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Office without a LiveID
Okay so I still can activate an Office without a LiveID
Click on the box to indicate you have a key code
In the next screen enter the product key
You typically get this key from the keycard versions of Office
Last call for SBS 2011
So if you have action pack you are to be officially in the process of migrating off of Windows 7, SBS 2011 up to Windows 8 and Essentials.
Also for your clients you only have until about mid December to get SBS 2011 via OEM.
Remember that for your clients to take year end Sec 179 deduction (fully expense it) for the server and the software and your services, it needs to be placed in service by 12/31.
Why you want to skip the Silver small business competency
at least for the near future and stay with merely the Action pack subscription.
It appears that effective 11/1/2013 that Microsoft in their infinite wisdom decided to devalue the Silver small business competency in a huge huge way.
While Action pack subscribers get 10 bizcrit calls, Silver small business compentency partners get none.
That's right boys and girls, you spend the time passing the exams, you pay for the competency, you get a notice you can now tell everyone you are a Silver small business competency partner and you get ZERO bizcrit support cases for which to support your customer base.
In the fine print, effective 11/1 Silver small business competency folks get no bizcrit support hours.
As an action pack subscriber, I get 10 calls, but you as a Silver Small business competency partner apparently get none.
These are server down cases when Exchange is blowing up, you have a critical issue, and the server is down.
"Business-critical issues are defined as situations that involve...
Windows Server 2012 R2 backup autostarts after reboot
Just a fyi - I've seen several threads (and one private reporting) of this issue.
If you are seeing R2 kick a backup after a reboot as well can you let me know via email or via the comments section?
Unscheduled additional backups in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials:
"Whenever the server is re-started it immediately begins a Server Backup"
Windows Server 2012 R2 backup autostarts after reboot:
Surface 2 RT and Remote web access
Just a fyi - use normal IE (not metro), put the url in the trusted site zone and in compat mode and yes, an RT device can use RWW or RWA to log into a workstation
Yes, it's a hot pink touch keyboard… it's all they had in the Microsoft store, the black ones were sold out…
Trivia answer - cheapest way
I asked a question yesterday if you knew the cheapest way to buy SBS 4.0/4.5 with a competitive upgrade product…..
Answer: Artisoft LanTastic. Cost $60 as I recall. If you bought that, you could cut the price of SBS.
BackOffice SBS 4.5 Competitive/
Product Upgrade w/5 CALs
This upgrade is designed to give competitive and Windows NT Server users
a price break. The products qualified for the offer include: Microsoft
Windows NT Server version 3.x or 4.x, Novell NetWare, Novell
IntranetWare, Novell NetWare for Small Business, IBM LAN Server, Digital
Equipment Corporation PATHWORKS, Microsoft LAN Manager, Artisoft
LANtastic, Lotus Domino Intranet Starter Pack SCO Xenix, UNIX,
OpenServer or UnixWare, Sun Microsystems Solaris, Solaris X86 or SunOS,
Hewlett-Packard HP-UX, IBM AIX, Digital Equipment Corporation Ultrix,
OSF/1 or UNIX, SGI Irix
Tick tock time is running out… you can only buy SBS 2011 OEM until 12/31/2013
Trivia - what was the cheapest way
To purchase SBS 4.0 and sell it to your clients?
Hint - It was a competitive product you had to buy to get it as a cheap price… what was that product?
Tick tock countdown to 12/31 reminder
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