10/1/2013

The New Face to the Microsoft Channel

An interview with Phil Sorgen, the recently appointed head of the Worldwide Partner Group, about the changing structure of the channel and what "Devices + Services" will mean for partners.


In-Depth

2013 RCP Rocket Awards: Meet the Winners

By Scott Bekker

Three companies earned our inaugural award for sustainable business growth. See how winners Axis Group LLC, Envision LLC and Intellinet Corp. planned and executed their way to success.


Windows 8.1: The 8 Best Features and Fixes

By Michael Desmond

The Windows 8.1 Preview reveals a much-improved OS that fixes many of the flaws in the original Windows 8 release. Here's what to look for in the new OS.


Microsoft's New Channel Chief on 'Devices + Services' and the Changing Channel

By Scott Bekker

Phil Sorgen, a veteran of many senior roles in the Microsoft field, was named corporate vice president for the Worldwide Partner Group, replacing Jon Roskill.


Q&A

Q&A: Microsoft's Martorano on His Expanded U.S. Channel Role

By Scott Bekker

Exec will manage National Systems Integrators, Licensing Solution Providers and Microsoft Surface sales.


Channel Watch

On the Theme of Executive Change in Microsoft

By Scott Bekker

The upper levels of Microsoft's org chart have been a hive of activity in recent months, from CEO Steve Ballmer's retirement announcement to an executive shakeup in the channel group. RCP's October issue goes behind the changes -- what they are, and what they mean for partners.


Channeling the Cloud

How Microsoft Missed the Cloud Forecast Under Ballmer

By Jeffrey Schwartz

The outgoing Microsoft CEO gave his "all in" cloud mandate over three years ago, but entrenched players like Amazon Web Services and Google have left Microsoft fighting to secure a foothold for its own cloud services.


On Growth

CEOs: Have a Succession Plan Ready

By Mike Harvath

A business leader's legacy is more than just the state of the company when they leave -- it's also how well the stage has been set for the company to succeed in the future.


The Changing Channel

One-on-One with Microsoft's New U.S. SMS&P Chief

By Howard M. Cohen

Meet David Willis, who in the wake of the recent partner executive reshuffling now runs Microsoft's U.S. Small and Midmarket Solutions & Partners organization.


News

Microsoft Executive Tracker: Rundown of Recent Organizational Changes

By Redmond Channel Partner magazine staff

Ripples of huge changes start at the top and are spreading throughout the organization.