Microsoft Partner Network (MPN)

Partners: 6 Ways To Get Free Microsoft Product Licenses

Hidden in plain sight within the Microsoft Partner Network are six places where partners can get free product licenses. Hint: Check your Internal Use Rights.

With Office 365, Microsoft's Direct Billing Drama Continues

Microsoft created a new partner category when it launched Office 365 to fix the billing problems that vexed partners with BPOS. But there's a catch.

How Microsoft Dynamics Partners Are Evolving with the Cloud

With Microsoft rolling out more of its key business applications in the cloud, the channel must prepare. But in interviews at Microsoft Convergence, partners and customers are finding the cloud is just one more reason to re-emphasize good old-fashioned services.

Microsoft's Channel Chief Talks Cloud, the MPN Switch and More

In an exclusive interview with RCP, Jon Roskill, Microsoft's top channel executive, talks about the challenges of his first year -- the cloud transition, the MPN switchover -- and the huge opportunities he sees for partners in year two.

Microsoft WPC 2011: Guide to Complete Coverage

Microsoft's annual Worldwide Partner Conference, which was held in Los Angeles this year, just wrapped up. Here's a roundup of all of's conference coverage.

WPC 2011: 6 Things To Watch

With the Worldwide Partner Conference just around the corner, here are six topics Microsoft-watchers will be especially on the lookout for.

How Arterian Went from Lifestyle Partner to Growth Partner

With effort, a little prodding and help from peers, Jamison West took a "one-man band" to a 30-person firm. His company, JWCS, acquired two other Seattle companies in the last year and relaunched July 1 as Arterian.

28 Things Partners Should Know About Office 365 (UPDATED)

WEB EXCLUSIVE: (Previously "25 Things Partners Should Know About Office 365.") Microsoft just launched the much-anticipated successor to BPOS. Here's what every partner needs to know.

2011 RCP Salary Survey: Microsoft Partner Salaries Plateau (and That's OK)

RCP's 5th annual Salary Survey finds partner salaries in 2011 are holding steady. That's a big improvement after the drop last year, and many partners see reasons for optimism about their personal fortunes as they look into their pipelines for the remainder of 2011.

For Microsoft Partners, the Focus Is Performance

It's one thing to be productive, but if your productivity comes at a high cost, you lose. Therefore, it's important to be efficient, too.

Microsoft Gives Hardware Partners the Limelight at Computex

Microsoft's opening keynote presentation on Wednesday at the Computex show in Taipei gave a decidedly rosy picture for its hardware partners.

The Top 10 Microsoft Partner MVPs

There are about 1,000 Microsoft partner MVPs worldwide. Here are 10 whose status as MVPs has been particularly key to their companies' success.

Inside MVP Nation: What MVPs Talk About when Microsoft Isn't Looking

"Cloud" was king at the first annual MVP Nation conference, but this year's gathering of Microsoft MVPs covered other topics as well. This is RCP's report of those discussions, straight from the show floor.

Top 10 Microsoft Products: Partners Rate What's Most Important

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Which components of Microsoft's 350-strong product portfolio are the most important to its partners' businesses? To find the answer, we asked the partners themselves -- over 500 of them -- to pick the 10 they and their customers can't go without.

The Dynamics Decade: 10 Highlights from 10 Years of Microsoft Business Applications

WEB EXCLUSIVE: From the early acquisitions of Great Plains and Navision, to the Burgum-Nadella-Tatarinov executive shakeup, to the company's tentative first steps toward an "all-in" cloud approach, we spotlight the top 10 milestones from Microsoft's decade of Dynamics.