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May, 2010

  • System Requirements for Exchange 2010

    Q: (from Shawn) Will Exchange 2010 work on Windows Server 2003 R2? A: It appears my initial guess of “No” was right: Operating system ―Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Standard and Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 2 or Microsoft Windows Server 2008...
  • What’s the difference between High-availability and Live Migration?

    As I talk with customers and partners, too many times people think that Live Migration is High-availability.  It’s not.  Live Migration can help create a highly available workload, but Live Migration does nothing if the server delivering your...
  • Windows XP SP2 Support ends on July 13, 2010

    I want to remind you that support for Windows XP SP2 ends July 13, 2010.  If you or your customers stay on Windows XP we will still provide updates for Windows XP SP3 .  Let’s check out our lifecycle support page to understand how long Microsoft...
  • Do BPOS partner of record fees terminate after three years? - BPOS is an evergreen agreement therefore…

    Woody Walton I realize that many of you partners out there know a lot about Microsoft Online Services and our Business Productivity Online Suite ( BPOS ).  So you may think this information is stale or old, but it bears mentioning.  I worked...
  • Office 2010 Tech Guarantee

    Q: (from Mailee) Could you please confirm if the below information applies to upgrades as well? A: “Yes”, from the www.office2010.com/techguarentee FAQ website: http://office2010.microsoft.com/en-us/tech-guarantee/microsoft-office-2010-technology-guarantee...
  • Windows 7, Office 2010 Proof of Concept – How To Guide | TechNet

    Windows 7, Office 2010 Proof of Concept – How To Guide | TechNet Here’s a site that should be helpful for our partners as well as our customers with their own IT.  This is one of the Springboard Series sites for Windows which offers technical help...
  • Application Infrastructure: Cloud Benefits Delivered

    http://www.appinfrastructure.com Want to bring the benefits of the cloud to your current IT environment? Cloud computing offers a range of benefits, including elastic scale and never-before-seen applications. While you ponder your long-term investment...
  • Get Compliant, and Get Your Competency Questions Answered

    Questions about the new Microsoft Partner Network? Are you close to earning a Microsoft Partner Network competency or do you need to get compliant on new certification exam requirements? If so, we can help by offering you 50% off vouchers on any exam...
  • App-V Summary

    I will be working on more details around App-V and I wanted to provide a single landing page for all of my App-V content.  I agree that I have very little content so far, but I wanted to go ahead and get this page setup.   I will follow...