Microsoft and its partners are discovering that environmentally responsible computing isn't just a nice thing to do -- it's potentially lucrative, too.
Without official vendor backing, 100-plus partner companies have formed lively homegrown peer groups to support each other and kick-start their businesses.
SQL Server 2008 is adding functionality in all directions, opening new opportunity areas for partners. One area that isn't growing: the price tag.
Microsoft is putting tens of thousands of pages of interoperability documents online. Its partners may need to find new ways to make peace with open source software.
Microsoft's renamed server group -- including the products formerly known as 'Centro' and 'Cougar' -- target SMBs at every level.
As three major players depart, the company plays musical chairs to fill their jobs.
Major players busy broadening technology's appeal.
Outsourcer struggled through 2007 with high-profile fight over private equity buyout.
Microsoft lawyer David Finn says the final prosecutions in a global piracy ring mark progress in the massive fight against software counterfeiting.