With its choices of categories and countries from which winners come for its annual partner recognitions, Microsoft reveals its priorities and ambitions.
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.
Even companies without a clear strategy for using micro-blogging to their advantage must monitor the ongoing "naked conversation" for complaining customers.
Ballmer talks about the resetting of the Microsoft Partner program and gives a small dig to Google in the process.
Windows 7's immediate success looks guaranteed. After that, the future of the OS is doubtful.
Some general recommendations for making the weakest link in your company the strongest one.
Analysts forecast $18.52 in ecosystem revenues for every $1 to Microsoft for the OS.
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.
Access granted to technical preview for attendees at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference.
Company's approach combines Microsoft BPOS and monitored on-premise Exchange.
Deshaies moves on to unspecified project for Microsoft U.S. Leadership Team, and Watson moves other executives around her WPG orgchart.