1/1/2013

Master Multitasker

Windows 8 successfully combines old-school productivity in the traditional desktop with a sleek, modern and fun experience in the touch-and swipe-friendly new UI. See the full RCP review inside.


In-Depth

Windows 8 Faces Slow Ramp-Up, But Big Potential: Q&A with a Microsoft Distributor

By Scott Bekker

In a Q&A, D&H Distributing Co-President Michael Schwab says structural factors are giving Windows 8 a slow start, but he predicts some of those same dynamics will make the new OS a huge hit in the near future.


One Month with Windows 8: A Review of Microsoft's Most Radical OS

By Scott Bekker

With Windows 8, Microsoft aims to unify the tablet and PC interfaces in an ambitious experiment. In a month-long review, RCP finds the effort largely succeeds.


Marching Orders 2013: 11 Things Microsoft Partners Need To Do in the New Year

By Redmond Channel Partner magazine staff

Channel luminaries offer their best advice to help Microsoft partners succeed in the coming year.


Channel Watch

Introducing the RCP/Rocket Award for IT Services Companies

By Scott Bekker

Is your IT services firm's recent history a great growth story? Redmond Channel Partner and consultancy Revenue Rocket want to hear about it for the first-ever Excellence in Growth Award.


Channeling the Cloud

Windows Azure Active Directory: Taking AD Deeper into the Cloud

By Jeffrey Schwartz

Active Directory took its first step into the cloud with Office 365, but Microsoft is upping the ante with free access control in the forthcoming Windows Azure Active Directory.