A time for thanks – Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you

It is that time of year again, that many of us celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving.  A time to gather with friends and family as well as reflect back on the prior year and give thanks for all of the blessings and good fortunes we have to be thankful for.  Because of this, I want…


Microsoft Silverlight information and resources for you

For those of you that followed PDC09 this week, one of the announcements you heard about is the availability of the Silverlight 4 developer beta, which is now available.  Since then, there has been even more communications and excitement around Silverlight and the rich experiences it can bring to life.  Seeing this trend taking place,…


SharePoint 2010 beta available for download now – Announced at PDC09 today!

In my earlier post, “Microsoft Office 2010 Beta available for download – Announced at PDC09 today!,” I told you that the Microsoft Office 2010 beta program was announced and is now available for download.  Well, just as exciting was the announcement that in addition to the Microsoft Office 2010 beta now becoming available, the SharePoint…


Microsoft Office 2010 Beta available for download – Announced at PDC09 today!

Earlier this year, we announced the Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview program for testers to participate in and since then, a popular topic and question has been, “When will the Microsoft Office 2010 Beta be available for download?”  Well, the answer to that question has been announced and that answer is NOW!  Today at the…


What desktop operating systems qualify for the Windows 7 Professional Upgrade through Volume Licensing?

A short while ago, I put up my, “What versions of Windows qualify for the Windows 7 Retail Box upgrade?” post here on the blog and received this follow-up question shortly afterwards, “Ok, I see what qualifies for the Retail Box Windows 7 Upgrade, but what about the Windows 7 Professional Upgrade through Volume Licensing?”…


Exchange Server 2010 announced today – Resources and information for Partners

Today at Tech-Ed Europe 2009, Stephen Elop announced the launch of Exchange Server 2010, which is a very exciting offering for customers and Partners around the world. On the Microsoft Partner Portal, we have a collection of information at resources for our Microsoft Partners on the Exchange Server 2010 page, including: Three steps to Partner…


Windows Server 2008 R2 training course for developers on Channel 9 today

Today, Channel 9 launches the Windows Server 2008 R2 Training Course for Developers.  Channel 9 has always been about giving Developers insight into new Microsoft platform technologies.  The Channel 9 Learning Center extends that objective with self-paced learning experiences.  Windows Server 2008 R2, “Not your average R2!” Explore this significant Windows Server release via a…


Microsoft launches Community Connections – Connecting Partners, customers, and organizations with Windows 7

For those of you that attended SMB Nation in Las Vegas, you may have heard the announcement of Community Connections made by Dave Waldrop, a fantastic opportunity to bring together Microsoft Partners with customers and Local Business Community Organizations interested in learning about Microsoft Windows 7, with a very exciting offer to bring it together….


Support for Exchange 2007 on Windows Server 2008 R2 coming

Just a quick update for you about a topic that some of you have raised.  In case you did not see it, the Microsoft Exchange Team announced earlier this week that based on the feedback we have received, the decision has been made to create and issue an update for Exchange 2007 enabling full support…


The Big Easy Partner Subsidy Program is back!

I am very happy to be able to let you know that for a limited time, that the Big Easy offer is back in the U.S. and Canada! That’s right, from now through January 2, 2010, when your customers make a qualifying purchase of Microsoft technologies and submit their redemption request, Microsoft will send the…