6/1/2015

Unpacking Containers

Microsoft is moving faster than ever to embrace containers on Microsoft Azure and to build the technology into the next version of Windows through a major partnership with Docker. A visual guide to what all the fuss is about.


In-Depth

MSP Best Practices for the New IT Landscape

By Gladys Rama

The MSP model continues to come into its own. We look at what's changed in the MSP landscape in recent years and talk to industry experts about what MSPs can do now to succeed. 


Microsoft DaaS: What's the Holdup?

By Redmond Channel Partner magazine staff

Michael Fraser laid out the case in these pages a year ago for how Microsoft could shift its licensing to enable Desktop as a Service in the next year or two. We caught up with Fraser for a largely discouraging update on progress in the last year.


How Containers Fit into the Microsoft Stack: A Visual Guide

By Scott Bekker

Microsoft is moving faster than ever to embrace containers on Microsoft Azure and to build the technology into the next version of Windows through a major partnership with Docker. Here's a visual guide to what all the fuss is about.


Both Sides

What To Expect in Microsoft's Fiscal '16: Focus on Cloud

By M.S. Partner

How to navigate Microsoft's shifting attitudes toward the cloud in the coming fiscal year.


Channel Watch

Microsoft Product Power Ratings: Build and Ignite Edition

By Scott Bekker

The first five months of 2015 have been marked by nonstop product news from Microsoft, culminating in a pair of back-to-back major conferences. In taking stock of all the announcements, RCP finds that some products have fared better than others.


Channeling the Cloud

With Azure Stack, Microsoft Tries To Correct What Cloud OS Got Wrong

By Jeffrey Schwartz

Introduced at Ignite, Azure Stack substantially advances the old Cloud OS Azure Pack by allowing organizations to build cloud infrastructures that truly mirror the experience of the Azure public cloud.


Market Forces

For Dynamics Partner, Long-Term Success Means Long-Term Planning

By Barb Levisay

One Microsoft partner CEO with a 30-year track record of growth credits a strategic plan, with goals that are understood by everyone in the company, as the foundation for success.


The Changing Channel

Survival of the Fittest Partners: Spotlighting New Partner Imperatives

By Howard M. Cohen

Microsoft's channel vision is changing and partners are scrambling to adapt. Howard turns the spotlight on partners that have successfully evolved their businesses to keep pace with those changes.