The Microsoft Partner Network Issue
After following rumors and tentative previews for three years, partners are coming in from the dark about the major revamp of Microsoft's massive partner program. When the changes take effect this month, they will affect nearly every partner in some way.
For Microsoft's roughly 400,000 formal partners, the changeover this month to a new partner program means that everything from business cards to business practices will change.
Dynamics partners have always had different needs than other Microsoft partners, and the MPN has very different requirements of its business applications partners.
Microsoft checklists outline process, collect tools for partners to switch over to the MPN.
With a focus on the super-small business market, Aurora offers a cross-premises Active Directory solution that's easy to manage.
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Stephen Elop blasted a hole in the Microsoft org chart last month by stepping into the CEO job at Nokia.
Three-tier model brings field resources, MDF, per-deal subsidies to U.S. partners.
With new product name, Communications Server enters release candidate stage.
Tallan buys twentysix New York, Sapient expands.
SLAs reportedly affected by three BPOS interruptions in August and September.
IDC, Intel revising forecasts downward for second half of 2010.
IDC upgrades 2010 growth forecast for converged mobile devices.