Archive for the ‘Cloud’ Category

Automation that a control panel should offer to CSPs and hosters

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

For Hosting Services Providers, there is nothing better than having a robust, yet simple control panel that makes Service providing an easy task.

With increasing updates from big names like Microsoft coming up every now and then, it is necessary for Control CSP Automation SolutionPanels to catch up on the trendy updates in time. For example, quite recently Microsoft has updated its CSP Direct billing requirements. Under this requirement, Microsoft tier 1 partners need to purchase a Microsoft support plan and they also need to demonstrate key capabilities that includes providing customer solution application and enable billing and provisioning infrastructure. If a partner is unable to meet these requirements they will have to switch to a reseller model that is selling through an indirect provider. With this in sight, automation platforms will have to make sure that their solutions enable partners to fulfill these requirements.

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New CSP Direct Bill Requirements

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

With the new Microsoft update in the news, CSPs have got to get a grip on the update in order to retain the CSP program. It’s time to rush and act upon the necessary actions in order to fulfill the Microsoft CSP Direct billing requirements in time. Here are a few details on how to maintain the Microsoft Cloud Service Provider Program and the latest Microsoft update.

The two plans

In general, there are two types of plans in order to facilitate the CSPs to meet their customers’ support needs.

  1. Microsoft Advanced Support for Partners
  2. Microsoft Premier Support for Partners

In the case of Microsoft Advanced Support for Partners, Microsoft provides support for fixing issues, resolving problems. In case of Microsoft Premier Support for Partners, Microsoft provides you with an ability to identify new areas of growth in the existing cloud-enabled services. In this way, new areas of revenue can be opened up in your business.

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SharePoint Hybrid – The Solution to your Cloud computing problems

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

“Cloud or on-premises?” this is one question IT companies often find themselves asking at one point. Most of the time, they end up taking the smart solution – Going Hybrid.

SharePoint Hybrid Content management is the core of every business. There is a dire need to have a content management system through which the creation, sharing, collaboration and storage of content can be centralized. A full fledge content management system is required to manage the above mentioned functionalities. However, there is no point having a cloud service if it can’t be handled smartly. Most of the times Hybrid is a more feasible solution for business today because of the innumerable benefits like:

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All you need to know about Reselling Microsoft Azure & Office 365

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

The best products of Cloud Services are in demand by all Cloud Service Platform Providers of today. Microsoft has excelled in this domaireselling Microsoft Azure and Office 365n as it offers a wide variety of Cloud Service Products like Azure and Office 365 and made their reselling easier for Cloud Service Providers. By reselling these services, not only Cloud Service Providers get a good profit but also get customer satisfaction from the consumer’s feedback. Microsoft has easy and affordable pricing plans introducing you to pay-as-you-go model.

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Reasons Why You Should Consider Moving to Azure in 2018

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Microsoft Azure in 2018

The sole purpose of the introduction of Cloud services to business had been: to mitigate the overhead of establishing a full fledge infrastructure and its maintenance. In 2018, there are many options for businesses, like Microsoft Azure, Open Stack, Google Cloud Platform etc, when it comes to cloud computing. Businesses tend to go for hybrid solutions, if not one sole provider of IaaS. But in reality, Microsoft has developed its cloud services so versatile and cost effective with its Azure Cloud Computing services that it has become one of the most competent players in the market. Let’s have a closer look.

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Recover Deleted Site Collections In SharePoint Online

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

How to restore/recover SharePoint Online Site Collections?

In SharePoint Online, If any of your Site Collections deleted accidentally Or intentionally and later on for some reasons you need to recover your deleted site even list or list items from SharePoint. Don’t worry, it is still possible to recover all your data. Removed sites moved to SharePoint Tenant Admin recycle bin and from where it can be recovered or can be deleted permanently.

The default retention period for any item is 93 days.

Sites deleted will remain in the SharePoint Tenant Admin Center’s recycle bin for 30 days. And from here you can recover your removed site collection.

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Office365 Selling & Billing Made Easy with MachPanel WHMCS Integration

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

MachPanel WHMCS billing functionality for Cloud Services

Today we are glad to announce that MachPanel accelerates by offering automated provisioning of Microsoft CSP product that enables WHMCS billing system. A recommended validation solution that provides best management of most widely used billing system i.e. WHMCS and integrates with all types of MachPanel Hosted Products i.e. Microsoft CSP, Exchange, Skype for Business (Lync), SharePoint, CRM and Hyper-V to extend customer management, billing and invoicing functionality.

If the Service Provider has already deployed WHMCS it’s easier to bill your client with MachPanel WHMCS Module.

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SharePoint Site Collections granular backups

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

How to Backup SharePoint Site Collection automatically using PowerShell. !

Site Collections backup can be initiated using the Central Admin Site but in order to have something automated with periodic bases along with notifications need a scripted flow to cover all the requirements.

SharePoint offers a way to perform backups at site collection level using “Backup-SPSite” command. This procedure is designed to take an exact copy of a SharePoint Site and in that case no data will be lost, changed and transformed., the backup file generated more or less as a SQL dump (per-site-bases) of  SharePoint content database. It maintains the GUID of every object, except the GUID of the root site. when backup is restored, SharePoint generates a new GUID for the site collection.

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 – CRM (on-premises) and Multi-tenancy

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Dynamics CRM offers a rich set of capabilities that allow companies to implement robust solutions to cover complicated business requirements. Dynamics 365/CRM streamline processes and increase profitability specially in your sales and marketing divisions. It’s an enterprise business solution that helps organizations to take care of their customers management life cycle.

Multi-tenancy in Dynamics CRM :

Multi-tenancy refers to a pattern in software architecture where a single instance of the software runs on a server(s), serving multiple client-organizations/tenants.

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Value added tax (VAT) on Dynamics CRM invoices

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Dynamics CRM Invoicing  – A better way to handle VAT (value added tax)

Dynamics CRM is a Customer Relationship Management System., and handling billing related operations with CRM is really a complex and tricky job because its not an accounting/billing system !  though CRM system does offer a basic invoicing flow but sometimes complex system customization is required in CRM to cover the complete billing life cycle.

We have a requirement in one of our Dynamics CRM / “Dynamics 365 for Sales” setup to add a handling in invoice entity form that will calculate VAT amount based on provided percentage value by billing / sales department.

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