Deploy/Adopt: Realizing Value

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Deploy/Adopt: Realizing Value

  • NYT Maps the Forest of Services Across Top Tech Companies, But Fails To See The Trees

    Today’s NY Times has an article in the Bits section that attempts to define the services available from Apple , Google , Microsoft and Yahoo across a wide swatch of important technologies.  It’s a curious matrix, and points out the risk of ambiguity...
  • Deploying software is easy, but realizing value can be hard. Why technology adoption matters. Part 1

    “Price is what you pay.  Value is what you get” Warren Buffett In my career I’ve had the opportunity to witness a disturbing trend emerge of technology investments being orphaned within the enterprise post purchase or licensing.  In too many...
  • Free Agency: Chris Has Left The Microsoft Building

    Note: on doing a search for “deploy adopt” I noticed that Microsoft had not decommissioned my blog.  Interesting. So, I’m reposting the entry from my personal blog that explains why this one won’t be seeing any updates :) If you are interested in...
  • Updated DDPS Offerings

      Microsoft provides additional services and benefits to customers with Software Assurance.  These benefits include Packaged Service Benefits which enable customers to use their allocated days to engage MCS and/or certified Partners to deliver...
  • Webcast: Best Practices for Windows 7 Migrations Using MDOP

    I've known Liz Eversoll for many years, and am very pleased to see that she is presenting on this topic. Well worth your time if you are looking for best practices in leveraging Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) for your Windows 7 migration....
  • The Productivity Hub is now live!

    I mentioned this during my session at ILTA this week, and the response has been overwhelming.  Suzanne has provided more information below, as well as a link for downloading. What is the Productivity Hub? The Productivity Hub is a SharePoint Server...
  • Going through all of the business cards ...

    Going through all of the business cards gathered throughout the week of WPC 09. I hope everyone heeds my caution and waits to email me until August - that way I have the time to get through everything that's come in this past week as well as the week...
  • Deployment Services Roundtable at WPC

    I will be part of an expert panel for desktop deployment at WPC, along with several of Microsoft’s senior marketing representatives and a few partners with DDPS certification.  This would be the right audience for you to share feedback on utilizing...
  • A New Laptop Hunters Video – Why I Like Them

    Another good ad pointing out the obvious.  It’s been interesting reading the blogs and comments, which are mostly positive.  What surprises me is how well the ads portray the decisions every consumer has to make: I have specific needs and a...
  • Upgrading from Win7 Beta

    Recent blog articles have discussed whether or not you can upgrade from the Win7 Beta, including one today from ZDNet pointing this out. In fact, our own Windows 7 Engineering blog offers a workaround to this, but I highly suggest that Enterprise IT understand...
  • Free Office 2007 Deployment Training Available

    Our Office marketing team continues to develop ways to help IT get relevant training in this “new economy”.  If you’ve not taken advantage of a Microsoft Office 2007 Labcast before, what are you waiting for?  They use a virtual lab to get you...
  • Gartner: Don't Wait for Windows 7 SP1

    Michael Silver has come out with an analysis that already has the blogsphere buzzing with even more excitement about Windows 7.  In it, he proclaims that “The first Service Pack for Windows 7 is not necessary for the operating system's stability...
  • See you at WPC09

    I’ll tell you right now.  I love our Partner community!   That’s right.  When I look at the success our customers have in deploying and managing our software platforms, and how they’ve adopted it through solutions and out-of-the-box capabilities...
  • Microsoft Business Value Planning Services

    Recently, I’ve been hearing more from customers looking for Microsoft’s help in quantifying the ROI that deploying the 2007 Microsoft Office System will support.  We’ve been fortunate to have both a consulting arm, field sales and Partners that can...
  • Deploy Windows Vista or Wait for Windows 7?

    Hey! Have you heard of Windows 7?  LOL.  Yeah, even my 13yr old is quizzing me on the date.  Which is kinda funny, seeing that he’s the IT guy in the house .  Well, Windows 7 is on the minds of our customers and Partners; I’m sure...
  • Now Available: Windows Optimized Desktop Scenarios

    The Windows Optimized Desktop Scenarios is a Solution Accelerator for matching IT and business user requirements to 5 standard user scenarios.  This is a great resource for planning a cost-effective strategy around Microsoft technologies.  Freely...
  • Slow news day at InformationWeek results in dumb Windows 7 article

    Paul McDougall should be ashamed of himself.  Basically he creates an article and ambiguous headline about the fact that Georgetown University doesn’t want Windows 7 Beta installed on school-owned computers. Duh! He’s getting pummeled in the comments...
  • IE8 Release Candidate Available

    We’re getting closer to launch with IE8 with the release of IE8 Release Candidate. If you’ve not begun your evaluation, now is a good opportunity to begin that planning now. Here are some additional resources you can refer to during the RC1 installation...
  • Join the Deployment Champs Club

    I’m sometimes taken aback when talking with customers about deployment and they just can’t believe that Microsoft actually cares.  We do!  An effort that’s been kicked off by our east coast sales teams is the Microsoft Deployment Champs Club...
  • You Like Us! You Really Like Us! Windows 7 Beta Cap Lifted

    Last week, I jokingly asked that we take down the internet with all of the requests for Windows 7 beta.  Well, that didn’t quite happen, but the interest has been tremendous to the point that we’ve dug deep and opened the pipe beyond the 2.5M limit...
  • Why Windows Vista SP1 Matters In A [New] Windows 7 World

    This week, Microsoft is making a big push to the consumer in building Windows 7 awareness and excitement.  Friday, the public will be able to download the beta version and begin their own evaluation, through August 1 st .  Following on the heels...
  • My New Home

    I'm slowly going through the process of transferring my blog posts to my new, Microsoft Technet home. So, you might see some old posts interspersed with new materials for a short while. Thanks
  • Introducing Microsoft Tag

    Announced at CES, Microsoft Tag is an application lets people use the camera of their Internet-capable mobile phone to snap a tag, which then connects them to mobile content such as videos, music, product information, ring tones, free text and other promotions...
  • Interested in Windows 7? Here’s What You Need to Know Now

    The Windows Blog has some great information for those of you just chomping at the bit to install Windows 7.  On January 9th, the Windows 7 Beta will be available for Windows enthusiasts to download via the Windows 7 page on Windows.com. The Windows...
  • You’ve Got Questions? Try Microsoft Answers.

    Technorati Tags: microsoft answers , mvp Microsoft Answers is a site we’ve launched to provide a more friendly UI for getting answers to Windows Vista questions.  You will also see that there’s a forum moderated by the Microsoft Answers Team (employees...