GIVE IT BACK!
As green IT gains momentum, a new category of Microsoft partner companies offer end-of-life management to other solution providers for PCs and servers -- including refurbishment, recycling and data wiping.
Gold Certified Partner TechTurn is making a big business out of selling refurbished PCs and servers. A new program through Tech Data gives other Microsoft partners a way to get in on the opportunity to go green.
Partners say that customers are eager to deploy the 2010 release of the Microsoft collaborative computing platform.
Solutions providers and their customers with established credit histories suddenly can't get financing. Is help on the way?
To make your business stand out, what you do internally behind the scenes can be even more important than what you do externally.
Microsoft's focus on cloud computing helps out the big guys. So, will SMB customers continue to be heard?
Now that Microsoft Windows Azure and SQL Azure are commercially available, partners need to consider how the company's new cloud services will change the landscape of how software and services are delivered.
Strategic sales management is often a weak link in solution provider companies.
Bundle of server software gives way to customer demand for management, virtualization and cloud solutions.
Search giant claims 1,000 authorized resellers in its year-old program.
Off-premises backup company gets e-mail, SharePoint archiving in deal.
Cisco kicks HP out of partner program.
In a recent webinar, Kayvaan Ghassemieh, senior technical product manager for Microsoft Online Services, outlined recent milestones, developments and changes to the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS).
While Microsoft partners have known major changes were coming to the company's partner program this year, the specifics have been vague.
In an effort to lure on-premises ERP solutions providers to its cloud-based offerings, NetSuite Inc. upped the ante in the industry for channel margins on first-year license subscriptions.
Microsoft plans to release many of its 2010-branded products -- including Office 2010 -- to manufacturers this month.
Microsoft revamps mobile strategy with Windows Phone 7.