March 2006 - Get Ready for Software as a Service

Microsoft's roadmap for 2006, Software Asset Management, landing great customer references, more.


On Deck: The Microsoft Roadmap

By Scott Bekker

Microsoft is ready to unveil some heavy-hitting products in '06.

Get Ready for Software as a Service

By Rich Freeman

Microsoft is bracing for a "services wave." But what will it mean for you? Here's what to expect -- and how to prepare

Fishing for Compliments: How to Land Great Customer References

By Rich Freeman

Partners and marketing experts answer five frequently asked questions about using a powerful piece of sales gear: the customer testimonial.

A Steady Flow

By Polly Schneider Traylor

When it comes to small-business cash flow management, it's wise to think -- and plan -- before you spend.

Meet SAM

By Anne Stuart

For partners serious about protecting their IT investments, software asset management can be a smart move indeed.