December, 2010

  • Hurry - Last days for free Practice Accelerator registrations

    Sorry for the repost, but this is definitely worth reminding you about... If you haven’t investigated the Practice Accelerators in the past to help you branch into new services practices, now is a good time to look as it won’t cost you...
  • Some new uses for Windows Live Messenger 2011

    We've all seen Windows Live Messenger change over the years, from an included application in Windows XP, with very little customisation or extensibility options, all the way through different versions and naming schemes to what we have with Windows Live...
  • Windows Intune Training On Partner Learning Center

    Even though we don't have public dates yet for the launch of Windows Intune, it is something that is getting more attention from our partners who are looking at the different options for managing client PCs. To stay abreast of the latest Windows Intune...
  • Business Model Transformation Series

    Interested in using some of the holiday downtime to start thinking about what some of the new business opportunities are going to be over the coming year? Well, add this series of webinars to your list of New Year's Resolutions, or get a head start and...
  • My Outlook 2010 Productivity Hints And Tips

    One of the things that you learn quickly at Microsoft is that the Outlook and Exchange combination is an essential part of how we work. Many of the things we take for granted, such as shared calendars, Outlook Web Access, and Outlook Anywhere allow us...
  • Microsoft Cloud Essentials – What Are You Waiting For? Sign up now!

    For those of you who attended the November roadshow, especially the afternoon sessions, we will have spent a bit of time on Microsoft Cloud Essentials , including guidance on how to minimise the barriers around the online exam, the MOSPA agreement, and...
  • Microsoft Dynamic Datacentre Workshop - Register now for this free 2 day technical workshop

    Yes they are on again! You may recall that in May of this year we ran a series of Virtualisation workshops around Australia.  Well they are on again with a slight name change to reflect some new content that we have added.  So version 2.0 of...
  • Sign up for A Practice Accelerator by December 31 and it is free for all partners

    If you haven’t investigated the Practice Accelerators in the past to help you branch into new services practices, now is a good time to look as it won’t cost you any of your Advisory Hours. Build a Services Practice to Fast Track Your Business...
  • Office 365 Beta Service Descriptions Available

    With Office 365 in beta, and many of you getting to know what it's capable of, here are the Service Descriptions that will help you to understand what the beta service can deliver for you and your customers. For those of your familiar with what the...
  • New SBS training available on Partner Learning Center

    Some new training modules available on the PLC   Take advantage of a wealth of new SBS 2011 training courses available on the Partner Learning Center: · Windows SBS 2011 Standard Technical Training - Overview: https://training.partner.microsoft.com...
  • Microsoft and HP present a Windows Small Business Server 2011 webcast

    [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Michael Leworthy from Windows Server Marketing - please note that these are US times, this is happening at 3am, Sydney time on December 10] As we move closer to the launch of the Windows Small Business Server...
  • Working Remotely – Keeping Track Of Time Zones

    When I was growing up, if someone mentioned time zones, all I could think of was a pocket full of 20c pieces, and George St, Sydney. Ah, the glory days of arcade gaming. It is entirely possible I spent way too much of my time as a child playing video...
  • Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.5 Beta

    When we went out on the road for the Office 2010 partner launch earlier in the year, one of the resources we pointed you towards was the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit, which was being referenced as a way to help identify Office components...
  • Sydney TechFest dates - 13-14 December 2010

    If you are in Sydney and haven't registered for the TechFest, please take a moment now to do so by registering here . Spaces are limited so don't miss out. TechFest Sessions Overview & Abstract Microsoft Exchange...
  • Partner Virtual Tech Days (Dec 2010)

    The GPS team has released their schedule for December online seminars, here are the details. There is a good mix of product coverage here, and you can join these calls by redeeming some of your consulting hours with the GPS team.   Date Topic Time...
  • Microsoft-HP Coffee Coaching

    Continuing on the theme of online resources you may not be aware of, today I would like to highlight the Coffee Coaching resources that are available. As HP are one of my assigned accounts, it’s great to see the amount of combined work coming out of this...
  • Microsoft Beyond The Box

    One of the resources that the Microsoft OEM team has made available is the Beyond The Box program, which is designed to help partners who are new to the world of servers and services get a head start in moving towards what could be new business models...