Archive for November, 2007

She Sells Sea Shells by the Sea Shore

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

That was one of my favorite tongue twisters until I read this KB

Windows Vista Ultimate Test Drive - Free Flashlight

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Oh come on!  Admit it.  The only reason you are reading this blog is because you saw the "Free Flashlight" part in the title.  Well that is OK. That is the only reason I decided to check it out when I saw the email from Microsoft.  You see, I've been ...

Microsoft Gets Advice from Wal*Mart?

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Well maybe they didn't get it from Wal*Mart but I'm sure it was worth all of the 5 cents they must have paid.  The advice was that that they should turn powerful and effective technology for driving a small business into a cheap commodity by delivering it through companies like ...

Comcast Wants Your Microsoft Customers!

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

It's no secret that companies like Time Warner Business Class Cable, Comcast and Cox communications (to name a few of the big ones) want to sell bandwidth and add-on services to your customers but now the game is changing as they move into competition with you.  You knew it would, ...

“New” Atlanta SBS Group

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

We are proud to announce the formation of a new Atlanta-based User Group for Resellers of Microsoft's Small Business Server, the ATLSBS User Group! This group was founded by Olivier Havette of The Net Doctor, and Rick Butler of Agility IT Solutions.  The goal of this new organization is to promote stronger ...

Windows Sharepoint Services 3.0 Starter Kit

Monday, November 26th, 2007

How to Sell, Deploy, and Build Business with Microsoft Windows Sharepoint Services 3.0 and SBS 2003 R2 Overview: A new partner enablement tool helps you create solutions using Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2. Access the toolkit?s resources?including a process cookbook, technical documentation and marketing materials?to ...

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 ...

Community Leadership - What’s in it for me?

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Here it goes, I'm going to leak the dirty little secret about community leadership and what is in it for those that choose to lead.  The truth is that most of us (community leaders) have a secret desire to see others succeed too.  That's right.  We have found ourselves so ...

Forget about Selling SBS 2008 and Centro?

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

Microsoft has apparently conspired with Comcast to give away the key benefits of SBS and Centro with Microsoft Communication Services.  In a press release last week, Microsoft announced it's plans to have Comcast bundle some of the MS Live services that directly compete with the very same solutions many Microsoft SBSC ...

Top 10 Best Practices for Improving Profitability - Case Studies in MSP Integration

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

 Yes this is part infomercial but has some great content if you can get past listening to me for 15 minutes.  ;-) Event address for attendees: https://autotaskevents.webex.com/autotaskevents/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=662351657 Date and Time: Thursday, November 15, 2007 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (GMT -05:00, New York) Duration: 1 hour Description: Hear from Autotask customers: Mark Crall, of Tech Care Team and Andy Harper, ...