3/1/2015

Windows 10 for Partners

10 ways everything changes for the Microsoft ecosystem when the next client OS ships.


In-Depth

Microsoft Throws Hardware Roadmap for Loop with Windows 10 as a Service

By Scott Bekker

Will free upgrades uncouple Windows releases from the PC refresh cycle?


10 Ways Windows 10 Will Affect Microsoft Partners

By Scott Bekker, Kurt Mackie

Everything will change for the Microsoft ecosystem when the next client OS ships. Here's a feature-by-feature guide to what specific partner types should expect from Windows 10.


Both Sides

How To Speak Microsoft: Use These Acronyms

By M.S. Partner

A brief glossary of the two-, three- and four-letter terms that Microsoft loves and partners should know.


Channel Watch

Getting To Know Microsoft Cortana

By Scott Bekker

What Microsoft's voice-activated technology currently lacks in polish, it definitely makes up for in personality.


Channeling the Cloud

New Azure Releases Make It Easier for Partners To Sell Microsoft's Cloud

By Jeffrey Schwartz

From security to storage to identity management, the recent raft of new Azure services gives Microsoft partners multiple ways to meet today's business requirements.


Market Forces

Face Value: 5 Reasons Partners Should Visit Their Customers

By Barb Levisay

As one Microsoft systems integrator has found, having regular face-to-face meetings with customers can really pay off -- sometimes literally.


On Growth

Partners: Get Ready for the 2015 RCP Rocket Award

By Mike Harvath

The deadline for this year's award for IT services companies that have shown exceptional growth is May 1.


The Changing Channel

In the Cloud and IP Era, Partners Rethink the Role of Salespeople

By Howard M. Cohen

As the channel shifts further and further away from selling products, customers tell us more and more how they don't want to talk with salespeople anymore.