10/1/2012

24 Things Partners Should Know About Windows Server 2012

With an all-new model of computing, the next version of Microsoft's flagship OS comes with new editions, licensing, product dependencies, features and partner opportunities.


In-Depth

Office 365, SharePoint and SQL Server: Our Experts Weigh In

By Doug Barney

At the first Live! 360 conference, top experts will dive into an array of hot IT topics. Get a sneak preview here, as key presenters share their expertise with Redmond Channel Partner.


Windows 8 Ultrabooks Gallery: The First Wave

By Scott Bekker

With Windows 8 comes a new category of hardware -- touch-capable Ultrabooks. While most models are under wraps until the OS launch, a few vendors including HP, Dell and Acer have made their designs public.


Windows Server 2012: The 24 Things Microsoft Partners Should Know

By Scott Bekker, Kurt Mackie, Gladys Rama

With an all-new model of computing, the next version of the Microsoft flagship server OS comes with new editions, licensing, product dependencies, features and partner opportunities.


Channel Watch

Is Microsoft's 'Big Year' Big Enough?

By Scott Bekker

Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Windows Server 2012 are making this a landmark year for Microsoft, but there's a chance that Redmond has waited too long.


Channeling the Cloud

Why Microsoft Calls Windows Server 2012 a Cloud OS

By Jeffrey Schwartz

There are four key reasons Microsoft is touting its latest server as the start of a new cloud era. But will they be enough to seriously challenge VMware or Amazon?


Selling Microsoft

Sales Leaders: Are You the Linchpin or the Weak Link?

By Ken Thoreson

Know what ingredients in sales, marketing and operations must be measured to perform at optimal levels. A partner needs to track at least four metrics for each department.


The Changing Channel

Why Is Microsoft Putting the Squeeze on Partner Support?

By Howard M. Cohen

In reducing its ranks of partner-facing support personnel, Microsoft may be taking some pointers from the president of Howard's old company: "If you've got enough people to do the job, you have too many people."


News

Samsung, Nokia Unveil First Windows Phone 8 Devices

By Gladys Rama

Nokia highlights wireless charging for new Lumias; Samsung device has storage options and a MicroSD slot.