11/1/2010

Bet on Microsoft's Cloudy Forecast

Redmond's massive investment in cloud infrastructure indicates that Microsoft will be worth partnering with well into the future.


In-Depth

Distributors: Thinking Outside the Box

By Rich Freeman

Today's distributors do much more than ship products and track orders -- it's too bad some channel partners don't know it.


Bet on Microsoft's Cloudy Forecast

By Scott Bekker

Redmond's massive investment in forward-thinking cloud infrastructure is spreading across the globe, indicating that Microsoft will be worth partnering with for years to come.


Cloud Backup and Recovery

By Jeffrey Schwartz

Will the cloud replace tape and local disk as the preferred means of protecting enterprise data? Though this was once unthinkable, cloud storage is starting to gain momentum.


Channel Call

Marketing in a Cloudy 2011

By Keith Lubner

The coming year brings some novel challenges for resellers who are in the midst of planning.


Channel Watch

Give BPOS a Chance

By Scott Bekker

Bullish on the cloud, and bullish on Microsoft's prospects to be a major cloud player with a vibrant ecosystem of cloud partners.


Directions

The Middleman Is Dead, Long Live the Middleman!

By Paul DeGroot

Partners might be wondering what their role selling Microsoft solutions will be when the bulk of services are offered direct to customers online.


On Growth

The Right Kind of Exit Strategy

By Mike Harvath

Manage your business as though you're planning to work until retirement or to the day you pass it to your children. Then, you'll know you've developed the perfect exit strategy.


News

IE Market Share Slip Slidin' Away

By Chris Paoli

StatCounter: Microsoft browser usage dips below 50 percent worldwide.


Long Live the Logos!

By Scott Bekker

You can't re-enroll as a Gold Certified or Certified Partner anymore, but you can keep using the logos until next October.


Dynamics SL 2011 Coming Q2

By Kurt Mackie

Midsize ERP product will feature role-specific dashboards.


HP Revamps PartnerOne

By Jeffrey Schwartz

Updates cover deal registration, membership structures, the Elite designation and market development funds.


Code Missile: Stuxnet Worm Takes Aim

By Scott Bekker

Stuxnet may be the first known precision malware weapon designed to destroy a single real-world industrial facility, but the collateral damage affects the entire Microsoft channel.


3 Windows Phones at a Glance

By Jeffrey Schwartz

A quick look at the first phones based on Windows Phone 7 to ship from AT&T on Nov. 8 in the United States.