Ignite 2017 – Windows Server 2016 Focused Sessions

It’s almost that time of year, Microsoft’s Ignite event takes place in September, and here are a few of the sessions that focus on Windows Server 2016 to help give you an idea of which ones you might want to consider attending, or alternatively, and more likely for the majority, watch online after the fact….


Inspire 2017 Office 365 Session Recordings

Following up from the last post on Inspire’s Windows Server And Hybrid Cloud session recordings, this post includes the links to the recorded sessions for Office 365 sessions. If you particularly interested in the Microsoft 365 Business session, check out this post as well. With Office 365 migrations becoming more prevalent with partners of all sizes,…


Inspire 2017 Microsoft 365 Session Recordings

Following up from the last post on Inspire’s EMS session recordings, this post includes the links to the recorded sessions for Microsoft 365 Business and Microsoft 365 Enterprise (formerly known as Secure Productive Enterprise). Note that the sessions are more heavily weighted towards the Business offering as that was unveiled last week. WIN01 Grow your business with…


Inspire 2017 Enterprise Mobility + Security Session Recordings

Following up from the last post on Inspire’s Windows 10 session recordings, this post includes the links to the recorded sessions for Enterprise Mobility + Security as well as some of the standalone components.  I had a chance to see a couple of these in person, including the sessions by @vladpetrosyan and @markmorow and had a chance to…


Windows 10 Update Resources

We are currently supporting a partner’s national event series, and one of the questions that came up repeatedly was around controlling updates with Windows 10 including changes with the Creators Update. This is something that has been enhanced with each release of Windows 10, and here are some resources that should help to address some of…


Ignite Australia 2017 Post Even Session Recommendations For OEM and System Builder Partners – Office 365 Part 2

Last week I posted the first set of Office 365 related videos from Ignite Australia 2017, and as promised, here is part two. Powering IT Transformation with Office 365 Your end users want great experiences, you want security and manageability. Office 365; the most complete, secure cloud productivity service. In this session you will hear about…


New Windows Server 2016 Resources Available on OEM Partner Center

The OEM Partner Center (OPC) has updated resources for OEM and System Builder partners, which require you to register in order to access them. If you have issues registering for, or accessing the OPC, please head to their support page. Learn It Power Your Business – Core Licensing Calculator .xlsx 32 KB Utilize the OEM Windows…


Express Deployment Tool (EDT) for Windows 10 Webinars

Microsoft is pleased to announce the upcoming Express Deployment Tool (EDT) for Windows 10 Training Webinar presented by the OEM Technical Services Quick Response team. The new EDT enables improved image management and provides one tool for customizations, deployment, and offline servicing. It integrates pulling in driver updates and the preinstallation of Office 2016 and…


The New SmartHQ site launches today!

This blog’s sibling, SmartHQ has just had an overhaul… OEM Marketing Resource Headquarters Today’s the day—welcome to the new SmartHQ!The site contains new information along with information published in the previous SmartHQ site. Coming soon — training content including quizzes with an opportunity to win a prize! The great thing about the new SmartHQ site…


Ignite 2016 – Windows as a Service Recordings

Now that another Ignite is over there is a plethora of fresh video content to review. Previously channel9.msdn.com would have been the place to go to catch up on what was missed, but this year the recordings are over on ignite.microsoft.com. This post focuses on the Windows as a Service (WaaS) sessions that are available…