Midmarket Silver partners pay better according to Redmond channel magazine

An interesting insight captured from the salary survey released by RCPMag is that Midmarket Silver Partners pay higher than their counterparts. Another interesting insight is that ISVs and System Integrators are roughly similar in what they pay while other partner categories trail significantly. You can read the whole article here: http://rcpmag.com/articles/2011/06/01/salary-survey-2011.aspx Jeff Loucks

IAMCP Advocates for change – Silver Partners get 25 SBS User CALs

This morning I received word back from the Microsoft Server and Cloud group that they will be increasing the number of Client Access Licenses given to Silver Partners to 25. Here is my initial case on behalf of partners: ~ Hello SBS team, As an advocate for the partner community I would like to point out a silly mistake in the partner benefits and elaborate a case for change. Keeping this short, it is better if partners install on SBS since it gets them up and running with a pile of MS technologies all at once in a best practices … Continue reading IAMCP Advocates for change – Silver Partners get 25 SBS User CALs

Exchange Server 2010 SP1 VHD Demo Download

Microsoft has published the Exchange 2010 SP1 Virtual Server for Download on a 60 trial activation. This gives administrators the ability to test drive the functionality before implementing the changes in a production environment. See the Download page here: Exchange 2010 SP1 VHD Program Details The evaluation period for this virtual machine image ends 180 days after the image has been activated. After the 180 days, the evaluation period is over and the image should be discarded.  For complete use-rights, please refer to the EULA contained within this evaluation package. · Do not redistribute this image. · Do not put … Continue reading Exchange Server 2010 SP1 VHD Demo Download

CRM Partner Demo Environment Download (4.0)

The CRM demo environment is set to expire on August 12th 2010. If you are looking for the latest VPC image it can be found on partner source at the following links: CRM 4 July 2010 VPC.part01.exe https://mbs.microsoft.com/fileexchange/?fileID=d4dc2e74-56ea-42a6-9138-3ac6cd6e1aad CRM 4 July 2010 VPC.part02.rar https://mbs.microsoft.com/fileexchange/?fileID=b893ee03-1a0c-4aec-8da9-6586a8efc9d0 CRM 4 July 2010 VPC.part03.rar https://mbs.microsoft.com/fileexchange/?fileID=42fce544-1b14-4e1a-a477-e04c56c51c39 CRM 4 July 2010 VPC.part04.rar https://mbs.microsoft.com/fileexchange/?fileID=385a09e6-d9ae-4991-bfb5-b028102e80d8 Jeff Loucks Available Technology