3/1/2014

CEO 3.0

Microsoft partners want many things from Satya Nadella. The new Microsoft CEO has already hinted at what he'll give them, what he won't and what's negotiable.


In-Depth

How Microsoft Licensing Is Throttling Desktop as a Service

By Michael Fraser

SMBs are ready for Microsoft to let DaaS out of the box now, but Microsoft licensing policies are holding the market back, argues VDI consultant Michael Fraser.


CEO 3.0: What Microsoft's Partners Want from Satya Nadella

By Scott Bekker

Public statements so far from Satya Nadella provide a strong hint of what the new Microsoft CEO will give partners, what he won't and what's negotiable.


Both Sides

What Gaps Does Microsoft Want Partners To Fill?

By M.S. Partner

Understanding Microsoft's scorecard system is one way to figure out what partner deals Microsoft's sales reps currently value the most.


Channel Watch

Microsoft's Communication Failure on Office 365 Payment Cuts

By Scott Bekker

A little more warning would've been nice.


Channeling the Cloud

The Death of Exchange Server 2003: What Will Take Its Place?

By Jeffrey Schwartz

With Microsoft's aging e-mail server set to lose extended support on April 8, organizations have a host of options -- both on-premises and in the cloud -- to migrate to.


On Growth

Apply for the Second-Annual RCP/Rocket Award!

By Mike Harvath

If your company has a great growth story that covers the past three years, we want to hear about it.


The Changing Channel

What Will Be the Straw that Breaks the Microsoft Channel's Back?

By Howard M. Cohen

The next few months could prove to be the most trying for all but the largest of Microsoft's partners.


News

Windows XP Holdouts Get Ready To Go Over Support Cliff

By Scott Bekker

Partners, Microsoft campaigns and upgrade cycles got most users off Windows XP. The holdouts appear resigned to riding the OS into the abyss of non-security support.