Microsoft Partner Network (MPN)

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 Dynamics CRM Partners: Innovating in the Network

For Microsoft partners to remain relevant, they have to stay on top of Microsoft technology and keep aligned with customers' real needs.

WPC 2012: Microsoft Upends Dynamics Partner Incentive Model

Microsoft is making major changes to the way partners can earn money on the Dynamics suite of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) products.

Who Are Microsoft's 'Most Competent' Partners?

Which Microsoft partners are the "biggest of the best" in terms of competencies? RCP scoured thousands of pages of the Microsoft Pinpoint directory to find the 50 Microsoft partners worldwide with the most Microsoft competencies.

The Microsoft Channel's 10 Highest-Paid Executives

Who are the executives with the highest compensation packages among Microsoft channel companies, and how much do they make? We dug through corporate filings to find out.

Microsoft Partner GrapeCity Acquires .NET Tool Vendor

Pittsburg-based Microsoft partner GrapeCity has acquired .NET component and tool vendor ComponentOne, the company announced at a pre-TechEd event in Orlando, Fla. on Sunday.

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.

Marching Orders: Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2012

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Microsoft's annual Worldwide Partner Conference is a rewarding experience, but it can also become overwhelming if attendees aren't prepared. Here are some tips for how to survive (and enjoy) this year's WPC in Toronto from five industry consultants.

Q&A with the IAMCP's New Worldwide Leader

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Kelvin Kirby talks to RCP about what's coming down the pipeline from the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners, from the organization's plan to expand its chapters to what to expect from the upcoming Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference.

MPN Small Business Competency: More Benefits, Bigger Price Tag

When Microsoft rolls out the Small Business competency next month, partners will find a program that is more expensive to join than the popular Small Business Specialist Community (SBSC), but also far more loaded with benefits and focused on cloud.

Microsoft NSI Partners: Full List

A complete list of Microsoft's 33 National Systems Integrator partners.

Lessons from Microsoft's NSI Partners

Few partners can achieve Microsoft National Systems Integrator status, but that doesn't mean their success isn't repeatable for other Microsoft partners. Here are the strategies NSIs used to get to the top.

Is the Microsoft Pinpoint Directory Working?

Microsoft officials say the Pinpoint infrastructure drove 1 million leads to partners in the last fiscal year. Some partners appreciate and take advantage of the system Microsoft has built, but others find it too much work for too little return.

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.

Analysis: Is There Still a Microsoft Partner Channel?

Channel guru Howard Cohen debates whether the Microsoft partner channel is really still a channel at all.