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Microsoft Partners Get Open Licensing for Windows Intune

Microsoft solution providers will now be able to bill their customers directly for using Windows Intune.

Apply for the Second-Annual RCP/Rocket Award!

If your company has a great growth story that covers the past three years, we want to hear about it.

Microsoft Bakes Yammer into Office 365 Enterprise, Launches Partner Effort

Microsoft this week described some of its recent progress with Yammer, the enterprise social networking technology it acquired in mid-2012 for $1.2 billion.

Microsoft Surface Sales Expanded to Channel in 17 Countries

Microsoft on Thursday pressed ahead with efforts to expand sales of its struggling Microsoft Surface PC hardware line through the channel.

WPC: Microsoft-Backed Study Touts Partner Benefits of Cloud

Cloud computing is growing five times faster than the IT industry, and partners that incorporate cloud into their business models have more success than those that don't, according to a new Microsoft-sponsored report by IDC.

Channel Gets a Crack at Selling Microsoft Surface

A small group of high-volume U.S. resellers are authorized to sell the Microsoft Surface devices under a new program announced Monday.

Kicking Off a Simpler Era in Office 365 Migrations?

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Microsofties' startup called SkyKick automates the process for partners to sell, plan, provision, migrate, manage and set up Office 365.

Microsoft Gets Serious in the Cloud with Office 365 Open

With its Open Licensing move, Microsoft finally enlists all partners in the Office 365 effort.

Tales of Partner Successes in Microsoft's 'Cloud OS'

The combination of Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012 SP1 and Windows Intune have given Microsoft partners new opportunities to expand their businesses into the cloud. Here are a few examples.

IT Communities: A Primer for Microsoft Partners

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Channel communities are key for partners who want to network, shore up resources and bolster their access to the larger organizations they are partners with. But given their wide variety, it can be a challenge for partners to know which communities suit them best. In this primer, Howard runs down the different types of partner communities to help you find the best fit for your partner company.

59 Real-World Marketing Tactics for Microsoft Partners

From specialization to audience targeting, content creation, traffic generation and more, marketing consultant Barb Levisay offers proven tips for bolstering your name recognition.

VMware Revamps Partner Competency Program, Launches 'Cloud Credits'

VMware has overhauled its Partner Competency program, as well as added new revenue-generating incentives for solution providers selling cloud services, the company announced at this week's VMware Partner Exchange Conference in Las Vegas.

Partners To Get Direct Billing for Office 365 Wednesday

Seven months after announcing that partners would soon be able to handle customer billing for the Office 365 suite, Microsoft will officially start the program tomorrow.

Parallels Overhauls Platform, Launches APS 2.0 and Cloud Storage

Parallels on Tuesday unveiled an overhaul of its channel-focused platform for delivering cloud-based services to SMB customers.

Introducing the RCP/Rocket Award for IT Services Companies

Is your IT services firm's recent history a great growth story? Redmond Channel Partner and consultancy Revenue Rocket want to hear about it for the first-ever Excellence in Growth Award.