Pender's Blog

Blog archive

Microsoft Retail Stores Coming Soon

Yes, Microsoft is going to open its version of Apple stores -- a retail store full of Microsoft stuff. This is the sort of thing that might have really upset resellers maybe a decade ago, but now that most channel players are more consultants and integrators than pure resellers, it shouldn't make that much of a difference. In any case, we find it a bit funny that both Microsoft and Apple -- two companies that have always tried to be on the edge of innovation -- have gone running back to the old-school brick-and-mortar model in order to compete with each other.

Posted by Lee Pender on February 17, 2009 at 11:55 AM


Featured

  • Microsoft Vows To Ease European Cloud Infrastructure Burden

    Microsoft announced new revamps to its Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider partner program to pacify European regulators.

  • Citrix HDX Option Coming to Windows 365 Subscribers

    Citrix's "high-definition user experience" (HDX) technologies will be available as an option for Windows 365 desktop-as-a-service users, according to a joint announcement by Microsoft and Citrix.

  • Ransomware Report: Don't Pay the Attackers

    According to a recent report, paying the ransom for an organization's hijacked data doesn't ensure return of the stolen data.

  • Veeam Adding Intelligence to Microsoft 365 Backup Solution

    Backup and recovery giant and major Microsoft partner Veeam unveiled a raft of new features to its solution portfolio at its VeeamON conference this week.