April 2006 - Navigating Microsoft: A Guide to Redmond's Corporate Maze
Partner perspectives on Microsoft's partner program, Bill Gates' vision for a digital decade, building successful partnerships, Allison Watson on partner tools for profitability, SBS Server 2003 and much more.
Redmond has been reaching out to small businesses, but some partners say they're still getting mixed messages.
Bill Gates has been chatting up the concepts of 'digital lifestyle' and 'digital work style.' But what do these terms really mean -- especially for partners?
Here are super ways to win the high-stakes competition to recruit top talent.
Microsoft is a massive, complex organization. Finding your way through it isn't easy, but savvy partners know it's essential to their success.
Partnerships can be powerful, and powerfully tricky. Follow these simple steps to put yours on a solid foundation.
Getting past voice mail is a challenge. Persistence, a message focused on your customer -- not you -- and recognizing the diffusion of decision-making power are key.
Systems Management Server 2003 gives your customers mature configuration management with a low TCO.
Important deals can be made with even low-level reps of Microsoft.
Take advantage of Microsoft's online resources to boost your marketing strategies.
Microsoft is readying two major end-user products, Vista and Office 2007, to roll on through by the end of 2006.
Secure your corporate IT infrastructure by assessing, assigning and auditing.
Turn your company's benchwarmers into sales scorers with these tips.
Microsoft is committed to helping partners grow.