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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
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 up a lot . Many asked about this new exam...
27 Nov 2012
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 receive a free 32GB USB drive certified for Windows...
2 Nov 2012
Windows Server 2012 Essentials–RTM’s and available Nov. 1st
B V A Windows Server 2012 Essentials (the latest version of Windows Small Business Server Essentials) is a flexible, affordable, and easy-to-use server solution designed and priced for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices that helps them reduce costs and be more productive...
11 Oct 2012
Free Preview Windows Azure Online Backup
B V A As we get ready for Launch of some of our major flagship products, obviously I am very excited, but one of the changes coming to our Windows Azure cloud services as a benefit of the new launch products has me pretty giddy. SEAMLESS online backup, through the console of Windows...
8 Oct 2012
Managing Windows 8 and Windows RT
B V A With the anticipated release of Windows 8 and Windows RT, how are you going to manage all those devices? Microsoft announced on Sept. 10th, 2012 upcoming solutions based on System Center Configuration Manager SP1 and Windows Intune. J.J.. one of my teammates, blogged about...
1 Oct 2012
Windows Intune Licensing Changes Announced
B V A On September 10th, 2012 Microsoft previewed the roadmap for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 and the interoperability of Windows Intune and System Center Configuration Manager Console SP1 and Windows Intune. This is extremely useful with Windows 8, Windows...
29 Sep 2012
Disti Summit Question–What about MultiPoint Server ???
B V A While talking about Windows Server 2012 at the Disti Summits last week in Las Vegas and Miami, a question came up that I wanted to double check our status at Corporate. “What about Multi Point Server ???” Currently Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Beta is live and available...
27 Sep 2012
What if I have SA on Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium Based Systems??
Woody Walton With the Release of Windows Server 2012 next week, you are likely to start getting asked more and more questions regarding the licensing changes to include transitions, retirements, and software assurance (SA) license grants among other things. BVA, in his Windows Server 2012...
31 Aug 2012
Windows Server 2012–Licensing and Software Assurance Grants
B V A I recently saw some interesting information out on the web on Windows Server 2012 and wanted to make sure everybody understands our licensing changes. We are NOT moving to core licensing with Windows Server 2012! You can stack additional licenses on top of each other to add virtual...
29 Aug 2012
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