Free Workshop: Competing with VMware vSphere: Understanding the Virtualisation Opportunity with the Microsoft R2 Wave

With the launch of vSphere, VMware have introduced a number of new features and capabilities, yet at the same time, in addition to their Standard and Enterprise versions, they’ve introduced a number of new product SKUs, including the Essentials range, for the SMB, Advanced, and also Enterprise Plus, each with differing features, upgrade paths, and…

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Citrix iForum 2009 – Edinburgh

Reducing costs, improving efficiencies and increasing performance is a challenge for any business…but Microsoft and Citrix can help. Citrix and Microsoft have decades of experience working together to provide customers a range of solutions which deliver choice, flexibility and cost savings. Our joint solutions to dynamically deliver desktop service and applications to uses wherever they…

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Virtualboy TV Goes live

Interested in seeing Microsoft virtualisation technologies in action?  Need to understand the Microsoft virtualisation platform?  Virtualboy TV is an IT-Pro oriented Virtualisation TV Channel, with ‘Technical Overview Videos’ discussing, in detail, the solutions, along with in-depth ‘Demo Videos’, showcasing Installations, Configurations & Management of the Virtualisation Technologies, from Desktop through to Datacenter. Visit: http://www.virtualboytv.com

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Free EBook on Microsoft Virtualisation

SBSC PAL (Partner Area Lead), Vijay Singh Riyait, has highlighted on his blog that Microsoft have made available an EBook on Microsoft Virtualisation – and what’s more it’s free! The book is written by Mitch Tulloch and covers the following areas: Microsoft’s Virtualization Solution Server Virtualization—Hyper-V Managing Virtualization—VMM 2008 Application Virtualization—App-V Presentation Virtualization—Terminal Services Desktop…

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Virtualisation Training – Partner Readiness January Update

Here’s an update from the Partner Readiness team at Microsoft on Virtualisation training… Virtualisation Sales Virtualisation Sales Training with Mike Peers & Matt McSpirit Introduction – http://wm.microsoft.com/ms/uk/partners/virtualisation/Introduction.wmv Overview  – http://wm.microsoft.com/ms/uk/partners/virtualisation/Overview2.wmv Analysis Tools – http://wm.microsoft.com/ms/uk/partners/virtualisation/AnalysisTools.wmv Solution Overview – http://wm.microsoft.com/ms/uk/partners/virtualisation/SolutionsOverview.wmv Licensing Overview – http://wm.microsoft.com/ms/uk/partners/virtualisation/Licensing.wmv Resources – http://wm.microsoft.com/ms/uk/partners/virtualisation/Resources.wmv Virtualisation Partner Academy Live Session – Partner Learning Center:  https://training.partner.microsoft.com/plc/search_adv.aspx?ssid=141FE6CFBD3C4A7F811FD87D5BF27623…

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New Microsoft Virtualisation courses in London and Birmingham during 2009

New one- and two-day hands-on technical training courses are taking place in London and Birmingham between January and March 2009. Courses range from general overview of Microsoft Virtualisation Solutions through to more detailed in-depth technical training. To learn more about the courses and / or to register go here. [Remember you need to be signed…

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5W/50 Training Program Updates

The 5W/50 Webcast series is focused on SBSC partners in the SMB space and cover business readiness, sales, technical and product related topics. To view the topics and dates for the webcasts, go to the 5W/50 Portal at http://www.mssmallbiz.com/training.   New and upcoming presentations include: 21st November: Virtualizing The Desktop and How to Sell it…

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Training: WESS & Windows Server 2008 for OEM & System Builders

Here’s an update on what Windows Essential Server Solutions (WESS) and Windows Server 2008 training opportunities and resources there are for OEM & System Builder partners: Windows Server 2008 Product and Sales Overview Introduces the participant to features and benefits of Windows Server 2008 and core Value Proposition for All OEMs. Includes a high-level look…

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Citrix Access Essentials webinars

Citrix Systems have recently joined us on the WESS launch SBSC User Group tour. Following some great interest from SBSC partners in Edinburgh last week, Sally Ross from Citrix has asked me to post her invitation out to all SBSC partner to invite you to some webinars they are holding in December. The purpose of…

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SBS Hyper-V document on Technical Library

We are pleased to announce that the following document is now available in the Windows Small Business Server Technical Library: Using Hyper-V with Windows Small Business Server 2008. This document provides an overview of the use of virtualization in a SBS 2008 environment, and discusses scenarios in which SBS 2008 supports the Hyper-V technology. This…

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