Parallels Consulting Accelerates Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Application Process

Back in July, during Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), Microsoft announced the expansion of its Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program. The program allows more partners to directly provision and bill for Microsoft cloud services, such as Office 365. Additionally, CSP partners can bundle their own hosted, cloud, and professional services with Microsoft cloud services to provide a seamless service experience to their customers. The program begins with Office 365 (O365) and Windows Intune services and is expected to expand to Azure and other cloud services in the future.

Outbound Anti-Spam 101: Four Critical Steps to Prevent IP Blacklisting

For many service providers that offer email hosting, IP blacklisting is a challenging issue. If your network’s IP addresses become blacklisted, your customers receive an unwelcome surprise: delivery delays or bounced messages. This can be a problem because customers are sensitive about email. They get upset if the email experience isn’t what they expect: fast delivery service, anytime they want.

Posted on November 11, 2014 and filed under Guest Bloggers.

Competitive Advantage in the Email Hosting Business: Improving Win Rates and Profit Margins

By Marty Rini – VP of Sales and Operations, IDSync®

From a demand perspective, the hosting business is growing dramatically. As a result it has attracted many service providers to the Microsoft Exchange email market segment, each one offering a reasonably similar set of hosted services.

Given the standardized nature of software offerings, as a service provider there is a need to be ever aware of your competition, your unique value-add, and your own differentiators.

Posted on November 4, 2014 and filed under Guest Bloggers.

WordCamp SF Recap: Democratize Publishing and Do What You Love

The Parallels Plesk team attended WordCamp San Francisco this weekend, and we couldn’t have had a better time. From the BBQ, to meeting some great WordPressers, to meeting San Francisco’s firefighters (due to a fire alarm on the first day) we really enjoyed getting to know the WordPress community better.

Check out some of the pictures we took during the weekend:

Posted on October 29, 2014 and filed under Events.

Parallels Launches and Builds a Plesk 12 Partner Directory for Web Professionals

Join us at WordCamp San Francisco on October 25-26 where we will announce the launch of This site has been designed to help web designers, developers, and digital agencies learn more about the new WordPress management and enhanced security tools that are built-in to Parallels Plesk 12.

In addition, we will be showcasing the Plesk 12 partner directory to help web professionals find local service providers that offer WordPress hosting solutions using the new Plesk 12 Web Pro Edition.