Announcing Parallels Plesk 10.4 for Hosting Service Providers – includes support for Microsoft WebMatrix and Web Deploy

I pride myself in building great teams. A core component isthat I only hire people that are either smarter, more knowledgeable or moreskilled than I am in a particular area. It can lead to heated debates but it alwaysleads to a better outcome. That is the approach we took with Parallels PleskPanel for Microsoft Windows…

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Microsoft Wins Best New Telecom Service in Leading Light Awards 2011

Last night, senior leaders and influencers across the telecom industry gathered at the Hudson Terrace in New York City for Light Reading’s annual Leading Lights Awards.  The awards program focuses on next-generation communications technology, applications, and services, and rewards the companies that have performed well over the past year. The panel of judges included Light…

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Business Continuity Bootcamp with SQL Server

Attend a FREE three-day bootcamp for SPLA partners on high availability & disaster recovery  (US ONLY) Join Microsoft and partners by registering today to attend a 3-day boot camp in Chicago, Atlanta, or Redmond (Dallas, Boston & Silicon Valley currently being scheduled), and learn about techniques and best practices for designing high availability and disaster…

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/Hosting Mode for Exchange Plans – FAQ

What is the News? On October 13th, Microsoft announced that the /hosting mode option for deploying Exchange for multi-tenant hosting will not be carried forward into the next version of Exchange. Going forward (starting with Exchange 2010 SP2), hosters should use the on-premises configuration of Exchange to run a multi-tenant hosted Exchange infrastructure which will…

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Hosting partners are the key to cloud adoption amongst small and medium businesses

By Andrew Lund, EMEA Director, B2B Channels, Hosting and Partner Cloud, Microsoft Operator Channels There are over 23 million small and medium businesses across Europe. In fact, 99 percent of all European businesses are SMBs, making them the backbone of the European economy. However – and unfortunately there’s no way of getting around it –…

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So, You Want to Host Exchange?

Syndicated from the Exchange Partner Marketing blog By Ian Hameroff  This happens to be the title of one of the highest rated sessions we had in our Business Productivity track at this year’s WPC. This Interactive was led by Michael van Dijken, a top subject matter expert on hosting Exchange and a member of my…

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Announcing Roadmap for Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Hosting Providers

By Hyder Ali, Industry Director, B2B Operator Channels, Microsoft   Last month Microsoft hosted its annual Worldwide Partner Conference, this year in Los Angeles. The event was a big success and as always, I enjoyed the opportunity to speak with many of our hosting partners from around the globe. We also had the opportunity to…

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Hyper-V Cloud Jam Session

The amp was turned up to 11 at the Hyper-V Jam session held at last month’s Hosting Summit in Bellevue, WS.  Doug Keeley, CEO and Chief Storyteller of The Mark of a Leader hosted partners from HP, Juniper Networks, and Parallels in a session that drew a parallel between the challenges musicians face to create…

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Moving Productivity Applications to the Cloud

Warren Buffet once said, “In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield”. With this quote, and reflecting on the strong partnership between Microsoft and its service provider partners, Talal Al Qinawy, Industry Director, SaaS Hosting Business, put the headlights on high to illuminate how service providers and Microsoft can partner…

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Keep Thinking Big…Until We Meet Again Next Year

Another Hosting Summit has come and gone, leaving us with the fond memories of slow motion magic tricks, jam sessions, cloud ninjas, and of course plenty of talk of servers, infrastructure and applications, and new business opportunities created by the broader business adoption of cloud. This was our biggest Summit yet with the event selling…

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