December, 2005

  • Microsoft Partner New Starter Sales Induction

    This is a great session and is getting fantastic feedback from the attendees. There’s dates in Manchester, Reading and Edinburgh and the courses are FREE. This session will equip sales people with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to talk...
  • Lotus Notes Application Analyser

    We’ve just released a beta version of the new Lotus Notes Application Analyser – If you’d like to try it out and send us some feedback then please do :-) You can download it from here It's a nice little tool not only if you're considering migrating...
  • Ricky Gervais podcast

    If you’re a fan of Ricky Gervais then you might be interested in downloading his podcasts . Saying that though, if you were a fan then you’d probably know about these already and there’s no point in me telling you is there ? And...
  • Microsoft Partner Licensing 101 Induction

    Ever wanted to understand the Microsoft Licensing but never known where to begin – then we have a course just for you. It’s the Microsoft Partner Licensing 101 Induction and it’s running in January and February. To book up or to get more details then...
  • Microsoft Office Communicator Web Access

    “Communicator Web Access provides IM and presence to users who are connecting either from within the corporate network or over the Internet using one of many supported Web browsers. The Communicator Web Access server components are deployed as part of...
  • Exchange 12 Overview Available

    “The next version of Microsoft Exchange Server, code-named Exchange "12", is designed to meet the growing demands of messaging for your organization. Exchange "12" offers a stable, reliable enterprise messaging platform that covers the fundamentals of...
  • Microsoft Partners in the UK: Win Tickets to watch a Six Nations Rugby Match

    Are you a Microsoft Partner in the UK considering a Microsoft Competency but just haven't got around to completing it yet? Don't waste any more time! Get your Competency before 30 December 2005 and you could be one of the lucky winners enjoying the explosive...
  • UK Partner Marketing Induction

    With the support of the Partner Readiness Team, we are delighted to announce the LAUNCH of MARKETING 101 – Partner Marketing Induction. This one day course will ensure that UK partners have the right skills and knowledge to understand how to successfully...
  • Exchange Notes Connector May Append the From Line

    Just thought I’d blog this for my own reference as much as anything else – When you’re integrating Notes/Domino and Exchange you may want to move the incoming and outgoing SMTP email to the Exchange 2003 server. In certain circumstances...
  • New Tools for Lotus Notes Migration and Co-Existence

    Well today we release a few updated tools that assist with the co-existence with and migration from Lotus Notes and Domino. First there’s the new Lotus Notes Connector. “The Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Connector for Lotus Notes supports messaging...
  • Exchange Fault Tolerance - Using a 3rd party Solution

    I often get asked if a partner should use Microsoft Clustering or a 3rd party solution for use with Exchange – and the simple answer usually comes down as to whether you want a supported or a non supported solution. Article 895847 explains just why...
  • Business Value, Return on Investment and TCO

    I think we all now that’s it’s not good enough just to talk about features any more – we’ve got to talk about benefits. And something is really only a benefit if it saves you money or makes you money – so how do you measure it? Well here’s a list of...
  • The Road to Know Where: FREE Microsoft Office Software

    Blake dropped me a line the other day about the amount of great free stuff we’ve got on the Microsoft.com web site – trouble is finding it. And of course if you don’t know it exists, you don’t even go looking for it in the first...
  • Windows 2003 R2 Released

    Well Windows 2003 R2 has rolled out the door – To find out more go here. Windows Server 2003 R2 is an updated release of Windows Server 2003 and delivers new capabilities in the areas of branch office, identity and access management, virtualisatio...
  • Office 2003 Add-in: Web Parts and Components

    As you know, we’ve been running a series of Sales Academies on the SharePoint technologies here in the UK. One of the demo’s we do that always goes down well is building a page using the Office Web Components. “Microsoft Office Web Parts and Components...
  • The JCB Song

    I was listening to the radio yesterday and heard this song and liked it instantly. Went to the JCB Song website and liked it even more .. .. Let’s see if we can make it number one :-) Spread the word.
  • Introducing Microsoft CRM 3.0

    Everyone is talking about the new Microsoft CRM v 3.0 - Microsoft CRM provides a unified view of customer information and interactions through integrated sales, marketing, and customer service features. This approach enables organizations to share...
  • Exchange Unplugged

    If you don’t know, there’s quite a few of us on the road at the moment doing an Exchange ‘unplugged’ tour . It’s been a lot of fun so far, but those 5 o’clock starts really don’t suit me. Anyway, todays event is just up the road from me in Sheffield...