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By Anne Stuart
As the Microsoft Partner Program marks its fifth anniversary, its leadership lays out a new long-term game plan.
By Rich Freeman
With its new Citizen Service Platform, Microsoft is making a big play for small-government customers. But will those entities play along?
By Scott Bekker
Think software piracy is just Redmond's problem? A study being released at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference puts a dollar figure on the revenues the channel could collect by helping the software giant defeat the pirates-and that bounty is bigger than you might think.
By Anne Stuart and RCP Staff
Microsoft executives say the latest Windows release is finally picking up steam in terms of marketplace acceptance -- and that it's time for partners to climb aboard.
Just more than a year after pledging a major channel push, Dell Inc. continues to invest in its partner program, increasing both partner ranks and channel-related revenues.
By Lee Pender and RCP Staff
Redmond's new pricing scheme for Small Business Server 2008 reflects improvements in the product and changes to licensing policies.
A recent upgrade of the venerable HP/Microsoft Frontline Partnership includes campaigns, marketing funds and other partner benefits.
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