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3 Windows Phones at a Glance

A quick look at the first phones based on Windows Phone 7 to ship from AT&T on Nov. 8 in the United States.

Marketing in a Cloudy 2011

The coming year brings some novel challenges for resellers who are in the midst of planning.

The Middleman Is Dead, Long Live the Middleman!

Partners might be wondering what their role selling Microsoft solutions will be when the bulk of services are offered direct to customers online.

OCS Is Out, Lync Is In

With new product name, Communications Server enters release candidate stage.

Microsoft Launches Cloud Champions Club

Three-tier model brings field resources, MDF, per-deal subsidies to U.S. partners.

The Dawn of a New Day for SBS

With a focus on the super-small business market, Aurora offers a cross-premises Active Directory solution that's easy to manage.

MPN: Where Do You Want To Go Today?

It's time to get serious about the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN).

Forecasts Suggest Slower PC Growth Ahead

IDC, Intel revising forecasts downward for second half of 2010.

Smartphone Adoption Beating Expectations

IDC upgrades 2010 growth forecast for converged mobile devices.

Cloud Strategies: Yours and Microsoft's

Microsoft's determination to dominate the market for online services has never been as evident as it was at the 2010 Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). Why is it moving so aggressively into that space?

Leveraging the MPN for Cloud Channels

Partners who are "in the cloud" can get specific help with sales, services and marketing.

Once Upon a Channel

In August 1981, IBM introduced its first "personal computer" and, explaining that nobody but IBM could sell IBM, decided that the few selected companies that would be furnishing these small units to consumers and small businesses would be "resellers" instead of "sellers."

Come to SQL: SQL Server Migration Assistant Updated

Microsoft offers new SQL Server migration tools for MySQL and updated tools for Access, Oracle and Sybase.

Dynamics CRM Facelift Brings Confidence to the Channel

Partners like Jeffrey Goldstein are eager for features in Microsoft's forthcoming release that will give them better traction against Salesforce.com.

Microsoft Financing Back on the Fast Track

Program expands to rely on a broader base of banks worldwide.

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