Office 365 Integration Module for Windows SBS 2011 Essentials is Officially Here!

J.J. Antequino ———————————- Happy New Year everyone!  Hopefully you are already aware of this… but if not, we wanted to make sure you were! A little over a week ago, our SBS team posted: ===== It is our pleasure to announce that starting today the Office 365 Integration Module for Windows Small Business Server 2011…

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SharePoint 2010 Online Training

B   V   A I recently received the following question from a partner that was listening to the How to Demo Office 365 webcast – Question: Can you tell me if Microsoft has a cloud service for their partners to use for SharePoint training.  I am working on my SharePoint 2010 MCTS, but I need a…

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Quick Microsoft Learning Videos for SMB

Josh Condie – I was searching our internal resources recently for a video that I could share with a partner and came across a nice, publically available library of a/v resources – YouTube!  This partner was looking for some quick training (that he could also share) on OneNote 2010.  Probably a very common request.  If…

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Hosting a Cloud Event? You could get free Money from Microsoft!

Q: (from Sara) We’ve been a Microsoft cloud partner for a few months now and are making plans for the new year. One of our proposed activities is to host a meeting with some of our existing customers and potential customers to discuss their options in the cloud. How can I get Microsoft to help?…

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Forefront for Exchange and SharePoint, the Elevator Pitch

Rob Waggoner   We we talk about Email and Collaboration, we need to ensure that as we grow these capabilities, we ensure we crow these capabilities securely.  Our Forefront brand of products are built for just this reason.  Here is the Elevator Pitch for Forefront for Exchange and SharePoint. You can learn more about the…

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Microsoft Lync 2010, a Demo

 Rob Waggoner Steve Deming       Steve and I sat down and put together a demo of Lync 2010.  It’s one thing to talk about it, but seeing is believing.  Take a look at this video and let us know what you think! Just a bit of background… During this demonstration, I was in Nashville, TN…

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System Center, the Elevator Pitch

Rob Waggoner     Do you need a quick overview of System Center and what if can do for you or your customer?  I put this video together just for you!   We have this great Whitepaper that provides the Top 5 Reasons to choose Microsoft Hyper-V R2 SP1 over VMware vSphere 5. Our System…

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Unified Communications, the Elevator Pitch

Rob Waggoner   Need a quick overview of the Microsoft Unified Communications Solution?  I’ve put together a video just for you! I mention a few items in the video, they are: Messaging Competency Communications Competency The Unified Communications Business Value Assessment Download Microsoft Lync Server 2010 180-Day Trial There is a whole host of benefits…

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Updated Business Model Transformation Training for Office 365

Over the past year, various members of the TS2 team have posted blog entries on a training series referred to as the Business Model Transformation (BMT) designed to help partners understand the challenges and changes required to incorporate a cloud services model into their existing business. This training series has undergone a thorough revision since…

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Virtualization ROI Calculator

Q: (from Lara) Is there a tool that helps partners show the return on investment for virtualization?   A: I found the link on the partner.microsoft.com site under the Products/Solutions tab under the Virtualization branch. Microsoft Integrated Virtualization ROI Tool Use this tool to strengthen the case for your solutions, reduce your sales cycle, and…

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Announcing myfirstserver.com

  By Ron Grattopp ….. A few weeks back I blogged about the launch of the SMB Server Experience and Server Selection Tools on the Midsize Business Solution page.  Well, now there is a new site, MyFirstServer.com that’s designed to be a customer-ready resource focused on the small business segment.  This new site provides small…

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ELEVEN NEW Ready-To-Go Marketing Campaigns!

J.J. Antequino ———————————- Start the new year right by putting together your 2012 marketing resolutions and get a head start with the Ready-to-Go Marketing campaigns. Your Microsoft Ready-To-Go Marketing team has put together Eleven NEW campaigns for our Microsoft Partners. New Sales Content Are you aware of the Windows 7, Office 2010 and Microsoft Exchange…

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Office 365 Demo Provisioning Toolkit–NOW KNOWN as MEC

B   V   A UPDATE – We have a NEW Microsoft Experience Center – Check out Todd’s Post – http://blogs.technet.com/b/uspartner_ts2team/archive/2013/03/01/get-demoing-office-365.aspx New Link for TOOL – https://www.usmec.com Looking for a great way to really demo Office 365 for your customers, have you heard about the “Demo Provisioning Toolkit for Office 365” yet?  With the Provisioning Tool, you…

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Lync client for the Mobile Device–Now Available

B   V   A  Lync mobile clients enabling you to stay connected, communicate and conference on the go.  Now Available – Mobile clients for Lync 2010 across multiple platforms including Windows Phone 7, iPhone, iPad, Symbian, and Android.  For Windows Phone 7 get it on the Marketplace. Lync Mobile Features Comparison from (http://unifiedcollaboration.nl/2011/12/09/lync-mobile-feature-comparison-2/)  Updated information on…

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System Center 2012 Updated Labs

  B   V   A  It has been a little while since the System Center vNext Virtual Labs were updated and honestly I have seen several broken labs on the topic of System Center as well.  With that said, I am glad to pass along some great news, the TechNet Virtual Lab team released the following…

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