Office 2013 “beta”– if you are a hoster have you ensured that it is easy to test the new office with your hosted offerings?

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) Microsoft have made the big announcement about the upcoming release of Office 2013 (for a full 1 hour video http://mashable.com/2012/07/16/microsoft-takes-the-wraps-off-office-15-watch-live/). One of the items that struck me straight away is the emphasis on this being a fully “cloud” ready release.  And to ensure that users get the fullest…

Collection of Cloud Related Links #6

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) As part of the ongoing NewLease mission to share our passion and understanding for the Cloud, please find another collection of articles that relate to the Cloud Service Provider market: Article My comments http://www.inc.com/matthew-bellows/four-reasons-not-to-hire-a-salesperson.html When is it too early to hire a dedicated salesperson and when is the…

Collection of Cloud Related Links #5

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) My list of interesting articles is growing quicker than I can pass them on so this should in theory provide greater choice. Hopefully I have selected the more interesting ones. As always there is no particular order to these articles and the short explanation of why I think…

Collection of Cloud Related Links #4

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) My ongoing quest for interesting (IMHO) cloud related articles continues.  Having started in January I cannot believe that we are already in March – I’m not sure I have kept a New Year promise this long for many years!! As always there is no particular order to these…

Collection of Cloud Related Links #3

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) Update #3 now heading your way. Lots going on at the moment in the Microsoft world, both Cloud and traditional Windows. The 29th February seemed to sum up so much of the challenges facing the industry and Microsoft: Windows 8 Consumer Preview was launched with much excitement. This…