Archive for February, 2009

SBSC Toolkit April 2009 Edition Contents Announced

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

The contents of your next SBSC toolkit have just been released to your's truly so I'm sharing them with you. We are getting some really cool stuff as SBSC Partners! Product: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Workgroup Edition (version TBD) Enterprise Edition includes Virtual Machine Manager Management Server with software and ...

NEW SBSC Exam Requirements - Goodbye 70-282!

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

This just announced publicly in the Microsoft SBSC March Newsletter: "...if you have passed either Exam 70-282 (Designing, Deploying, and Managing a Network Solution for Small- and Medium-Sized Business) or Exam 74-134 (Pre-installing Microsoft Products and Technologies) to receive your Small Business Specialist designation, you must update your exam credentials by ...

How do you define Community?

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

So the "Great Cat Herder" Eric Ligman has decided to broach a topic that many will ignore and yet others will passionately speak address via blogs and comments.  I figured I would post my comment to Eric's request for comments via my blog since it is syndicated in the Autotask Community ...

Your Vote Counts

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Before you start having flashbacks to last fall and the flood of campaign ads let me clarify.  I'm asking you to take less than one minute to visit MSPAlliance's Site and vote for the MSP leaders and inovators that have impressed you this past year.  Who did I vote for?  How ...

Licensing Windows Vista for Use with Virtual Machine Technologies

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Below Microsoft explains how to use OEM Vista with Open to run virtual machines.  I guess the intention was to clarfiy the rights for those like your's truly that have been complaining of no valid license scheme to run multiple virtuual machines on a single Hyper-V box without us selling the ...

MSP Shuffle

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Today, while recording Vlad's Spam Cast #3, Stuart Selbst announced that today would be his last day with SecureMyCompany as he makes the move to work for Managed Services Provider University as the Partner Support Director where he will be working with MSP partners that need training, coaching and goal ...

An Open Letter to the Members of the Microsoft U.S. Small Business Specialist Community - From Cindy Bates

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

February 2009 Dear Partners, I am writing you today to thank you for your involvement and membership in the Microsoft Small Business Specialist program and to bring to your attention some program benefits that you might not currently be taking advantage of. Our commitment to the SBSC community remains strong, and I ...