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  • Blog Post: Building on the Demand for SharePoint to Land New Customers

    With SPTechCon2012 happening this week, SharePoint is top of mind for many. SharePoint continues to be a strong source of growth for partners of all types. Interesting facts about SharePoint growth include: As a standalone company, SharePoint would be one of the top 50 Global Software firms ...
  • Blog Post: Hosting the Hosts

    By: Marco Limena, vice president, business channels, Operator Channels, Microsoft This is one of my favorite times of year, because in late-March at Microsoft we get the opportunity to bring over 400 of our hosting provider partners to Bellevue for the annual Microsoft Global Hosting Summit . Hosting...
  • Blog Post: Hosting Transport Agent Developed By Ricketts Corporation

    As you are surely aware, the year 2011 ended on a high note with the release of Exchange Server 2010 SP2. This update includes support for service providers using the on-premises configuration from SP2 onwards in their hosted environment. Along with this service pack, Microsoft released the document...
  • Blog Post: SMBs and Cloud Adoption: Current Users vs. the Next Wave

    At the Microsoft Hosting Summit in March, we announced the results of an annual study of small and midsize businesses (SMBs), looking at their attitudes toward and adoption of cloud services. The press release can be found here , but today we wanted to go a little deeper in to some of the results and...
  • Blog Post: Hosting partners are the key to cloud adoption amongst small and medium businesses

    By Andrew Lund, EMEA Director, B2B Channels, Hosting and Partner Cloud, Microsoft Operator Channels There are over 23 million small and medium businesses across Europe . In fact, 99 percent of all European businesses are SMBs, making them the backbone of the European economy. However – and unfortunately...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft releases a security update to protect customers

    Microsoft recently released a security update to protect customers against the industry-wide issue described in Security Advisory 2659883 . The security update resolves a publicly disclosed, remote unauthenticated Denial of Service issue in ASP.NET versions 1.1 and above, on all supported versions of...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Wins Best New Telecom Service in Leading Light Awards 2011

    Last night, senior leaders and influencers across the telecom industry gathered at the Hudson Terrace in New York City for Light Reading’s annual Leading Lights Awards. The awards program focuses on next-generation communications technology, applications, and services, and rewards the companies...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Computing Is Meeting the “Enterprise” Needs of SMBs

    I have been in technology marketing since my career began, and one word that gets thrown around often is “enterprise.” In technology, we make broad statements about offering “enterprise-class” services, solutions, architectures, software, etc. In general, we’re talking about...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft to showcase latest cloud technologies at WorldHostingDays

    If it’s not clear by now that cloud computing is much more than the latest technology trend, consider two conclusions from a recent IDC report : Cloud computing will create nearly 14 million new jobs between 2011 and 2015. By 2015, business revenues from IT innovation enabled...