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December, 2011

  • Office 365 Backup & Recovery

    Q: (from Paul) I’m looking for a document that goes into more detail than the Enterprise Service Description that talks about backup and/or disaster recovery for Office 365.   A: I used Bing to search for the phrase “Office 365 Backup” and found...
  • Office 365 Demo Provisioning Toolkit–NOW KNOWN as MEC

    B   V   A UPDATE – We have a NEW Microsoft Experience Center – Check out Todd’s Post - http://blogs.technet.com/b/uspartner_ts2team/archive/2013/03/01/get-demoing-office-365.aspx New Link for TOOL – https://www.usmec.com Looking for...
  • Unified Communications, the Elevator Pitch

    Rob Waggoner Need a quick overview of the Microsoft Unified Communications Solution?  I’ve put together a video just for you! I mention a few items in the video, they are: Messaging Competency Communications Competency The Unified Communications...
  • Virtualization ROI Calculator

    Q: (from Lara) Is there a tool that helps partners show the return on investment for virtualization?   A: I found the link on the partner.microsoft.com site under the Products/Solutions tab under the Virtualization branch. Microsoft Integrated Virtualization...
  • Microsoft Lync 2010, a Demo

    Rob Waggoner Steve Deming Steve and I sat down and put together a demo of Lync 2010. It’s one thing to talk about it, but seeing is believing. Take a look at this video and let us know what you think! Just a bit...
  • Here’s a shout out to Cindy Bates blog and some business focused resources you should explore

    By Ron Grattopp …..Back at the end of October I blogged about the Microsoft Business Hub site.  Hopefully, you were motivated to explore that site and the resources it provides.  If so, you also hopefully noticed that Cindy Bates’ blog is hosted...
  • ELEVEN NEW Ready-To-Go Marketing Campaigns!

    J.J. Antequino ---------------------------------- Start the new year right by putting together your 2012 marketing resolutions and get a head start with the Ready-to-Go Marketing campaigns. Your Microsoft Ready-To-Go Marketing team has put together Eleven...
  • SharePoint 2010 Online Training

    B   V   A I recently received the following question from a partner that was listening to the How to Demo Office 365 webcast - Question: Can you tell me if Microsoft has a cloud service for their partners to use for SharePoint training...
  • System Center, the Elevator Pitch

    Rob Waggoner     Do you need a quick overview of System Center and what if can do for you or your customer?  I put this video together just for you!   We have this great Whitepaper that provides the Top 5 Reasons to choose Microsoft...
  • Forefront for Exchange and SharePoint, the Elevator Pitch

    Rob Waggoner   We we talk about Email and Collaboration, we need to ensure that as we grow these capabilities, we ensure we crow these capabilities securely.  Our Forefront brand of products are built for just this reason.  Here is the...
  • Updated Business Model Transformation Training for Office 365

    Over the past year, various members of the TS2 team have posted blog entries on a training series referred to as the Business Model Transformation (BMT) designed to help partners understand the challenges and changes required to incorporate a cloud services...
  • System Center 2012 Updated Labs

      B   V   A  It has been a little while since the System Center vNext Virtual Labs were updated and honestly I have seen several broken labs on the topic of System Center as well.  With that said, I am glad to pass along...
  • Office 365 Integration Module for Windows SBS 2011 Essentials is Officially Here!

    J.J. Antequino ---------------------------------- Happy New Year everyone!  Hopefully you are already aware of this… but if not, we wanted to make sure you were! A little over a week ago, our SBS team posted : ===== It is our pleasure to announce...
  • Lync client for the Mobile Device–Now Available

    B   V   A   Lync mobile clients enabling you to stay connected, communicate and conference on the go.  Now Available – Mobile clients for Lync 2010 across multiple platforms including Windows Phone 7, iPhone, iPad, Symbian...
  • Hosting a Cloud Event? You could get free Money from Microsoft!

    Q: (from Sara) We’ve been a Microsoft cloud partner for a few months now and are making plans for the new year. One of our proposed activities is to host a meeting with some of our existing customers and potential customers to discuss their options in...
  • Quick Microsoft Learning Videos for SMB

    Josh Condie – I was searching our internal resources recently for a video that I could share with a partner and came across a nice, publically available library of a/v resources – YouTube!  This partner was looking for some quick training (that he...
  • Announcing myfirstserver.com

      By Ron Grattopp ….. A few weeks back I blogged about the launch of the SMB Server Experience and Server Selection Tools on the Midsize Business Solution page .  Well, now there is a new site, MyFirstServer.com that’s designed to be a customer...