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SBS 2003 deployment services rebate extended to June 30th
Good news, the Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 Services Rebate Promotion has now been extended to June 30, 2008 check out: www.sbsoffer.com . Australian partners redeemed the 3rd highest amount of rebates out of all participating countries during the original promo period & so this is an offer...
2 Apr 2008
Hosted SBS: a partner's perspective
Excellent post from a Canadian SBSC on how they offer Hosted SBS solutions. As mentioned in the Small Business Partner breakout sessions at our Wave launch roadshow, hosting or SPLA licensing (SPLA = service provide license agreement) is by far the fastest growing part of our SBS business (closely followed...
25 Mar 2008
It's Guru time...
A new tongue in cheek video blog (with a serious intent) from the Corporate SBS team. The SBS Guru Blog - complete with a Ballmerised Mona Lisa & gleefully geeky presenter - has been launched to help dispel some of the myths that have popped up over the years around SBS 2003. It may not always be...
25 Mar 2008
Adding Windows Server 2008 into an SBS 2003 network.
New content from the SBS docs team that will prove handy for partners with customers that are looking to go down the Windows Server 2008 route. Would be interested to hear from any local partners who are starting to look into this or have customers interested. Robbie Windows SBS 2003 allows you...
8 Mar 2008
Tomorrow never knows what the world of Software + Services is going to bring
Big news yesterday with Microsoft announcing the availability of Online Services for organisations of all sizes, not just limited to those with 5,000 seats or more. Whilst the Beta is currently only available in the US, the fact that we're extending Exchange Online & Office Sharepoint Online to a...
3 Mar 2008
Yesterday, we started on the SBS 2008 journey
I was privileged & excited yesterday (even super-excited, which I managed to insert 12 times into 45mins) to present the small business partner breakout session as part of the Wave launch kick-off in Sydney. It was the first time we've been able to have a public conversation in Australia about SBS...
29 Feb 2008
Don't let me down: application compatibility with SBS 2003
Great post from Karan Rustagi , one of our senior SBS support engineers, bringing together in one list all the application compatibility go / no-gos for SBS. Handy little guide & we'll look to update this as SBS 2008 gets closer to launch. Robbie
28 Feb 2008
All you've gotta do is figure out which bits to focus on
Now that SBS2008 has been announced , there's going to be a lot of effort/discussion over the coming months as to which bits partners need to be focusing on. Like any new or upgraded product, not everything is going to be suitable for everyone, but there is the temptation that you need to be across all...
26 Feb 2008
It won't be long now as Microsoft announces Small Business Server 2008
February 20th: Microsoft has taken the wraps off the shiny new SBS 2008 as part of the newly announced Windows Essential Server Solutions family. Combined with the previously announced Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (WEBS), the new range of servers will provide small & medium businesses with...
26 Feb 2008
Only 3 weeks left to claim your SBS Deployment Rebate
Have you sold & deployed a copy of SBS since September 1st? If yes, then you should absolutely be claiming your services rebate - up to US$225 for Premium Edition. Offer ends February 29th. All the details & Ts & Cs are located here & submissions for the September 1, 2007 through December...
7 Feb 2008
Here goes nothing
And so it come to pass that after 7 years, 7 months & nearly 7 days at Microsoft, I've finally got around to publishing a blog. What follows will be my own thoughts, perceptions, comments & updates on all manner of things connected to the Microsoft SBS and Windows Essential Business Server...
4 Feb 2008
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