Plenty of our MSPmentor Top 501 MSPs use Microsoft (MSFT) tools such as Dynamics, Systems Center and Intune in their own businesses. So here's our (nearly) weekly roundup of what's going on with the Redmond software giant.
A data backup and disaster recovery plan must preserve what is most important, and if you are an MSP offering BDR that means preserving your customers’ businesses which means preserving their data. Securing that data and recovering it fast makes you a hero in a disaster’s aftermath.
If LogMeIn (LOGM) was worried at all about lasting negative sentiment after it unplugged its LogMeIn Free service a few weeks ago, it didn’t show during the company’s earnings call with analysts last week. CEO Michael Simon told financial analysts that the company’s collaboration cloud grew in a big way during the fourth quarter. How fast did it grow? And what did Simon say about LogMeIn Free users? We’ll fill you in.
What have MSPs been thinking and writing about in the last week? We took a look at managed service provider blogs all around the internet and found some perspectives on Microsoft’s (MSFT) new CEO Satya Nadella, alerts about new spam-related security threats, an explainer on Microsoft licensing, plus lots of tips on everything from migrating to Google Apps (GOOG) to persuading users that yes, it's time to migrate off of Windows XP.
Remote monitoring and management provider Continuum is offering a free migration to its backup and disaster recovery (BDR) platform to managed service providers who use Zenith Infotech’s BDR devices. The offer is designed to save these MSPs on costs to switch platforms amid questions about Zenith Infotech’s future viability. Here are the details
You’ve probably heard by now that Microsoft’s new CEO is Satya Nadella. We've rounded up some of the more interesting coverage about Nadella, his new role and other details following his appointment. We’ll also take a look at some of the other job changes at Microsoft. Plus there's more tools news about Hyper-V, Sharepoint and more. Read all about it here.
Cloud-based recovery-as-a-service provider Axcient this week announced that it is expanding its offerings with a virtual appliance that lets organizations protect data locally and replicate it to the cloud without buying new onsite hardware.
Axcient’s physical appliance is a cornerstone of the company’s core architecture, but the new virtual appliance opens up many new possibilities for partners and customers, according to CEO Justin Moore.
Are your sales efforts stuck in a Groundhog Day-like rut? Does it seem like this winter is not EVER going to end (that it’s going to be cold, it’s going to be grey and it’s going to last you the rest of your life?) Are you having a Ned Ryerson moment? Well here’s a fresh spring breeze of sales inspiration to clear out the stale air and get those prospects growing again. We’ve got insights for you on how to cultivate powerful customer testimonials, avoid heated price negotiations and more.
Microsoft (MSFT) today named Satya Nadella as CEO and member of the board of directors effective immediately. Chairman Bill Gates will step down from his role heading the board and remain as a board member with the additional titles of founder and technology adviser, the company announced.
Will Satya Nadella be named Microsoft's new CEO, and if so, what will that mean for Microsoft partners and users? Plus, Microsoft plans to bury Windows XP in April, but the OS is apparently gaining market share, leading to the question: Will users XP to rise from the dead?
What’s new in the world of MSP blogs? What are our readers blogging about? This week we will take a look at 2014’s IT security threats and defenses, opinions and recommendations around Microsoft and Google products, and mourn the loss of LogMeIn Free even as we look at alternatives to the remote control software product. Plus, we offer some kudos to one MSP and look at some job openings at a few others.
As we continue to wait for the white smoke to rise from Microsoft’s secret board room conclave, indicating the appointment of a new CEO, there's still plenty of other news out of the Redmond software giant. Here’s a round up of Microsoft developments of interest to IT and MSPs in the last week.
Looking for free alternatives to LogMeIn (LOGM)? LogMeIn’s announcement that it would pull the plug on the free version of its remote control software created a frenzy among those who have used it to support small groups of users remotely. With that in mind, we’ve put together this list of free remote control software.