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It’s Back! The Big Easy Promotion From Microsoft.

October 25th, 2010 No comments

The Big Easy Promotion is back From Microsoft. 

Get the comprehensive IT solutions you need now, and earn dollars towards deployment or future purchases!

For every qualifying product you purchase between October 25, 2010 and December 31, 2010, Microsoft pays you partner subsidy funds for additional purchases of hardware, software or services of your choice.


The Big Easy Offer 5.0 gives you choices on Microsoft products and solutions that fit your needs. Now you can find the right solution for your organization while earning money back on your purchase in the form of a partner subsidy checks, to help you implement the solution.

Qualifying purchases from multiple product groups over the course of the offer increase the amount of partner subsidy you can earn to assist in your deployment. Partner subsidies can be used towards additional purchases of hardware, software or services from your Microsoft Reseller Partner.

You can also increase your subsidy payouts by purchasing:

• Licenses with Software Assurance (Open Value, Open Value Subscription)

• Advanced or Enterprise Editions

The following licenses are considered “Eligible Licenses” for this promotion:

  • Open License
    • Open Business License (L Only) 
    • Open Local Government License (L Only) 
  • Open Value
    • Open Value License and Software Assurance (L&SA) for Commercial and Government 
    • Open Value Subscription for Commercial and Government

How does it work?

Review the list of qualifying products at

Purchase qualifying products between October 25, 2010 and December 31, 2010.

Redeem your purchase within 30 days of the purchase date at

Spend your subsidy check made payable to the Microsoft partner of your choice and spend within 90 days of the issue date.


Visit for offer details, including Terms & Conditions, and your subsidy calculator. Contact your Microsoft Reseller to take advantage of this time limited offer!

The Big Easy 4.1 Promotion From Microsoft

June 10th, 2010 No comments

Now is a great time to buy Microsoft Server 2008 licensing! If you have been putting off that server upgrade, keep in mind that extended support for Windows Server 2000 and mainstream support for Windows Server 2003 ends on July 13, 2010! For a limited time (through July 2nd), Microsoft has a promotion going on called The Big Easy Offer 4.1 that allows customers who make a qualifying purchases to earn money back in the form of a partner subsidy. You can use this subsidy with a Microsoft partner of your choice to help offset the cost of installation services! Check out for more details and for full terms and conditions.

Going Green with Virtualization

May 20th, 2010 No comments

This guest blog post comes to you from Aaron Clark.  Aaron is a Senior Technician at Intellicom and has a very interesting background.  Prior to working for Intellicom, Aaron worked at Rackspace Hosting and also for an IT company that did work for the Johnson Space Center.  Aaron wanted to write an article about the impact that virtualization can have on power consumption and the environment.  Here you go! 

 If you are anything like me, you often wonder what you will leave behind for your children, and what shape the planet will be in when it is theirs. I am happy to report that many of the big technology companies are also thinking about this and are making hardware and software that is more energy efficient and eco-friendly.  Recently, I was able to “Go Green” by turning four old power-hungry servers into virtual copies, providing all the features and technologies they performed when they were physical. The technology is from Microsoft and called Hyper-V, and it can be run on any 64-bit version of Windows 2008 Server. What Hyper-V does is called virtualization, which is defined as “the execution of a software system in an environment separated from the underlying hardware resources.”

 On this network there was a workstation for Internet, a Windows 2003 domain controller, a Windows 2008 domain controller, and a Linux mail server.  There is now one physical machine running Windows Server 2008 R2. Inside it are virtual copies of the Linux mail server, the 2003 domain controller, and the 2008 domain controller. By virtualizing these servers, not only did I clear up much needed space on the rack, but also considerably reduced the amount of electricity that is consumed.

 Now when I think about what I might leave behind to my children, I can rest assured knowing that I am doing my part to leave them a greener world.

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Intellicom Wins Prize from Microsoft!

March 5th, 2010 1 comment

I received a nice surprise this week in the form of an e-mail from our Partner Territory Account Manager from Microsoft, Lisa Hughes. Lisa informed me that she had nominated Intellicom for an award from Microsoft and that we were eventually selected as the winner from our region! This award was given to companies that have great relationships with their clients around Microsoft technologies and also have a very high success rate in helping their customers renew Open Value and Software Assurance licensing agreements. Renewing annuity agreements like these, ensure that our customers are in compliance and entitle them to the latest releases of software from Microsoft. Thanks to our customers for being some of the smartest customers around and also understanding the value of staying current with their software. Thanks to Microsoft for noticing all of our efforts out here in Central Nebraska and a big thanks to the Intellicom team for all their hard work!

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Technology That Impacts Your Bottom Line

January 29th, 2010 No comments

I received this message from Microsoft today and was encouraged to share it with our customers.  As I read the message, I was reminded that too often businesses think about IT as purely an expense rather than thinking about it as an investment that can help increase productivity or cut costs.   There is a new wave of technology being released from Microsoft that can help you achieve these results.  We have implemented many of these products here at Intellicom and have seen the positive results firsthand.  Couple this with the speed, reliability, and energy efficiency advances in hardware and you may realize that this may be a great time to consider upgrading old equipment and software.  Below, you will find the message from Microsoft, enjoy! 

When you’re running a business, success depends on your company operating as efficiently as possible. We can show you a wide variety of ways to increase your productivity and that of your employees, and share the easiest ways to cut IT costs for your business.  

The demands on your IT systems never stop: better performance, more security, increased reliability. Whether you are considering Windows 7, Office 2010, or a slew of new technologies from Microsoft, you don’t need to spend all your time playing catch up.  That’s why it makes sense to get help from specialists in this field.

  • Let technology take care of the work that doesn’t interest you.
  • Manage IT issues in less time.
  • Use business productivity tools to leverage your knowledge of your business.

These product releases can represent significant efficiency and cost saving opportunities for your company.  We can help you leverage these technologies to positively impact your bottom line.  Respond back, be one of the first to learn about these exciting new products.

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Windows 7 Demo to be Held in Grand Island

January 15th, 2010 No comments

Intellicom has partnered with Microsoft and the Grand Island Area Chamber of Commerce to present a look at the newest operating system from Microsoft, Windows 7.    The new operating system offers a streamlined user interface and significant new features that make everyday tasks easier and allows people to get the most out of computers of all styles and sizes.  Windows 7 has been greeted with favorable reviews and ratings  from the press and tech community alike.  Lunch will be provided and each attendee will receive a voucher from Microsoft worth $150 to be used when purchasing and implementing  Windows 7 licensing for their business (*some restrictions apply).   

The event will be held at noon on February 18th at the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce.    The event is limited to the first 30 people that sign up.   Call 308-382-9210 to register.

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