Archive for the ‘Microsoft’ Category

Microsoft TPAMs Ready to Dial!

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Great news for Microsoft TPAM Managed Partners, the dark period is almost over.  I’ve learned today that Microsoft has successfully trained over 35 of their 45 new TPAMs (Tele Partner Account Manager) that will be working with MS Partners via the top four distributors. Per Tim Schmidt, Directory of Inside Sales ...

$1000 if FREE marketing $ to Microsoft’s US SBSC Partners!

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Thank me later folks, but for now, get your mouse clicking over to and add promotion code SBSC to claim your $1000 in market development funds (or use the money for reimbursment of other marketing efforts - see for more).  Your account could look like mine:   As your trusted ...

Windows 7 Upgrade Paths

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

So I’ve got all my computers running Windows 7 RTM now and I’m not missing Vista at all.  I’ve still got my wife and kid’s computers to upgrade but will have to wait till Oct 22 since I can’t use my volume license on those PCs.  In light of the ...

Windows 7 Released to Manufacturing Today

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

As you know from my recent post I love this OS.  Good news is that it has been sent to manufacturing (meaning the final build is done and can be pressed to media).  See Andy’s blog for some helpful links on Win 7.

Hey SBSCs! I’mmm Back!!!

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Thought you could get rid of me that easily didn't you?  Well it seems I just can't turn down the opportunity (and privilege) to serve my SBSC community.  I've been asked to contribute this year (Microsoft FY10) on the SBSC US Advisory Board.  The board will be made up ...

Farewell From Me… Meet Your NEW SBSC PAL

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

So after 2 years of as much shaping the role of an SBSC PAL as I did serve in that role it is time to pass the torch to another.  Now appropriately named SMB PAL, your new PAL will be Rick Bahl, an outstanding SMB IT community peer near the ...

From SBS 2008 to Hosted Exchange in One Click!

Friday, April 24th, 2009

OK, so I exaggerate a little with my subject but the reality is that Microsoft has worked really hard to make it easy.  Why?  Some will say so they can steal the revenue that we were charging our customers to manage Exchange and give us a measly 6% as part ...

How to receive up to 5 FREE copies of Microsoft Software to Jump Start Your Prospecting

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Erick asked me to blog this event to help get the word out and I told him to heck with that, I want to speak during the webinar!  You see, I know firsthand that this is probably the best opportunity our there for those of you that want to do ...

Thrive vs Survive

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Kudos to Microsoft  and their User Group Support Services for their latest efforts to support IT pros whom are facing the reality of an uncertain economic future.   Regardless of whether you are currently enjoying good fortune, barely surviving or really struggling, you should check out the resources Microsoft has consolidated ...

Microsoft Mythbusters Video: Top 10 VMware Myths

Monday, April 6th, 2009

While the comments were brutal regarding the lack of Hollywood efect in this video, lets not lose the message because of the media.  Viral no, accurate yes.  Enjoy! Microsoft Mythbusters: Top 10 VMware Myths