Archive for the ‘CSP’ Category

Latest Microsoft Azure Updates | A Guide to Unlock CSP Benefits

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Microsoft CSPs Alert: Microsoft has announced Azure updates for Microsoft CSP program for more CSP benefits. These features, which we’ll be telling in a minute, are now Live!

With more innovations in digital technologies, CSPs always are in need for a breakthrough that can provide them with cutting-edge benefits with no compromise on service delivery. To get more value, organizations want more managed services and value-added IP offerings. Microsoft customers rely on Microsoft Partners and CSP organizations for services and expert skills required to accelerate in this era of digital transformation.

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All You Need to Know about the New Microsoft Partner Agreement for CSP partners

Friday, October 25th, 2019

The latest Microsoft Partner Agreement is the talk of the town. Guess CSPs all over the world are eager to know what Microsoft has mentioned this time. The latest obligations have to be accepted by all organizations under the CSP program no later than January 31st, 2020 to stay onboard with the Microsoft CSP program.

Microsoft has proposed the agreement based on a few valid reasons like simplifying the contracting procedure, clarifying and distinguishing roles and responsibilities in reference to regulatory requirements and to ensure there’s transparency for Microsoft and Microsoft partner network.

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An insight into container security concerns with Azure Security Center

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Container Security has been the biggest concern in the cloud with more and more applications moving to the cloud with exciting services and offers for clients. Azure Security Center has brought forth various security features for containers like Docker recommendations and CIS benchmark for container security compliance. In this regard, Azure Security Center benefits in detecting and mitigating security threats in real-time cloud environments. There are a two main container security concerns in container environments. Let’s have a look at them.

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Good News for CSPs: Microsoft has announced the public preview of Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) and it’s just awesome as expected

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

For all the CSPs out there: Here’s good news. Microsoft has announced a public preview of its Windows Virtual Desktop which features cross-devices multi-session windows 10 along with Office 365 ProPlus virtual desktop experience. Now Cloud Service Providers can extend their services and offer the benefits of Desktop as a service to their clients. Not only Windows Virtual Desktop offers a simplified experience for management, but also supports Windows Server Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and apps. An Active Azure subscription is all you require to get your hands on this preview. Sounds interesting? We have more for you. Businesses can run multiple windows 10 sessions over a single virtual machine.

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Remote Desktop Services (RDS) 2019 with Windows Server 2019 – what’s new?

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Remote Desktop Services (RDS) 2019 has been released that is built over the strong foundation on Remote Desktop Services (RDS) 2016. Not only it promises rapid deployment, it also gives customers the opportunity to leverage enhancements. Available with Windows Server 2019, it is the most optimal version of all RDS released till now. Not only that, but it also promises improvement in administrative and client experience.

Remote Desktop Service 2019 has put forth innovation that revolves around three areas: simplify IT management, improved security and User experience. Let’s have a look at these three areas one by one:

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Become a CSP partner and increase profitability

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

CSP business is quite popular these days. Having a CSP Partner business is not only profitable; it is also sustainable over time. The cloud is the next big thing in business landscape.  In CSP Partner Program, CSPs sell services related to Office 365 and Azure by setting their own margins and profits. The MicrosoftCSP partner CSP Partner program allows for directly managing customers entire lifecycle and utilize the built-in tools to directly manage and support customer relationship.

The Two Programs

CSPs work directly with Microsoft to resell the services to customers. There are two methods by which CSPs can resell services. First is the Direct Method and other is the Indirect Method. Let’s explain the two one by one

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Unlocking the benefits of Microsoft O365 and Azure

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

The latest trend in approaching the Cloud is gaining popularity with each passing year. More and more business are shifting to the cloud and taking benefits of the Cloud Backbone. Not only cloud provides a decent and reliable infrastructure but it also provides long-term business benefits.

Microsoft O365 and Azure

Cloud Providers take benefits from Microsoft directly and resell their services from Office 365 and Azure. Both these products offer a lot more services that CSPs perceive at the time of subscription. Given below are a few distinct ways to use these products and benefit your business.

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Evolution of Cloud and what to expect from future

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Ever since the cloud has gained popularity and become a core aspect for business, its evolution and Evolution of Cloud Computinggrowth is in the limelight. What should be the ultimate goal of cloud computing. Previously, Cloud was thought of as the new centralized data center but, so far, it has evolved as a whole Platform As a Service. Not only that, the eventual strategy of cloud adoptions of big names in the cloud, like Microsoft, became the shifting and moving of line-of-business application to the cloud platform. But after all these years of fiddling with cloud development and fine-tuning business strategies, the verdict holds: Hybrid cloud is the future.

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Reminder to act: Deadline for Microsoft CSP billing requirement is fast approaching

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Microsoft’s deadline for CSPs, to fulfill the announced requirements a few months back, and is just around the corner now. As soon as the requirements were announced back in May 2018, hype was created amongst the Microsoft CSP community in order to take steps to fulfill the requirements. CSPs all over the world started to make changes in their setup and settle those Microsoft CSP Billing requirements into their systems. Here is an overview of the basic requirements that need to be fulfilled.

  1. Purchase a Microsoft Support plan
  2. Provide at least one managed service, IP service, or customer solution application
  3. Enable billing and provisioning infrastructure

Keeping in view of the above mentioned Microsoft CSP Direct Billing requirements, the Microsoft Direct Partners need to scale their infrastructure in order to retain their status as Tier 1 CSP and continue to work directly with Microsoft. Failing to abide by these Microsoft CSP Billing conditions will lead the CSP Tier 1 partners to the level of Indirect Cloud Service Providers. The time limit for the fulfillment of these criterions is August 31st, 2018. After that, subscription of CSPs shall not be renewed with Tier 1 status.

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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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