Archive for July, 2008

What is Going on Down Under?

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Wow, first Robbie now Susanne?  Must be something exciting happening in the SMB community Down Under.  If not, there soon will be.  ;-)  Congrats to Wayne, Dean, Hilton and all the rest for some apparently well played draft picks!

Take the EBS Beta Exam - FREE!

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Thanks Eric for this great offer! Repost from Eric’s Blog: Here is a great offer just announced by the Essential Business Server (EBS) Team. Free beta coupons for the EBS exam by Prometric! And to make it even sweeter, we’ll take an additional 50% off that, so now it’s FREE! Yes, I ...

What to do when in Charlotte? Ask Sean Daniel…

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

So what does Sean Daniel (SBS Product Team) and Erik Throsell do when they come to Charlotte?  They go to dinner and a show.  Well sort of.  Below you can see the video Sean shot in beautiful Huntersville (just North of Charlotte where all the race teams are located) prior ...

Software + Services

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

So after much thought, discussion with others, comments on Vlad's blog and rewriting countless blogs of my own on the topic of Microsoft's Online Service offering that I've never posted, I have finally found something that puts my opinion into a communicable format.  Enjoy...

Virtualization For the Masses

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

That seems to be VMware's message today in an announcement that their ESXi will be FREE starting next week.  ESXi is a hypervisor similar to ESX and Hyper-V except that it has a very small footprint and runs as an embedded hypervisor.  This seems to be a direct response to ...

Insights on What Employees Want From You

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Hey Sobel, this one is for you!  ;-) I'm not sure who gave me the following items that have been taped to my monitor for the past 2 years nor who orginally wrote it but nevertheless, major props to both.  If you have employees the following may seem simplistic to you. If that ...

FREE MS Press Book

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

The Competitive Sales Assistance (CSA) team has a pretty sweet offer for any of you MS Partners taking MS products head-to-head against their competition.  The offer is composed of two parts. The first offer is for a FREE MSPRESS BOOK that will be sent out to any partner that uses ...

Get Your Mesh On!

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

US residents with a Live ID can now see what all the buzz is about by creating their own Live Mesh account.  It will only take a few minutes and explain more to you about Mesh than a hundred blogs. 

Microsoft Demo Showcase 2008 SMB Edition Download Available

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

While I’ve not checked this out yet is sounds like it might be a good combination of demos and sales material.  If you get a good look at and care to send me your thoughts I would be very interested in knowing your opinion.  The Demo Showcase 2008 SMB Edition ...

Virus Warning From UPS

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

What might Brown do to you?  Sorry, I couldn’t resist that cheap shot.  Here is a legitimate email from UPS.  We had two customers hit by this one yesterday so take the appropriate action now. Attention Virus Warning We have become aware there is a fraudulent e-mail being sent that says ...