Side-by-side Installation Scenarios with Visio/Project and Office 365 ProPlus Click-to-Run

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners! We get asked on occasion about the following scenario: The ability to install a Volume Licensed (MSI) copy of Microsoft Visio 2016 and/or Microsoft Project 2016 alongside an installation of Office 365 ProPlus (2016, Click-to-Run) via subscription.  This has been something that was not supported in the past.  There has…

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Exchange Hosted Encryption (EHE) Upgrades through the Open License Program

Jeff Stoffel As many of you are aware, Microsoft is in the process of transitioning Exchange Hosted Encryption (EHE) customers to a new service called Office 365 Message Encryption.  I have had several questions from our partners regarding the potential impact.  I want to detail the process and potential action items in the unlikely event…

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Azure in Open Licensing Ramp Up Summit

  Jeff Stoffel   To build on J.J.’s earlier post, here is another opportunity for you to dig into the details of the upcoming Microsoft Azure in Open opportunity.  This is sure to be an educational webinar on this opportunity for our SMB partners. Please join as we kickoff the Azure Ramp Up Summit on…

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Azure will be available via Open Licensing

Partners, Last week Microsoft announced the addition of Azure to Open Licensing, scheduled to be available on August 1st. Microsoft is committed to providing resellers, like you, with new opportunities to create flexible, affordable and comprehensive solutions for their customers.  Over the past 6 months I’ve spoken with many partners looking for a simpler way…

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Announcing SMB Advantage – Now available

  Big Easy and Cloud Easy come together to creating SMB Advantage   SMB Advantage gives your customers choices on Microsoft products and online solutions to fit their organization’s unique IT productivity and investment requirements.   Customers who make a qualifying purchase earn money back in the form of a partner subsidy, which they can…

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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…

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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…

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