6/1/2016

IoT in Action

The Internet of Things is everywhere. RCP looks at how Microsoft partners are getting involved and starting to make money in this burgeoning field.


In-Depth

How Microsoft Partners Are Putting IoT into Action

By Gladys Rama

The Internet of Things is everywhere. RCP looks at how Microsoft partners are getting involved and starting to make money in this burgeoning field.


Microsoft Partners Weigh Azure Pack vs. Azure Stack

By Jeffrey Schwartz

Microsoft partners are evaluating whether the Windows Server 2016 generation Azure Stack improves enough upon the Windows Server 2012-era Windows Azure Pack to meet customers' demands for private or hybrid cloud solutions.


Microsoft's Top 200 U.S. Partners

By Redmond Channel Partner magazine staff

Who are the best Microsoft solution providers in the United States? You'll find them in Redmond Channel Partner magazine's first-ever list of the top 200 Microsoft partners, from huge generalists and deep specialists to well-connected influentials.


Both Sides

Direct, Indirect or Referral: What Microsoft CSP Flavor Works for You?

By M.S. Partner

Microsoft partners must answer some hard questions to determine which of Microsoft's CSP offerings fits their model best.


Channel Watch

Microsoft's Partner Competency Changes Signal End of an Era

By Scott Bekker

Microsoft has long favored its licensing partners -- until now. The upcoming retirement of a dozen MPN competencies, including Volume Licensing, marks a turning point in how Microsoft does business through the channel.


Channeling the Cloud

For Microsoft Partners, Opportunity in Cloud Variety

By Jeffrey Schwartz

The future of computing will involve some combination of public clouds, private clouds or hosting facilities managed by third parties. Whatever the deployment type, there's a role for partners.


On Growth

9 Signs You're a 'Partner of the Past'

By Mike Harvath

The IT market is changing, but many partners are having a hard time changing with it. Mike identifies the symptoms of an IT services company in peril.


The Changing Channel

IAMCP Bets Big on New Free Membership Level

By Howard M. Cohen

The mother of Microsoft partner communities is shaking things up by adding a no-cost tier, shifting its focus to online meetings and setting lofty diversity goals.