7/1/2016

The WPC Lists Issue

The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) sets the tone for partners for the year ahead. RCP analyzed the WPC session catalog to tease out:

  • Big Themes
  • Can't-Miss Sessions
  • Cool Topics
  • Technologies Hitting Prime Time Q Key Buzzwords
  • Coopetition Clues


In-Depth

The Reinvention of the Microsoft ISV

By Barb Levisay

As partners scramble to find their place in the new cloud environment, the ISV category is expanding to include all different types of partners.


The WPC 2016 Lists: Top Themes, Sessions and Reveals

By Scott Bekker

The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference sets the tone for partners for the year ahead. RCP analyzed the WPC session catalog to bring you everything you need to know to get the most out of the show or to track it from the office.


Microsoft Buying LinkedIn Means Tension, Opportunity for Partners

By Scott Bekker

If Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn closes as expected, partners may have new opportunities. But unique challenges add complexity to the already difficult integration inherent in big deals.


Both Sides

What Partners Should Expect in Microsoft's New Fiscal Year

By M.S. Partner

Instead of making more large-scale changes, Microsoft is looking to fine-tune its current partner initiatives and programs.


Channel Watch

Are We at 'Peak Channel' or Just Ramping Up?

By Scott Bekker

Under pressure from trends like cloud computing and automation, how can the IT channel survive -- and what form will it take if it does?


Channeling the Cloud

On Citrix Going 'All In' with Microsoft in Cloud

By Jeffrey Schwartz

Given Citrix's history with Microsoft and its decision to tap a former Microsoft president as its new CEO, it should come as little surprise the company is borrowing from Microsoft's script.


On Growth

10 Steps to Becoming a 'Partner of the Future'

By Mike Harvath

From what they sell to whom they sell to, these are the business areas partners need to transform if they're going to survive the next wave of IT consolidation.


The Changing Channel

What Microsoft Partners Are Grumbling About

By Howard M. Cohen

Howard asked partners what their biggest grievances are with Microsoft. They were more than willing to share.