Monthly Archives: November 2010

Free MS Online resources

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy) Although many Microsoft partners have addressed their “Why?” questions regarding MS Online and BPOS (soon to be Office 365), they are now asking “How?”.  I will follow up with a fuller post at a … Continue reading

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BPOS fake cloud says Netsuite chief

Unless an application is designed from scratch to be a web application then it’s fake, according to Zach Nelson, CEO of Netsuite. His recent interview in CRN is worth reading as he gives his view on cloud and cloud channel … Continue reading

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Automation is sand in the social gearbox

From Axels at the Social Media Academy Dick Lee asked today in LinkedIn: “We rarely see people as enthused as they are over social media. Among those recent rare times are: when the high-tech balloon popped; at the height of … Continue reading

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Joining Microsoft Cloud Essentials resets the 12 month anniversary for your free BPOS internal usage rights

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy) If you have signed up as a Microsoft Online Services partner then you may already be taking advantage of the 250 internal usage rights (IUR).  For the first year this is free and for … Continue reading

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MOSPA Assessment now includes Windows InTune questions (but training guide not updated)

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy) To be able to sell Microsoft’s Online Services offerings e.g. BPOS you need to sign up as a MS Online Partner.  Part of this process is taking an assessment that “tests” your knowledge of … Continue reading

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The ABC of Cloud Security

It’s clear that security ranks high if not the highest in the general concerns about companies migrating to the cloud. This is despite reputable research organisations like Aberdeen reporting “Web Security in the Cloud: More Secure! Compliant! Less Expensive!” Drawing … Continue reading

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3 Key Themes for MSPs in a Cloud World

If you run a business in the IT channel, no doubt you’re facing dramatic changes on all sides: new technologies and delivery models that transform your relationship with customers; economic uncertainty that threatens to choke off vital revenue streams; and … Continue reading

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Aurora becomes Small Business Server 2011 Essentials

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy) Microsoft have been working on the new versions their Small Business Server line up for some time and have finally announced the official names, pricing and estimated availability. In summary: Aurora becomes Windows Small … Continue reading

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BPOSRocks becomes Office365rocks

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy) Danny Burlage the CTO at Wortell (Microsoft Online Services Partner of the Year award 2010) has been blogging about BPOS on his http://www.bposrocks.com site for some time now. He has offered an interesting mix … Continue reading

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