Archive for February, 2008

Google Makes Move in SMB Unified Communications Market

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Google's GC team has gone beta in the US with their unified communications offering.   Taking their recently acquired one-number-for-life service to market is yet another thing for Microsoft to combat in battle to establish SMB sockets.  Learn more about Google's GrandCentral single number service here.  Now if you will ...

itec Returns to Charlotte this June

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

While this event is not necessarily SMB there is some great technology and community opportunities so if you are in the Southeast you may want to check it out.  Free is good.  ;-)

2008 Launch Wave Global Kickoff

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Are you watching?  So far so good.  Come join the Launch event live online. Live Webcast: 2008 Launch Wave Global Kickoff February 27, 2008, 9am-10:30am (Pacific Standard Time) Join Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer as he kicks of a series of global events to launch Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL ...

Confidential Cougar Secrets Disclosed!

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

OK, so the are not confidential anymore and have been posted public so I guess they are not secret so... go ahead and read Beatrice's blog on some of the kewl Cougar (SBS 2008) details released recently.  I've been really good about honoring my NDA with Microsoft and not sharing all ...

Live Not so Live for East Coast Today

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Microsoft Live is not so live today for the East cost of the US today Mary Jo Foley reports.  It even effected your's truely as I was drafting a blog to ask you all for some Vista case studies on behalf of our friends in Redmond but when I went ...

8 Track and Beta-Max Players For Sale Too

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Got a giggle our of this this morning's CompUSA ad.  I especially liked the "1 Year Limited Warranty" part.  Man, I feel sorry for anybody that falls for this one.

SkyDrive Now 5GB for FREE

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Microsoft has now taken Windows Live SkyDrive (their online storage service) out of beta and given it a few more Gigs of storage space.  You now get SkyDrive with 5GB for free.   I have to admit I was NOT impressed with the limited functionality of my original Live site (such as ...

SBSC PALs Share Insights, Goals, and Tips

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Interested in learning more about your SBSC Partner Area Lead?  Check out the new PALs of the Month section on MS Partner SBSC site.    Elesabeth Vendervelt, Canadian SBSC PAL and Groove MVP, writes "The best way to remember how to solve an issue is to...".  Oops, I guess you ...

Free Software for Dev Students

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Do you know, or are you, a student and aspiring developer?  If so, you may want to check out MSDN's DreamSpark.  The site enables students to download professional-level Microsoft developer and design tools like Visual Studio 2008 Pro edition or Server 2003 Standard.  Kewl!

Where Will You Be May 9th?

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Well I know where both Chris Rue and I will be.  How about you?  It's not too late to register for one of the best SMB community focused, non-infomercial events of the year.  See you there!