Business Management


Microsoft Channel Chief Touts CSP Seat-Based Offers, Certifications

Rodney Clark, Microsoft's head of global channel sales, shared some of the company's plans to improve its various partner programs over 2022.

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With Azure Orbital, Microsoft Expands Role of Partners in Space Efforts

A new Microsoft groundstation-as-a-service offering that lets users communicate with satellites using Microsoft's cloud resources is now in public preview.

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Who Will Own the Metaverse? (And Why Channel Partners Should Care About the Answer)

Whatever the metaverse turns out to be, Microsoft's current rhetoric indicates that it plans to share it with its partners.

State of the Channel Report: We're in the Midst of a Big-Three Channel Pivot

Three industry trends are "redefining the current state of the channel," say researchers at Ingram Micro Cloud.

The Post-Pandemic Channel: A 'Boom Period' for M&A

Channel expert Mike Harvath says the pandemic has created a "perfect storm" for consolidation among partner companies -- especially for firms that have embraced remote work.

At Inspire, Microsoft Shares Its Plans and Partner Progress Around Viva

Microsoft Viva, Microsoft's new "employee experience platform" that it unveiled in February, is set to reach several milestones in the coming months.

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Azure Private Multi-Access Edge Compute Promises Private 5G Support

Microsoft last week disclosed new Azure services, bolstered by partners, to support enterprises tapping private 5G networks and edge computing services.

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Microsoft Leans on Partners for Industry Cloud Efforts

Microsoft is adding three more industry-specific cloud programs to its offerings with help from its partners.

Microsoft 365 Defender Added to FastTrack Program

FastTrack, Microsoft's onboarding support program for organizations, now covers Microsoft 365 Defender security solutions.

Top 10 Microsoft Partner Blogs of 2020: MPN Priority Shakeup, Adapting to COVID-19, More

With COVID-19 changing the way customers do business, the pandemic's impact on partners was a hot topic for readers this year.

End of Microsoft's Open License Program Leaves Door Open for CSPs

Microsoft's 20-year-old Open License program for SMBs will be phased out in 2022, leaving a crucial role open for Cloud Solution Providers to fill.

Universal Print Hits Public Preview for Microsoft 365 Users

Microsoft announced the public preview of its Universal Print service for Microsoft 365 subscribers on Tuesday, the start of this year's Inspire partner conference.

Microsoft's Entire 2020 Event Lineup Going 'Digital-First'

In response to concerns about the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Microsoft is transitioning all of its big conferences in 2020 to be online only.

Windows 7 Extended Security Updates Confusion: A Microsoft CSP Explains

Microsoft CSP MessageOps recently tried to answer some of the most pressing questions facing organizations concerning the Windows 7 Extended Security Updates program.

Schuster Touts Microsoft Teams as 'The New OS' at IAMCP Event

Microsoft's top partner executive didn't mince words when it came to telling an audience of partners what the company considers to be its current top channel opportunity.