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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Leading Your Customers to Modern IT with Windows Server 2012 R2: The Essentials Experience Role Step-By-Step

In Windows Server 2012 we introduced a new version called Windows Server 2012 Essentials edition.  The Essentials server is very flexible and easy-to-use.  This was a server solution that was primarily designed and priced for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices.  This provided a great first server for many customers, as…

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Enterprise Mobility Suite Upcoming Webcasts

Woody Walton   As the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) continues to grow in awareness more and more partners are coming to the realization that this is an excellent solution set to build a practice on.  Make no mistake, Enterprises and larger organization have been buying EMS for some time and sales are increasing. There are…

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Internal Use Rights for Enterprise Mobility Suite!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  My colleague Woody Walton recently blogged about the availability of EMS via OPEN here: It’s Official: Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) hits Open License and Reseller Community Monday!) Now how can you get up to speed on this solution? Best way is to use it yourself! Starting now you have…

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It’s Official: Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) hits Open License and Reseller Community Monday!

Woody Walton  UPDATE:  See Webcast on April 1st on EMS.  New Post here Well the wait is finally over.  Starting Monday, March 2nd, the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite , aka EMS, will be available for sale through distribution via Microsoft’s Open License Program.   EMS was only available via the Enterprise agreement since its inception last…

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Mobile Device Management built into Office 365

No question on this one! I just watched the Garage video on our announcement of Mobile Device Management being added into Office 365 and there are some great features to allow corporate management of the corporate data that might end up on a personal device. Watch the video for more details: http://microsoft-news.com/microsoft-announces-built-in-mobile-device-management-for-office-365/ I think it…

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Intune Published Software Types

Q: (from Douglas) Can you confirm if InTune can push both MSI and EXE file types?   A: The short answer is “Yes”. I went to the Technet Support section of the Windows Intune site (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/products/windows-intune/support.aspx#fbid=GRwknOrZtWw) and after clicking on the “Manage Software with Windows Intune” link, I made my way to the following table:…

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Can Intune be used to license virtual desktops?

Onur Dogruoz After the recent updates to Intune service, I am constantly getting this question from our sellers. Can Intune subscription be used to license virtual desktops? Does that have any virtualization rights? Before answering the question, let’s have a quick look at the different Windows Intune offers and programs. As it can be seen…

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Windows Intune now available through Open

  Jeff Stoffel Windows Intune joins the growing portfolio of Cloud services for SMB that present capabilities for partners to develop new business opportunities with Open licensing – Office 365, Power BI for Office 365, and now Windows Intune. Windows Intune is available through Open as an annual purchase with an ERP of $6 per…

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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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Get assistance in building up your Cloud Practice from your preferred Distributor!

Todd Sweetser   Hi Cloud Sellers and would be Cloud Sellers! Our Cloud partner community continues to evolve and grow at an accelerated pace.  As such the information pool available tends to be everywhere, sometimes making the information you are searching for challenging to find.  This is a scenario where our Distribution Partners can provide…

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Windows Intune Jump Start Training

J.J. Antequino ———————————- I know you’re all excited about the new Office 365 which was launched yesterday, but let’s not forget about Windows Intune! Our newest update to  Windows Intune takes Mobile Device Management to the next level. Hosted by Technical Evangelists, David Tesar, and Infrastructure Architect, Richard Harrison, you’ll get a deeper look into…

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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…

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The Updated Windows Intune Marketing Campaign is available!

: J.J. Antequino ———————————- As Josh mentioned in his earlier blog post, there are a number of reasons to take that second look at Windows Intune… and with the availability of the New Office 365, the cloud value prop is even stronger! Luckily, our good friends over on the Ready-To-Go marketing team have already updated…

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Why you should take a Second Look at Microsoft Windows Intune – Training and Promotion Announced for the New Wave D

Josh Condie – There are significant changes in the pricing, licensing, skus, and key product features of Windows Intune with the new Wave D offering launching this month – greatly enhancing the partner reselling and services opportunity.  Many partners are seeing strong success leveraging Windows Intune to help drive new customer conversations around: (1) Unmanaged…

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Accelerate Your Cloud Business with a Microsoft Cloud Fast-Track Bootcamp

Tim Tetrick Microsoft Cloud Fast-Track Bootcamp   Join Microsoft cloud experts in your area for a one day training to help you fast-track your cloud sales and profits using the latest product roadmaps, demo tools, customer campaigns, and shared best practices. Learn about the new Office and how it can drive new sales, and how…

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Microsoft Online Services Document Portfolio

Tim Tetrick I want to make everyone aware of a newly updated resource to assist with your Online Services selling efforts.  The Microsoft Online Services Document Portfolio is a collection of over 120 unique documents all related to the Microsoft Online Services business across Office 365, Windows Intune, and Dynamics CRM Online.  The types of…

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Keep up to date with the Windows Intune Partner Digest

J.J. Antequino ———————————- What I love about Windows Intune is how quickly we are improving, adding to, and updating this online service.  However this also means that our partners must also keep up to date with these changes.  The good news is that we have a resource to keep you in the know! Head on…

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Microsoft Cloud How-To Webinar Series

  Samir Kukreja – I wanted to make sure you were aware of the upcoming sessions, part of the Microsoft Cloud How-To Webinar Series. Microsoft experts will provide a technical overview on how to position and demo products like Office365 and Windows Intune. You will also learn about the current offers, incentives and resources to…

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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…

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