Archive for December, 2007

Where Will You Be in 2008?

Monday, December 31st, 2007

So this is my last post of 2007.  You may find this hard to believe but what is on my heart most as I look at the white board full of 2008 changes and ideas for Tech Care Team is not our new workflow process or new pricing structure or ...

Systems Center Essentials Feedback Request

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

The Systems Center Essentials team is looking for some partner feedback from you. They are looking to find out if you are currently selling or recommending System Center Essentials to your customers and if you would be interested in the following offer: Partner receives one (1) for resale license of System ...

Vista Survey

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

The Windows Vista customer evidence team is looking for small-business customers who have had positive experiences with their Windows Vista deployments. If you have a customer that fits this description, we?d like to document their experience in a case study to be published on The case study would require ...

Why We (MSPs) Suck at Marketing - Top Ten List

Friday, December 14th, 2007

Wow!  Larry really hit it on the head with his Top Ten List as recounted by Erick Simpson in this recent blog.  In my book, there are only four reasons you don't market your business: Don't need ANY new business (so you are actually running a hobby and calling it a business). You don't know ...

Friday Fun - Internet Bubble 2.0 Video Generates Buzz

Friday, December 14th, 2007

If you enjoy watching our industry hype cycles rise and fall then you will absoluty enjoy this Internet Bubble 2.0 video that a fellow Carolina SBSCer blogged about.  Enjoy and TGIF!!!

Office 2007 SP1

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

For those of you with Microsoft Office 2007, Service Pack 1 is now available to download HERE. The 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 1 delivers important customer-requested stability and performance improvements, while incorporating further enhancements to user security. This service pack also includes all of the updates released for ...

TPAM and Comcast Concerns Webinar Recording

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

In case you missed the webinar that talked about TPAM issues and Comcast deal concerns here is the link for a replay. Yours truly got on his community soap box at the very end so enjoy.

Need help with your TPAM?

Friday, December 7th, 2007

If you are a Microsoft SBSC and need help getting issues resolved with your Microsoft TPAM (or not sure who they are) you can now go straight to the top of the TPAM org chart and get help by emailing  Try it and let me know how they respond.

Microsoft’s Battle Plan for War on Google and Apple

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

As you know Google has been eating Microsoft's lunch in the public sector almost as bad as Apple has been embarrassing them in the arena of public perception with the Mac vs PC ads targeting Vista's "perceived shortcomings" (You have to admit that those ads are funny!).  Neither one is yet ...

Microsoft Answers Tough Questions

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Remember the recent scuttlebutt on Microsoft and Comcast?  If you are a MS Partner in SMB then you won't want miss this Live Meeting as Eric Ligman, Sr. Mgr. of Community Engagement on the Microsoft US Small Business Team along with Tim Schmidt, Director of Microsoft Partner Inside Sales Programs, and Elliot ...