Microsoft demo tools and hands-on experiences for partners

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners! I wanted to take a few minutes to give an overview and comparison of the various Microsoft demo tools and hands-on experiences that you can leverage with your customers and prospects.  These tools can really be a powerful resource in helping you accelerate your sales of Microsoft products and…

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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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New Microsoft Azure Hybrid Cloud Benefit for Windows Server eases transitions to the cloud

  Everyone Needs to know this.   All those Windows Servers you have been selling to customers via volume licensing can move to Azure without incurring the runtime charges for the OS if the customer has Software Assurance.  This is HUGE.   Generally Microsoft has vehicles for larger customers to protect their existing investment when transitioning to…

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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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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: Software Assurance Benefits

J.J. Antequino ———————————- When configuring or upgrading server hardware for customers, I often have conversations with partners about the value of selling a new Windows Server license under a Volume Licensing agreement as opposed to buying one pre-installed or even installing an older version [gasp!]. Partners definitely see the benefits to Volume Licensing such as…

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Leading Your Customers to Modern IT with Windows Server 2012 R2: Supporting Remote Offices

When this series was initially proposed, my thoughts immediately moved to “what have we not heard about” or at least not too much about? There are so many positive aspects of Windows Server that we dwell on, I wanted to pick something we don’t hear enough about: Distributed File System and BranchCache Although these are…

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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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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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Leading Your Customers to Modern IT with Windows Server 2012 R2

Welcome!  To close out the fantastic year of 2015, we are going to be doing a quick blog series on Windows Server 2012 R2.  The primary goal is to help you lead your customers to Modern IT with the powerful functionality built-in to Windows Server 2012 R2.  Not only can this provide a key component…

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Changing World of Work

Jeff Stoffel We have been talking quite a bit lately about the new world of work – a changing workforce, changing ways of sharing information, and the changing technologies that enable us to work faster, better, and smarter. The smartphone has existed for less than a decade yet it has completely changed the way we…

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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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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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PTS Offer: Solution Accelerator: Business Continuity with Azure Site Recovery webcast

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Here is a new offer from the Partner Technical Services team to assist with education around Azure Site Recovery – the Solution Accelerator: Business Continuity with Azure Site Recovery Webcast.  Details as follows: The Partner Technical Services team is excited to share a new initiative focused on helping you enhance…

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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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Public Roadmap for Cloud Platform (Azure, Windows Server, etc.)

To complement my earlier posting on the Office 365 Roadmap site, we now have a site where we are publishing roadmap information for a variety of Microsoft solution technologies. It’s arranged by stage: Recently Available Public Preview In Development For each of these stages, there are specific technology categories: Cloud Infrastructure (Azure, Windows Server, System…

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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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