HP and Microsoft extend strategic alliance – with new opportunities for MS and HP partners

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2010/jan10/01-13InfToAppPR.mspx “PALO ALTO, Calif. and REDMOND, Wash. — Jan. 13, 2010 — HP and Microsoft Corp. today announced a three-year agreement to invest $250 million to significantly simplify technology environments for businesses of all sizes. The companies plan to deliver new solutions that will do the following: •Be built on a next-generation infrastructure-to-application model •Advance…


Windows Azure for MS Partners

Great post from Steve Clayton with a bunch of links to get partners info quickly. Watch this space – 2010 will be a big year for Azure and will create brand new business opportunities for MS Partners. http://blogs.msdn.com/stevecla01/archive/2009/12/21/windows-azure-for-microsoft-partners.aspx  


Simplifying Cloud Services

With such a plethora of definitions, options and understandings of the broad IT term ‘cloud’ we’ve just launched a new worldwide site to bring our offerings together – with information laid out in simple terms with content categorised by role. www.microsoft.com/cloudservices


BPOS Worldwide Announcements

We’ve just made some important announcements around availability (in new markets) and pricing for BPOS. You can read the detail here on the official press release and more on the official Online Services blog. Note that given the local alliance with Telstra, Australian partners should wait for specific local information from Telstra on any further…


Outlook 2003 and Exchange Online – beta announcement

“In response to customer feedback, the Microsoft Online Services engineering team is developing the Outlook 2003 Connector. This is an Outlook add-in that will enable customers to use Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 to access all the features of Exchange Online. This includes free/busy information when setting up meetings, and the ability to access your organization’s…


MS Online goes live on Telstra T-Suite

Today we made the announcement that BPOS is now available for customers through Telstra’s T-Suite portal. This is of course an important milestone for partners keen to get old involved in the MS Online space. Lots of discussion and information will be going on at partner conference on the Gold coast. Remember to join the…


Interested in MS Online and going to partner conference ?

If so then you’ll be interested in these roundtables that Kathryn Saducas is running with Telstra: “You’re invited to attend Roundtable Sessions at APC The roundtable sessions with Telstra and Microsoft will provide you the opportunity to connect with Telstra executives and Microsoft to learn more about Microsoft Online Services and engaging with Telstra. The…


Exchange 2010 RC is available for download

RC=release candidate=just about done http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/2010/en/us/try-it.aspx The key release themes, to help you position to your customers, are as follows: Flexible and Reliable Anywhere Access Protection and Compliance You can get the product overview here: http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/2010/en/us/overview.aspx


Allison Watson on MS Online in Asia

Allison Watson, our worldwide leader for the partner ecosystem was interviewed recently in Singapore on the topic of S+S and adoption rates expected in Asia. http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/software/0,39044164,62056650,00.htm There is no question we are expecting strong take up in Australia as we ramp up availability of MS Online through Telstra (news on launch coming soon) and it…


Azure and interactive maps demonstrator

With much momentum behind one part of our overall S+S strategy (namely BPOS/Microsoft Online), partners will in addition begin to see more momentum building on the ‘cloud OS’ side of the equation, namely Azure. I’ve just seen this announced internally as an example of some of the real world applications going up on the Azure…