Archive for May, 2008

Where’s My WSS Starter Site Toolkit?!?

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Had somebody go looking for the WSS Starter Toolkit I linked last year and said the link was down. Thanks Mike Iem for the great 5W50 presentation you have archived on this topic (and the good one today on SBS 2008) and for finding where the Toolkit went.  Here is ...

SBS Community Survey Says….

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Seriously, I need you to do me a favor.  Yes, you reading this blog.  I need you to complete a short, yet important survey for Microsoft's SBS Community Engagement team.  Come on!  If you had time to stop and read this blog you have 2 more minutes to help Microsoft ...

Get your SBS 2008 Preview!

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

For those of you waiting with baited breath to get a look at the upcoming version of SBS known as Cougar or now  known as SBS 2008, here is your first chance. Click here and get your download started. To do the standard version installation you only need to download DVD1, if ...

Hi Hilton!

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

OK Susan, what do I win? 

Give Up on Managed Services and Write a Book Instead!

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

So in planning an upcoming blog I was fishing for opinions from various community leaders.   My favorite response was from Vlad Mazek whom suggested: Admit defeat and start writing books or throw a conference or peer group? -Vlad (mobile) Since I'm not the most creative guy in the world he proceeded to share ...

Response Point at Costco

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Harry B. reports on the newest place consumers will be able to purchase a Microsoft Response Point phone system for their small business -

Same SBSC Logo, New Car

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

While I enjoyed the the design on Bam Racing's car, now that I've seen the Blue Logo on Michael Waltrip Racing's #00 I think the new car and team of choice is looking good for more reasons than one.  To kick off the new sponsorship Eric and crew will be ...

Ricoh Announces Hotspot Printing for Mobile Users

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

announced yesterday at Gartner's IT Channel Vision their new Hotspot printing that allows printing via a url to a Ricoh printer from any laptop or handheld mobile device (yes Dave Sobel, that includes iPhones). You don't even need to have the application for the file to be printed installed ...

Two New SMB Community Sites

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Thanks Bob Nitrio for sharing the following: Karl Palachuk announced the launch of two new sites for the SMB consulting community.  The first site is a new Yahoo group designed to make it easier for people attending conferences to share rides and/or rooms.  Surprisingly enough, this Yahoo group is called SMB-Rides-N-Rooms ...

Atlanta SBS Group Shows Response Point w/ Cbeyone and Syspine

Monday, May 19th, 2008

FYI to anybody within reach of Atlanta or with SBSer friends in Atlanta.  Rick Butler has pulled together a great event on Response Point including bringing in one of the new VoIP providors that Microsoft will be utilizing for SIP trunking in SP1.  Here is the announcement: Our next meeting is ...