No one should sell Exchange online Plan 1 or SharePoint Online Plan 1 to their customer

One of the most popular Office 365 plans that many partners are selling is Exchange Online Plan 1.   For just US$4/AU$5.60 per user per month, customers get 50GB of secure and reliable business-class mailbox, web-based access and outlook client on mobile devices, anti-malware, anti-spam protection etc. The best part is that partners and customers…

Azure News - Week 2

Azure Active Directory Domain Services to add new, higher-priced tier Pricing | Azure Active Directory Domain Services webpage Starting January 1, 2017, Azure Active Directory Domain Services will introduce a high-level tier for directories with 100,000–500,000 objects. Usage will show on your bill under “S3 Domain Services (Hours).” Currently, Azure Active Directory Domain Services has…

Citrix NetScaler Series: Part 11 - NetScaler Insight (User Experience Monitoring)

Another of my favourite features is NetScaler Insight. Insight is a monitoring and analytics solution. The reason I’ve included it in this series is because it can be a significant benefit to a partner embarking on, or already hosting, a mobility platform including DaaS.   The importance of networking is often underestimated by partners who aren’t…

Citrix NetScaler Series - Part 10: Features Deep Dive - Content Switching

Content Switching is Layer 7 Load Balancing. Content switching can be used to distribute traffic across multiple back-end servers based on host-headers, device type, language, cookie and layer 3-4 data. This feature can be very useful for multi-tenant solutions hosting web services including SharePoint or Exchange. A Content Switch is a virtual server that can…

Azure News - Week 1

Four integrated services for Microsoft Operations Management Suite now available Microsoft Operations Management Suite now offers four new integrated services for a complete Azure-based management solution: Insights & Analytics Automation & Control Security & Compliance, and Protection & Recovery Update Management, part of Automation & Control, is now generally available and gives time estimates as…