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Parallels Names Former Microsoft Exec CEO

Parallels has just given partners more reasons to pay attention to the company: Today it promoted former Microsoft executive Birger Steen to CEO.

Windows SBS 2011 Essentials and Windows Home Server 'Vail' RCs Available

Microsoft today rolled out the release candidate (RC) versions of Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 Essentials and Windows Home Server code-named "Vail."

Windows SBS 2011 Standard Trial Available

Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard is now available as free trial download.

Channel M&A: 10 Key Deals Among Microsoft Partners in 2010

A look back at 10 of the more interesting mergers and acquisitions to hit the Microsoft channel this year

HP Halts Its Windows Home Server-Based Products

Microsoft today confirmed that its hardware partner, Hewlett-Packard, will not produce a future product using the upcoming code-named "Vail" version of Windows Home Server (WHS).

SMBs Brace for a Cloudy Future

Attendees at SMB Nation Fall 2010 see peril and opportunity in the rise of cloud computing.

11 Key Things About the New Microsoft Partner Network

For Microsoft's roughly 400,000 formal partners, the changeover this month to a new partner program means that everything from business cards to business practices will change.

Checklists for Transitioning To Microsoft's New Partner Network

Microsoft checklists outline process, collect tools for partners to switch over to the MPN.

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.

Microsoft Adds Dashboard for Monitoring BPOS Services

Microsoft this week rolled out a dashboard tool for customers around the globe using its Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) hosted services.

Researcher: More Contracts Signed in Q2

As the economy continues to bump along, throwing off signals both that it might be headed up or down, a major component of the channel is reflecting the same confusing lack of clear trends.

Microsoft's Cloud in a Box

The Windows Azure Platform Appliance is coming this fall. While you can't buy one of these limited-production releases, it could portend the future of private clouds.

Windows Small Business Server 'Aurora' Preview Released

Microsoft announced on Monday that a "preview" of Windows Small Business Server codenamed "Aurora" is now available for download.

GFI Acquires Sunbelt Software, Expands Channel

GFI Software on Tuesday announced the acquisition of Clearwater, Fla.-based Sunbelt Software, a maker of Windows security products.

Microsoft Unveils Windows Small Business Server Previews

Microsoft on Monday announced two new "previews" to come for its Windows Small Business Server product suite.