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How to enable ‘Download All’ for Free Microsoft eBooks and other tips

Since I put up my “Largest Collection of FREE Microsoft eBooks Ever!” post, I have been receiving a flood of fantastic comments and feedback about the resources, as well as several questions. I thought I would put together this quick FAQ/How-To to help address many of these in one place as a way to make… Read more

How to “Download All” of the FREE eBooks and Resources in My FREE eBooks Giveaway

As noted in my “Multi-Million FREE eBook Giveaway“ post, I am sharing with you how you can “Download All” of the FREE eBooks and resources I am including in my annual giveaway. Here’s a quick FAQ/How-To to help address many of these in one place as a way to make it as easy as possible… Read more

How to recover that un-saved Microsoft Office Excel, Word, or PowerPoint file you closed before saving

Have you ever started a new Microsoft Office Excel, Word, or PowerPoint file and been getting pretty far along when you accidentally close the document before saving it (or lose power and the computer shuts down, etc.)? Here’s a helpful little tip for any of you out there that happen to find yourself in the… Read more

So where’s my January Action Pack kit? Anyone wondering this?

If you are wondering where your January Action Pack Kit is and when you’ll have it , here is an update for you.  The message below came from the Action Pack Team and you will see it shortly on the Microsoft Partner Page; however, I wanted to get it to you as soon as possible… Read more

Another large collection of Free Microsoft eBooks and Resource Kits for you, including: SharePoint 2013, Office 2013, Office 365, Duet 2.0, Azure, Cloud, Windows Phone, Lync, Dynamics CRM, and more.

Last week, I put up my Large Collection of Free Microsoft eBooks post (60+ eBooks) here on the blog and the response and feedback I am receiving about it is incredibly positive about how much you liked it. Because of this, I thought I would put up this follow-up post which includes even more free… Read more

Big news! “Build Your Own Platform” option coming in October!

That’s right! Once again, we have taken your input and feedback and put it to use in updating how we deliver for you and your clients. Just like the announcement on the 4th of Microsoft Office Enterprise, coming to Open Value Subscription on October 1st, based on your input and feedback, we are announcing the… Read more

Yes, you heard right… 50%* off the first year payment!

In last week’s “Partner Introduction to the NEW Microsoft Open Value Subscription Program” Live Meeting session, I discussed the “Up-To-Date” discount available through the new Open Value Subscription Program launching in March. This offer provides a discount up to 50%* off the Estimated Retail Price (Remember, I have to use Estimated Retail Prices since Partners… Read more

Announcing: Microsoft Security Essentials available FREE to Small Businesses in October!

Here is some great news for all of the small businesses out there from Microsoft that I am very happy to be able to tell you about! As we all know, small businesses are under incredible pressure to: Reduce operating costs Improve productivity Grow their business Do all of this in a very challenging economic… Read more

Business owners: Fire any consultant who tries to sell you Office 2003, especially Retail Box

  I post this because I actually saw a reseller earlier today trying to locate Office 2003 Retail Box product to sell to their customer.  If you are that customer and you read this, it may be time to find a new consultant!  Why?  Many, many, many reasons but it mostly comes down to one… Read more

Microsoft Action Pack – Too much? Too little?

So there have been several threads, Blogs, conversations, etc. around the Microsoft Action Pack, what it includes, is enough included, etc. in the recent days.  As always, I have been reading these thinking about them from the Partner side and the Microsoft side, what’s accurate, what’s hype, etc..  So let’s take a look at this… Read more