Dynamics CRM Online Pro Add-on SKU – 20% Savings

  Josh Condie – Just posted on the Ready-to-Go site on MPN – Campaign Overview ​Leverage the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Professional Add-on SKU pricing, combining the power of CRMOL and O365, with this partner marketing bill of materials, and guidance on how to use, to supplement your go-to-market strategy for CRMOL About this campaign…

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OEMs and Support for Windows 7/8.1 on SkyLake processors (6th gen.)

  Josh Condie – This one is a quick reference, but an important one for you to have in your back pocket as you refresh your customers devices and are making the decision between Windows 10 and older versions of the OS.  Microsoft has announced that support for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will…

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2016 Small Business Video Contest is ON!

  Josh Condie – The 2016 contest is on now.  Microsoft will recognize the best, most inspirational and original video that showcases a small business start-up story. The grand prize winner will win $20,000, new Surface Pro 4s, and subscriptions to Office 365 for their business (up to 10 devices/seats) in addition to a publicity…

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FY16 Cloud PBX Adoption Offer – Revised for February 1st

  Josh Condie – Available for customers purchasing at least 150 seats of eligible Office 365 seats between Dec. 1st 2015 and February 1st,  2016, and 50 seats from February 1st thru June 30th 2016, this service promotion is provided to eligible customers to help with Cloud PBX seat deployment using On-Premises PSTN Connectivity. Eligible…

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OneDrive for Business – Getting Started Resources

  Josh Condie – Microsoft just published a nicely categorized and very useful list of resources for getting started with the new OneDrive for Business Next Generation Sync Client.  This list is focused on IT Pros and Admins.  The original posting can be found here.   This page highlights resources about OneDrive for Business Next…

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Windows 8.1 Update – 2 Months Later

Josh Condie – It’s been almost 2 months since we released the Windows 8.1 Update at our Build Conference, so I thought I’d do a quick review of some of my more appreciated enhancements.  To set the stage, I am the epitome of mobile employee.  I travel extensively (both locally and nationally), spend much time…

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Cloud SureStep Announced: Partner Path to Establish, Grow and Thrive with Microsoft Online Services

Josh Condie – About a week ago, Thomas Hansen (Microsoft VP, SMB Worldwide) announced the launch of a comprehensive online (MPN-based) guide for success with Microsoft Online Services:  Cloud SureStep.  The link to his announcement is here.  SureStep is a highly accessible, very rich and organized series of resources and trainings for every phase of…

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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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Microsoft’s New Remote Desktop Clients for iOS, Mac OS and Android

Josh Condie – Microsoft has just released the first official Remote Desktop clients for iOS and Android. Now, users can bring the Windows desktop (even Windows 8.1 which released earlier this month) directly to their mobile devices that may be running on competing platforms.  The apps let you connect to a remote PC while mobile,…

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Great Windows Client Resource Collection for the IT Pro

  Josh Condie – Stephen Rose and his team have put together an amazing IT Pro resource for the Windows client The Springboard Series! Where to find guidance demos, tools, and tips for IT pros? The Springboard Series! What is the Springboard Series? The Springboard Series is Microsoft’s engagement program for Windows IT professionals worldwide,…

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April 5 is your last day to save $200 on your WPC 2013 all-access pass!

  Josh Condie – Registration savings end April 5 (Today!) Early-bird registration for WPC 2013 ends April 5. Get our best price on registration and pay just $1,795 for your all-access pass, a savings of $200 (full price is $1,995). There is an additional $200 refund for registrations that qualify for the Group Registration Discount….

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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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2013 Worldwide Partner Conference – Pre-Registration Open – Save $300

  Josh Condie – WPC 2012 was the biggest and best WPC yet. Now, we’re focused on bringing you a conference experience that delivers you the information, insights, and connections that will help your business win big. Through January 30, you can pre-register for WPC 2013 at a significant discount of $300 on the price…

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2,000 FREE Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses (Exam 74-324) Vouchers

Josh Condie – This is great opportunity to advance 2 competencies quickly, and at a significantly reduced cost. Here is a very exciting offer for partners everywhere (not just the U.S.). Right now, the first 2,000 partners who take “Exam 74-324: Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses” will be able to take it for free…

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Free ebook: Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals (Final Edition); and More Win 8 Technical Training for Partners

Josh Condie – We’re happy to announce that we have released the final version of this free ebook.       FREE DOWNLOAD FORMATS: PDF Introducing Windows 8- An Overview for IT Professionals – PDF ebook Mobi Introducing Windows 8-An Overview for IT Professionals – Mobi format for Kindle ePub Introducing Windows 8-An Overview for…

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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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Exchange 2013 and Data Loss Prevention–Set Your Messaging Proposal Apart from the Others

Josh Condie – Exchange Server 2013 will be available next week, and comes with many new features as well as improvements on existing features that are already familiar to those who have worked with Exchange Server 2010. In a nutshell: Great new experiences in the touch-friendly Outlook 2013, as well as a streamlined OWA experience…

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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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Windows 8 References Just Released

Josh Condie – Microsoft Press has just release 3 great new books to arm yourself with as your colleagues and customers begin to explore the new client OS. Help them deploy, manage, use and experience all the new features and form factors that are about to hit the market:   Troubleshoot and Optimize Windows 8…

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