How do I plan and transition a customers Microsoft online services tenant to Microsoft CSP?

Microsoft CSP is a licensing model and program first announced at WPC 2014 as an evolution of the  Syndication program. Microsoft CSP is designed so that partners can own the full scale management of the customer life cycle. Unlike the Microsoft Open program, CSP is optimised for the reselling of Microsoft online services. CSP customers…

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 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…

AC3 Transforms from Traditional MSP to MSI

Partner enablement ensures successful business transformation for AC3     Many enterprises are now shifting away from the single service integrator model and are looking towards a multi-provider model or ‘broker of services’ to improve service levels, maintain competitive price structures, and enable access to specialist vendors and technologies.   How Multi-Sourcing Service Integrators (MSIs)…

Going Digital in 2016

Working on information management projects for the last 13 years I have seen a lot of change in technology, from humble intranets and document solutions on SharePoint Portal Server 2003, through to the large array of services on Office 365.  I think most people will agree that the capability we have today far exceeds our…