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Thomas Dawkins Introduces Microsoft Technical Communities

This article was originally posted June 15, 2012 on Cloud Services Roundtable. Thomas Dawkins Introduces Microsoft Technical Communities   While attending the Microsoft TechEd North America conference last week, I literally ran into Thomas Dawkins just wandering the floor. Thomas is a senior IT Pro Audience Marketing Manager at Microsoft. He is responsible for relationships…

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Len DiCostanzo Reports on Autotask Community Live 2012

This article was originally posted June 15, 2012 on Cloud Services Roundtable. Len DiCostanzo Reports on Autotask Community Live 2012   June 2012 – Orlando, FL – A buncha people gathered in Orlando for the Autotask Community Live conference. This is, of course, a very product-specific conference. Many of the panels were run by users….

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Mark Moreno Gives a Mid-Market Perspective on some SMB Events

This article was originally posted June 15, 2012 on Cloud Services Roundtable. Mark Moreno Gives a Mid-Market Perspective on some SMB Events   One of my favorite people in the SMB/MSP space is Mark Moreno from C & M Support Services. I think I first met Mark at the IT Pro Conference in New Orleans…

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Six Podcast Reports from New Orleans IT Pro Conference

This article was originally posted June 15, 2012 on Cloud Services Roundtable. Six Podcast Reports from New Orleans IT Pro Conference   June 2012 – New Orleans – Jeff Middleton’s IT Pro Conference was a great success last week. Two days of panels and discussions on the theme “Trusted Identity: Faith in a Technology World”…

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SMB Community Podcast Reports from the SMB 150 Banquet 2012

This article was originally posted May 18, 2012 on Cloud Services Roundtable. Reports from the SMB 150 Banquet 2012   May 16th – Los Angeles – SMB Nation put on a nice banquet to celebrate the 2nd Annual SMB 150 Influencers. This was a great event. To be honest, this event started for me about…

How to Convert 700 Clients to Managed Services Without Dropping Any

This article was originally posted May 18, 2012 on Cloud Services Roundtable. Freeday Friday May Podcast Posted – US / UK Edition   This program was recorded and is posted here.   How to Convert 700 Clients to Managed Services Without Dropping Any The US/UK Edition of Freeday Friday featured a kickoff question of whether it’s…

How to Customize Cloud Services for Medical and Other Verticals

This article was originally posted May 18, 2012 on Cloud Services Roundtable. Freeday Friday May Podcast Posted – Oceanic Edition   This program was recorded and is posted here.   Customizing Cloud Services for Medical and Other Verticals The “Down Under” edition of Freeday Friday featured a kickoff question about building a cloud package for the…

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Designing Successful Cloud Service Offerings With Microsoft SBS Essentials

This article was originally posted May 11, 2012 on Cloud Services Roundtable. Join me May 23rd for a free webinar: Designing Successful Cloud Service Offerings With Microsoft SBS Essentials. Looking for a great combination of tools and practices for moving your smallest clients to The Cloud? You’ve heard of SBS Essentials – But how do you…

Freeday Friday April US / UK Edition – Is SBS Essentials Right for My Business?

This article was originally posted April 20, 2012 on Cloud Services Roundtable. Freeday Friday April Podcast Posted – US / UK Edition   This program was recorded and is posted here.   Do I Really Need to Try to Sell SBS Essentials into My Client Base? We had a good show today (45 minutes). Four people…

Freeday Friday Oceanic Edition – Selling When You’re Not a Salesman

This article was originally posted April 19, 2012 on Cloud Services Roundtable. Freeday Friday Podcast Posted – Oceanic Edition   This program was recorded and is posted here.   How Do I sell if I’m Not a Salesman? We had a quick show today (35 minutes). Just a few questions. The kickoff question was, “How do…