July 2007 - Microsoft Competition: The Lay of the Land
In this issue: The July issue takes a look at the competitive landscape for Microsoft. Also included are features on how to get closer to Redmond and mind your manners in the process (don't say "Google"). There's more, with articles on disaster recovery support, Worldwide Parter Group reorganizations and SharePoint Server 2007.
RCP's experts answer five tricky etiquette questions and provide pointers on what to do -- and what not to do -- when meeting with Microsoft.
Opening an office near Microsoft's corporate HQ can help you get inside information and access to the right people -- or simply drain your bank account. Here's what to consider before deciding whether a Redmond branch is right for you.
Here's an up-to-date sketch of Microsoft's competitive landscape -- including the peaks and valleys that most affect partners.
Your customers will love Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for its powerful collaboration capabilities. You'll love it for its recurring revenue stream.
Take steps ahead of time to ensure a successful Microsoft partnership on products that will succeed.
Partners can get seen in the small business space through some basic marketing moves.
Questions loom as Microsoft hints at changes to Partner Program.
Identity management is gaining prominence as a way to authenticate users across multiple platforms.