11/1/2011

Top 8 Opportunities in Windows 8

The next Microsoft OS promises disruptive opportunities for every type of partner -- from development to solution to learning -- assuming those partners move fast.


In-Depth

Salesforce.com and the Enterprise Social Revolution

By John K. Waters

The company that defined cloud-based Software as a Service is now looking to change the way workers collaborate, communicate and service their customers.


Top 8 Partner Opportunities in Windows 8

By Scott Bekker

The latest Microsoft OS promises disruptive opportunities for every type of partner -- from developers to solutions providers to those who provide training -- assuming they move fast.


Microsoft's Dynamics Partners Finding Strength in Numbers with Katalys (UPDATED)

By Barb Levisay

Katalys Group formed to help small Dynamics partners find a creative way to meet the Microsoft Partner Network requirements by banding together.


Channel Call

The ABCs of a Productive Channel

By Keith Lubner

This isn't rocket science. Lay out a plan by week, by month, by quarter and by year for all of your communications and then execute that plan.


Channel Watch

Why So Secretive, Steven Sinofsky?

By Scott Bekker

Now that the main elements of Windows 8 seem locked down, will Sinofsky be more forthcoming with information for Microsoft's hardware partners?


Channeling the Cloud

Microsoft Partners Need a Strategic Plan for Moving to the Cloud

By Jeffrey Schwartz

A report released in September based on a survey by CompTIA pointed out that transitioning to the cloud is not proving to be a cakewalk for all channel partners.


On Growth

12 Secrets to M&A Success

By Mike Harvath

Begin with the end in mind and know what you want and need before you buy, based on your overall long-term growth strategy.


News

10 'Mango' Features for Microsoft Partners

By Scott Bekker

The Windows Phone 7.5 release is chock full of business-friendly functionality.


12 Microsoft Execs Who Made the March to Juniper Networks

By Scott Bekker

Since former Microsoft senior executive Kevin Johnson became CEO in 2008, 12 execs from Redmond have followed him to VP roles at the networking company.


SMB Nation: Where Did All the Cloud Supporters Go?

By Rich Freeman

Enthusiasm for cloud computing was (surprisingly) weak among attendees of this year's SMB Nation Fall conference.