3/1/2016

The 2016 Microsoft Roadmap

It's shaping up to be a banner year for Windows 10 updates and the Microsoft server line. Get all the details inside about what products are coming for the rest of the calendar year in RCP's annual listing.


In-Depth

Microsoft Resources for Partners: An Illustrated Guide

By Barb Levisay

For cloud-bound partners, navigating Microsoft's various resources can be a time-consuming task. Here are some handy maps to help you figure out where to go for what you need.


What's the Deal with Microsoft's Mobile Strategy?

By Scott Bekker

What mobile-first means now to Redmond in a (mostly) post-Windows Phone era.


Top Microsoft Business Apps for iPhone and Android

By Scott Bekker

While no one was looking, Microsoft assembled a surprisingly large library of major business and productivity apps for iOS and Android. Here are the best ones for partners.


Channel Watch

With FastTrack, Microsoft Keeps Its Cloud Partners Guessing

By Scott Bekker

As Microsoft becomes more and more desperate to drive consumption, expect the range of free services offerings from FastTrack to keep ballooning.


Channeling the Cloud

For Microsoft Partners, Are Box and Dropbox Rivals or Opportunities?

By Jeffrey Schwartz

Redmond's cloud storage frenemies continue to deepen their integration with Microsoft even as they beef up their own services.


Market Forces

Microsoft CSP Program Pushes Partners To Change Gears

By Barb Levisay

More than being just a new offering, the CSP program requires Microsoft partners to design the business model that will take them into the future.


The Changing Channel

Partners: Forget Microsoft's 'Cloud Consumption' Directive

By Howard M. Cohen

Howard thinks it's time for partners to treat Microsoft with the same benign neglect it shows them.


News

Analysis: IT Services a Double-Edged Sword for Xerox

By Gladys Rama

The century-old company joins the likes of HP this year with its decision to separate its hardware and services units.