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Microsoft's Channel Finds Its Place in 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, 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

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

AWS Tweaks Its Partner Program, Adds Marketplace Perks

Cloud giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) unveiled some programmatic changes to its partner structure during its AWS re:Invent Global Partner Summit this week in Las Vegas.

7 Signs that a Partner Is M&A-Ready

The best candidates for mergers or acquisitions have well-documented and purposeful M&A strategies that result in at least one of these characteristics.

Microsoft 365 Business Hits General Availability

After a three-month beta period, the Business edition of Microsoft 365 is now ready for production use.

Dell Announces $1 Billion IoT Effort and Partner Program

Dell Technologies is investing more of its resources on the booming Internet of Things (IoT) space, this week announcing a new IoT-focused division that includes a partner program, product development, labs, consumption models and ecosystem-building.

Microsoft Cites GDPR Switch as Major Partner Opportunity

With the European Union preparing to overhaul its data privacy laws next year, Microsoft is urging its partners to take advantage of the opportunity as customers grapple with the changes.

For I Have Seen the Future, and Its Name Is DevOps

As cloud pushes the channel to evolve, Microsoft solution providers must proactively seek to partner with other ISVs to target that DevOps sweet spot.

For IoT Partners, Smart Homes Are an Underrated Opportunity

It's boom times for Internet of Things (IoT) spending and, by extension, for the partners that are able to develop strong IoT practices.

FastTrack for Azure Hitting Preview Next Month

Microsoft has expanded its FastTrack program again, this time to cover customer migrations to the Azure cloud platform.

How Microsoft Partners Are Building for the Future with HoloLens

Microsoft has taken some bold steps to democratize its mixed reality platform. Here's how some Microsoft partners are helping the company's efforts.

2017 RCP Editor's Choice Awards: Best Products for Microsoft Partners

In its second-annual listing, Redmond Channel Partner calls out the best and brightest technologies and programs for the Microsoft channel from the last year. 

How Can Microsoft (and Its Partners) Leverage LinkedIn?

With Microsoft’s monster acquisition closed, partners look ahead to the opportunities. Dynamics 365 and Learning are obvious highlights, but details from Redmond remain scarce.

Can Microsoft Make Dynamics 365 Work?

Microsoft's high-volume cloud infrastructure partners and its business applications partners have distinct identities. For the new Dynamics 365 effort to succeed, those two partner types will need to cooperate.

At Partner Event, AWS Rewards Specialization

Cloud leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a few updates to its partner program on Tuesday that benefit partners that have developed specialized technical practices and focus areas.