November/December 2017

The Expanding Azure Ecosystem

As Azure gains ground in the public cloud space and Microsoft refines its partner organization to make Azure sales more enticing for partners, an ecosystem of offerings is springing up around the platform.


In-Depth

Microsoft's Menu of Indirect CSP Partners Gets Bigger

By Scott Bekker

In the last few years, the number of Cloud Solution Provider Indirect Providers operating in the United States has jumped from just five to more than 14. Indirect Resellers have lots of choices, ranging from distys to LSPs to cloud distys to CSP specialists.


How Microsoft Partners Helped Customers Rebound After 2017 Storms

By Barb Levisay

As monster hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey struck this summer and fall, Microsoft partners prepped their customers, helped them keep businesses running or emergency operations going, and continue to support them in the storms' aftermath.


Microsoft's Channel Finds Its Place in the Expanding Azure Ecosystem

By Gladys Rama

As Azure gains ground in the public cloud space and Microsoft refines its partner organization to make Azure sales more enticing, an ecosystem of offerings is springing up around the platform. We take a look at the opportunities for partners to offer Azure-based services.


RCP Reader's Choice Awards 2017: The Year's Top Products for Microsoft Partners

By Redmond Channel Partner magazine staff

The very best in each of 23 categories as chosen by the RCP audience.


News

The 2017 Security Recap: Equifax Breach Tops Them All

By Chris Paoli

The biggest security incident of the year serves as a reminder for organizations to refocus on and prioritize strong network defenses.


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