Partner Area Lead – 2012

Last week there was a blog post on the official Microsoft UK SBSC blog announcing the SMB Partner Area Leads for 2012. They are Robert Gibbons of Think4 IT Solutions Guy Gregory from The Final Step me! So the first question most people ask is…”What is a PAL”? There is a really good description on

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Community Is More Important Than Ever

As well as the recent death of Small Business Server there has been a lot of concern about what will happen to the Small Business Specialist Community as a whole. Especially against the backdrop of the replacement of the SBSC designation with the shiny new Small Business Competency and the fact that community participation has

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Goodbye Small Business Server

On 5th July Microsoft announced licensing details for Windows Server 2012 and the biggest piece of news for anyone that works with Small Business Server is this: Will there be a next version of Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard? No. Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard, which includes Exchange Server and Windows server component

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Community looks great on the CV

I had a hard time thinking of a title for this post and I’m not entirely sure if it’s applicable…but it’ll do! Yesterday I read a post called “Dropping my MVP” The post from David Woods who was until very recently an MVP in developer security. David isn’t happy with his experience of the MVP

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SBS 2008, Windows Update and BITS

Just following on from my last post about SBS 2008 setup hanging while expanding and installing files. I mentioned in the last post that since it appeared to be Windows Update causing the problem I was hoping the update got stuck would be downloaded again when I manually ran the updates. So I started the

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