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Announcing SMB Advantage – Now available
Big Easy and Cloud Easy come together to creating SMB Advantage SMB Advantage gives your customers choices on Microsoft products and online solutions to fit their organization’s unique IT productivity and investment requirements. Customers who make a qualifying purchase earn money...
3 Sep 2013
Office 365 Open Expanded Lineup - FAQ
OVERVIEW Beginning September 1, 2013, Office 365 ProPlus, Office 365 Plan E1, Office 365 Plan E3, Exchange Online Plan 1 and Exchange Online Protection will be available for purchase through the Open programs (Open License, Open Value, and Open Value Subscription). Additionally, Office 365 offerings...
22 Aug 2013
Power BI App for Windows 8 and Windows RT now available in Store
Power BI for Office 365 is a new self-service business intelligence (BI) offering enabling businesses to gain insights from their data in powerful new ways within Excel and Office 365. Customers now have the ability to easily search, discover and access data inside and outside of their organization...
21 Aug 2013
How do I “Boot to Desktop” – Windows 8.1
B V A Recently I installed Windows 8.1 Preview on my Samsung Slate, in prep for questions at WPC – See J.J.’s Post - http://blogs.technet.com/b/uspartner_ts2team/archive/2013/06/18/worldwide-partner-conference-2013-is-less-than-3-weeks-away.aspx Anyway I wanted to enable the “Boot to Desktop...
27 Jun 2013
Microsoft SMB Accelerated Sales Process
B V A The Accelerated Sales Process was specifically designed to address the challenges described below, and create a pro-Microsoft bias, by re-aligning buying and selling activities. Customers have fundamentally changed how and when they engage with sales professionals during their...
13 Jun 2013
Microsoft Learning JumpStart course for 74-325 Office 365 Exam and the Small Business Competency
B V A Saw this one come in to my inbox today and wanted to get this out to you ASAP as many partners have asked us about training for these exams and competency. Next week ( 6/11 1-5PDT – 6/12 9-5PDT ) we will be broadcasting live from the Microsoft Learning Studios to teach the SMB world...
6 Jun 2013
Microsoft Cloud How To webcast series additions
B V A Wanted to let everybody know that we have added 2 more webcasts to our: “Microsoft Cloud How To” webcast series: 11-Jun 10-11AM PST Chris Large Online Services, Partner Business Development Manager Demystifying the Office 365 SKU Lineup ...
4 Jun 2013
TechNet Virtual Labs – Windows Azure and More
B V A I was recently looking for additional readiness information for Windows Azure to contribute to the multi-part series we are putting together for our partners via this blog, I remembered the TechNet Labs, although many of us have had mixed experiences in the past, as I revisited the...
3 Jun 2013
Azure Partner OnRamp Blog Series – Part 2: Windows Azure Training Kit
B V A Windows Azure Training Kit The Windows Azure Training Kit includes hands-on labs, presentations, and samples to help you understand how to build applications that use Windows Azure services. Please note: The hands-on labs in this kit require a Windows Azure account. If you do not have...
27 May 2013
Office 365 Adapter - Deploying Office 365 Single Sign-On using Windows Azure
B V A The following link is for a recently published document detailing How to utilize Azure for Single Sign-On to Office 365. It is designed for system architects who want to understand the architecture and deployment options for extending your customer’s on-premise Active Directory...
21 May 2013
SMB Samurai Server 2012 Part 8–VDI Q&A
B V A As a follow up to our final SMB Samurai Server 2012 webcast, I wanted to post the Q&A log as we had Adam Carter from Microsoft helping out with Q&A for this Virtual Desktop Infrastructure – VDI Configuration session. Question: VDI is strictly related to a brokered connection...
25 Apr 2013
Auto Resize Slides in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
B V A I wanted everybody to be aware of one of my favorite new features, but not on any top list that I have found in PowerPoint 2013. Many times in the past I have had to re-format a slide deck based on the Projector or High Definition, commonly referred to as 4:3 or 16:9 ratios. ...
25 Apr 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. UPDATE – It is important to understand that...
19 Mar 2013
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 a video recording of the session content delivered...
15 Mar 2013
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 1,000 partners who pass a quick assessment on Microsoft...
6 Mar 2013
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 partner of choice. · Offer valid purchase period...
4 Mar 2013
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, walking through getting and redeeming the keys...
26 Feb 2013
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 Office 365 Midsize Business offering Targeting the...
20 Feb 2013
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 and customer relationship, both new business models...
13 Feb 2013
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 to stay current on enhancements to existing Office...
7 Feb 2013
Announcing Windows Server 2012 Samurai Webcast Series
B V A With the success of the SMB Ranger event in Redmond, and strong feedback from our partners thirsting for MORE technical information on Windows Server 2012, we are happy to announce the SMB Samurai Server Webcast Series. The series will be an 8 part series diving into several key...
14 Jan 2013
New Office Online Ignite Training
B V A I was recently out on the Microsoft Partner site, and ran across this link to some New Office Ignite Trainings: http://officeignitelabs.cloudguides.com/ Each Technology header provides multiple trainings that are available on each solution available for you to watch online.
18 Dec 2012
Deploying “on-premise” Server 2012 Essentials
B V A Are you looking at an alternative solution to Small Business Server Standard edition ? Let me discuss a supported solution, that will scale beyond 25 users, while keeping value-add features of Windows Server 2012 Essentials, such as Remote Web Access!!! Target Customer...
14 Dec 2012
Upgrading to Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 ???
B V A Question – Can I do an In-Place upgrades to Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 ? Answer – Yes you can, but the some old rules still apply – In-place upgrades from 32-bit edition of Windows Server 2008, upgrades from one language to another, or from one build type to another (chk to fre...
3 Dec 2012
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 plan. Please join Kelly Stark , Sr. Partner...
28 Nov 2012
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