Small Business Server (SBS)

Redmond to Small Businesses: Ride the Wave

Microsoft speakers at the SMB Nation conference talk up forthcoming releases, drawing a mixed response.

Another Microsoft Exec Leaves

John Lauer, who headed Microsoft’s Small and Midsize Solutions & Partner Group, announced he is leaving the company to launch his own startup.

GFI Looks to Channel to Sell SMB Products

GFI Software is looking to broaden its channel of Microsoft-focused value-added resellers and partners. Reader Letters

Why some won't worry about Best Buy encroaching on their SBS territories. Plus, one reader goes virtual.

Microsoft Recalls Small Business Server 2003 R2

Microsoft has recalled Small Business Server 2003 Release 2 from manufacturing last week after the company discovered some of the files were not the most up-to-date.

Exit Interview: A Q&A with outgoing U.S. Partner VP Margo Day.

Margo Day, who has run the U.S. Partner Group for five years, and Robert Deshaies, U.S. V.P. for SMS&P, swap responsibilities, beginning in July.

Best Buy's Small Business Offensive

In a move that's making some Microsoft partners jittery, the retail giant plans to double the number of stores targeting SMBs this year.

Microsoft, Best Buy Partner Up on Certification

More than 300 Best Buy employees now certified under training and certification program, jointly developed with Microsoft.

Small Businesses, Big Spenders

Upselling tightfisted SMBs is easier than you might think -- if you know the right ways to go about it.

Microsoft Plays to Small Business

Microsoft this week continues its quest to bring more small business customers into the software fold with its first Small Business Summit, where officials announced options aimed at making it easier for smaller customers to obtain financing.

Round 2

Microsoft takes another swing at Windows Small Business Server 2003.

Microsoft's Small Business Specialist Designation: What's in It for You?

Plenty -- as long as you combine it with a solid strategy to overcome SMBs' inherent fear of investing in IT.

SQL 2005: The Integrated Stack Is Back

Is all this integration among Microsoft components good for customers?

Get Set for SQL Server 2005

With improvements in business intelligence and development tools, on top of greatly enhanced performance, Microsoft's long-awaited database should present ample partner opportunity.

You've Got Homework

Desmond's last column requests feedback from readers on some future story ideas.

RCP Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.