Free licence options - Business Essentials and E1 - and heavily discounted Business Premium, E3, and E5 to be available
Microsoft have been busy updating Azure over the past few weeks with everything from the search service to cost management seeing improvements - discover the updates here:
February was a big month for Microsoft Office 365 as it introduces much-needed features into its iOS and Mac applications as well as Teams.
Microsoft's new Dynamics 365 allows for businesses to have more control over their marketing than ever before
We take a deep dive into the latest Microsoft Office 365 updates from January as well as February.
Discover the latest Power BI Desktop updates this February 2018. With major updates to Power BI's reporting and analytics, this update is not one to miss.
With 2018 well underway, the latest Microsoft Teams update only prove further how much of a rival to Slack the collaboration tool really is.
The Office 365 teamwork hub helps improve collaboration and progress projects more quickly and efficiently
Ian Hill, Vuzion Channel Education Business Manager, to represent Vuzion at Microsoft's Global Education Partner Summit
Vuzion is a sponsor at Microsoft Partner Days, 5-6 February, Twickenham - come and see us on stand 10!
Initially announced in July 2017, v9 of Dynamics 365 is considered the biggest update in the product's history.
Vuzion’s Channel Education Business Manager, Ian Hill, looks forward to attending Bett, at the ExCeL, London
Discover the latest updates for Microsoft Office 365.
Take a look at the January updates for Microsoft's Azure.
Read Microsoft's latest updates for Power BI.
Services Vuzion delivered or white-labelled, and based on Azure as the cloud platform for the modern business
Microsoft has been making significant investment to help drive Azure take-up and profitability for partners
January 2018 updates for Microsoft's Enterprise Mobility + Security.
Microsoft are performing reboots of Virtual Machine hosts in Azure. Check out our blog to discover how to check the status of your VMs.
From hybrid cloud, to AI, and security - 2018 will see new areas to watch as well as a continuation of some key in 2017
Central to Microsoft's 'Intelligent Communications' vision is that Skype for Business will be absorbed into Teams
Microsoft Connections, Listings, Invoicing, and Office 365 Business Centre - helping organisations grow their business
Enhanced security features included, plus updates to Microsoft Flow, Mile IQ, StaffHub
Selective Publish for apps , guest user distribution with AD B2B, and Premium workspace management included
Updates range from new Azure policy features to ACS shutdown news, networking and DNS updates
Including MacOS support for conditional access, Azure AD classic portal retirement, InTune device & app management news
Wingtip Toys wants to use cloud identity for new applications developed in Azure – mindful of potential impact on users
Bringing together Office 365, Windows 10 and EM+S, Business edition has been created for SMEs with up to 300 users
Following on from my blogs on storage, I will be using a real-life case to look at identity in the Microsoft cloud
Including enhancements to Table and Matrix visuals, cell-level formatting, Impala and Windows Authentication
Will Jones starts by looking at the four types of replication, before going on to access and then considering security and master keys
We delve into the latest announcements from the October/November period, as well as a summary of the most eye-catching recent updates.
“Digital transformation is not a technology deployment or an IT exercise, it’s a people exercise”
Updates include to Photos, Mixed Reality, Microsoft Edge, Gaming, My People, for Cortana requests, and to enhance security
The programme will replace some of the Dynamics products, beginning with Dynamics 365 and incorporating Dynamics NAV
Some Skype for Business features are already available in Teams - we look at the roadmap for introducing the rest of the capabilities
Updates are announced for Office.com, LinkedIn, Outlook for Mobile, OneDrive Files on Demand, and Planner
Businesses are increasingly realising that there’s now only just over six months until GDPR comes into force
One of the first services to come online in Azure, Azure Storage has undergone fairly big changes over the years
What’s the best way to get a high volume of files into Azure - the scalable, durable, highly available cloud storage solution?
Incorporating educational forums and activities delivered by independent GDPR consultants from Cybercrowd
Offering an inspired vision of the digital business of tomorrow, with the tangible advice you need to drive business forward today
With Microsoft ending support for Outlook 2007 on 10 October 2017, Outlook 2007 users will need to update to a more recent version
Microsoft seems to have taken particular care in enhancing group experiences, be this through collaborative team projects or presentations.
Announced at last month’s Microsoft Ignite, the phasing out of Skype for Business, to be absorbed into Microsoft Teams
The event saw a number of announcements and seminars in front of a gathering of the largest community of ERP and CRM partners.
There were 4 key updates announced as part of EM+S and a number of reveals made at the hotly anticipated Microsoft Ignite 2017 conference.
September was a busy month for Azure product announcements as industry experts descended on Orlando for the Microsoft Ignite sessions.
Orlando welcomed more than 25,000 partners and customers from around the world to hear about Microsoft’s latest developments.
Microsoft announces the impending launch of Microsoft 365 F1, designed to empower firstline workers.
Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of Cloud & Enterprise, delivered a keynote speech outlining Azure advances
Microsoft Teams - an easier and more efficient means of collaboration, with an interface akin to an internal intranet.
Take advantage of Microsoft’s latest channel partner incentives as a CSP (Cloud Solution Provider) partner with Vuzion!
Transforming the way organisations operate, optimising processes and operations and improving engagement
Two major new features first previewed at the Microsoft Data Insights Summit three months ago finally make it into this month’s updates.
Working to support latest service updates, with functionality for Microsoft customers, admins and developers
Microsoft continued to roll out the updates and new features to its Azure cloud platform in August
New features help organisations optimise use of Office 365 suite and enhance collaboration and cooperation
Keeping partners up-to-date with insight, skills, connections to support customers through digital transformation
With insights into latest cyber security threats and best practice solutions to guard against security breaches
MCA is the CSP programme agreement covering applicable use rights and customer use of Microsoft cloud services
Updates include a What If feature, amends and additions to the table and matrix visual, and new analytics features
Microsoft announced last week that it will be expanding its Azure cloud services into two new Australian regions.
A complete, intelligent and secure solution, to empower employees, bringing together Office 365, Windows 10, EM+S
Enabling increased control, improved visibility, and helps ensure a smooth rollout of products
After celebrating its second birthday, Microsoft Power BI decided to treat us to a host of update this July.
The UK Data Protection Bill "will bring the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into UK law”
With a host of updates to Dynamics 365 announced in July, we outline the most important, including the emergence of Business edition
Including updates for the current and preview branches of System Center Configuration Manager and status update on Azure Information Protection
Including a new set of Azure services for the UK, a round-up of the biggest updates announced in July 2017
Connections, Listings, Invoicing, Workplace Analytics, Mile!Q, updates in preview to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, StaffHub
And looking forward to Vuzion’s Inspired, 10 August 2017. when we'll be looking in detail at the key takeaways and announcements
Helping procurement professionals streamline the management of supplier and contract processes, lower costs and reduce risk
Microsoft Inspire's UK regional session focused on partner growth, market opportunity, partner and Microsoft investment
Announced at Inspire, the new sales model incorporates three primary functions - Build-with, Go-to-Market, Sell-With
And GDPR is not only about creating enhanced data privacy, ensuring data security is an equally important requirement of the regulation
Unveiled by Satya Nadella at Inspire 2017, Microsoft 365 brings together Office 365, Windows 10 and EM+S (Enterprise Mobility + Security)
Microsoft’s underlying mission - to enable every person on the planet to achieve more, celebrating the success of customers using the technology
A key announcement - Office 365 is growing exponentially, with success due to the commitment from the Microsoft Partner community
From planning your sessions to keeping in touch with #MSInspire - our top 10 tips should help you get the most from Inspire 2017
GDPR will affect any organisation that handles EU customer data, whether the organisation itself is within or outside the EU
A huge survey of 2,000 IT decision makers across 100 countries has revealed interesting insights into cloud adoption, usage and priorities.
Including new resources for Remote Desktop Services Disaster Recovery and a preview ‘Do not track’ feature in Azure Information Protection…
A round-up of updates including In-Memory OLTP Updates, new Traffic Manager features, support for MSSQL-scripter and SQL Data Warehouse now supports IDENTITY.
Released last month include the classroom experience for Teams for Education, updates to stream, Forms, and incorporating security and compliance announcements.
Headline features include a new Unified Interface, the introduction of Virtual Entities, a Customer Insights experience and a slew of other major and minor enhancements.
With less than a week to go before the start of Microsoft’s major partner event, Inspire, 9-13 July 2017. Vuzion MD, Michael Frisby, will also be speaking in four breakout sessions, with a major focus on business transformation, security-as-a-service, and delivering managed services.
With ransomware now a real and growing threat, the team at Vuzion have put together this guide to protecting your business against cyber attacks.
This cyber attack started to spread just weeks after WannaCry seriously disrupted substantial numbers of businesses in Europe and the US too.
Vuzion’s delighted to again be a UK headline sponsor at Microsoft’s annual partner event Inspire, 9-13 July
Now is the time for IT resellers to transform into an efficient cloud MSP (managed services provider) that is profitable. A cloud MSP delivers a set of cloud services to customers that will provide long-term value for both the customer and the MSP.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect on 25 May 2018, requires major change to the way organisations handle personal data. This blog considers how it will affect businesses – what an organisation will need to know to be compliant and to be able to plan and prepare for GDPR to be ready for 2018’s deadline.
Microsoft Stream, a new video management tool for Enterprise customers, was officially launched on Tuesday June 20.
The WannaCry attacks made global headlines last month when they targeted a number of high-profile organisations including the NHS in the UK, German rail company Deutsche Bahn and Spanish telecommunications giant Telefónica.
The countdown to 25 May 2018 is well underway, and businesses will be talking to their IT providers for support and help with meeting requirements.
Headline updates include the addition of table data bars, some new map themes, a horizontal image slicer and markers for line charts.
The Microsoft Data Insights Summit 2017 uncovered a number of important announcements during the keynote speeches.
Power BI is Microsoft’s flagship business analytics service. Last month saw a number of updates, including usage metrics for dashboard and report authors
Including Microsoft FastTrack New Resources, updates to Microsoft's Remote Desktop Clients and Phase 2 of the Azure Information Protection Unified Administration.
Including Job Diagrams, Power BI Content Pack, Azure Consumption & Charge APIs, On-Premise Data Gateway, Azure Batch Rendering and Storage Service Encryption.
Including Office 365 adoption content pack in Power BI, SharePoint Communication Sites, OneDrive access via, File Explorer, Planner iOS & Android Apps.
If you’re an Office 365 Education user, you might be familiar with Microsoft Forms, the app allowing teachers & students to create forms and quizzes
Sales and marketing - less time chasing signatures, more time selling and promoting products, and ultimately building business
May 16th, marked the event of Microsoft SharePoint Virtual Summit 2017 led by Microsoft's Seth Patton, General Manager for SharePoint and OneDrive.
Helping businesses protect against spear-phishing, targeted and other advanced attacks
Microsoft have announced it is expanding its offering with the launch of Power BI Premium, due late 2nd quarter 2017.
Helping businesses drive adoption and usage of Office 365 with 2,000+ on demand training videos
How to help your customers protect against ransomware and malicious attack
During Microsoft’s recent Business Forward conference, the company announced new features to begin the integration of the cloud-based Dynamics 365 platform with LinkedIn.
eSignatures helping businesses streamline critical processes in their finance departments.
Eligibility for CSP performance based incentives to be connected to attainment of relevant competencies
In this blog we look at the benefits implementing DocuSign can bring to customers with a legal focus
Switch to CSP with Vuzion and receive up to £500 for selling Office 365 - incentive runs to 30 June 2017
How customers can transform business across all departments with DocuSign’s eSignature solution
Teams groups messaging, people, content, and Office tools - Bookings is the appointment app for SMBs
Vuzion Ireland launches events programme with Love Cloud Dublin
Leader in the Microsoft technology stack, CoreAzure is an authority on Microsoft Azure, and key supplier to the public sector.
eSignatures are formally recognised in legal proceedings and DocuSign's suite of services is suitable for use across industry and department
Vuzion MD Michael Frisby accepts Microsoft’s 2017 CSP Momentum Partner of the Year Award on eve of 1st anniversary.
Microsoft Office 365 – becoming the productivity suite of choice for SMBs
Market-leading Pythagoras welcomed into Vuzion’s CSP programme, bringing benefits for Vuzion partners and Pythagoras’ customers
At Vuzion we’re packaging the experience gained over our 20 years in the cloud to help IT resellers make the transition to the cloud.
Moving to Office 365 – one of the easiest ways to start a customer on their digital transformation journey.
85 million users worldwide, yet many SMBs are unaware of Office 365 features and benefits. Download our free Office 365 Definitive Guide.
Vuzion MD Michael Frisby and CTO Julian Dyer are delighted to be attending Digital Transformation @ Work in Seattle, 21-23 March 2017.
Microsoft’s Cloud Power Up incentive enables CSP resellers to earn up to US$50K for sales between 1 February and 30 June 2017
Vuzion announces the opening of an office in Sandyford, Dublin and the appointment of Kieran McDonnell as Vuzion Ireland country manager
Thank you to all the fantastic presenters and to everyone who attended Love Cloud at Microsoft UK, Paddington – it was an amazing day
Vuzion partners with AvePoint to offer resellers AvePoint’s Office 365 managed services solution through Vuzion’s cloud marketplace.
Price reductions for Azure Virtual Machines (F series and general purpose) and Hot Block and Cold Block Blob Storage.
TermSet automates the application of rich and consistent metadata to SharePoint content using natural language processing.
Customers with Windows 10 subscriptions through CSP programme can upgrade Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs and devices to Windows 10.
The aim is to enable customers to gain improved value from Azure services, and focus is on delivery through the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) programme.
Cloud development is going to continue to bring far-reaching changes over the next 20 years. More immediately, here are my 'seven for 2017’ predictions.
Any partner selling via CSP, with an active Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) ID and on the Microsoft Managed Partner List (MPL) will continue to earn 12% (8% global incentive + the 4% EU accelerator) and which will be paid as 100% rebate in August 2017.
Vuzion has now achieved Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform, Gold Cloud Productivity, and Gold Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions
Part of the EM+S suite, Microsoft's Advanced Threat Analytics offers a way for businesses to identify attackers within the organisation.
AIP is the new key component of EM+S, helping with the classification, labelling and protection of documents and emails shared outside an organisation.
Vuzion and Union to provide infrastructure management, data protection & site disaster recovery for SMBs using Microsoft Azure public cloud.
Vuzion was born from Cobweb Solutions, Europe's #1 independent cloud hosting provider, and 25 November 2016 marks Cobweb’s 20th anniversary.
Advisor was the original partner programme for selling Office 365. The CSP programme has been developed to give resellers more flexibility and control.
Skype for Business delivers messaging, meetings, and screen sharing, works with Office 365 and integrates with existing systems.
Integrating seamlessly with Office 365, Dynamics 365 is designed to make moving between applications easier, and help enhance employee productivity.
Office 365’s new chat-based workspace is a team-based communication tool designed to bring together people, conversation and content ...
The central theme - a roadmap to the future that is anchored in the reality of what a developer or IT professional can achieve today
Digital transformation as the fourth industrial revolution came over as the central theme addressed throughout the day ...
FLEX and Vuzion are working together, growing the partner ecosystem to help SMB customers make the most of Office 365.
... no longer a case of ‘PC-only’ or ‘Mac-only’, which could in the past create issues for collaborative working across business teams and between ...
“I will be talking about our new offering Cobweb Complete for Office 365,” Michael explains, “built on Cobweb’s 20 years’ experience of delivering ...
Microsoft UK has announced licence price rises for UK business customers as from January 2017, with cloud service subscriptions increasing by 22% ...
Vuzion one of the first to buy into Infrastructure-as-a-service in the UK after Microsoft announced the opening of their first datacenters in the UK.
The functionality of on-premise internal and external phone systems, plus the features essential for today’s working patterns.
Michael Frisby, Vuzion MD: “It is a great honour to be nominated for this award and for the company’s achievements to have been recognised in this way.
A main theme, the expected growth in the cloud market and the vital part Microsoft partners will play in supporting development of that growth.
See our presentation at this year's WPC on the key to building a strong EMS offer and sales practice with the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program.
As my first WPC, I was blown away with the scale of the event. I made lots of new connections with great partners and it was fascinating to see the Microsoft product roadmap and the opportunities for partners around Azure "
Microsoft loves Linux". These are not words many of us ever expected to hear coming from the mouth of Microsoft’s Chief Executive Officer.And yet, here we stand; in a very different world to the one most of us cut our teeth on. Linux already consumes more than 20 percent of Azure.
Azure is growing at a phenomenal rate and Day 2 at WPC made clear that the platform is becoming the backbone to Microsoft’s entire business strategy.
Microsoft’s World Partner Conference has grown to epic proportions. This year looks to be a record breaker, with 20,000 gathering to learn from each other and network with their peers in the city of Toronto.
As the Vuzion team head back from the World Partner Conference 2016 in Toronto, we’ve been reflecting on top 3 key takeaways from Microsoft WPC 2016.