May 2009 - Shaping a New Identity
Microsoft Partners reinvent themselves and change the Microsoft ecosystem amid the recession. Plus: Microsoft Dynamics, hosted Exchange, targeting the midmarket.
How the recession is forcing partners to reinvent themselves and is changing the structure of the Microsoft ecosystem.
ISVs provide the critical tools and applications that complete Microsoft solutions. Microsoft Tech-Ed is traditionally where many of those vendors announce their next products.
With a new Ready to Go Campaign, Microsoft aims to help hosters and VARs sell full-featured e-mail services to small businesses. It's an appealing opportunity, but trust remains an issue.
Microsoft surveyed more than 600 Small Business Specialists to see where partners were finding glimmers of light at the end of this dark economic tunnel.
When big customers cut back, where does Microsoft go for growth? Hint: think small.
Partners may see Dynamics and R&D spending being cut, but Microsoft is ramping up to gain on the market leaders.
Company to sell off its business to competitors.
Redmond tweaks flagship partner show for a down economy.
Redmond releases OEM-only version called Windows Server 2008 Foundation for customers with fewer than 15 users.
Hosting company launches partner program to sell hosted Exchange, SharePoint and other products.
Computer maker introduces design-driven Adamo and heavy-duty Latitude E6400 XFR.
The maker of SuSE Linux is recruiting new channel members for multiple product lines and wants a partner involved in every deal the company makes.
Is there really a performance difference between hypervisors from VMware, Microsoft and Citrix? We put them under a microscope and stress-tested them for days to find out the answer.