4/1/2013

Lync

Microsoft is turbo-charging everything about its unified communications platform, from customer adoption to partner engagement to multi-platform capabilities to release cadence.


In-Depth

2013 Microsoft National Systems Integrators (Full List)

By Redmond Channel Partner magazine staff

The Microsoft National Systems Integrators are a special group of U.S. partners with super-regional scale and special expertise. Here is the full list of the partners who made the category in Microsoft's 2013 fiscal year.


Microsoft Gets Serious in the Cloud with Office 365 Open

By Scott Bekker

With its Open Licensing move, Microsoft finally enlists all partners in the Office 365 effort.


Lync 2013: Microsoft Revs Up Its UC Platform

By Kurt Mackie, Scott Bekker

Microsoft is turbo-charging everything about its unified communications platform -- from customer adoption and partner engagement to multiplatform capabilities and release cadence.


Channel Watch

Windows Phone 8 Device Impressions: Nokia Lumia 822

By Scott Bekker

Scott finds that there are pros and cons to being a Lumia 822 user -- but it's mostly pros.


Channeling the Cloud

IBM Gives OpenStack Ecosystem a Major Boost

By Jeffrey Schwartz

IBM has thrown its weight behind the OpenStack project, joining the likes of heavyweights HP, Intel, Cisco and Dell.


On Growth

Got a Growth Story? We Have an Award for That

By Mike Harvath

The RCP/Rocket award honors IT services companies whose unique business strategies have led to growth. The May 1 deadline for submissions is fast approaching.


The Changing Channel

Microsoft Partners Cannot Live by Fees Alone

By Howard M. Cohen

Selling cloud service subscriptions isn't a bad strategy -- as long as you use them to set the stage for sales of your own suite of services.


News

Google Takes Notes from Apple with Pixel Chromebook

By Scott Bekker

A new high-end Chromebook delivers LTE, touch and an extremely rich display.