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  • Blog Post: LABs on Azure, a great Partner training resource

    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Came across this Azure training resource that has been made available to our partner community.  It is called Labs on Azure.  Here are some details and how you can utilize from link above! What is it? Partners are always in need of development, test, and demo...
  • Blog Post: Some more info on Shared Computer Activation with Office 365 ProPlus

    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Many should be aware of the recently announced support for Shared Computer Activation with Office 365 ProPlus. This makes it possible to install and use Office 365 ProPlus (the Office client) onto a Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Windows Server, shared virtual machine or...
  • Blog Post: Earn more partner subsidy funds with SMB Advantage!

    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud sellers!  Wanted to make sure all were aware of the current SMB Advantage program in place, see info below! Earn more partner subsidy funds with SMB Advantage! The SMB Advantage offers are valid from September 2, 2014 – November 30, 2014. The offers allow you to claim partner...
  • Blog Post: Azure RemoteApp… give it a try!

    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! As I mentioned on my previous post, More on Azure Announcements at TechEd , one of the solutions announced is Azure RemoteApp.  While there is not a large amount if info available yet, there is some basic documentation. Go to the Azure RemoteApp Preview page to review...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Ahead of the Game Technical Series Roadshow Coming to a City near you!

      Todd Sweetser Microsoft technical training is coming to a city near you. Register now to join us for the Ahead of the Game Technical Series event … space is limited. The Ahead of the Game Technical Series is a 2 day hands-on training event for Microsoft value-added reseller (VAR) partners with...
  • Blog Post: Can I filter my DHCP address assignment based on MAC addresses?

    Rob Waggoner I received the following question today: Can I configure DHCP to give out a specific IP range for my iPhone and iPad users?  I don’t want them in the same IP range as my normal computers? Answer:  Yes!  Check out the following TechNet article .  It provides the step-by...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012–A Win-Win Conversation

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  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 R2 Work Folders–The On-Premise Solution for Controlling Sensitive Data

    While many small and medium size businesses are moving their IT infrastructure to Azure for hardware and operational cost savings, there are still times when technology solutions will need to stay on premise due to the sensitivity of data as the prevalent reason.  Microsoft provides excellent hybrid...
  • Blog Post: Highly Available Solutions for our SMB Customers – Cluster-in-a-box

    Rob Waggoner Have you heard of our Cluster-in-a-box (CIB)? Microsoft influenced the hardware manufacturers a while back to build a fully resilient piece of hardware at a more SMB friendly price. I mentioned our Hyper-V Road shows here , we are actually using a white box version of the...
  • Blog Post: Quick Reference for Upgrading to Windows Server 2012 R2

    With the announcement of Windows Server 2012 R2 I have been receiving a lot of questions around upgrading.  To assist, I have put together a quick reference slide.  For details utilize the link referenced at the bottom of the slide. Notes: Clean Install – wipe clean – install and restore via...
  • Blog Post: October 18th: Are your customers ready to surf the R2 wave?

    J.J. Antequino ---------------------------------- A couple of weeks ago, Brad Anderson (Corporate VP) announced the wave of R2 products that will be arriving on October 18th. Mark Your Calendars for Oct. 18: The R2 Wave is Coming! What will be available on the 18th? Windows 8.1 Windows Server 2012 R2...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Windows Server 2012 R2 Samurai Webcast Series

    Q: (from Brenda) I liked the Windows Server 2012 Samurai Webcast Series , but has the content been refreshed since the launch of Windows Server 2012 R2? A: To stay ahead of the game, partners need to be ready now to show their customers how Windows Server 2012 R2 can help them be lean and stay lean by...
  • Blog Post: Tailoring the Windows User Experience using Group Policy

    Kathleen Molosky, PTS Group Policy As I am out visiting our partner community I receive many inquiries as to how to tailor the Windows client user experience to accommodate business and security requirements.  One of the best ways is through deployment of Group Policy Objects (GPO).  In addition...