Archive for the ‘VoIP’ Category

Forgot to check the glove box…

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

So I set up the Response Point Status Monitor for SBS this week but couldn't find any instructions or information as to what exactly I just installed (yes, blind trust).  Thanks RP team for this handy document.  Now back to playing with my kewl toy.    BTW, had a buddy from Fonix ...

Microsoft Response Point Deep Dive

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Join HP, Microsoft and SMB Nation in this unprecedented 90-minutes webinar. This is a deep dive into the well-received and popular Microsoft Response Point small business telephone system that is starting to move in the SMB partner community! Panelists include a Microsoft Response Point development team member (Richard Sprague), a distributor representative (Jerry Moore at ...

Response Point Status Monitor for SBS

Monday, January 21st, 2008

So Microsoft released a new Status Monitor for Response Point today.  Me being the good Kool-Aid drunk guinea pig that I am decided to be one of the first to install on my production SBS 2003. Instructions per the download site:  "Download this utility to the Windows Small Business Server machine. ...

Live Response Point Partner Site Goes Live

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

Check out Response Point's new site using Microsoft Windows Live.  I'm anxious to see what the creative folks in the RP team will do with this new piece of Web 2.0 property.  This new site will be used to share marketing and technical resources with RP resellers as well as setting ...

Mixed Messages on VoIP from Microsoft?

Friday, October 19th, 2007

So what do I believe?  Ballmer tells me in a lunch meeting last spring that "Microsoft is dead set and determined to be a dominate player in the phone systems business".  Shortly after that Response Point makes it name well know at the Denver WWPC showcasing their new small business ...

SMB Summit 2008 Announced

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

April 18-21, 2008 Who:  SMB partners who want to grow their business and get up technical and business training on Microsoft?s upcoming Cougar and Centro Server products for the SMB space. SMB Consultant, reseller, VAR, VAP, System Builder, or solution provider in the SMB space, this conference is a must for ...

Response Point Price Comparison

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

So yesterday I shot off an email to a local phone system vendor that sells Toshiba VoIP systems like hot cakes to get an apples to apples comparison (I'm making my self hungry with euphemisms).  While the feature sets are fairly similar you have assume that since Toshiba has been ...

Response Point Announces Pricing

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

At under $3K these slick little phone systems have some real potential.  Now are doing managed services, plan to buy at cost then rent them with a bundled SLA.  You should break even in less than 12 months according to my calculations.   Remember, the money is nice, the stickiness factor ...

Links From SMB Nation

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

The following links take to you to products or solutions that were either talked about or demonstrated at SMB Nation.  They were worth writing down and blogging, so you decide if they are worth clicking.  SMB Nation Files and Videos http://www.autotask.com/go/index.htm MS 5W/50 Training http://www.authanvil.com SBS Community Monthly Chat Session http://www.fortinet.com/products/telesoho.html http://www.asokausa.com http://www.eset.com/partners/index.php http://shop.symantecstore.com/store/symnasmb/en_US/DisplayCategoryProductListSmbPage/ThemeID.106400/categoryID.10832000 http://www.zenithinfotech.com/backupsolutionoverview.asp http://www.cisco.com/go/sbnm/ http://www.microsoft.com/responsepoint/default.mspx

But can it play my Michael Bolton Collection?

Monday, September 24th, 2007

It used to be "functionality before form" but it seem the Iphone and Zune have attempted to blur the lines of what is important and what is pleasure.  This new "gadget" from Nokia  is just what the doctor ordered for us VoIP junkies.  Too bad none of the American carriers want us to ...