Archive for October, 2007

Dell Plans VaaS MSP Offering

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Wow!  So I mentioned it last week that VaaS was right around the corner but I didn't realize Michael Dell was one of my seven readers. ;-)  So what did you expect from the largest direct distributor of PCs that now owns a major managed services platform?  Dell's first (it ...

Small Business Server Best Practice Analyzer Released

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

The Small Business Server ?BPA? ? Best Practices Analyzer was publicly released today on the Download Center. This tool applies the collective knowledge of product support into over 250 rules, warnings, and errors easily run on any SBS 2003 server.  Related Knowledge Base Article  Thanks to Mari

MSP Webinar Next Week

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Join us for this special online seminar focused on developing a recurring revenue model built around managed security services. Amy Luby, CEO of Mobitech, is our featured guest speaker. You will learn firsthand from an industry leader how to transition your business and take advantage of the shift toward managed ...


Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

Virtualization as a Service?  Why not?  Now that VMware has made a very comprehensive suite of desktop, application and server virtualization products and management tools it was just a question of time.  We have offered hosted servers and applications in the cloud for some time but now the idea of ...

Handy Web Site of the Week

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

OK, so I don't normally have a "Handy Web Site of the Week" blog but if I did, this one would win.  You Internet veterans have probably already seen this one right up there with but for some of us, this one is new.  Check out and see how ...

Autotask Launches New Community Portal

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

Late last night while I was dreaming about Faith Hill driving a mini-van (I'll save that for another blog - or not), the folks at Autotask launched three new sites.  The launched the new UI for current users that really really helps us in managing our tickets (THANK YOU!!!), a ...

Don’t Get Mad, Get Honest

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

Today I had it up to here (visualize me holding my hand above my head) with a software we use to run our business.  Seems I spend more time lately getting the bugs and quirks resolved on the software than I do using it to make us money.  So today ...

Exchange Database Size Limit in SBS R2

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

So I'm running this SBS box that I had upgraded to R2 about 2 months ago.  Exchange becomes unavailable the application event log fills up with errors from other services attempting to talk to Exchange.  I'm thinking to myself that this may be bad, really bad.  Fortunately I spot Event ID ...

dummy fix the drive letters

Monday, October 8th, 2007

Thanks to Handy Andy for sharing his adventures in server migration through imaging.  The moral of the story is always have a plan C for your plan B and a good network of peers to either walk you though things or keep you from hurting yourself in frustration.   I know how ...

Vlad Pimps for Dana

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Even if you didn't miss Dana's presentation at SMB Nation on AuthAnvil, you probably missed this video of Vlad pimping a new offering since that was death-by-demo day.   I guess it's OK that the video didn't work since most of the attendees were Riff-Raff anyway and probably don't even know who Vlad ...