'The New Normal': the profound impact of digital transformation on managed services

My role has seen me travel around the world working with partners on developing and building a profitable Cloud business. One of the most common things I have heard consistently is that competition is really heating up and digital transformation is becoming more than just another buzz word for many partners and customers alike. The…

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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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Running Database Workloads on Azure: The SQL Server Migration Opportunity for Hosting Partners

Greetings Microsoft Hosting Partners – and Happy Holidays! As we look forward to 2016, I wanted to share some thoughts with you on the many exciting opportunities for you to present new services and offerings to our mutual customers in the coming year. In our last blog entry, we discussed SQL Server 2005 end-of-life and…

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SQL Server 2005 End of Life: The Migration Opportunity for Hosting Partners

Greetings Microsoft hosting partners! My name is Jason Perlow, and I’m a Technology Strategist with the Microsoft Partner Hosting and Cloud Services (PH&CS) team. While some of you may have already met me over the phone or in-person at an event, you might also know me from my writings on ZDNet. I’m now privileged to…

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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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The Cloud OS Network – What it means for Microsoft’s Hosting Provider Partners

By Marco Limena, vice president Hosting Service Providers, Microsoft Corporation It’s an exciting time at Microsoft for our hosting service provider partners. Today, we announced the launch of Microsoft’s Cloud OS Network, a select group of more than 25 cloud service providers who have embraced our Cloud OS vision and are deploying hundreds of servers…

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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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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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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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