5/1/2012

Best Mobile Apps for Microsoft Partners

Buried in the marketplaces maintained by Google, Apple and Microsoft are valuable smartphone and tablet apps that can help round out compelling solutions for customers.


In-Depth

The 30 Best Mobile Apps for Microsoft Partners

By Scott Bekker

Buried in the marketplaces maintained by Google, Apple and Microsoft are valuable smartphone and tablet apps that can help round out compelling solutions for customers. Here are the top 10 for each mobile platform.


Windows Hardware Gallery: Thinner, Lighter, Faster

By Gladys Rama

When it comes to tech hardware, the trend is unquestionably mobility. In this special feature, we survey the latest in Windows-based mobile hardware -- from ultrabooks to smartphones to tablets.


Windows 8 Consumer Preview: An iPad User's Review

By Scott Bekker

A review of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview on Apple's tablet finds the OS visually and substantively good enough to be worth the sizable learning curve.


Channel Watch

Microsoft's Small Business Competency Gets Real

By Scott Bekker

At long last, small business-focused partners will have their own competency in the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) next month.


Channeling the Cloud

Cloud Portability: Here Are Your (Non-Microsoft) Options

By Jeffrey Schwartz

From Cloud Foundry to OpenStack, more vendors are promising portability to customers who don't want to be tied to Microsoft's cloud.


On Growth

Now Is the Time To Become an IT Services Company

By Mike Harvath

In the new technology marketplace, it's the buyers -- not the sellers -- who have the power. And buyers are increasingly focused on intangibles.


The Changing Channel

How 'Cloud' Isn't Helping the Cloud

By Howard M. Cohen

What changes with the cloud is very simple. Instead of just hardware and software, we now integrate hardware, software and services. So why don't many partner companies believe in it?


News

Cloud Q&A: How Windows Azure Is Like Riding a Bicycle

By Scott Bekker

Former Microsoft evangelist Steve Marx talks about Microsoft PaaS and his new role working with Windows Azure at Aditi Technologies.