Open XML SDK: Merging Documents

(This post courtesy Natalia Efimsteva) Office Open XML (OpenXML) is a zipped, XML-based file format developed by Microsoft for representing spreadsheets, charts, presentations and word processing documents. The Office Open XML specification has been standardized by ECMA (ECMA-376) [wiki]. Open XML is the native format for MS Office 2007/2010. Open XML allows you to manipulate…


Virtualization and Private Cloud- Part 2

(This post courtesy Iftekhar Hussain) In my last blog post, I talked about the how Virtualization plays a vital role in setting up a Cloud infrastructure and enables the kind flexibility, elasticity, and automation which cloud services requires. I also mentioned about Microsoft Hyper V Cloud offerings which we introduced in Berlin at TechEd Europe…


Microsoft Partner Blogs

While the focus of the Partner Technical Services blog is to share information that focuses more on the technical side of the business, I was informed today of an excellent resource that the MPN team has put together to collect blog posts from our Partners.  What better way to gain perspective on large deployments from…


Partner Technical Services at TechEd Europe 2010

(This post courtesy Iftekhar Hussain) Last month in TechEd Europe in Berlin, I got an opportunity to present couple of sessions on Advanced Virtualization Management and meet customers, partners. Through this post, I would like to share my experience and bring out the highlights and messaging from the event to everyone’s attention. The theme of…


Virtualization and Private Cloud- Part 1

Hello Everyone and welcome to the PTS Blog. My name is Iftekhar Hussain, and I am a Partner Technical Consultant here in the Microsoft Partner Technical Services team specializing in Virtualization technologies. Today I would like to talk about how Microsoft Virtualization can fuel private cloud within an organization and how Microsoft partners can tap…


Hello World

Welcome to the New Partner Technical Services (PTS) Blog! PTS is composed a worldwide group of consultants who focus on helping Microsoft Partners succeed throughout the business cycle. We’re here to help you build a practice, answer your presales questions, help you position your business against the competition to win more deals, and consult on…