Microsoft Partner

New E5 Premium Office 365 Plan Announced at WPC

2015-07-29T10:23:52+00:00 July 29th, 2015|

Microsoft recently held its Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Orlando which serves the Microsoft community as a way to educate, network and build solutions with fellow partners.  This year, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella’s keynote made it clear – this is a “mobile-first, cloud-first world.”  You can see the whole keynote speech below: [...]

Planning for the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2015

2014-08-11T08:30:19+00:00 August 11th, 2014|

One Microsoft Conference to Rule Them All This previous spring Microsoft brought together nearly 10,000 attendees to learn, discuss and celebrate all things SharePoint. Microsoft has presented the biennial event for pretty much as long as the platform has existed. Recently moving from Las Vegas to Anaheim and back to Las Vegas again, [...]

The New Microsoft: Changing the face of a technology titan

2014-02-12T09:00:08+00:00 February 12th, 2014|

Microsoft has crowned their next CEO. On February 4, 2014, Microsoft named Satya Nadella as the successor to Steve Ballmer’s Chief Executive Officer position and changed Bill Gates’ title from “Chairman of the Board” to “Technology Advisor.” Nadella has been around Microsoft since 1992 and his 22 years with the [...]

Microsoft World Partner Conference 2013 Houston Recap

2013-07-16T11:20:54+00:00 July 16th, 2013|

The Texas heat, 14,000 partners on a bus, the Cloud, Lenny Kravitz, some worn out shoes and more… Another great World Partner Conference has come and gone. This year’s event was held in Houston, TX. I’ve been to the out skirts of Houston, but never downtown. First, I want to [...]

Office365: Good for SMB, Bad for Partners

2011-08-30T07:00:41+00:00 August 30th, 2011|

Seems like Microsoft still isn’t listening to its partners.  Just like the old BPOS, MS still wants to own the customer and bill them directly (possibly eliminating the partner) for Office365. Microsoft is selling the “direct billing” issue as it takes the hassle out of billing for the Partner.  But [...]