Archive for July, 2008

Vendor/Partners - Who Can You Trust? Not Symantec?

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

As you know, I’ve been a big proponent of partnering with Vendors that are VAR friendly such as Microsoft and CA but when I read CRN today even this one caught me by suprise.  I appears Symantec is doing a Partner End-Run to the Customer goal zone.  Calyptix Security in ...

Have Tubes, Will Travel

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

So I had a few minutes to sync my Zune prior to running out the door to catch my canceled flight to Seattle and was lucky enough to get the latest pull of Best of YouTube.com synced to my device.  After an hour of negotiations with Delta I was able to ...

The Ultimate WPC Networking Event

Friday, July 11th, 2008

While I exchanged many business cards with other partners, vendors and Softies this week, the best networking event I attended was actually one that was not focused on generating new business, exchanging business cards or loaded with elevator sales pitches, it was one focused on getting better networked with God ...

MS Partners, do you want to get paid for what you sell?

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

As Microsoft plans it continued rollout of Software + Services (S+S) there are some details that still need to be clarified.  An important one to MS Partners is how we get paid.  While the standard comp structure for Microsoft’s Online Services (SaaS) has been settled upon, they have not made ...

My Migration to Hyper-V - Who stole my mouse?

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

So I spent the better part of 11 hours last night migrating my production SBS virtual machine from VMware Server on Server 2003 to Hyper-V.  Why?  Because I can of course!  Actually I've heard much about the Hyper-V performance gains (as I would with ESX) but needed to experience ...

SBS Support Goes to Call-Back Support

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Take a number and wait patiently by the phone please.   That's the new plan for Microsoft's Call-Back SBS Support plan.  It's not going to be cheap either.  So if I sign a monthly retainer instead of paying the standard 4 hour call back fee will I get priority response?  ODG, ...

Thank You Dean Calvert!

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Thanks again to Dean Calvert for participating as an SBSC PAL for 2007-08 over Australia.  I can testify that Dean not only served passionately for the interests of the SBSC Partners down under, he always thought globally too.  His candor and energy are to be admired as is his general ...

Culminis Publishes The VOICE Online

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

The first of many changes you will see from Culminis under their new direction is the publishing of The VOICE online as a public site (RSS feed available).  Here is the announcement I received today: Dear Subscriber, The latest issue of The VOICE is now available online. Everyone is encouraged to share this ...