Monthly Archives: July 2012

Microsoft WPC – From My Eyes to Yours – DaaS

We here at NewLease have been suggesting that Desktop-as-a-Service will be one of the next big things.  Well it looks like the research guru’s are ringing in on it now as well.  According to 451 Research, the market for Desktop … Continue reading

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Microsoft WPC – From My Eyes to Yours – Windows Server 2012 & System Center 2012

Microsoft has been taking significant market share lately in the virtualization space and with the launch of Widows Server 2012 and System Center 2012, the trend looks likely to continue.  The key is no longer just that Hyper-V has improved … Continue reading

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Microsoft WPC – From My Eyes to Yours – The Lync Opportunity

Lync and Unified Communicaitons is one of Microsoft’s big bets and it sure has potential for the hosting community.  Skype was a great acquisition for Microsoft in the consumer space, but Lync sure seems like the glue in the enterprise … Continue reading

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Microsoft WPC – From My Eyes to Yours – The Microsoft Partner Network

The Microsoft Partner Network is making huge changes.  If you are Gold or Silver certified today, please make sure to review the requirements associated with you certifications to make sure you do all that you need to do to maintain … Continue reading

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Microsoft WPC – From My Eyes to Yours – Pinpoint and Hosting Gallery

It’s a big commitement to go all the way to North America for a Microsoft conference, but I certainly got a lot out of it, so I thought I’d share a bit of what resonated for me in Toronto.  What … Continue reading

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Office 2013 “beta”– if you are a hoster have you ensured that it is easy to test the new office with your hosted offerings?

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) Microsoft have made the big announcement about the upcoming release of Office 2013 (for a full 1 hour video http://mashable.com/2012/07/16/microsoft-takes-the-wraps-off-office-15-watch-live/). One of the items that struck me straight away is the emphasis on … Continue reading

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Service Provider Cloud visibility at Microsoft WPC 2012

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) A big concern for hosting and service provider partners over the past few years has been how Microsoft are positioning their direct to market offerings (Office 365, Azure) and how these will impact … Continue reading

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