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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.

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.

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.

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.

2018 Microsoft Conference Calendar: For Partners, IT Pros and Developers

From mega-conferences like Microsoft Inspire and VMworld to more niche partner meet-ups, we've got your 2018 conference schedule covered.

Microsoft Spotlights Partner IoT Efforts Around 'Smart Cities'

Microsoft recently put the spotlight on several of its partners that are at the forefront of the "smart cities" movement through their use of Azure's Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities.

Partners Can Now Build on Windows Admin Center with SDK Preview

Microsoft this week released a preview of the Windows Admin Center software development kit (SDK), enabling partners and developers to support their own software products using Windows Admin Center capabilities.

Microsoft Taps FastTrack To Lure Box, Dropbox Users to OneDrive

Microsoft this week launched a OneDrive for Business switch deal in a bid to steal away customers from some of its biggest online storage competitors, as well as collaborators.