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New Version of the Office 365 Cost Comparison Worksheet
Michael Kophs Microsoft Cloud PTS Back in February, I blogged about the Office 365 Cost Comparison Worksheet. Well a lot has changed since then, so check out the new Cost Comparison Worksheet - v2 by clicking on the link below! Looking to provide your customers/prospects with a detailed comparison...
26 Jun 2013
UPDATED Microsoft Online Services Document Portfolio
Tim Tetrick In a blog post from January , I talked about the Microsoft Online Services Document Portfolio as a resource to assist with your Online Services selling efforts. I’m happy to announce that we have an updated version of the PDF Portfolio now available with completely refreshed content...
5 Apr 2013
Why you should take a Second Look at Microsoft Windows Intune – Training and Promotion Announced for the New Wave D
Josh Condie - There are significant changes in the pricing, licensing, skus, and key product features of Windows Intune with the new Wave D offering launching this month – greatly enhancing the partner reselling and services opportunity. Many partners are seeing strong success leveraging Windows...
18 Jan 2013
Accelerate Your Cloud Business with a Microsoft Cloud Fast-Track Bootcamp
Tim Tetrick Microsoft Cloud Fast-Track Bootcamp Join Microsoft cloud experts in your area for a one day training to help you fast-track your cloud sales and profits using the latest product roadmaps, demo tools, customer campaigns, and shared best practices. Learn about the new Office and how...
17 Jan 2013
Microsoft Online Services Document Portfolio
Tim Tetrick I want to make everyone aware of a newly updated resource to assist with your Online Services selling efforts. The Microsoft Online Services Document Portfolio is a collection of over 120 unique documents all related to the Microsoft Online Services business across Office 365 , Windows...
9 Jan 2013
Now Available – Work Smart Guide for Windows 8 – The Quick and Essential Training for End-Users
Josh Condie – For those of you who subscribe to the weekly Technet Newsletter, you may have already seen this. For those of you who don’t, or may not have reviewed the entire newsletter, this resource is worth calling out. The Work Smart Guide for Windows 8 is a condensed, visual guide to...
31 Oct 2012
Windows 8 References Just Released
Josh Condie – Microsoft Press has just release 3 great new books to arm yourself with as your colleagues and customers begin to explore the new client OS. Help them deploy, manage, use and experience all the new features and form factors that are about to hit the market: Troubleshoot and Optimize...
30 Sep 2012
Announcing Cloud Easy Offer - 15% of 1 year subscription
B V A The Cloud Easy Offer gives your customers choices on Microsoft Online solutions to fit their organization’s unique IT Productivity and investment requirements. Customers who make a qualifying Online Services purchase earn money back, 15% of 1 year subscription in the form of a partner...
14 Aug 2012
Windows Intune June 2012 Release Available Today
Josh Condie – Employees are becoming more and more tech-savvy and demanding greater flexibility with their work style, where and how they access information and what devices and computing platforms they use. An increasing number of employees are mobile or home-based today and need to work from...
12 Jun 2012
Windows Intune Sales Specialist
B V A I was recently out looking for the update to the Systems Management and Virtualization merge on the Microsoft Sales Specialist site, and ran across the new Windows Intune Sales Specialist Accreditation: “The Windows Intune accreditation, featured on Microsoft Sales Specialist, prepares...
25 May 2012
MMS 2012 and Windows Intune Wave C Announcements
B V A Did you see the announcement made at Microsoft Management Summit 2012 in Las Vegas about the next version of Windows Intune. If not, check out the official blog entry on our “Windows for Business” blog - http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/business/ Hopefully you already...
18 Apr 2012
Windows Intune and Windows 7 Enterprise Upgrade Benefits
Q: (from Shawn) Intune does comes with windows 7 pro with sa correct? A: To be precise: Windows Intune comes with the upgrade rights to Windows 7 Enterprise with the same benefits as Software Assurance. From a Microsoft FAQ and Technet article on Windows Intune: Windows 7 Enterprise Upgrade Rights...
11 Mar 2012
Windows Intune and 3rd party Anti-Virus Management
Q: (from several different partners recently) Can Windows Intune manage my preferred AV tool? A: From the Endpoint Protection section of the Windows Intune FAQ: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windowsintune/faq/default.aspx Can I use Windows Intune endpoint protection to replace my current...
10 Mar 2012
The Benefits of Standardizing on Windows 7 and the Value of the Enterprise Edition
Josh Condie – Adding to Woody’s great comments about the value proposition of Windows Intune. I was preparing for a presentation on Intune recently and came across a whitepaper that IDC recently wrote about the value of Windows 7 for SMBs: The Benefit of Using Windows 7 in Small and...
29 Feb 2012
Microsoft Cloud Fast-Track Bootcamp
So you’ve stumbled into your first online service deal. Now what? How do you turn what you learned into a successful, repeatable business practice? Microsoft Cloud Fast-Track Bootcamp Are you looking for tools and guidance on closing more Office 365, Windows Intune and Microsoft Online Services...
10 Feb 2012
Windows Intune Upgrade Rights
Q: (from Dave) Can Windows Intune be used to upgrade (crossgrade?) from the Mac OS to Windows 7 Enterprise? A: I love the term “crossgrade” but unfortunately the answer is “no”. According to the Intune FAQ ( http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windowsintune/faq/default.aspx ) in the section...
23 Nov 2011
Microsoft Desktop Proposition–Crunching the numbers
B V A I was recently at the San Diego VAR Summit, while we talked about a lot of the Microsoft Solutions, I was posed a question by a partner that started me thinking about delivering the Microsoft Desktop, so here is what I came up with: Windows 7 Enterprise Edition AV/AS Multi...
26 Oct 2011
Next Rev of Windows Intune Is Now Available
Josh Condie – Last Monday, Microsoft announced that the next release of Windows Intune is now available (as of 10/17/2011). With this update, we are delivering on our promise of frequent updates to address top customer feedback and enable new scenarios. While the core architecture of Windows Intune...
21 Oct 2011
Partner Portal for all things Office 365
By Ron Grattopp ….. Recently, I’ve been doing some partner training on Office 365, and one of the KEY resources available to Microsoft partners that I continually point to is QuickStart for Microsoft Online Services Portal . It occurred to me that I didn’t remember seeing any previous posts around...
21 Sep 2011
Up Selling and Cross Selling Windows Intune and Office 365
Steve Deming I got the opportunity to attend the Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles this week and between partner meetings, I even got to attend some of the breakouts. One of those breakouts was “Up Selling and Cross Selling Windows Intune and Office 365”. Although most of the information was...
16 Jul 2011
Windows Intune v2 beta out
By Ron Grattopp…..As some of you may know, we announced the beta of the next generation of Windows Intune on day 1 of our Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles (July 11th), early indications are that it’s expected to be rolled out later this year. If you want to check out the new beta...
13 Jul 2011
Exclusive Mid Atlantic Microsoft Workshop - Implementing and Supporting with Windows Intune Workshop
Join us for this one-day, hands-on workshop enables attendees to manage and administer computers and software through Windows Intune™. Windows Intune is a new solution that simplifies how businesses manage and secure PCs by using Windows cloud services and Windows® 7 – so your computers and users can...
19 Apr 2011
Windows Intune or a couple of frappucinos, actually you can have both…
By Ron Grattopp…..of course, with Windows Intune launching this past week one would expect a lot of commentary on it around the blogoshere. This particular one, Microsoft's InTune: Price Too High for SMB? , from a “Channel Insider Staff” on the Channel Insider blog caught my attention, and after...
28 Mar 2011
Windows Intune Ready-to-Go (RTG) Sneak Peek Campaign Marketing Materials
Q: (from Russ) We want to leverage some of the media wave focused on Windows Intune for our own customer facing event – timing is everything. Does Microsoft have materials (slide decks, scripts, data sheets) we can leverage to turn this around quickly? A: Great timing! I just received an email...
28 Mar 2011
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