Microsoft Security Technologies
- Microsoft Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection for Windows 10 (Built-into the OS) + Post Breach Investigation
- Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protect
- Microsoft Event Tracing for Windows
The 1-Tier partner is approved by Microsoft and orders seats on behalf of customers directly from Microsoft, rather than through another partner type. To get that relationship, a partner must have a series of capabilities. To qualify for 1-Tier, a partner must be able to bill, provide 24×7 support, do technical integration and handle customer lifecycle management. Microsoft is also looking for partners with a business model around managed services IP and with broad market reach.
There’s also what Microsoft calls a 2-Tier model. In that one, the distributor or companies that were formerly part of the Microsoft Syndication Partner program handle the capabilities with Microsoft. Those partners are called 2-Tier distributors or cloud distributors. They in turn work with the bulk of Microsoft partners, who are the 2-Tier resellers. Depending on a given cloud distributor’s offering, those resellers may still have control over customer billing and may also be able to outsource white-labeled support services to the distributor. For much more detail on the emerging 2-Tier ecosystem, see the related feature in this section.
New investments will vary based on your current practice. Areas to consider:
A critical component of the CSP program is that the partner is the first point of contact for a customer support incident. Some types of support that partners are responsible for providing include:
Some types of incidents can be escalated to Microsoft, such as:
It always good to move forward, but sometimes it does’t make any sense why new technology changes completely for no apparent benefit. The Windows 8.x Metro Menu is very annoying for me and I found this simple tool to enable the old windows shell . This doesn’t seem to come up too much on Google searches either..
In these circumstances the most likely response from a software distributor/reseller will be that you need to purchase software through a traditional volume license agreement. This may be the right answer, however it does lock you into an upfront software purchase cycle.
But what happens if you need the flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances and enjoy a monthly subscription model that allows you to pay-as-you-go and pay-as-you-grow?
Cloud service providers have, for many years, been able to deliver this within their cloud infrastructure, using the Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA). However it was not possible with customer owned hardware deployed in customer premises.
HOWEVER in October 2013 this changed when Microsoft updated the terms of the SPLA. This now allows your service provider (System integrator, reseller, managed service partner etc) to offer you a Cloud-like consumption model on your existing hardware, deployed in your premises. This allows you to maximize existing hardware and network investments, within an OPEX model and provides flexibility to adapt to your changing IT needs. Also by not having to buy licenses upfront you can repurpose you budget into other high value business areas.
What benefits are there with Microsoft SPLA vs Microsoft Open/Select Licensing?
So the next time you want to buy any Microsoft license, ask about SPLA and how you can enjoy the benefits of the OPEX way of subscribing and deploying these licenses on your own hardware on your premises
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This is one of the easiest exploits to implement in a Microsoft Windows systems. Yet, its impossible to meditate against. This exploit can be used for domain names as well. :- http://unicode.org/reports/tr36/#Bidirectional_Text_Spoofing