Revolution in Windows Affairs
Microsoft rewrote its whole playbook for taking a new client operating system to market with the Windows 10 release. A year later, the company’s financials and analyst reports reveal how well it’s working out—for Microsoft and the ecosystem.
We ask partners grappling with the realities of transitioning their businesses to the cloud: Is it worth it?
By most measures, the public cloud market is a two-horse race between AWS and Microsoft. Partners are increasingly seeing the benefits of tying their fortunes to both cloud vendors, but doing so requires a good deal of training, planning and trust.
Microsoft rewrote its whole playbook for taking a new client OS to market with the Windows 10 release. A year later, the company's financials and analyst reports reveal how well it's working out -- for Microsoft and the ecosystem.
Based on its talking points at WPC, Microsoft considers these four business models as critical for moving its partners into the future.
In the two-horse race between AWS and Microsoft Azure in the public cloud, only one can be considered to have a robust ecosystem of platform partners. And it's not Microsoft.
Microsoft's announcement of a more restrictive deployment model for Azure Stack, in addition to its delayed release, has left lots of partners scrambling.
The industry doesn't need as many IT services firms as there are presently. The market knows this, the vendor companies know this, customers know this and you know this.
The new education program, announced by Microsoft at this summer's WPC, seems to raise more questions for partners than answers.
Microsoft's fiery COO moves on, leaving the company firmly in Nadella's grip.