Office 365 Drumbeat Sales Training now On-Demand

  Woody Walton You used to have to wait for us to come to you for a full day of Office 365 Sales training.  Now the new Virtual Drumbeat Sales Resources for Office 365 Training is available on demand after our most recent virtual event on April 18th! What is more, an Alumni of our…


Office 365 Open Expanded Lineup - FAQ

  OVERVIEW Beginning September 1, 2013, Office 365 ProPlus, Office 365 Plan E1, Office 365 Plan E3, Exchange Online Plan 1 and Exchange Online Protection will be available for purchase through the Open programs (Open License, Open Value, and Open Value Subscription). Additionally, Office 365 offerings for government and academic customers will also be released…


Power BI App for Windows 8 and Windows RT now available in Store

  Power BI for Office 365 is a new self-service business intelligence (BI) offering enabling businesses to gain insights from their data in powerful new ways within Excel and Office 365. Customers now have the ability to easily search, discover and access data inside and outside of their organization and, with just a few clicks,…


Office 365 Pro Plus and RDS/TS installation with VL PUR

B  V  A WHAT: Many partners are aware by now that the Product Use Rights (PUR) was updated end of January in favor of supporting a RDS or TS deployment of Office, even though the user’s license was a subscription license through Office 365.  UPDATE – It is important to understand that a PUR is…


OEM Partners can qualify for FREE Office 365 Home Premium

B  V  A March Special: Office Business and Consumer readiness offer Get a free* digital download of Office 365.  We are giving away 1,000 digital downloads of Office 365 Home Premium to partners around the US and Canada !!! Only the first 1,000 partners who pass a quick assessment on Microsoft Office qualify.  Qualifying for…


Big Easy 10 & Cloud Easy now available

B  V  A The Big Easy Offer 10: Customers get an opportunity to earn subsidy payouts on eligible Microsoft volume license purchases that can be applied towards future purchases of Microsoft software or associated services from their Microsoft partner of choice. ·Offer valid purchase period: March 1,2013 – May 31, 2013 ·Claims can be submitted…


Announcing Windows Server 2012 Samurai Webcast Series

B  V  A With the success of the SMB Ranger event in Redmond, and strong feedback from our partners thirsting for MORE technical information on Windows Server 2012, we are happy to announce the SMB Samurai Server Webcast Series.  The series will be an 8 part series diving into several key solutions within Windows Server…


New Office Online Ignite Training

B  V  A I was recently out on the Microsoft Partner site, and ran across this link to some New Office Ignite Trainings:  Each Technology header provides multiple trainings that are available on each solution available for you to watch online.  


Managing Windows 8 and Windows RT

B  V  A With the anticipated release of Windows 8 and Windows RT, how are you going to manage all those devices?  Microsoft announced on Sept. 10th, 2012 upcoming solutions based on System Center Configuration Manager SP1 and Windows Intune.  J.J.. one of my teammates, blogged about using our current release of Windows Intune and…


What if I have SA on Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium Based Systems??

Woody Walton   With the Release of Windows Server 2012 next week, you are likely to start getting asked more and more questions regarding the licensing changes to include transitions, retirements, and software assurance (SA) license grants among other things.  BVA, in his Windows Server 2012–Licensing and Software Assurance Grants post a few days ago…