The Soft Solutions Weekly Bulletin

News

3CX adds Official Support for Grandstream
Grandstream and 3CX are actively engaged in working towards official support and compatibility between their solutions. As a distributor for both 3CX and Grandstream solutions our team at Soft Solutions is excited with this new level of intermobility and support and can’t wait to see what new features come to both the 3CX and Grandstream platforms. With the new firmware Grandstream phones will have the ability to define VLAN tags, use hotdesking, use the 3CX Web Client with CSTA, auto login from the 3CX management console, Let’s Encrypt SSL support with Grandstream phones and much more. The ranges that are supported are the GXP 16 seriesGXP 17 series and GXP 21 series phones. For more on this, please see the following 3CX article.
Deploy OS Images with Desktop Central
ManageEngine Desktop Central carries out the post OS deployment functionalities like Software installation, patch management, asset management, configuration management, and so on. With OS deployer available as a new add-on, you will be able to perform OS imaging & deployment for Windows machines from Desktop Central dashboard. So right from provisioning of OS to retirement of computers everything can now be handled in Desktop Central itself. Talk to an expert to find out more about this integration.
Indications of Compromise
Understanding the indications of compromise and what to do in such an event is key to safe guarding your clients. Having a tool that can patch, deploy and manage powerful anti-malware and backup solutions and monitor client devices for unsavoury behaviour, like SolarWinds MSP Remote Monitoring & Management, is also essential. SolarWinds MSP have created a handy infographic, called the Indications of Compromise to help you get a basic understanding of how these attacks usually work. If you would like to learn more about Remote Monitoring & Management contact the SolarWinds MSP team today.
Space X sends “Starman” to Mars
Elon Musk’s company, Space X, has launched itself into history this week. It’s Falcon Heavy rocket set a few land marks by being the largest rocket to be launched into space since the Saturn V rockets that took man to the moon. On top of that it was the first rocket to use recycled boosters. Those same boosters after detaching from the rocket, also return back to earth and landed simultaneously at adjacent landing pads at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. A third booster wasn’t so lucky, crashing into the ocean after its boosters failed. The Falcon Heavy was carrying a cherry red Tesla Roadster now on its way to Mars with a special test dummy, nicknamed “Starman”. You can read more about the story here.

Events

Deploy OS Images with Desktop Central.
Take the first step in PC lifecycle management with OS deployment and reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) by effectively managing your desktops and servers. With the new integration of OS Deployer with Desktop Central, you can now achieve the complete PC lifecycle management from a single web-based dashboard. Register for the webinar and join Arsh Singh on the 20th of February at 11:00am to find out more about this integration.
SolarWinds MSP User Group Auckland
Our first SolarWinds MSP User Group for 2018 is happening in Auckland soon. This is your opportunity to connect with other SolarWinds MSP partners and engage with each other around the different solutions, and learn from each other’s experiences with the products and being an MSP. The User Group will be held on the 23rd of February at the BNZ Partner Centre in Newmarket starting at 11:00am. If you are interested in attending you can register hereThis event is exclusive to SolarWinds MSP Partners only. If you are interested in learning more contact the SolarWinds MSP team.

Promotions

Nuance Power Up Promotion 1st January to 30th June 2018
Is your summer holiday a distant memory? Nuance can help you towards your next one with their Power Up Promotion on Power PDF Advanced. Until the 30th of June 2018 all Power PDF deals registered with Nuance of 26 seats or more will be eligible for a greater margin and the chance to reward yourself or organisation with $5 per license or add Maintenance & Support for a possible $7 per license once the deal is closed. This is paid in the form of a Prezzy Card at the end of the promotion. On top of this there is a prize of $1,000 up for grabs for the reseller partner that registers and closes the highest number of deals in this 6 month promotion period. Terms & Conditions apply. You can register deals here, or contact the Soft Solutions Sales Team for more information.
Malwarebytes Competitive Cross grade Promotion
From now until the 30th of April 2018 Malwarebytes will be providing 40% margin for all competitive cross grade opportunities involving Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection and Endpoint Security which have a minimum of 10 licenses. This is the perfect opportunity for you to introduce this award-winning solution to your customers. Terms & Conditions apply. For more information please contact the Malwarebytes team.
Supporting disadvantaged children through KidsCan
Soft Solutions is proud to be helping New Zealand to build a better future through KidsCan, a charity that provides basics such as food, raincoats, shoes, socks and basic hygiene items which enable children in low-decile schools to be more engaged in their education.
Learn more about KidsCan
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