Redmond Channel Partner, June 2006


Should You Get Services Ready?

Should You Get Services Ready? Plus: virtualizaton solutions; Dynamics incentives; Matchmaker for Partners; Citrix Dazzles; more


Finding a Virtual Solution in Its Own Backyard

By Stephen Swoyer

Web hosting specialist and Microsoft shop MaximumASP went looking for a virtualization solution. After evaluating the field, the Gold Certified Partner ended up sticking with Microsoft for a new virtual hosting business.

Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference: The RCP Track

By Scott Bekker

Redmond Channel Partner magazine identifies 13 must-see sessions at the upcoming Microsoft WPC in New Orleans.

RCP Cover Story

Should You Get Services-Ready?

By Scott Bekker

Microsoft rolls consulting know-how into offerings that managed partners can take to upper midmarket and enterprise customers.

Channel Watch

Cloud Computing: Share and Share Alike

By Kurt Mackie

Programs: Microsoft opens data services component of the Azure platform, called Project Huron, to customers for testing.

Microsoft Rolls out Dynamic Incentives

By Kurt Mackie

Marketing: Will the new initiatives offset recent hits to Microsoft Business Solutions sales, both for Microsoft and its partners?

Windows 7 on Track for Q3 to early Q4 RTM

By Kurt Mackie

Operating Systems: Release Candidate arrives in plenty of time for the new OS to be generally available in Fall 2009.

Get Primed to Virtualize SMBs

By Scott Bekker

First Look: Book by Gold Certified Partner provides a good starting point for building a virtualization practice.

The Gold Club

By Wendy A. Hernandez

Congratulations to the following organizations that have recently joined Microsoft's top partner group.

Citrix Wants to Dazzle End Users

By Lee Pender

Company plans to roll out iTunes-like interface where end users can access corporate applications.

Gartner: Middleware Market Hits the Brakes in 2009

By Herb Torrens

Marketplace: Researchers actually find some good news amid the slowdown for Microsoft in the areas of BizTalk and SharePoint.

By the Numbers: A 'Most Difficult Environment'

By Scott Bekker

Company CFO Chris Lidell called the quarter perhaps "the most difficult environment Microsoft has faced in its entire 30-year history."

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