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November, 2012

  • How to setup Hyper-V on a Windows Server 2012 Server

    Rob Waggoner With Windows Server 2012, we now have two editions of Windows Server 2012 that include Hyper-V, Standard and Datacenter Edition.  Starting with Windows Server 2012, we are no longer offering an Enterprise version of Windows Server, we...
  • New USB Flash Drives Certified for Windows-to-Go!!!

    Woody Walton   In my previous post Client Disaster Recovery, Yet another Reason to Consider Windows 8 Enterprise and Windows To Go! on September 30th I discussed one of the many advantages of Windows To Go, which is available through Windows 8 Enterprise...
  • Q&A: How do I license Office RT for commercial use?

    By Ron Grattopp …. So in my previous blog post I gave you the rest of the story around Windows RT which includes Office Home & Student 2013 RT (Office RT), but what I didn’t call out specifically, that you need to know, is that Office RT is NOT designed...
  • Windows Server Multilingual User Interface

    Q: (from Jessica) I had a request today for Windows Sever, Multi-Language.  I see that SA gives multi language rights to desktop applications, will it so the same for server products.  I can’t find anything specifically saying this.   A...
  • Exchange 2013 and Data Loss Prevention–Set Your Messaging Proposal Apart from the Others

    Josh Condie - Exchange Server 2013 will be available next week, and comes with many new features as well as improvements on existing features that are already familiar to those who have worked with Exchange Server 2010. In a nutshell: Great new experiences...
  • Exchange Server Supportability Matrices–Exchange 2010 and 2013

    Josh Condie – One of the most valuable resources on the Microsoft public domain that I consistently have partners thank me for exposing to them is the Exchange Supportability Matrix.  These are condensed, single page charts providing all the details...
  • Windows RT, the rest of the story

    By Ron Grattopp …. If you’re a consistent follower of this blog, you might remember that I recently did a post around “what you need to know about Windows RT”.   The intent of that was to highlight 2 key points that anyone selling Window RT...
  • Marketing Webcast by Ready to Go Team

    B  V  A In recent conversations with many partners we have received feedback on helping them drive better Marketing and Sales campaigns.  The Ready to Go team has put together the following webcast to help you drive sales with your marketing...
  • Small Business Competency and 74-324

    B  V  A In past posts, my teammates and I have blogged about Microsoft Competencies, just search our blog with “Competency”.  However, while recently supporting the HTG Summit and IT Nation in Orlando Florida, the topic of Exam 74-324 came...
  • Being a Nerd: Wireless VGA/HDMI

    OK… So I’m a self proclaimed nerd AND a presenter. This naturally leads to a frustration around showing Windows 8 to customers while using a tablet: the tablet computer is all about mobility and freedom but I had to be “tethered” to the projector with...
  • Office 365 Mobile Device Support

      Tim Tetrick Office 365 includes mobile device support for devices that support the Exchange ActiveSync protocol.  This includes Windows Phones, iPhones, iPads, most Android devices, and more.  Office 365 also supports BlackBerry devices...
  • Free Windows 8 book from Microsoft Press

    Rob Waggoner If you haven’t seen this yet, Jerry Honeycutt authored the Microsoft Press book Introducing Windows 8 An Overview for IT Professionals .  The book looks great, and you can download the preview of it here .  People have said that...
  • FREE 32GB Certified “Windows to Go” USB Drive

    B  V  A Announcing the Sales Skills Excellence 32GB USB drive offer for U.S. partners who attend or attended a U.S. VAR Summit or U.S. Distribution Boot Camp, and earn a Partner Sales Skills Excellence accreditation, have the opportunity to...
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011 with Software Assurance

    Q: (from Ed) Have you given or planning to give a license review of how the dropping of SBS Standard has affected current OV SBS customers and Microsoft’s recommendation of what Partners should discuss with those customers.     A: Obviously...
  • I Love My New Windows Phone!

      Michael Kophs, Cloud TSP To follow up on Tim Tetrick’s last mobile themed post Office 365 Mobile Device Support , let me share with you my awesome experience on my new Windows Phone 8!  I would not call myself an extreme smart phone power...
  • Step Up To Windows 8! Up to 40% off!

    J.J. Antequino ---------------------------------- Today (November 1st) marks the launch of the Step Up to Windows 8 Promo! By including Software Assurance as part of their migration to Windows 8, your customers can gain upgrade and downgrade rights to...
  • Microsoft Office 365 Fast-Track $25,000 Sweepstakes

      Todd Sweetser – Hey there Cloud Sellers!  Enter the Office 365 Sweepstakes for a chance to win a Grand Prize of $25,000 or a Quarterly Prize of $5,000 …just for selling Office 365!! Sweepstakes Details Enroll in sweepstakes, and then drive...