FREE Microsoft eBooks

Onur Dogruoz Eric Ligman shared a huge collection of FREE eBooks on his blog yesterday. There are hundreds of eBooks available covering Windows, Office, Dynamics, Azure, Office 365, SQL Server, PowerShell and other Microsoft technologies. It’s a tremendous resource. Enjoy! Eric Ligman’s Blog  

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MEC Demo 5.5 is now available!

Todd Sweetser MEC Demo 5.5 Now Available! MEC Demo 5.5 has launched! The latest demo version of the MEC (5.5) is now available at www.usmec.com.   MEC Demo is the lightweight MEC program alternative that empowers Microsoft and Partner sales teams to deliver the Microsoft platform value and Office 365 story with customers using a single…

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Office Remote App for Windows Phone 8

Onur Dogruoz   A couple weeks ago, Microsoft Research announced a new Windows Phone application, Office Remote.  This awesome application allows you to control Office 2013 applications running on your desktop from your Windows Phone. It is a great tool for people who are presenting a lot. Application lets you control Excel, Word and PowerPoint…

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New Office 365 Admin Mobile App!

Michael Kophs Partner Technology Strategist Great news for Windows Phone users!  Microsoft recently released the Office 365 Admin Mobile App for Windows Phone.  IT Administrators with Windows Phones can now easily view service health information and maintenance status updates for their Office 365 account.  Check it out:  http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/office-365-admin/76f9b288-37bc-4d75-8164-16d1df0447a2?signin=true To quickly install on your Windows Phone,…

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Mobile Device Support in the New Office 365

Tim Tetrick I wanted to take the opportunity to review the great mobile device support that’s included in the new Office 365.  You can access email, calendar, documents, instant messaging, presence, audio, video, and other Office 365 services from your mobile phone or tablet.  Supported devices include Windows Phone, iPhone and iPad, Android Phone, Nokia…

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I Love My New Windows Phone!

  Michael Kophs, Cloud TSP To follow up on Tim Tetrick’s last mobile themed post Office 365 Mobile Device Support, let me share with you my awesome experience on my new Windows Phone 8!  I would not call myself an extreme smart phone power user (like so many of my colleagues), but rather an average…

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Hosting Your Own Windows 8 Event

Q: (from Bill) I’ve got a Windows 8 sneak preview event next Thursday.  I’m starting to build up my presentation / demo.  Any topic suggestions?   A: First off, are you aware of Diane Golshan’s blog on Windows 8 Partner Readiness Resources? http://blogs.technet.com/b/msuspartner/archive/2012/10/08/how-to-prepare-for-windows-8.aspx When I deliver a Windows 8 presentation, I focus on smooth transition…

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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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Windows Intune Licensing Changes Announced

B  V  A On September 10th, 2012 Microsoft previewed the roadmap for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 and the interoperability of Windows Intune and System Center Configuration Manager Console SP1 and Windows Intune.  This is extremely useful with Windows 8, Windows RT devices, and Windows Phone 8 coming soon, as you look…

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Media Center in Windows 8

Q: (from Bill) Can you share with me some info on Windows 8 Media Center? I need to see if that will be available for the Enterprise sku…   A: Here are some blog entries from Steven Sinofsky: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/05/03/making-windows-media-center-available-in-windows-8.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/05/04/q-amp-a-dvd-playback-and-windows-media-center-in-windows-8.aspx I found the section about 3/4ths the way down the first blog entry to be…

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Windows Phone 8–Your Market Just Got Much Bigger!

Woody Walton   If you are a partner who has an application development practice around Windows Phone I am sure you are thrilled with the changes coming in Windows Phone 8.  Last week we made some major announcements that can be found here. One such change is the new start screen.  I have a few…

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