Exchange/Vista/Office Roadshow

The time has come to for the Exchange/Vista/Office (EVO) Microsoft Partner Roadshow! The Road to Sell? In preparation for Microsoft’s largest ever technology release, the UK will be hosting a Partner Roadshow to help provide an understanding of various opportunities surrounding Exchange, Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office System (EVO). An insight into solution selling scenarios…

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All in All it’s Fantastic Courseware for All!

We don’t need no education? What about an instruction manual to help teach you how to climb The Microsoft Wall? Or, the ‘stack’ as we usually refer to it… Think about it, to climb a wall, built solid with hundreds of smooth bricks would be very difficult. Indeed, the difficulty would increase as the size…

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Could You Be A Geek?

Are you lacking in the geek gene or grounded in real life?  Are you be a well balanced individual? A geek? An uber geek???  Well, now’s your chance to find out..! The only way is to take this simple geek test courtesy of MSN. Personally, some of these statements seemed outlandish and wrong to me, but I found…

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How to Remotely Wipe a Mobile Device

So there you are, sat in a coffee shop finalising the details for the sales pitch you have to deliver shortly to the critically important prospect you are visiting at their offices. Your email friendly windows mobile phone kindly lets you know that the press release for your newest shinyest product has nearly been finalised…

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What Does the Demo Showcase Look Like (Physically)?

So Mr/Mrs/Miss (etc etc) Microsoft Partner… You attended Worldwide Partner Conference 2006 in Boston? You picked up a stash of CD’s & DVD’s that have been filed under a “To Do” pile? You haven’t even got around to looking at some of them? Any of them? Do any of them look like this? If not, you missed out, should’ve…

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The Demo Showcase & Small Business & The Stone Roses

I was listening to The Stone Roses the other night, they were a four piece band that originated from Madchester in the mid eighties.  The vocals were sung by lan Brown and occasionally guitarist John Squire. Completing the quintet were Pete Garner on bass and Reni on drums. John Squire also did all of the artwork…

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SharePoint, Customisation and Sample Master Pages

Here’s another screencast I’ve recorded which shows how to apply the sample custom master pages available on Office Online to Windows SharePoint Services team sites. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server – Customisation This recording is based on the Demo Showcase virtual images, a resource readily available to Microsoft Gold and Certified partners.  Total running time is…

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Need to Navigate Microsoft?

Microsoft is a big company.  Actually, Microsoft is a huge company!  And one of the most common pieces of feedback I receive from partners and customers is that it’s often hard to navigate Microsoft, to keep up with all of the changes and associated information disclosures etc.  My response is generally along the lines of…

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Four UK Microsoft SQL Server and BI Courses Available Now!

The Partner Readiness team is pleased to announce the delivery schedule of the following courses SQL Server 2008 Database Infrastructure and Scalability https://training.partner.microsoft.com/plc/search_adv.aspx?ssid=609fbc78-d2c6-4d99-b335-3ee759b12713&site=UK&lang=en-uk This three-day training course will help database administrators understand how to exploit the new performance, scalability, manageability and high-availability enhancements introduced in SQL Server 2008. Attendees will also learn how to exploit…

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The Demo Showcase & Office 2007 Launch (Part 1)

One of the great things about the Demo Showcase is the Office 2007 content it contains.  One of the scenarios let’s you assume the role of Julia, the HR Manager at Contoso who needs to publish a HR newsletter on a regular basis.  Now, to me, Julia looks more like someone who spends hours and…

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