Partner POV | The path of digital transformation starts with MSPs and Azure

If you followed the stream of Twitter updates during the 2017 Microsoft Cloud and Hosting Summit, you likely spotted daily updates  from William Toll, VP of Product Management at Navisite.  We invited William to share his takeaway on the summit and are thrilled to share his insights with the partner community.  Microsoft has always been a…

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How to stay informed and engage with the hosting partner community

With your time focused on winning business and servicing customers, we realize it can be difficult to keep up with news and topics that matter to you and your business; and even more difficult to find a place to hear from other Microsoft partners about trends and issues in the marketplace.  To help you stay current,…

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Cloud OS Network Partners Enable Customers to Choose Their Own Cloud Roadmap

By Marco Limena, vice president of Hosting Service Providers, Microsoft Corp Late last year we introduced the Cloud OS Network, bringing together a worldwide group of leading cloud service providers that embraced our Cloud OS vision, delivering hosted services built on the Microsoft Cloud Platform. I wrote a blog post at the time about what…

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Microsoft and Service Providers Deliver on the Cloud OS Vision Together

Last summer Microsoft introduced our Cloud OS vision.  Simply, our strategy is to provide the most comprehensive approach to cloud computing such that our customers can decide the rate and pace at which they can move to the cloud. The intent is to provide a common set of technologies that they can invest in today…

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Cloud Computing Is Meeting the “Enterprise” Needs of SMBs

I have been in technology marketing since my career began, and one word that gets thrown around often is “enterprise.” In technology, we make broad statements about offering “enterprise-class” services, solutions, architectures, software, etc. In general, we’re talking about delivering the best technologies available to handle complex workloads and applications. For hosting and infrastructure services…

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Microsoft to showcase latest cloud technologies at WorldHostingDays

If it’s not clear by now that cloud computing is much more than the latest technology trend, consider two conclusions from a recent IDC report: Cloud computing will create nearly 14 million new jobs between 2011 and 2015. By 2015, business revenues from IT innovation enabled by the cloud could reach US$1.1 trillion a yea…

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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 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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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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Why a Strong SQL Server Offering is Critical to your Cloud Business

Yesterday at the Microsoft Hosting Summit, Doug Leland, general manager of Business Platform Marketing at Microsoft presented a breakout session titled, “Why a Strong SQL Server Offering is Critical to your Cloud Business.” The session looked at what’s coming in the next version of Microsoft SQL Server and why Microsoft believes it is such an…

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