02/01/2007

February 2007 - Preaching Convergence

Microsoft lets partners get in on unified messaging; joining the Small Business Specialist community; forming your own grassroots group; inside Windows Vista; more


In-Depth

Secrets from the Winners' Circle

By Polly Traylor

Want to take home a Microsoft Partner Award? Try this insider advice from past recipients.


From the Ground Up

By Cindy Atoji

By forming their own grassroots groups, partners find power in numbers.


Turning the Corner

By Rich Freeman

The Microsoft Small Business Specialist Community's enrollments and brand awareness are weak. But some members are profiting already, and signs of improvement abound.


Preaching Convergence

By Lauren Gibbons Paul

Microsoft is finally getting real about a one-stop strategy for e-mail, voice mail, IM and Web conferencing -- and that's creating plenty of opportunities for partners.


Solution Spotlights

The New Office: Something for Everyone

By Keith Ward

Office 2007 gives familiar applications a welcome makeover on both the interface and file-format level.


Channel Call

Picking a Partner is Like Buying a Car

By Keith Lubner

Kick the tires, so to speak, before you jump into your next vendor and technology partnerships.


Directions

Microsoft's Partner Program: Buffet or A La Carte?

By Paul DeGroot

People Ready, indeed. Microsoft's Partner Program should follow suit, with offerings that make it Partner Ready.


Marketing Microsoft

Essential Gear for Catching Redmond's New Wave

By M.H. McIntosh

Companies might be migrating later, but get ready now so you can sell to them when the time is right.


Partner Advocate

It's Happening!

By Scott Bekker

After many delays, Vista sees daylight. You can now get busy.