09/01/2009

The Allure of Azure

With a competitive pricing model established and different licensing options on the table, partners are starting to see how Microsoft's cloud-computing offering can drive new business.


In-Depth

The Allure of Azure

By Scott Bekker

With a competitive pricing model established and different licensing options on the table, partners are starting to see how Microsoft's cloud-computing offering can drive new business.


From the MSPP to the MPN

By Scott Bekker

Partners have 16 months to make the transition from the 6-year-old Microsoft Partner Program structure to the framework of the new Microsoft Partner Network.


Giving Customers What They Want

By Lee Pender

Partners who understand what customers are looking for (hint: not just low prices) are better equipped to find and keep them.


Channel Watch

Partners: In This Life, You're on Your Own

By Scott Bekker

Microsoft may hope its partners survive the economy, but it's not willing to sacrifice a lot of its own cash to make that happen.


Directions

Social Networking and the Revolution

By Paul DeGroot

Despite the risks of social networking, it's not surprising that Microsoft would want to join in.


News

A Sage Software Partner Stumbles, and Microsoft Makes a Play for the Rest

By Kurt Mackie

Citing the economy, Dallas-based MIS Group went out of business in July.


The Great Reckoning

By Scott Bekker

The numbers are in. And they stink.


Microsoft Targets Retailers with Dynamics POS 2009

By Herb Torrens

Features of partner-delivered, next-generation point-of-sale solution include smart search and security-enhanced payment processing.


Levers of Power

By Scott Bekker

Microsoft partner account managers will see compensation more tightly tied to partner performance.


Microsoft Puts Services Ready on a Roadmap

By Scott Bekker

The aim is to provide partners with transparency, predictability and consistency.


BPOS Gets a Facelift

By Scott Bekker

Despite the ongoing recession, partner peer-group members are holding their own for now -- and watching for the cloud on the horizon.