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Helping partners understand the value of Microsoft solutions.

March, 2013

  • Office 365 Pro Plus and RDS/TS installation with VL PUR

    B  V  A WHAT: Many partners are aware by now that the Product Use Rights (PUR) was updated end of January in favor of supporting a RDS or TS deployment of Office, even though the user’s license was a subscription license through Office 365. ...
  • Where is my Office 365 data located?

    Q: (from Darryl) I am looking for a ITAR compliant hosted email solution and wanted to check with you to see if this is something your group could provide. I also need to make sure all email servers are based in the US. As a DOD contractor, we are not...
  • SharePoint Extranet Connector Licensing

    Q: (from Cary) I have a licensing questions as it pertains to the new version of 2013 SharePoint. What is and is not an internet user, because Microsoft no longer sells "internet site license's" I want to make sure we are good to go. It looks...
  • Office 365 Open End-Date Calculator

    J.J. Antequino ---------------------------------- With the availability of the Office 365 Open and FPP offerings (Midsize Business and Small Business Premium), you will want to make sure you have the blended end date calculator at your disposal should...
  • Get Demoing Office 365!

    Todd Sweetser   Hi Cloud Sellers!  With the commercial launch of the new Office 365 we have an amazing opportunity to deliver new solutions to our customers. A critical component of our customer discussions is being able to deliver the Office...
  • Can you mix Office 365 Midsize Open and Advisor plans?

    J.J. Antequino ---------------------------------- While the answer to this question can be found in a number of different slide decks and trainings that my fellow teammates have delivered, I wanted to take a moment to highlight the conversation. During...
  • OEM Partners can qualify for FREE Office 365 Home Premium

    B  V  A March Special: Office Business and Consumer readiness offer Get a free* digital download of Office 365.  We are giving away 1,000 digital downloads of Office 365 Home Premium to partners around the US and Canada !!! Only the first...
  • Time to think about Apps for Office and SharePoint

    Michael Kophs – Cloud TSP On my company’s SharePoint Online intranet site, I want to post our branch office quarterly sales progress for everyone to see.  I want an eye-catching visual representation of year-to-date sales per office to get each rep...
  • Just Announced - IAMCP Exclusive P2P Training and Certification Program

      Josh Condie - We are consistently hearing from our partners that they are having a hard time growing their Microsoft business due to a shortage of sales and technical individuals available in their local market and they don’t have time to go to...
  • Office 365 Open Licensing Readiness

    Office 365 on Open Licensing. You Bill, We Deliver. You don’t want to miss this webcast series! With the release of Office 365 on Open & Full Package Product (FPP), you now can deliver Office to your customers in the way that makes the most sense...
  • FREE Windows Server 2012 Microsoft IT Hands-On Labs in your area!

    J.J. Antequino ---------------------------------- Some of you may remember that TS2 was a part of Microsoft Across America many moons ago.  Recently, I’ve had the good fortune to reconnect with a few members of the TechNet team, which was also a...
  • Windows Server 2012 Samurai Series – Storage Webcast Follow-up

    Woody Walton I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to present the sixth webcast in the Windows Server Samurai Webcast Series for Partners on the topic of storage last week.   If you missed the webcast, it can viewed online here .  ...
  • Big Easy 10 & Cloud Easy now available

    B  V  A The Big Easy Offer 10: Customers get an opportunity to earn subsidy payouts on eligible Microsoft volume license purchases that can be applied towards future purchases of Microsoft software or associated services from their Microsoft...
  • Ignite Technical and Sales Training for Exchange, Office & Office 365

    Tim Tetrick   Don’t miss this opportunity! The Exchange, Office & Office 365 Ignite events are a series of free, limited invitation workshops for Microsoft's most valued partners introducing you to the technical capabilities of the recently launched...
  • IGNITE+ – Now available online !!!

    B  V  A Office Ignite Sales and Technical Content Available for Partners on MPN The Office Ignite Sales and Technical content is now available for partners with MPN credentials on the Partner Learning Center (PLC). Each session module features...
  • Learn more about Microsoft Enterprise Social & Yammer at the Transform Tour13

    Woody Walton   We all know it whether we like it or not; he rise of Social Networking has infected hit the enterprise.   I crossed out the word inflected partially as a joke, but also as a mechanism to portray the lack of comfort or seriousness...
  • Windows Intune Jump Start Training

    J.J. Antequino ---------------------------------- I know you’re all excited about the new Office 365 which was launched yesterday, but let’s not forget about Windows Intune! Our newest update to  Windows Intune takes Mobile Device Management to the...
  • Identity management, to cloud or not to cloud

    By Ron Grattopp ….last month one of the posts I did was on the “Cloud OS”, so as part of my research for that I ran across information from some time back that I think is still relevant but not well known about our technology, so I wanted to share. ...
  • Bing, to search and beyond

    By Ron Grattopp ….OK, maybe you didn’t pick up on my subtle reference to the Buzz Lightyear’s Toy Story line ”to infinity, and beyond” so the title of this post may seem a little strange to you, but if you thought Bing was just a “to search” engine, then...