Doing things differently

Henry Ford famously quipped that if he had ever asked his customers what they would have liked, they would have said a faster horse. What’s this got to do with Small Business Server? Well, not a lot actually apart from the fact that it provides a nice segue into my favourite saying, that is:  "if…


About me

The deep breath before the plunge…   I’ve been with Microsoft for nearly 9 years now & am without doubt, the 2nd least technical person here. I don’t know who is the least technical person but the thought that there’s someone out there is what keeps me coming back. And this makes me the ideal person to talk…


Business plan in a month – great post from Karl Palachuk

Another great post from my good friend Karl Palachuk on thinking about your business plan. Check it out here. This is not a short-cut or a get rich scheme, but merely some very useful advice if you’re struggling to get your thoughts & plans down on paper. Good opportunity as we head into the silly…


Let me know if you haven’t received yours

By now most folks should have received their TechEd bonus copy of SBS 2008. Please let me know if you haven’t by COB today & I’ll chase like a wired-hair terrier. Cheers & once again, thank you for your patience. Robbie


Reminder: see Wayne Small at the Adelaide SBS group tonight

Quick reminder that The Wayne & I are in Adelaide tonight (Mon 24th) for the SBS users group, along with Citrix & Kaseya. So come along if you’d like to hear the latest. Location: Ingram Micro offices 208 Greenhill Rd, Eastwood Kick-off from 5pm through to 8.30ish & beer & pizza provided. No registration needed….


The SBS/EBS Solutions Pathway – what’s it all about?

Lots of discussion at the moment around the recently announced "Solutions Pathway" & so I thought I’d steal Eric Ligman’s post to summarise – see below. Basically, Solutions Pathway is our new upgrade process for all things SBS & EBS & so please take a couple of mins to read through the below & familiarise…


Wayne Small’s article in CRN

Great read from The Wayne in this week’s Australian Computer Reseller News magazine. Check it out here. I particularly like this article – not only because Wayne’s now doing some work with us to spread the SBS/EBS gospel, but because it gives a solid, honest reseller’s take on what the new solutions will mean to…


Quick reminder – Wayne & Robbie in Melbourne tonight

Just a quick reminder that The Wayne & I will be in Melbourne tonight for a combined SBS user group session & demonstration on WESS. Joining us will be HP, Citrix & Kaseya & so come along to get the latest information & ask all those hard questions (of Wayne, not of me…). Details: 5pm…


Hear from the experts about how to weather the storm

Very timely event from our Financing team aimed at helping partners understand & prepare for the coming economic downturn. To assist you in determining what it means for your business and your customers, Microsoft Financing, has assembled a panel of experts to discuss; The economic climate, Impacts on the IT market, and How to leverage…


Is your business in the know?

Heads-up from our SMB team about our continuing customer profiling activities. I really feel these activities will result in more business for all & so am keen to hear your feedback / questions. Cheers, Robbie   Recently, we told you about our program to profile our customers so we can tailor our communications to our…