MS Online – POP3 simple migration guide

Whilst aimed at US partners of course (as the service is only live in the US at present) I think Australian partners investigating MS Online will be interested in this post from the MS Online product team blog: It gives a whole bunch of ‘next level’ insight into how the trials will work (in…



From the Software enabled Earth blog: " Today, Microsoft announced the new Hyper-Green site which shows how virtualization technologies can help you reduce your carbon footprint, reduce energy, reduce cooling, and of course save some money as well.  The site includes of a set of tools available designed to help you and your organization quantify…


Free Local IDC Paper on the ICT Industry in Australia

We commissioned this IDC report just for our Australian partners. It’s a short but really useful summary of the Australian economy from the perspective of the ICT industry. Let me know what you think !


Quest migration products work with BPOS

This is really good to see: "SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., November 17, 2008 – Quest Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: QSFT) today announced that two of its popular migration products support Microsoft’s newly-launched Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS). Both Notes Migrator for Exchange and GroupWise Migrator for Exchange can now migrate email and information from their respective platforms…


MS Online Launches in the US

"SAN FRANCISCO — Nov. 17, 2008 — Today, at a launch event in San Francisco, Stephen Elop, president of the Microsoft Business Division at Microsoft Corp., was joined by customers and partners to announce the availability of Microsoft Exchange Online and Microsoft SharePoint Online for businesses of all sizes in the United States. These subscription…


Wattyl and Silverlight – nice work team OBS !

Via the PTS IW team:   Nice simple application on the face of it but a good piece of work from OBS.


Special Event for Australian Partners : The Economy & the IT Market – What it means for your Business & your Customers!

What do the experts have to say about the economy? Microsoft Financing has invited industry experts, Robert Gottliebsen, Jean Marc Annonier and Tracey Fellows to speak at this 1.5 hour session delivering valuable insight into current economic environment and what this means for you and the IT Industry! Find out more and register today.


Getting Ready for BPOS Launch – simple steps for Australian partners

I’m getting quite a few questions as expected from partners on what they can do today to get ready for our BPOS launch. We are working on event plans etc to help do some deep dives but all you need to get started is already available online. I’d suggest the following courses in the PLC…


BPOS – Online Training Courses

Following our announcements last week, I’ve had lots more questions from partners on the MS Online and BPOS offerings. As we said last week, the fundamentals for partners are the same and thus the worldwide online training is definitely useful and applicable. I checked in the Partner Learning Centre to see which courses are available,…