Navigating Microsoft


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.

'Surface' Observations About Microsoft's New Tablets

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Microsoft finally took the wraps off its "Surface" tablet, and it's pretty striking. While it's too early to tell whether Surface will be a coup or a flop, Monday's launch event gave us plenty to think about. Here are our first impressions.

Getting Ready for Windows 8

In many ways, the channel is eagerly waiting for Microsoft to catch up to the market with its next OS. Will customers stand still long enough for the new OS to catch on?

The 30 Best Mobile Apps for Microsoft Partners

Buried in the marketplaces maintained by Google, Apple and Microsoft are valuable smartphone and tablet apps that can help round out compelling solutions for customers. Here are the top 10 for each mobile platform.

Best Mobile Apps for Microsoft Partners' Internal Use

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Here are the top five mobile apps to help partners navigate the Microsoft channel from day to day.

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.

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.

Partnering for Survival: Strength in Numbers for Microsoft Partners

It might be a tired cliche but it also happens to be true: You can't -- and you probably don't want to even try -- to be all things to all people.

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.

The Case for Joining the IAMCP

The IAMCP is a channel institution unique to Microsoft partners. A U.S. board member makes the case for membership as the organization undergoes changes that its leaders hope will lead to 250 percent membership growth in the United States over the next year.

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.

How 3 Microsoft Partners Are Adapting Their Service Models for the Cloud

As SMBs adopt cloud solutions, how can partners continue to provide value-added services to those organizations? Innovative partners are finding ways to "package" services to accompany cloud-based changes in both technology and buyer attitudes.

When It Comes to Microsoft Partners, Size Matters

With the tide shifting to favor Microsoft's larger partners, smaller shops need to seriously consider revisiting their partnering strategy.

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.

Marching Orders 2012: Big Ideas for the Microsoft Channel

RCP asked 19 channel luminaries for their best piece of advice for the year ahead. Here are their tips on ways to make 2012 a banner year for Microsoft partners.