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Microsoft SMB Partners


AVG Lays Out Roadmap for MSP Products, Intros IDaaS Offering

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Plans emerge during the security software firm's first partner event since acquiring RMM leader Level Platforms.

Microsoft's SMB Partners Say Goodbye to Small Business Server

Time runs out on new sales of the venerable Windows Small Business Server this month. Having had plenty of warning, the SMB partner community is already moving on.

Microsoft Targeting SMBs with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

Microsoft has designed its forthcoming Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials product to be a "first server" for small-to-medium (SMB) businesses, according to details released by the company this month.

With Tiny Appliance, Datto Aims To Back Up Micro SMBs

Datto Inc. on Tuesday launched a small and inexpensive appliance called the ALTO that is designed to make enterprise backup, disaster recovery and business continuity affordable for the smallest businesses.

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.

Skype Launches Networking Platform for SMBs

Microsoft's Skype team opened its online networking platform for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to the public on Thursday.

Analysis: Microsoft's SMB Partners Grapple with Changing IT Landscape

SMBs are clinging to outdated Microsoft products but also adopting new and unfamiliar technologies, according to partner attendees at the IT Pro Conference 2012.

For Top Partners, Microsoft Extends Invitation into 'Elite' Clubs

Microsoft is looking to add U.S. partners to special programs serving SMB customers both on-premise and in the cloud.

Microsoft's Small Business Competency Gets Real

At long last, small business-focused partners will have their own competency in the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) next month.

A Cloud Real Estate Rush Is On for SMBs

WEB EXCLUSIVE: A Microsoft-sponsored survey of 3,000 companies shows that despite the threats of outages and security breaches, businesses are getting more comfortable with the idea of putting their data on the cloud.

MPN Small Business Competency Launching This Summer

The Small Business Competency is coming to the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) in June, Microsoft announced on Thursday.

SMB Nation: Where Did All the Cloud Supporters Go?

Enthusiasm for cloud computing was (surprisingly) weak among attendees of this year's SMB Nation Fall conference.

Intel's Hybrid Cloud Approach Is a Win-Win for SMBs

The company's Hybrid Cloud Platform lets companies keep their data on-premises while leaving the managing to a provider. Everyone benefits.

Parallels Names Former Microsoft Exec CEO

Parallels has just given partners more reasons to pay attention to the company: Today it promoted former Microsoft executive Birger Steen to CEO.

Windows SBS 2011 Essentials and Windows Home Server 'Vail' RCs Available

Microsoft today rolled out the release candidate (RC) versions of Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 Essentials and Windows Home Server code-named "Vail."