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July, 2011

  • How can an existing BPOS/Office 365 customer change their Partner of Record (POR)?

    Q: (from Jason) I attended one of your training event a month or so ago.  Can you please direct me to the form/s to have an existing BPOS client fill out in order to assign us as the registered BPOS partner for them.   A: This is from a newsgroup...
  • Up Selling and Cross Selling Windows Intune and Office 365

    Steve Deming I got the opportunity to attend the Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles this week and between partner meetings, I even got to attend some of the breakouts. One of those breakouts was “Up Selling and Cross Selling Windows Intune and...
  • Spam Filtering in Office 365

    Q: (from Mike) I attended your session in Manhattan a couple weeks back.  First of all, thank you for the session- as someone who is just getting started in the business I learned quite a bit. I work with an IT management firm and part of what we...
  • Updates to Microsoft Office 365 Partner Compensation

      B  V  A Announced today July 12, 2011 during the keynotes at WPC - Partners earn money faster with Office 365. We will now pay partners at the beginning of the quarter (not at the end), which will significantly improve our partners’ cash...
  • Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 6.0 Now Available

      Rob Waggoner I’ve used the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) throughout the years and like a fine wine, it continues to get better with age.  Our version 6.0 was just released.  You can download the bits and documentation...
  • Moving from Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate

    Q: (from Bill) I need a sku or mfg. part # for anytime upgrade from vista home premium to win 7 ultimate?   A: There isn’t a single SKU that takes customers from Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate. It would be a two-step process: Upgrade Vista...
  • Microsoft Branded Marketing Material

    Q: (from Michael) I was following up on the conversation we had at the Intel event in Virginia about the marketing material.  Any help you could provide me on this would be greatly appreciated. We are registered as an OEM partner.   A: (with...
  • Windows Intune v2 beta out

      By Ron Grattopp…..As some of you may know, we announced the beta of the next generation of Windows Intune on day 1 of our Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles (July 11th), early indications are that it’s expected to be rolled out later this...
  • Can Access 2010 work with SharePoint in the Cloud?

    Q: (from Linda) Please let me know how I can try out a version of MS Access 2010  linking to SharePoint cloud. What I would like to do is find a SharePoint server that I could use for testing? I have clients who would be very interested in doing...
  • Converting a Beta Office 365 Account to a Partner Account

    Q: (from Greg) I just received an email indicating that the Office 365 trial was ending in X days with a link to ‘Buy Now’.  How do I proceed as a partner in order to qualify for the ongoing internal rights use for Office 365?  Did I miss a...
  • Microsoft has me under the wrong partner account

    Q: (from Jeffrey) I get one or two emails a quarter that lists me still under my previous employer. I had disconnected from them in 2009. And setup my company. Is there an easy way to check where this outdated information is coming from?   A: There...
  • VARVID TV at WPC Los Angeles

      B  V  A WPC has come and gone, hopefully you were able to attend, if not check out http://www.digitalwpc.com However I wanted to bring attention to another couple of broadcasts coming from WPC, provided by VARVID.  What is cool about...