Partner Readiness & Training Newsletter – Dec 2009

  DEC 2009 PARTNER READINESS & TRAINING NEWSLETTER Core Infrastructure | Business Productivity | Application Platform | Software+Services | Sales & Licensing   Dear Partner     Please find below the latest Training and Skills development content for Microsoft Partners. This newsletter is split by Category area and shortcuts are available in the above menu….

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SharePoint Conference 2009 Content

If you didn’t attend the SharePoint conference, you can now pay for access to download the videos and PPT’s from the SharePoint conference website.   Customers and Partners can purchase access to the public site for $399.  Sign up details are available on http://www.mssharepointconference.com  

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/dd537566.aspx Assess your current IT infrastructure and determine the right Microsoft technologies for your IT needs.

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Oracle compete stories for MS SQL

http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/compare-oracle-calc.aspx

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SharePoint 2010 Beta

http://www.microsoft.com/2010/ Download the new 2010 beta technology including SharePoint Office Exchange Project Visio

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New Partner Network Benefit tool

  Please find details of a new tool that has been developed in the UK for Gold and Certified Partners. It will give a quick view of what partner programme benefits are or aren’t being utilised.   Partner View: www.microsoft.com/uk/partner/healthcheck  

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SharePoint 2010 Evaluation Guides

The eval guides for 2010 are here:   IT Pro http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=167123 Dev http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=cffb14e8-88a9-43bd-87aa-4792ab60d320&displaylang=en

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SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, Live Meeting Online, OCS Online, BPOS

This morning Stephen Elop announced the following BPOS changes;   ·        A revised pricelist ·        Increased mailbox storage from 5B to 25GB and administrative scripting tools ·        A number of new customers such as Aon, Aviva and McDonalds ·        Release to new countries   The following table shows the price differences for the 5-249 category;…

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SharePoint Conference – Here We Come!! AND… Vegas Here We Come!

Well, the time is nearly upon us.   Another year, another location. A slightly more exciting location for that matter.   For all UK participants that are attending the conference, I strongly recommend signing up to the SharePoint UK Participant Linked In page, where you will also be invited to a once in a life…

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Analyst Reports for SharePoint in 2009

Hi All, I’ve had a number of requests recently for market data regarding SharePoint and Microsoft Technologies http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/itanalyst/default.mspx  I strongly recommend: Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals (Gartner Research, Sept. 17, 2009) Magic Quadrant for Information Access Technology (Gartner Research, Inc., Sept. 2, 2009) The Forrester Wave: Collaboration Platforms, Q3 2009 (Forrester, August 6, 2009, .pdf…

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