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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.

Microsoft Courts Retailers with Windows Embedded 8, Dynamics AX for Retail

At this week's National Retail Federation (NRF) Convention and Expo in New York City, Microsoft is trying to coax nervous retailers into adopting touch-based Windows Embedded 8 solutions.

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.

Dynamics GP 2013 Hits General Availability

As promised, Microsoft rolled out Dynamics GP 2013 this week, one of three Dynamics products expected to be released this month.

Yes, Partners: There Is Still a Channel

As the recent ConnectWise conference demonstrated, the channel hasn't been made obsolete -- it's just gotten more evolved.

Microsoft Announces Trio of Dynamics Releases in December

Microsoft's Dynamics partners and customers are set for an eventful December, with the general availability dates of three of the company's Dynamics solutions all falling within weeks of each other.

Microsoft Partner Rolls Out Dynamics Cloud for Government

Plano, Texas-based Microsoft hosting partner Layered Tech launched a cloud-based Microsoft Dynamics offering for U.S. government agencies earlier this month.

For Windows Server 2012, Microsoft Puts Hosting Partners First

Hosting services providers have always been important stakeholders in Windows Server development. With the 2012 version and its Cloud OS emphasis, Microsoft hosters' needs come to the fore.

AT&T Begins Selling Office 365 to SMBs

Telecommunications giant AT&T is now offering Microsoft's Office 365 cloud productivity suite to small and midsize businesses (SMBs).

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.

Next Dynamics CRM Online Update To Feature Yammer, Skype Integration

The Q4 service update to Dynamics CRM Online will be rolled out in mid-December, Microsoft announced on Thursday.

Seller Beware: Customers Want Vertical Partners, Not 'Generalists'

"Geographic generalist" partners that offer any services for anybody, anywhere, are a struggling breed.

Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Set for December Release

Release 2 of Microsoft's Dynamics AX 2012 enterprise resource planning (ERP) product will become generally available on Dec. 1.

Microsoft Acquires Marketing Software Firm MarketingPilot

Microsoft gave its Dynamics CRM business a boost this week, acquiring Evanston, Ill.-based MarketingPilot Software for an undisclosed amount.

Dynamics NAV 2013 Hits General Availability

Just one week after being released to manufacturing, Dynamics NAV 2013, Microsoft's enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for small and medium-sized businesses, is now generally available.