The Unfortunate Silence of Microsoft Consulting Services
For years, there's been conflict between MCS and Microsoft's closest enterprise partners—sometimes boiling, sometimes just steaming. It's time for Microsoft to start communicating honestly and openly with partners about the role, and compensation model, of MCS.
From the Dell-EMC deal to the dawn of the Windows-as-a-Service era, the IT industry saw several significant changes in 2015. Here's a snapshot of the biggest milestones of the past year, and what they mean for the channel.
Demand has never been higher for ways to protect data from prying eyes. Solutions abound for partners looking to encrypt their customers' data in Microsoft environments.
The stakes were high in security this year with attacks designed not only to steal credit-card numbers but also to shame, spy on or extort their victims.
For years, there's been conflict between MCS and Microsoft's closest enterprise partners -- sometimes boiling, sometimes just steaming. It's time for Microsoft to start communicating honestly and openly with partners about the role, and compensation model, of MCS.
Cloud computing may be the poster child of disruptive technology, but there are a few business tenets that are simply impervious to change.
We've always kept a tight focus on our Microsoft partner readers, but we're going to step that up in 2016 in a few ways -- and we hope you'll help us out.
Microsoft's new CPS Standard systems will likely test the mood among partners and organizations for turnkey on-premises Azure appliances.
The old three-legged-stool model of partner-delivered IT services -- consulting, advisory services and support -- needs to adapt to the changing technology environment.
Microsoft Partner of the Year winner Nintex kills two birds with one very effective stone by combining IP creation with partner outreach.
Stephen Boyle spent his first four months on the job getting an education from partners and other Microsoft executives. Now he's vowing to provide some education in the form of partner enablement.
New entries from Apple, Lenovo and others are giving Microsoft’s category-breaking tablet a run for its money.