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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Microsoft Mechanics – Stay up to date on the latest tech from Microsoft!

Todd Sweetser Hello Cloud Partners! Some partners recently mentioned this great education resource and I thought it would be good to share with you all!  Called Microsoft Mechanics – this video series covers the breadth of the Microsoft technologies including Azure, Office, Server, Surface and more.  It is designed for tech enthusiasts and IT professionals…

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TechNet on Tour: What’s new with Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure and OSS for Modern IT Pros

Todd Sweetser Hi Partners!  Wanted to make you aware of this upcoming in-person training delivered by the TechNet team.  This is open to all so if you have tech’s that could benefit from expanded knowledge on Azure Infrastructure Services be sure and have them attend! What’s new with Microsoft cloud infrastructure and OSS for modern…

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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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Leading Your Customers to Modern IT with Windows Server 2012 R2: Minimal vs Core install (and what is this Nano thing?)

Todd Sweetser Everyone is familiar with the traditional install of Windows Server 2012r2.  Many are not familiar with some of the other options at install time that can assist with limited hardware resources or requirements around security, limiting the amount of overall exposure from outside. How can this be accomplished?  By using other Windows Server…

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What's New in Windows Server 2016 Preview Jump Start

Todd Sweetser With the release of Windows 10 partners have been asking about what the next version of Windows Server will entail.  Here is information on an upcoming training event that will be covering Windows Server 2016 – called the What's New in Windows Server 2016 Preview Jump Start.  This will be a Live Virtual…

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Office 365 Rainmaker Series- Capitalize on the Opportunity!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers!  The cloud marks an unprecedented shift in the way we deliver solutions to customers. This shift also marks a need to rethink the partner business model, in order to build a sustainable business. But how? That is the pressing question top of mind for many of our partners. How do…

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LABs on Azure, a great Partner training resource

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Came across this Azure training resource that has been made available to our partner community.  It is called Labs on Azure.  Here are some details and how you can utilize from link above! What is it? Partners are always in need of development, test, and demo systems that can be…

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Earn more partner subsidy funds with SMB Advantage!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud sellers!  Wanted to make sure all were aware of the current SMB Advantage program in place, see info below! Earn more partner subsidy funds with SMB Advantage! The SMB Advantage offers are valid from September 2, 2014 – November 30, 2014. The offers allow you to claim partner subsidy funds on…

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Azure RemoteApp… give it a try!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! As I mentioned on my previous post, More on Azure Announcements at TechEd, one of the solutions announced is Azure RemoteApp.  While there is not a large amount if info available yet, there is some basic documentation. Go to the Azure RemoteApp Preview page to review the following: What is…

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Microsoft Ahead of the Game Technical Series Roadshow Coming to a City near you!

  Todd Sweetser Microsoft technical training is coming to a city near you. Register now to join us for the Ahead of the Game Technical Series event … space is limited. The Ahead of the Game Technical Series is a 2 day hands-on training event for Microsoft value-added reseller (VAR) partners with or without existing…

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Up to Speed with Windows Server 2012

Josh Condie – It’s been a couple of weeks, but these resources are nice ones.  Windows Server 2012 R2 is not just a Service Pack roll-up.  There is significant enhancement and much that is brand new in the areas of virtualization, storage and much more.  This eBook is a great place to start to receive…

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FREE Windows Server 2012 Microsoft IT Hands-On Labs in your area!

J.J. Antequino ———————————- Some of you may remember that TS2 was a part of Microsoft Across America many moons ago.  Recently, I’ve had the good fortune to reconnect with a few members of the TechNet team, which was also a part of Microsoft Across America. It’s been great catching up on a personal level, but…

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Add-On Software Now Available for Windows Server 2012 Essentials

J.J. Antequino ———————————- By now, I’m sure most of you are aware that SBS 2011 (Standard & Essentials) is the final version you will be able to purchase (through June of next year)…. but did you know that SBS blog is still alive and well.…. and it’s been updated to include Windows Server 2012 Essentials!…

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Exchange Server Supportability Matrices–Exchange 2010 and 2013

Josh Condie – One of the most valuable resources on the Microsoft public domain that I consistently have partners thank me for exposing to them is the Exchange Supportability Matrix.  These are condensed, single page charts providing all the details necessary for implementing a “supported” Exchange Server configuration. Inclusive of the following: Lifecycle Dates Release…

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4 More Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshows Left!

J.J. Antequino ———————————- If you are in one of the following cities, don’t miss the opportunity to hear about Windows Server 2012 straight from the mouths of our MVPs! Denver Monday, November 12, 2012 8:00 AM-12:00PM Mountain Houston Tuesday, November 27, 2012 8:30 AM-12:30 PM Central Austin Thursday, November 29, 2012 8:30 AM-12:30 PM Mountain…

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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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Now That You Have That New Customer, What Does Their Network Really Look Like?

Rob Waggoner     Have you ever gone to install an application into a customer’s environment, especially a new customer’s environment, only to find that Active Directory, DNS, or even Exchange isn’t properly configured?  How do you handle that?  How many times has the customer responded to your less than positive news with a comment…

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Windows Server “8” – good to the “core”

By Ron Grattopp …..Of course there will be lots of goodness coming in Windows Server “8” (WS8 for the rest of this post), in fact, we consider it transformational, that is, with WS8 our server technology is making a paradigm shift of sorts away from the traditional focus on an individual physical server OS to…

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