Merry Christmas & happy holiday wishes to you all

Here on this Christmas Day, I want to take just a quick moment to extend to each and every one of you, on behalf of myself and my family, very Merry Christmas and happy holiday wishes. I have always said how absolutely blessed I feel to be able to have the opportunity to meet, connect…


Windows SBS 2011 through SPLA: Answers to “What to order now?”

This past week, I received questions from a couple partners regarding their current clients who are licensed for Windows SBS 2011 through the Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) and what should they order now and for how long. After conveying the information back to them, I received a simple request asking where the information is…


Beware: “Account Info Change” Phishing Scam

Here is a quick reminder of the importance to ensure you are CLOSELY reading your emails and the links included in them BEFORE you click on them. This weekend I received an email with the subject “Updated Information” that said it is from “Account Info Change.” Here is an image of the mail itself: Click…


Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you and yours

I know it is hard to believe, but it is once again the end of November and Thanksgiving Day is here. While Thanksgiving itself is a U.S. holiday, giving thanks is universal, and today brings with it a reminder to stop and give thanks for all of the things in our lives that we have…


Microsoft “Black Friday” training offers

What does everyone love about “Black Friday?” Simple, the big promotions that save us all money! What do most people dislike about “Black Friday?” The lines to get those big savings. Well, I’m happy to let you know that Microsoft has the solution for those of you looking to take advantage of Microsoft training. On…


FREE Microsoft eBook: Deployment guide for Microsoft Office 2013

Following the amazing response to my “Large collection of Free Microsoft eBooks” post and with all of the excitement around Microsoft Office 2013, I thought I would share with you a newly released FREE Microsoft eBook: Deployment Guide for Microsoft Office 2013 which you can download today. This eBook comes to you from the Microsoft…


The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth

I recently received an inquiry from a partner that I thought I would share here with you all, in case any of you have this same question. Here was the inquiry I received: “Eric, I recently received your partner satisfaction survey in my inbox and I was wondering, how honest should I really be? I…


The Big Easy Offer is back, and don’t forget about Cloud Easy too!

Last month I told you about the “Cloud Easy” partner subsidy program that was announced and launched for partners in the United States. As I mentioned at the time, Cloud Easy is very similar to the very popular “Big Easy Offer,” only it is specifically aligned with our Microsoft online solutions. Well, I am very…