Archive for the ‘Microsoft’ Category

Got Web Widget?

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Have you put a widget on your web site yet?  What's a widget you ask?  Actually they can do all sorts of things and were initially made popular by sites like MySpace and FaceBook and via advertisers on most of your popular sites.  Of course many were first exposed to ...

NEW SBSC Exam Requirements - Goodbye 70-282!

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

This just announced publicly in the Microsoft SBSC March Newsletter: "...if you have passed either Exam 70-282 (Designing, Deploying, and Managing a Network Solution for Small- and Medium-Sized Business) or Exam 74-134 (Pre-installing Microsoft Products and Technologies) to receive your Small Business Specialist designation, you must update your exam credentials by ...

Licensing Windows Vista for Use with Virtual Machine Technologies

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Below Microsoft explains how to use OEM Vista with Open to run virtual machines.  I guess the intention was to clarfiy the rights for those like your's truly that have been complaining of no valid license scheme to run multiple virtuual machines on a single Hyper-V box without us selling the ...

An Open Letter to the Members of the Microsoft U.S. Small Business Specialist Community - From Cindy Bates

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

February 2009 Dear Partners, I am writing you today to thank you for your involvement and membership in the Microsoft Small Business Specialist program and to bring to your attention some program benefits that you might not currently be taking advantage of. Our commitment to the SBSC community remains strong, and I ...

BIG Changes Coming to the Microsoft Partner Program

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Want to know more about the changes coming to the Microsoft Partner Program that WILL affect all Partners?  Well we can't tell you everything yet but we can tell you that one of the big changes is the "Next Generation" of certifications.   Learn more about the new certification paths from Microsoft ...

Calling All Guinea Pigs, Come Resell Google Apps!

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

It doesn't look like the resellers are going to be running to Google's new Reseller Program according to Scott and Kevin's reports at CRN.  Quotes like, "My sole experience working with Google so far has been via their Postini offering, and that interaction taught me that Google hasn't figured out ...

Revised Fix for Vista Black Screen of Death

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Here is the revised fix for the Vista Black Screen of Death thanks to Jamison West (whom has suffered more of these then he cares to admit).  Suspicion is that this recent outbreak of KSOD's is cause by a Zenith SaaZ agent update but we have not nailed it down ...

Will Microsoft Online Store Affect Distributors?

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Yesterday I mentioned you should keep an eye out for a CRN story on WESS.  Well here is a link to the piece from Kevin McLaughlin, ChannelWeb Writer. The quote I gave Kevin that he didn't use follows (although Chris and Vlad touched on the topic with their quotes to CRN). "This ...

Microsoft Markets Deployment Services to SA Customers

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

If I'm reading Andy's blog correctly, Uncle Bill has decided they know what service provider (formally know as Partner) is best for the customers we have brought them.  I could write a very long blog on this but I'm sure Vlad will cover it for us (hopefully not with imagery) ...

New Business and Technology Assessment Toolkit

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Since many of my readers are MS Partners that either use or should be using the BTAT I thought I would relay the following in case your filters caught the original message. Important information: As of Thursday, November 6th, 2008 the new version of BTAT will not update from your current ...