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February, 2013

  • Key Changes Coming to Office 365 E & K SKUs

    Tim Tetrick As part of our updated Office 365 services rollout (see the recent blog post from Steve Ballmer), I wanted to provide you with a heads up on some key changes coming to the E (Enterprise) and K (Kiosk) plans.  First, Office Web Apps is...
  • Office 365 Cost Comparison Worksheet

    Michael Kophs Microsoft Cloud TSP Looking to provide your customers/prospects with a detailed comparison between Microsoft’s Cloud services and an on-premises solution (or other hosted offering)?  Check out the following Office 365 Cost Comparison...
  • Setting up Shared Nothing Live Migration

    Rob Waggoner   Windows Server 2012 now lets you Live Migrate virtual machines even if the Hyper-V host isn’t part of a Windows Cluster.  I showed you the video of Shared Nothing Live Migration here , but you need to configure your servers before...
  • Windows Server 2012 P2V and Licensing

    Rob Waggoner   I received the following questions: I listened to the recent Samurai series webinar as I was unable to attend. I was curious to find out your knowledge on P2V migration i.e. SBS 2008 or Standard Server 2008 to replicate to VM in the...
  • Office 365 Licensing and Scenario Overview

    B V A Microsoft is introducing new business models for Office 365, available March 1st. This is the final video in our 3 part series.  It highlights, the licensing transaction details, as well as a demo of the VLSC or Volume Licensing Service Center...
  • The Windows Desktop Upgrade Volume License: Is reassignment an option?

        Woody Walton   When it comes to Microsoft licensing, most know that it is necessarily or unnecessarily complex depending on who you are! And although I am by title a Partner Technology Advisor, my support of Microsoft partners in the...
  • Demo’ing the new Office

    Q: (from Patrick) I am delivering a new Office presentation shortly. Do you have a recording of you demoing Office 2013 that I would watch? Do you have the sample files you use to conduct the demo?   A: For demo files, I now use the “Take a Tour...
  • Making money with Office 365 Open and Office 365 FPP

    B  V  A Microsoft is introducing new business models for Office 365, available March 1st.  This video, Part 1 of 3, highlights Office 365 Open and Office 365 Full Package Product. Many partners have asked for the ability to control billing...
  • Join us for a Virtual Launch Event for the new Office 365 for business

      Todd Sweetser Join us for a Virtual Launch Event for the new Office 365 for business. Hi Cloud Sellers! February 27 th marks an important milestone with the general availability of the new Office 365 for business. We would like to personally invite...
  • The new Office 365 suite line-up

    By Ron Grattopp ….If you’ve been reading the TS2 blog at all, I’m sure you’re aware that the new Office 365 launched today and that it included one particularly important new offering.  My team has already put out a lot of information around the...
  • Ready-To-Go Marketing: Quick, Easy and Dynamic Steps to Marketing Your Business

    Josh Condie - Ready-To-Go Marketing: Use Web Syndication to build credibility with your customers Tired of constantly updating your website to be in sync with information about Microsoft products and technologies? Looking...
  • Winning the Midmarket Customer with Office 365

      B  V  A Microsoft is introducing new business models for Office 365, available March 1st.  This video is Part 2 in a 3 part series. It highlights the benefits of Office 365 and targeting the SMB Customer. The Midmarket Opportunity...
  • Cloud OS – what is it and why do I care?

    By Ron Grattopp ….One term I suspect you’ll start hearing a lot more of going forward is “Cloud OS”.  Do you know what that is?  Do you care?  Well, I’ve run across a couple of articles that I believe answer both, so this’ll be one of my...
  • Modern Office Sweepstakes: Travel and $10,000 at the Microsoft Store!

      Josh Condie – Here’s your chance to win some amazing spending and travel prizes by positioning and selling the new Office: Grand prize The grand prize winner will receive a trip package for two to his or her choice of one of the following locations...
  • Office Partner Refresher Webcast Training

      B  V  A   Are you ready for the new Office? The new Office is coming soon, and because you’re a valued partner, we would like to invite you to attend a partner ‘refresher’ event for the new Office.  This is your opportunity...
  • The Updated Windows Intune Marketing Campaign is available!

    : J.J. Antequino ---------------------------------- As Josh mentioned in his earlier blog post , there are a number of reasons to take that second look at Windows Intune… and with the availability of the New Office 365, the cloud value prop is even stronger...
  • EDU pricing for Office 365

    Q: (from David) One of my agents has an EDU customer with the following questions. This EDU customer has 200 students and 75 Faculty & Staff. They are currently on Office 2007. Can you help me with this? Link for EDU purposes. Office 365 comes with...