SVP Innovation & Integration, will be among Microsoft’s select Cloud partners participating in this invite-only workshop that is focusing on building a profitable Microsoft Cloud practice. The event will outline FY14 go-to-market initiatives, best practices for customer pipelines, licensing model insights, cloud customer migration, and the latest business-ready Windows 8 devices . MicroTech is a Gold OEM and Hosting partner. A recent IDC study sponsored by Microsoft indicates that partners with more than 50 percent of their revenue related to the Cloud benefit from higher gross profit, more new customers, increased revenue per employee, and faster overall business growth.