Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’


Windows is dead, long live Windows!

November 17, 2014

Okay, Windows isn’t actually dead but if you try and buy some of the retail products you might have a problem. As of 31st October 2014,  Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate versions of Windows 7 and now Windows 8 are no longer available.  These versions of Windows will still be shipped with a new PC or Laptop and some will still have downgrade rights from Windows 8.1 to Windows 7 professional; but as Microsoft ramps up for Windows 10 watch this space.


HP iQuote on show at Microsoft’s WPC

July 14, 2014

Booth #101.

WPCThe Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference is now on and we are delighted to say that our Configure, Price, Quote tool, HP iQuote is on show for all delegates to view.

Visit booth #101 which is the HP area of the exhibition and see all the latest technologies and solutions that HP has to offer including HP iQuote. Greg Starks from HP will be on the stand waiting to answer all of your questions on the tool and can give live demonstrations to show how HP iQuote can help grow your Channel business.

For more information on the Microsoft WPC visit

To access HP iQuote please visit


HP iQuote at Microsoft WPC

July 12, 2012

HP is presenting HP iQuote at the Microsoft World Partner Conference 2012. Greg Starks is there with HP iQuote on the booth plus there are some specific sessions Greg is running. This picture speaks volumes:


Remember that if you are building SMB solutions from HP and Microsoft: HP iQuote is absolutely ideal !


Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 now on iQuote

September 5, 2011

HP has launched Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Server as a ROK (Reseller Option Kit). The Premium version is already in iQuote for you to quote – here is the part number:

660489-B21  Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 Premium ROK

Really useful information can be located here:

About Microsoft Windows MultiPoint
It enables multiple local stations to be connected to one computer so that several users can share one computer at the same time, which enables each user to perform independent work or a group activity. Previous versions could only be purchased if you had access to education channels. Key benefits of Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 are as follows:

Broad Client Support:

  • Introduction of LAN option provides ability to connect PCs, thin clients, and network monitors.
  • Support for both low-cost locally created stations and conventional thin clients

Easiest Setup Management:

  • Day-to-day use designed for non-IT
  • Easy setup and system management
  • Domain join capability
  • Pros across multiple servers
  • Powershell and Hyper-V support for admins

Desktop Orchestration:

  • Rich set of built-in features enables administrator to easily monitor and control stations
  • Exercise command and control over the environment by monitoring and interacting with station thumbnails

ISV Extensibility:

  • Quick links to other applications can be set up in MultiPoint Manager
  • Shares the Windows Server Solutions SDK with Small Business Server 2011
  • Leverage existing controls or create from scratch with WPF

Software Re-Classified in iQuote

May 10, 2011

Microsoft parts are now split out in iQuote so that HP ROK products are easier to locate from the Browse Menu. They used to be under the heading “Manageability – Software Packages”, but now Software has its own Top Level Classification (which is also better for other Software products such as HP). This new function will make it much easier for iQuote users to browse for products (Options Search (Custom Search) is often quicker though).


Microsoft ROK Operating System Auto-Add for HP Top Value Servers

March 25, 2011

When a new quote is started (either from Browsing Systems or Quick Launch) iQuote will add a Microsoft ROK OS to a Top Value Server in the UK and Ireland automatically.

The version of Microsoft Windows Server that is added depends on the range as follows:

HP ProLiant MicroServer: Microsoft Windows Server Foundation 2008
HP ProLiant ML110, 150, 330: Microsoft Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011
Everything else: Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2008

It is, of course possible to deselect the Operating System (i.e. remove it from the basket) to add something else. We hope that this new feature helps to increase your revenue and margin.


Microsoft SBS 2011 from HP now in iQuote

February 19, 2011

iQuote now offers the new Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 (SBS 2011) parts from HP. Designed and priced for small businesses, the SBS 2011 solution suite offers agile, all-in-one, secure server solutions.

There are lots of parts to reflect the Standard and Premium versions and the various licencing methods, CALs etc. Here are some of the key parts:


More info: click the image or visit:


Microsoft Office 2010 anyone?

December 2, 2010

A first for iQuote as the HP Personal Systems Group products feature Microsoft Office 2010 with Microsoft part numbers. Yes it is the first time that we’ve ever introduced non-HP part numbers (we already show Distributor service parts). It won’t be the last time either as iQuote moves ahead HP will authorise complementary products into iQuote. The benefits for iQuote users is clear: rather than complete a quote for HP products in one tool then manually add software products it can all be through a single, simple interface: iQuote.

If you want to increase sales and margin add more products to your quotation with iQuote. Drive the pitch rate and the attach rate will follow.