Software + Services: what does it mean for SBS?

Lots of comments & discussion at the moment around Microsoft’s recent Software + Services updates & announcements at WPC. Whilst the specific details are still being worked out for Australia, what is clear is these changes are part of the ongoing shift in our business model – a change that we, the channel & our…

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The host with the most

Interested in looking at a new business model? Or just want to learn more about hosting? Then get along to the series of Microsoft Hosting Days, kicking off in Adelaide on May 13th. Hosting is the fastest growing SBS license type in Australia & so there’s certainly opportunities to uncover. On offer will be two…

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Hosted SBS: a partner's perspective

Excellent post from a Canadian SBSC on how they offer Hosted SBS solutions. As mentioned in the Small Business Partner breakout sessions at our Wave launch roadshow, hosting or SPLA licensing (SPLA = service provide license agreement) is by far the fastest growing part of our SBS business (closely followed by Academic, but that’s for…

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Tomorrow never knows what the world of Software + Services is going to bring

Big news yesterday with Microsoft announcing the availability of Online Services for organisations of all sizes, not just limited to those with 5,000 seats or more. Whilst the Beta is currently only available in the US, the fact that we’re extending Exchange Online & Office Sharepoint Online to a much wider audience really signals how…

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