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  • WPC 2014 in Quotes: 12 Key Themes

    WEB EXCLUSIVE: A recap of some of the important themes Microsoft executives spotlighted at the 2014 Worldwide Partner Conference keynotes.

  • The 2014 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    From Windows 8.1 receiving its first major update to the "Threshold" release wave beginning to take shape, 2014 promises to be an important year for Microsoft's vision of a more unified product ecosystem. Key releases for Office, Dynamics, Windows Phone and others are also in the offing over the next 12 months.

  • Attract Top Talent and Help Your Community at the Same Time

    A new e-book, specifically written to help Microsoft partners' recruiting efforts, profiles young women, each working in a different role for a Microsoft partner.

  • Introducing the 2014 RCP/Rocket Award Winners

    RCP has once again teamed with Revenue Rocket Consulting Group to award IT services companies whose business strategies have resulted in sustained growth. Today we're pleased to announce the three winners of our second annual award.

  • One Year in the Microsoft Channel

    For the Microsoft channel, it's July -- not the start of the calendar year -- that provides the best point for looking back on what's changed over the last 12 months.

  • Microsoft's Channel Chief to Partners: Up Your Game with Us

    Phil Sorgen talks to RCP about his first Worldwide Partner Conference as head of Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Group, the evolving direction of the partner channel and Microsoft's role in it.

  • Five Big Themes To Watch at WPC 2014

    From Satya Nadella's first WPC as Microsoft CEO to Kevin Turner's annual kick-in-the-pants keynote, here's what we're looking out for during this year's conference.

  • Four Quotes on Partners from the Nadella Memo

    In addition to redefining Microsoft's mission statement and telegraphing upcoming organizational, Nadella also made a few comments about where partners fit in the new Microsoft.

  • Nadella Demotes 'Devices' in Microsoft Vision Statement

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella issued a massive public memo Thursday morning outlining a refined vision for the company he took over five months ago.

  • Organizational Changes Coming to Microsoft

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says major organizational and engineering changes will be coming to Microsoft over the next month.

  • Partner Hiring and Training Lessons from WPC

    Non-productive partner companies often hire the best, but fall short at training their talent. Don't make that mistake.

  • Three Months After Support Deadline, Windows XP Still No. 2

    A full three months after Microsoft cut support for Windows XP, the operating system remains the second most popular operating system throughout most of the world.

  • How To Not Waste Your Time at WPC 2014

    For partners that don't come prepared, Microsoft's annual Worldwide Partner Conference can be overwhelming and unrewarding. Our former Microsoft field rep gives a few guidelines for how to make the most of your time at WPC.

  • Surface Pro 3: Microsoft's Tablet Gets (Even) More Business-Ready

    The Microsoft Surface was already the tablet for users looking to combine serious business and serious fun. With the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft is trying even harder to replace your tablet and PC at one stroke. Here's a first look.

  • Okta Overhauls Partner Program

    One year after launching a partner program, cloud-based identity and access management specialist Okta on Thursday is rolling out a more mature program for systems integrators and resellers.

  • Microsoft Evolves Azure and Office 365 for New Age of Security Threats

    With cloud computing at the center of recent high-profile security breaches and the NSA spying revelations, providers like Microsoft have been feeling pressure from customers to lock down their data.

  • Tips for Getting More Mileage from Sponsorships

    Whether you are considering sponsoring a local charity fundraiser or a trade show premium, you can get more value from the money spent with a bit of planning.

  • OneDrive Boosts Make Microsoft the Deal To Beat in Cloud

    Microsoft on Monday unveiled plans to double the free storage in the OneDrive cloud storage platform, to ratchet the OneDrive storage for consumer versions of Office 365 by 50x, and to drastically cut the price for purchasing additional storage for those who might need it.

  • Anatomy of the Microsoft-L.A. County Office 365 Deal

    Six key channel takeaways from Microsoft's five-year, $72 million mega-deal with the county of Los Angeles.

  • Asigra's Next Attempt To Upend Backup and Recovery Pricing

    Asigra Inc. is seeking to cut expensive, proprietary secondary storage arrays from the backup-and-recovery equation.

  • What's the True Price of a Microsoft Competency?

    Between exam costs, training costs and the cost of lost billable hours, the price of a gold Microsoft competency can far exceed Microsoft's base fee. Using the Gold Server Platform competency as a baseline, we look at how two partners have invested in the competency program, and what that investment has gotten them in return.

  • Q&A with ConnectWise CEO Arnie Bellini

    Days after its professional services automation rival Autotask announced its acquisition by a private equity firm, ConnectWise came out swinging with a statement to the market that it intends to remain a significant player.