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Why I'm Pissed at Microsoft!
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Some weeks it feels like it’s always something. With the end of the Microsoft fiscal year upon us, there are, at least for SMB Nation, renewal deadlines upon us. For example we have to renew our Office 365 E3 partner plan as part of the Action Pack membership level. Understood.


But what I didn’t understand was how my pivot from Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online to the hosted version would trigger a one-month payment penalty. Let me explain.

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MSP's Brexit Strategy

   

I’m not going to define the EU or the UK “Brexit” as this trending topic is handled much better in other forums such as Real Clear Politics. Rather I want to use the Brexit concept as a teaching moment for our SMB Nation community.


Personal Story

As you know, so goes SMB tech, so goes SMB Nation. I underestimated the impact of the Windows Small Business Server end-of-life (EOL) announcement at this exact time three years ago (actually early July 2013). While we were already pivoting to other business models such as Office 365 Nation, the MSP exodus from the Microsoft Partner SBS community was stunning. It was nothing short of a niche collapse.

So my “BrelsfordExit” (get it) has been to look at other tech opportunities above and beyond Microsoft’s solutions including Big Data, Predictive Analytics and online sales tax calculation solutions. Tongue-in-cheek, I mocked the “Brexit” story earlier this week as I’ve traveled home to Alaska for a long weekend (that be my summer vacation) and recounted how Alaska was in fact its own sovereign territory at one point. Given the fierce independent mentality up here, it would NOT be hard to start a right-of-center secessionist movement.

Your Story
Now let’s get serious.

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WEBINAR ALERT: PST Migrations! 
June 30th Webinar Sign-up! 
  A few quick hitters around the SMB partner community I thought you might enjoy. I liken this to start-up news as you too can start-up the next great thing! Mastering the Migration Series: Shift those PSTs to the Cloud with Confidence!
Personal archives - more widely known as PSTs - have long been a support, storage, information governance and eDiscovery nightmare for many enterprises. A switch to Microsoft Office 365 - with its large storage capacity, access anywhere service and centralized search and eDiscovery - is the perfect opportunity to eliminate this outdated way of providing a mailbox ‘overspill’ facility. Migrating PSTs, however, creates some huge headaches - especially in organizations that have many thousands of PSTsShow more...
Mastering the Migration Series: Shift those PSTs to the Cloud with Confidence!
Personal archives - more widely known as PSTs - have long been a support, storage, information governance and eDiscovery nightmare for many enterprises. A switch to Microsoft Office 365 - with its large storage capacity, access anywhere service and centralized search and eDiscovery - is the perfect opportunity to eliminate this outdated way of providing a mailbox ‘overspill’ facility. Migrating PSTs, however, creates some huge headaches - especially in organizations that have many thousands of PSTs...

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Help Pick Workshop Cities! 
Whew! That was a long haul. We’ve just completed nine (9) cities in the first six months of 2016 for our Office 365/Windows 10 roadshow across the US. Jenny and Grant did the heavy lifting (THANK YOU!) and the technical content was universally adored.We’d offer that, in the immediate SMB partner community, we are the MOST TECHNICAL workshops in market!



By-the-numbers
We hosted more one-day workshops in 1h2016...

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June 26, 2016
Issue 10-48

 
 
 
   
 


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