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Did you know that Microsoft Office 365 is the fasted growing solution in the technology field right now?

You can no longer deny now is exactly the time to invest forward in the Office 365 community. As a popular emerging solution, Office 365 has a steep learning curve. It is more complex than you think. The THE 2015 Fall Conference is dedicated to your technical and business success and focuses on best practices provided by experts. Leave with immediate and impactful Office 365 knowledge you can use now.

As a bonus, the Office 365 conversation is supplemented by Windows 10 and Azure focus areas.

THE 2015 Fall Conference website contains all the information you need to plan your attendance. Visit fall2015.smbnation.com to find out everything you need to know for your participation at the THE 2015 Fall Conference.

Be sure to take advantage of our early bird special pricing, payment plan and remember our money-back guarantee. To register please visit fall2015.smbnation.com. The dates are October 2-4, 2015. The location is Microsoft Redmond.

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Harry Brelsford and Patrick Houston will help MSPs, CSPs shorten the sales cycle SMB Nation Webinar 12-1 p.m. August 13, 2015 Lead generation in the average organization might resemble this: Marketing professionals feed high-quality leads to sales, and sales professionals "sell" into the customer opportunity and close the deal. At the top of the sales process, procuring leads is vital to success. It’s not always an easy process, as many MSPs and CSPs are not naturally skilled at lead generation. SMB Nation is offering this week's academic webinar, "Using an expert system to generate high-...
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Introducing BizTechXperts — Showcase Your Smarts, Win New Customers, All from the Comfort of Your Inbox
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By Patrick Houston, Editor-in-Chief, SMB Nation Today’s business marketplace is presenting you with a gi-normous business opportunity. And, now, you can tap it from the comfortable confines of your email inbox. Literally. Interested? Then, say hello to BizTechXperts.com, a brand new property officially launching at CompTIA 2015 ChannelCon this week in Chicago. BizTechXperts, a joint venture between Harry Brelsford's SMB Nation and my own MediaArchiTECHs,  is devoted to helping businesses choose the technologies on which they live and breath, but in a unique way — by providing one-to-...
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I did a FUBAR with a “Foo” Email!
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Several thousand of you have received an email from me the past several days with the Subject Line of “foo” and the body text of “foobar” from me. Here is the back story and the benefit. What started out as a learning exercise inside Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Online turned into a FUBAR. I created a marketing list. Then I set the list to dynamic instead of static. I clicked Next a few times in the marketing list setup wizard and created a test email with the subject line “foo” and the text “foobar.” Then I clicked Finish and emails started going out via my Outlook client in Office 365. OMG...
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Windows 10 and Windows Willy
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How do you efficiently communicate yesterday’s Windows 10 launch to a readership that’s probably overwhelmed with Win10 talk nonstop? I’m not going to try and compete with the hamster wheel news cycle! Rather, I’ll provide you my analysis wrapped into appropriate context. And I’ll weave in the insights of Windows Willy! All things considered, Windows 10 is the release everyone needs. OEMs need to sell devices. MSPs and partners need a reason for being in the eyes of the client. Microsoft needs a hit. I’d offer Windows 10 delivers in spades and if for no other reason than it’s not Windows 8....
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SMB Nation Webinar: Lync, Skype and Skype for Business
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What’s the difference and why should we care? The portfolio of options for business communication solutions is bursting at the seams, yet it often feels more difficult than ever to find the solution that’s best suited for each business. Microsoft’s rebranding of Lync and introduction of Skype for Business affected the entire community of users and Microsoft partners as business and personal communication tools mixed and integrated. This shift has created a new ecosystem filled with both dangers and opportunities. Join SMB Nation and Greg Plum from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 30 to learn...
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WPC Wrap
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I’ll take one last look back at the recently completed Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) held in mid-July in Orlando, Fla. Then it’s forward to the future. First the fun, and then the facts. As usual, it was non-stop merriment clouded only by the summer humidity. As always, there were too many parties to attend. I didn’t have to pay for nourishment for nearly a week as I ate my way through the WPC party circuit! The party scene is worth the price of admission alone and not just for the fun. I’d offer it’s where relationships start, strengthen and legends are born. I often say th...
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Pinpoint perfection for Microsoft Pinpoint: Join Nurture Marketing at WPC for ‘Winning with words’
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The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference is less than three days away, and presenters and attendees alike are gearing up for the annual event. This year, Nurture Marketing will provide a standout session on the newly redesigned Microsoft Pinpoint platform, “Winning with words—how to capture customers online and convert them with Pinpoint,” at 3:30 p.m. July 13 in N310H. Presenter Eric Rabinowitz, Nurture Marketing CEO, will share search ranking criteria and tips for maximum long-term lead capture. Attendees will also hear from Jeff Goldstein, Queue Associates World Wide managing director,...
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MSFT hires one, fires 7,800 = 7,799 Net
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Welcome to Christmas in July. It’s like clockwork: With the start of Fiscal 2016, heaps of Microsoft minions have been axed. Early today, Microsoft announced 7,800 layoffs worldwide, primarily related to the Nokia mobile phone business. It makes sense, as the new CEO Satya Nadella found Ballmer’s legacy telecom tattoo to be repugnant and outside his vision for a new Microsoft. Believe it or not – I support Microsoft’s right-sizing strategy as it’s still too top heavy with people running around having meetings to plan for more meetings. Throw in the new efficiencies associated with cloud comput...
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