Choosing the right Office version for your customers

We’ve been getting a few scenario variations around this topic recently, so I thought it was worth sharing a few of the different resources that will help you to make the right decision. There are two different parts to this conversation, the first is selling a perpetual licence (e.g. Office 2016) versus a subscription (e.g….


Office v16.4 OPK released

Microsoft has released Office version 16.4 OEM Pre-installation Kit (OPK) on DPC. This OPK complements the planned availability of the Office desktop applications in the Windows Store. Also, some end user out-of-box experience workflows that were previously handled in Office client will now be handled by the Windows Store.    The 16.4 OPK uses the…


INVITE: Introducing Microsoft 365 powered HP devices – The Modern Workplace vision realised

As a Microsoft partner targeting small to medium sized businesses, this joint webinar with HP, exclusively for partners, is an event not to be missed. Microsoft 365 Business deployed on HP devices represents a massive opportunity for you to help your SMB customers transform the way they empower teams, safeguard business data and simplify IT….


Microsoft 365 Business and Upgrade Analytics – Collecting Data From Previous Windows Pro Editions

Following on from the last post which was an introduction to the Windows Analytics Upgrade Analytics solution in Operations Management Suite, today’s post is on collecting data from your Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.x Pro devices. For this post I will be using the Pilot version of the Upgrade Readiness Deployment Script to collect…


Microsoft 365 Business and Upgrade Analytics – Preparing to move to Windows 10 Business

For OEM reseller partners the information that Upgrade Analytics collects can come in handy in two ways – first of all it helps to detect if there are any real software blockers that prevent the move to Windows 10. OEMs still get requests for Windows 7 based devices, so this information that we collect could…


Download Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 9.7

It’s been a while since I’ve promoted the MAP Toolkit, but for those looking to inventory their environment to assist in upgrade planning, the latest update includes support for targeting SQL Server 2017, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, Office 2016 and Office 365. MAP is an agentless, automated, multi-product planning and assessment tool for quicker…


Partner Summit and Tech Summit Sydney – This Week

If you are heading down to Darling Harbour for either of this week’s Summit events let me know in the comments section below, I’ll be there from Tuesday through to Friday. Let me know if you want to book some time to go through any of the topics that are covered on this blog, or…


Microsoft Partner Summit 2017 14-15 November

      Join incredible global and local speakers, see world-leading innovation, and explore the amazing advances Australian businesses and Microsoft partner organisations are making at Microsoft Partner Summit 2017. Held across 2 days, the Microsoft Partner Summit brings together the best minds in the industry, delivering the skills, solutions and connections required for individuals and…


Microsoft 365 Business Resources

Following on from the earlier posts on Microsoft 365 Business, it’s now on the price list and there are some additional resources that will help get you up to speed. One of the documents I strongly encourage you to take a look at is the FAQ, which covers a variety of topics, but also explains…