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No Coding Required: How To Develop IP Without Developers

Just about everybody seems to think that the only way to create your own IP is to become a developer. As one Microsoft partner shows, that's not the case.

Dell Launches IoT Program, Includes Microsoft as Partner

Microsoft is among over two dozen companies that have joined Dell's newly launched effort to create an Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem.

Microsoft To Streamline MPN Competencies

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a major, cloud-oriented streamlining of the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) competencies that it uses to identify and validate the expertise of its partners.

5 Things the Cloud Changes for Microsoft Partners

You may have noticed Microsoft (and other cloud providers) usurping traditional partner services like migration. Get used to it.

Does the Cloud Doom Microsoft MSPs?

The shift to cloud services presents huge challenges to managed services providers (MSPs). Industry experts say the successful MSP of the near future looks very different from the successful MSP of the recent past.

Highlight Your Growth: Apply for the 2016 RCP Rocket Awards

The deadline for this year's award for partners that have shown exceptional growth is May 2.

Microsoft Resources for Partners: An Illustrated Guide

For cloud-bound partners, navigating Microsoft's various resources can be a time-consuming task. Here are some handy maps to help you figure out where to go for what you need.

Microsoft CSP Program Pushes Partners To Change Gears

More than being just a new offering, the CSP program requires Microsoft partners to design the business model that will take them into the future.

The 4 Cloud Numbers Microsoft Wants Partners To Know

According to IDC, partners that bet their businesses on Microsoft's cloud are making out like bandits. Scott digs into some of the specifics.

With FastTrack, Microsoft Keeps Its Cloud Partners Guessing

As Microsoft becomes more and more desperate to drive consumption, expect the range of free services offerings from FastTrack to keep ballooning.

Partners: Forget Microsoft's 'Cloud Consumption' Directive

Howard thinks it's time for partners to treat Microsoft with the same benign neglect it shows them.

How Cloud and IP Are Changing the IT Services Market

The old three-legged-stool model of partner-delivered IT services -- consulting, advisory services and support -- needs to adapt to the changing technology environment.

How a Microsoft Partner Found Success by Linking IP and P2P

Microsoft Partner of the Year winner Nintex kills two birds with one very effective stone by combining IP creation with partner outreach.

6 Things the Cloud Doesn't Change for Microsoft Partners

Cloud computing may be the poster child of disruptive technology, but there are a few business tenets that are simply impervious to change.

For Microsoft Partners, What Are the Paths to Encryption?

Demand has never been higher for ways to protect data from prying eyes. Solutions abound for partners looking to encrypt their customers' data in Microsoft environments.