08/01/2009

Surveying Salaries in a Year of Recession

Partners report a mixed bag on salaries in RCP's third -- and biggest -- Salary Survey.


In-Depth

The Microsoft Partner Awards

By Scott Bekker

With its choices of categories and countries from which winners come for its annual partner recognitions, Microsoft reveals its priorities and ambitions.


2009 RCP Salary Survey: Salaries in a Year of Recession

By Michael Domingo

At a time of economic turmoil, RCP's third annual salary survey shows base pay for Microsoft partners is slightly higher than in 2008. But there are cracks around the foundation, as raises and bonuses will be harder to come by in the coming year.


Excuses to Tweet at Work

By Naomi Grossman

Even companies without a clear strategy for using micro-blogging to their advantage must monitor the ongoing "naked conversation" for complaining customers.


Channel Watch

Ballmer's Annual Partner Pep Talk Isn't About Specifics

By Scott Bekker

Ballmer talks about the resetting of the Microsoft Partner program and gives a small dig to Google in the process.


Directions

The Browser vs. the Windows 7 Desktop

By Paul DeGroot

Windows 7's immediate success looks guaranteed. After that, the future of the OS is doubtful.


Selling Microsoft

6 Time-Management Tips for Sales Leaders

By Ken Thoreson

Some general recommendations for making the weakest link in your company the strongest one.


News

IDC Predicts Big Impact for Windows 7

By Scott Bekker

Analysts forecast $18.52 in ecosystem revenues for every $1 to Microsoft for the OS.


Forrester: Worst May Be Over for IT Market

By Herb Torrens

The fourth quarter of 2008 and the first half of 2009 may have set the bar so low that the only way out is up.


Partners Get Early Crack at Office 2010

By Kurt Mackie

Access granted to technical preview for attendees at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference.


Azaleos Rolls out Hybrid Exchange E-Mail Services

By Kurt Mackie

Company's approach combines Microsoft BPOS and monitored on-premise Exchange.


Flinders Named Co-Chief for Microsoft U.S. Partner Group

By Scott Bekker

Deshaies moves on to unspecified project for Microsoft U.S. Leadership Team, and Watson moves other executives around her WPG orgchart.