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Microsoft's CSP Ecosystem: A Guide to the Players

Microsoft's Cloud Solution Provider program opens up a whole new world for partners. Here's a guide to the categories of partners, vendors and tools that are emerging to seize the CSP opportunity. 

AWS Boosts Partner Program with IoT, Migration Competencies

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Inc. is well on its way to doubling its partner investment, fulfilling a promise it made to partners last year.

Microsoft Unveils New Windows 10 Devices, Surface Book

Products include new Lumia phones, an improved Surface Pro 4 and a new laptop.

Should You Be a Microsoft CSP? 20 Points To Consider

Here are the most essential factors Microsoft partners should think about before jumping on Microsoft's new Cloud Solution Provider bandwagon.

Microsoft Adds Security, UI Improvements to OneDrive for Business

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a few improvements to OneDrive for Business, including a new sync client, new user experience improvements in browsers and in mobile apps, and enhanced IT management controls.

The 2015 Microsoft Product Roadmap

Windows 10 is the obvious headliner of this year's roadmap, but Microsoft has many other key releases coming down the pipeline, including touch-enabled Office, on-premises SharePoint and Exchange, and test versions of the next iteration of Windows Server. Here's a look at what's to come, and when.

Microsoft Rolls Out Exchange Server 2016

Microsoft on Thursday released Exchange Server 2016, its next-generation messaging server product for on-premises deployments.

AzureCon: Microsoft Launches Azure IoT, Many Other Services

Microsoft launched multiple new Azure services on Tuesday, some of them as previews and others as general availability releases, as part of its AzureCon Web event.

Microsoft Readies Azure-Based Big Data Offerings

Microsoft on Monday gave an update on some forthcoming additions to its Big Data portfolio, including Azure Data Lake Store.

Microsoft Gives Guidance on Windows 10 Servicing and Deployment

Microsoft recently published two documents aimed at giving organizations some guidance regarding Windows 10 servicing models and deployment scenarios.

Microsoft Q&A: Defining Lanes for Partners, OBC and MCS

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The Microsoft Onboarding Center (OBC) has been controversial with partners since it was unveiled as a way to help customers migrate mailboxes to Office 365. The current iteration goes further, with Microsoft employees migrating data and branching out to other products. A Q&A with senior Microsoft exec John Case.

Microsoft Makes a Stronger Case for Azure

For as long as Redmond has offered Microsoft Azure, it's been available to partners. At the beginning of this fiscal year, though, the company started a much more concerted push to bring more of the channel along. Is there enough incentive, especially on the SMB side, for it to make sense for partners?

Microsoft: Large 'Configuration Change' Caused Skype Outage

Microsoft on Wednesday issued a brief explanation for the lengthy outage that affected its consumer Skype product on Sept. 21.

Microsoft Restores Skype Service After 12-Hour Outage

The consumer version of Skype, Microsoft's voice and video calling service, was unavailable for a significant part of Monday.

Microsoft Using Linux in Azure Cloud Switch Platform

Microsoft raised eyebrows last week when it revealed that its new Azure Cloud Switch (ACS) datacenter operating system has a Linux core.