Regional March US SMB Partner Insider call(s) are Friday, March 11th with partner case studies! Attend the call and complete the evaluation to get an entry to win $15 Grand* and JBL Synchros E40BT On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones**!

Todd Sweetser Regional March US SMB Partner Insider call(s) are Friday, March 11th with partner case studies! Attend the call and complete the evaluation to get an entry to win $15 Grand* and JBL Synchros E40BT On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones** If you haven’t already registered, click the link below for your regional call. If you have…

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Upcoming Windows Server and SQL Server Webcast Series!

  Todd Sweetser Here are some upcoming webcasts occurring in February and March to help you stay on top of solutions and strategies around Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server!  These will cover topics including security, compliance, migration from VMWare, integration with Azure with SQL as well as for Backup and Disaster Recovery.  Be sure…

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NEW – 15% incentive on Windows Server and SQL Server CAL SKUs

Onur Dogruoz Partners – I am very excited to share an important update to the SMB Advantage: Windows Server & SQL Server Incentive. Starting June 1, 2015, Windows Server and SQL Server CAL SKUs are now included in the SMB Advantage for all resellers at 15% partner subsidy payout. See below updated payout table and…

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Just Announced – New 10% incentive on all Windows Server and SQL Server sales!

Onur Dogruoz Partners – there is no better time than now to have Windows Server and SQL Server conversations with your SMB customers! We are excited to announce a new 10% partner subsidy payout for Windows Server and/or SQL Server Open and Open Value sales from April 15, 2015, thru June 30, 2015. See below…

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FREE SQL Server 2014 Technical Ignite Trainings for Partners

Onur Dogruoz   LOCATION AND DATE: Sunnyvale, CA April 8 to 11, 2014 Chicago, IL April 21 – 24, 2014 Reston, VA April 29 – May 2, 2014 Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Ignite brings to market new in-memory capabilities built into the core database and provides new cloud capabilities to simplify cloud adoption for your…

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Upcoming Practice Accelerator Sessions (week starting November 5th)

Josh Condie – Practice Accelerator is a Microsoft offering designed to help partners build a technical services practice around Microsoft solutions. Practice Accelerator is a comprehensive set of reusable tools, resources, and best practices introduced in training delivered via Microsoft Live Meeting. Practice Accelerator enables you to identify customer requirements, analyze their needs, scope projects,…

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Practice Accelerator Sessions – Starting August 13th

  Josh Condie – Below is the schedule for all of the upcoming Practice Accelerator sessions scheduled for next 3 months.  The cost to attend a Practice Accelerator session is now only five Partner Advisory Hours!  A high-value training offering that can help your business expand across the Microsoft Platform. A few things to note:…

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New MCSE Certification Paths for SQL Server 2012–Available This Month

Josh Condie – Microsoft has just announced the 2 certification paths to receive your MCSE for SQL Server 2012.  These tracks will be built upon the new technical certification redesign that Microsoft introduced just a few months back.  Following the April launch of SQL Server 2012, two new MCSE certifications will be introduced this month:…

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Great Resource–MPN Partner Learning Plan Tool

Josh Condie – In my many interactions with our SMB partner community throughout the year, I often come away with requests to assemble and consolidate targeted training resources for partners looking to start a new practice or update old skillsets in preparation for a new product release.  Until recently, this almost always entailed scouring Technet,…

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Being a Nerd: Exploring data with the WorldWide Telescope, Layerscape, and NUIverse

For those of you who have seen my posts in the past, you may already have some idea that I’m a nerd and I love technology. And just to confirm your first impressions, my nerd quotient rises when technology is used in new and interesting ways. Over the last few weeks, I’ve seen several blogs…

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What feature set is included with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Developer Edition?

Q: (from Geoff) Does Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Developer Edition deliver the same functionality as Standard, Business Intelligence, or Enterprise edition?   A: From: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms144275.aspx “SQL Server 2012 Developer edition lets developers build any kind of application on top of SQL Server. It includes all the functionality of Enterprise edition, but is licensed for use…

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Upcoming Practice Accelerator Sessions for Partners – Starting May 7th

  Josh Condie – Practice Accelerator is a Microsoft offering designed to help partners build a technical services practice around Microsoft solutions. Practice Accelerator is a comprehensive set of reusable tools, resources, and best practices introduced in training delivered via Microsoft Live Meeting. Practice Accelerator enables you to identify customer requirements, analyze their needs, scope…

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SQL Server 2012 Licensing Guides

B  V  A Josh Condie, one of my teammates on TS2 did a great post on the upcoming changes of SQL Server 2012 with regards to the licensing changes – http://blogs.technet.com/b/uspartner_ts2team/archive/2011/11/30/a-concise-sql-server-2012-licensing-overview.aspx With General availability coming very soon, I wanted to let everybody know the licensing guides have been released, including the “Core Factor” table when…

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Register Now: Simple Strategies to Increase Business with System Center and SQL

J.J. Antequino ———————————- With the upcoming versions of System Center 2012 and SQL 2012 around the bend, are you ready to bring your customers up to date? ======================= Dear Partner, Join us on April 4 to learn and understand the new System Center and the new licensing changes to SQL. We will discuss what your…

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SQL Server 2012 coming soon, are you ready ?

B   V   A SQL Server 2012 is coming soon and will bring exciting opportunities  with our enhanced database platform, BI and developer tools.   Training titles below have been organized by Sales & Licensing and Technical, with partner-type and role-specific titles noted.   In December, a series of six on-demand sessions describing the partner opportunity,…

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A Concise SQL Server 2012 Licensing Overview

  Josh Condie – With the Release Candidate for SQL Server 2012 now available it is now more important than ever that Microsoft effectively communicate the significant licensing changes that are coming with the new release.  Below is the best, concise summary that I have seen. SQL Server 2012 will be released in 3 main…

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Get the FREE Express Version’s

  Looking for a way to start with SQL Server or Visual Studio??? I recently delivered a SQL Server 2008 R2 webcast and while talking about the versions the Express edition, which is FREE, came up.  One of the big changes from SQL Server 2008 Express edition is the database size.  It is now 10GB…

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Microsoft Sales Demos

    Have you heard about Microsoft Sales Demos located at http://www.mssalesdemos.com.  This site was developed by the Microsoft Business and Products group to provide solutions and demonstrations across the full range of Microsoft technologies. Users have access to live hosted Virtual Machine images, self-running streaming videos via Microsoft Silverlight, and downloadable images, videos and…

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PowerPivot – next gen Business Intelligence (BI)

by Ron Grattopp…….Although PowerPivot has been available for a few months now, I recently saw the following Network World blog post (How Microsoft PowerPivot will disrupt BI) and thought it was an interesting take on the impact of PowerPivot, Microsoft’s “PivotTable on steroids” (link to a webcast referenced in the article), designed to allow end-users,…

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