New Activation Process for Office 365 Open better for Partners

Woody Walton Hello Partners! I love it when I have good news to convey.  I spend a lot of my time supporting distribution and the sale of Microsoft products through our Open License program.   As of Today we have instituted a new process for new and existing customers of Office 365 Open Programs (Office 365…


Office 365 is now available as a donation to qualified nonprofits!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! For those that work with customers in the nonprofit space Microsoft has just made Office 365 available as a donation to eligible organizations.  What does this mean?  Customers that qualify can now acquire and take advantage of the Office 365 offerings at a reduced rate or at no charge to…


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…


Windows Licensing and BYOD: A case for Companion Subscription Licenses in the SMB

Woody Walton I work every day supporting Microsoft Partners of one type or another.  VARs, hosters, distributors, you name it.  Today my opinion was solicited on an aspect of Windows client licensing that is not commonly asked about and it got me thinking that many of you may not know about the offering, *** benefits,…


Windows Server OEM licensing is cheaper, but not always.

Woody Walton   I commonly encounter partners that buy and then resell Microsoft OEM licensing, especially Windows Server and the Windows Client.   The typical reason for this is usually price, but the ease of purchase also comes into play.  There certainly is a measure of convenience in obtaining a server for instance with a copy…


April 5 is your last day to save $200 on your WPC 2013 all-access pass!

  Josh Condie – Registration savings end April 5 (Today!) Early-bird registration for WPC 2013 ends April 5. Get our best price on registration and pay just $1,795 for your all-access pass, a savings of $200 (full price is $1,995). There is an additional $200 refund for registrations that qualify for the Group Registration Discount….


The Windows Desktop Upgrade Volume License: Is reassignment an option?

    Woody Walton   When it comes to Microsoft licensing, most know that it is necessarily or unnecessarily complex depending on who you are! And although I am by title a Partner Technology Advisor, my support of Microsoft partners in the transaction process expose me to a lot of licensing scenarios and questions.   When…