3/1/2011

Tablets in the Crosshairs

Microsoft and its OEMs haven't bottled lightning yet with a Windows tablet. But a new abundance of feature-rich, Windows 7 notebooks carries the fight to keep the high ground of the massive and still vibrant PC market.


In-Depth

Windows 7 Notebooks Taking Aim at Tablets

By Alison Diana

A new crop of Windows 7-based notebooks are retaining the utility of the form factor while drawing inspiration from the upstart tablet category.


Dynamics: The Power of Referral

By Scott Bekker

Will a new program that pays partners for Dynamics leads reach critical mass and spur similar programs within Microsoft?


12 Notable Windows 7 Notebooks

By Alison Diana

Tablets may be the current consumer rage, but notebooks are here to stay. Here are a dozen that have caught our eye.


Channel Call

Partner Relationship Management: The Four C's, Productivity and You

By Keith Lubner

The more efficient your PRM plan is, the more efficient and productive you'll be.


Channel Watch

BPOS Billing Reaction Floods In

By Scott Bekker

If Microsoft doesn't get BPOS billing right, the sharks will certainly be circling.


Directions

Clouding the MPN's Future

By Paul DeGroot

What happens in one part of Microsoft doesn't always sync with what happens in another. And that can spell trouble for partners.


On Growth

10 Annotated Business Strategy Commandments

By Mike Harvath

Sometimes, crafting a successful business strategy requires less innovation and more of the tried-and-true.


Product Reviews

HP and Microsoft Roll Out Appliances

By Jeffrey Schwartz

The two companies deliver on their $250 million, three-year pact to jointly develop integrated datacenter solutions.