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Microsoft Office 365 Deployment Readiness Tool (Beta) is available now
We are excited to announce that the “ Microsoft Office 365 Deployment Readiness Tool beta is now available on the Community Portal. The beta version of Office 365 Deployment Readiness Tool, is the first of a variety of tools that will be released in the Office 365 Deployment Resource Kit. ...
11 May 2011
Microsoft Kodu Cup.. A great way to keep kids engaged in Science and Math during the summer while having tons of fun!
As part of our broad efforts to improve science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and inspire the world’s next innovators, Microsoft launched a new product that opens young minds to STEM while providing students with a fun way to build a whole range of skills that will be useful...
27 Apr 2011
Office 365 Public Beta is Live… Sign up Today
It’s finally here! Sign up at http://www.Office365.com to learn more about Microsoft’s next generation of Online Services. Now you have to find out which version is right for you. The Small Business version or the Enterprise Options. Please keep in mind, Enterprise versions...
18 Apr 2011
CRM Product News–Partner Ready Resources to expand your Practice
Posted by Charles Van Heusen Since most traditional Microsoft Channel Partner don’t receive the Dynamics Partner Newsletters, I thought this would be worth sharing. Especially for those of you have interesting in pursuing opportunities with CRM 2011 and CRM Online as a way to expand your practice...
15 Mar 2011
Windows Intune–Microsoft's Desktop Management Solution in the Cloud–Coming March 23rd
Get Ready to Deliver the Best Windows Experience, from the Cloud Today at CeBIT in Germany Microsoft announced that Windows Intune will be commercially available on March 23, 2011. Windows Intune offers your customers a comprehensive solution that brings together cloud services and an upgrade subscription...
1 Mar 2011
Office 365 Content to help you Sell!
We are pleased to announce the recent availability of more Office 365 key readiness messaging to help you take our value proposition to market. Take advantage of all of the resources listed below in your conversations and engagements with customers. Module 01: Office 365 Ignite (Beta)—What's New...
28 Feb 2011
SBS2011 Ready To GO (RTG) Campaign is Live
Small Business Server 2011 Standard is out and ready for Prime Time! Now its time to get the word out and we have put together the resources to enable you to start marketing it today. So what are you waiting for ?? https://readytogo.microsoft.com/Campaign/Pages/Windows%20Small...
25 Feb 2011
New Virtualization Features in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
posted by Charles Van Heusen Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 adds a number of serviceability enhancements to Windows Server 2008 R2. In addition and as a result of customer feedback, SP1 also adds two new virtualization features: Dynamic Memory and RemoteRX. For those of you who haven’t...
9 Feb 2011
Where to download SBS2011 Standard for Installation
As many of you are aware, Small Business Server has never been available for download from the Volume License Service Center. However, it is available for download for those of you with a TechNet subscription and rumor has it that it will be making it way into the Action Pack Subscription soon...
28 Jan 2011
Windows Small Business Server 2011 Partner Event in San Antonio–Event Date Changed due to Inclement Weather
The registration page has been updated to reflect this change. We look forward to seeing you on the 11th. Power Up Your Business and Uncover New Revenue Opportunities Join us for an insider’s view of Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, Standard and...
27 Jan 2011
Free Workshop on Building your Cloud Practice–Sign up Today!
The Cloud is here and it is real. According to a study recently completed by Everything Channel’s IPED Research division, by 2012, at least 50% of all customers will have some form of a cloud solution underway. Many partners continue to ask these questions: How do I get started...
10 Jan 2011
Save Time and Costs with the Windows SBS 2011 Standard OPK
posted by Charles Van Heusen The OEM Preinstallation Kit (OPK) is now available for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard. The OPK is a free set of tools and documentation that help you automate the process of preinstalling Windows SBS 2011 Standard. Download the OPK Today Technorati Tags: SBS...
4 Jan 2011
Jabra 6470 Headset–the Ultimate UC headset solution for the mobile worker
Posted by Charles Van Heusen I’ve been doing a fair amount of research for the past few months looking for a wireless headset solution that I could use as my primary headset in my home office to connect with my desk phone as well as a softphone solution to connect to Office Communicator 2007 and Lync...
28 Dec 2010
Hey Partners, Are you Cloud Power Ready? Then get the word out with the Cloud Power Campaign
Cloud technology is getting a lot of attention. And a lot of businesses have questions about what the cloud can help them do. Materials from Ready-to-Go Marketing can help you provide answers about the cloud—and promote the uniqueness of Microsoft cloud solutions—to your customers. With the Cloud Power...
15 Dec 2010
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Release Candidate (RC) Announcement
The CRM team just announced the Release Candidate availability. As things slow down over the holidays, this is a perfect time for you to get your hands dirty with the Release Candidate to prepare for the launch. Here is the official announcement: The Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Release Candidate...
15 Dec 2010
Small Business Server 2011 Standard and Premium Launched Today… SBS 2011 Essentials… Launch Date TBD
Many of you that have been working with the Beta releases of both Small Business Server 2011 and 2011 Essentials have provided a lot of great feedback as well as shown a lot of excitement around the next generation of updates for the Small Business Server family. Small Business Server 2011...
14 Dec 2010
Last Chance! Building a Ladder to the Clouds
Our friends at MSPTV in conjunction with Redmond Channel Partner are hosting a pre-holiday webcast to help you plan for the new year and making that transition to the cloud. I know many partners are wondering how Cloud services fit in their practice and how its going to impact their business. ...
13 Dec 2010
FREE Microsoft Practice Accelerator for Cloud Services
If you’ve been trying to figure out how to make the transition to the cloud, but didn’t know where to begin, this is the perfect opportunity for you to gain the in depth knowledge you need and get your questions answered at the convenience of working from your desk or home office. Microsoft...
1 Dec 2010
Introducing Microsoft Office365, the evolution of Microsoft’s BPOS Offerings
Today Microsoft is announcing Office365 which was codenamed“Union”, the evolution of Microsoft’s online productivity services. Office365 represents the next edition of the BPOS,, Office Live Small Business and Live@edu solutions. But its even more than that, it’s the best of everything Microsoft...
19 Oct 2010
Microsoft launches the Online Service Health Dashboard for BPOS – Standard customers World Wide
Article by Charles Van Heusen | Partner Technology Advisor | Microsoft U.S. – SMB&D – TS2 Team | Follow our Blog |Follow me on Twitter As I’ve interacted with many Partners and customers over the past year discussing Microsoft Online Services, the one question that often came up is...
29 Sep 2010
How to renew your Microsoft Online Service Provider Agreement (MOSPA)
You may have received an e-mail notifying you that your MOSPA agreement has expired (in some cases, you may have recently signed the agreement). This is not an error, as the MOSPA agreement is paired with your Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) agreement expiration date, and must be renewed annually. To...
20 Sep 2010
Take your cloud services practice to new heights wth the SMB Cloud Champions Club
The US SMB Cloud Champions Club offers resources, funding and training to partners that have made a commitment to the cloud. Benefits: Benefits include engagement from a Microsoft Online Services Business Development Manager, enhanced training and readiness resources, leads, marketing funds, sales incentives...
17 Sep 2010
New Competitive Assistance service for MPN Members
Hot off the Press! Based on partner feedback, we’re pleased to announce a new service for MPN Members to help overcome sales blockers when in competitive sales situations. This new service, called Microsoft Competitive Assistance (MCA), will provide expert sales assistance via phone...
15 Sep 2010
Announcing New Cloud Computing Learning “Snacks”
What are learning “snacks”? Snacks are high engagement vehicles that offer impactful knowledge transfer on Microsoft new products. Highlights include: Designed for Internet “bite-sized” culture Delivers short, focused 5 to 15-minute chunks of content Entertaining and easy to use Free Pulls...
14 Sep 2010
Experience the new Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011
Learn more at www.crm2011beta.com Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 delivers the Power of Productivity through familiar, connected and intelligent experiences for users inside and outside an organization. Familiar experiences through a next-generation native Microsoft Outlook client, Microsoft...
9 Sep 2010
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