9/1/2016

Revolution in Windows Affairs

Microsoft rewrote its whole playbook for taking a new client operating system to market with the Windows 10 release. A year later, the company’s financials and analyst reports reveal how well it’s working out—for Microsoft and the ecosystem.


In-Depth

Microsoft Partners Face a Wild Ride to the Cloud

By Barb Levisay

We ask partners grappling with the realities of transitioning their businesses to the cloud: Is it worth it?


Juggling Clouds: Partnering with Both Microsoft and AWS

By Gladys Rama

By most measures, the public cloud market is a two-horse race between AWS and Microsoft. Partners are increasingly seeing the benefits of tying their fortunes to both cloud vendors, but doing so requires a good deal of training, planning and trust.


Assessing Microsoft's Windows 10 Revolution, One Year In

By Scott Bekker

Microsoft rewrote its whole playbook for taking a new client OS to market with the Windows 10 release. A year later, the company's financials and analyst reports reveal how well it's working out -- for Microsoft and the ecosystem.


Both Sides

New Business Models Raise Questions for Microsoft Partners

By M.S. Partner

Based on its talking points at WPC, Microsoft considers these four business models as critical for moving its partners into the future.


Channel Watch

Which Public Cloud Will Win the Microsoft Channel?

By Scott Bekker

In the two-horse race between AWS and Microsoft Azure in the public cloud, only one can be considered to have a robust ecosystem of platform partners. And it's not Microsoft.


Channeling the Cloud

Azure Stack Was Microsoft's Summer Surprise

By Jeffrey Schwartz

Microsoft's announcement of a more restrictive deployment model for Azure Stack, in addition to its delayed release, has left lots of partners scrambling.


On Growth

For IT Services Partners, All Roads Lead to M&A

By Mike Harvath

The industry doesn't need as many IT services firms as there are presently. The market knows this, the vendor companies know this, customers know this and you know this.


The Changing Channel

How Does Microsoft's 'Professional Degree' Impact the Channel?

By Howard M. Cohen

The new education program, announced by Microsoft at this summer's WPC, seems to raise more questions for partners than answers.


News

Analysis: With Turner Gone, It's Nadella's Microsoft Now

By Scott Bekker

Microsoft's fiery COO moves on, leaving the company firmly in Nadella's grip.