Redmond Channel Partner, June 2006


Should You Get Services Ready?

Should You Get Services Ready? Plus: virtualizaton solutions; Dynamics incentives; Matchmaker for Partners; Citrix Dazzles; more


Finding a Virtual Solution in Its Own Backyard

By Stephen Swoyer

Web hosting specialist and Microsoft shop MaximumASP went looking for a virtualization solution. After evaluating the field, the Gold Certified Partner ended up sticking with Microsoft for a new virtual hosting business.

Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference: The RCP Track

By Scott Bekker

Redmond Channel Partner magazine identifies 13 must-see sessions at the upcoming Microsoft WPC in New Orleans.

RCP Cover Story

Should You Get Services-Ready?

By Scott Bekker

Microsoft rolls consulting know-how into offerings that managed partners can take to upper midmarket and enterprise customers.

Channel Watch

Cloud Computing: Share and Share Alike

By Kurt Mackie

Programs: Microsoft opens data services component of the Azure platform, called Project Huron, to customers for testing.

Microsoft Rolls out Dynamic Incentives

By Kurt Mackie

Marketing: Will the new initiatives offset recent hits to Microsoft Business Solutions sales, both for Microsoft and its partners?

Windows 7 on Track for Q3 to early Q4 RTM

By Kurt Mackie

Operating Systems: Release Candidate arrives in plenty of time for the new OS to be generally available in Fall 2009.

Get Primed to Virtualize SMBs

By Scott Bekker

First Look: Book by Gold Certified Partner provides a good starting point for building a virtualization practice.

The Gold Club

By Wendy A Hernandez

Congratulations to the following organizations that have recently joined Microsoft's top partner group.

Citrix Wants to Dazzle End Users

By Lee Pender

Company plans to roll out iTunes-like interface where end users can access corporate applications.

Gartner: Middleware Market Hits the Brakes in 2009

By Herb Torrens

Marketplace: Researchers actually find some good news amid the slowdown for Microsoft in the areas of BizTalk and SharePoint.

By the Numbers: A 'Most Difficult Environment'

By Scott Bekker

Company CFO Chris Lidell called the quarter perhaps "the most difficult environment Microsoft has faced in its entire 30-year history."