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…

Move your customer's Office 365 Syndication tenants to CSP today!

Microsoft is ending the Syndication program, with June 30th being the date set for the end of the Syndication program. Office 365 Syndication partners around the world are now actively migrating customers into CSP and onto the standard Office 365 platform. This enables partners to quickly and easily take ownership of their customers' entire cloud…

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…

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…

Citrix NetScaler Series – Part 8: Features Deep Dive – Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB)

Global Server Load Balancing manages traffic across multiple network entry points or data centres. For example, GSLB would distribute traffic across two or more data centres (active-active) or initiate automated data centre failover in a DR scenario (active-passive). GSLB can also direct traffic based on geo-location information, providing the best user experience.  For example, if…