12/1/2010

Who's Who?

An org chart for partners in a year of change and turnover among channel-facing Microsoft executives.


In-Depth

Forging a Lync in the Unified Communications Chain

By Alison Diana

Microsoft has a tradition of making a market breakthrough with the third release of a product. For that pattern to hold true in unified communications and collaboration, the channel will have to play a critical role.


Microsoft Execs: Who's Who?

By Scott Bekker

It's been a year of change and turnover among partner-facing Microsoft executives. Here's an org chart for partners.


BPOS Gets a New Brand with Microsoft Office 365

By John K. Waters

When Microsoft overhauls the Online Suite as Office 365 next year, it will include Office desktop products in the subscription. An analyst calls the change a "mixed bag" for the channel.


Channel Call

It's Not All Wreckage in the 2010 Rearview

By Keith Lubner

I've spoken to a lot of resellers and ISVs over the past several weeks and a good number of you can't wait until 2011.


Channel Watch

Some Partners Get the White-Glove Treatment

By Scott Bekker

Microsoft executives know the switch to the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) is delicate.


Directions

Microsoft Partners and the Language of Incentive

By Paul DeGroot

The buzzword in Microsoft partner relationships these days appears to be "incentives."


Selling Microsoft

Leading Is Different from Managing

By Ken Thoreson

Having financial ownership in a company doesn't mean you automatically have leadership, nor does being a manager make you a leader.


News

SMBs Brace for a Cloudy Future

By Rich Freeman

Attendees at SMB Nation Fall 2010 see peril and opportunity in the rise of cloud computing.


TechEd Europe: Enabling the Private Cloud

By Jeffrey Schwartz

Microsoft rolls out a set of programs, products and service offerings called Hyper-V Cloud.


Windows 7 at a Year

By Jeffrey Schwartz

Microsoft has shipped 240 million copies of Windows 7, and businesses are heavily engaged in migrations.


Next SQL Server Reaches CTP Stage

By Kurt Mackie

Improvements coming to Web-based data viewing, high availability and query performance.


Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse Hits Metal This Month

By Kurt Mackie

Release on HP hardware marks integration of technology from DATAllegro acquisition into the flagship Microsoft database technology family.