Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft O365’

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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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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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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