May/June 2017

FastTrack: Friend or Foe?

As Microsoft expands the reach of FastTrack quarter-by-quarter with little guidance on what’s coming next, partners struggle to stay ahead of the program with higher-value services.


In-Depth

The Top 200 Microsoft Solution Providers of 2017

By Redmond Channel Partner magazine staff

It takes a special set of skills and attitudes to be a great Microsoft solution provider. In this second-annual listing, Redmond Channel Partner magazine presents 200 of the best in the United States.


Microsoft FastTrack: Partner Friend or Foe?

By Barb Levisay

As Microsoft expands the reach of FastTrack quarter-by-quarter with little guidance on what's coming next, partners struggle to stay ahead of the program with higher-value services.


How Microsoft Partners Are Building for the Future with HoloLens

By Gladys Rama

Microsoft has taken some bold steps to democratize its mixed reality platform. Here's how some Microsoft partners are helping the company's efforts.


Channel Watch

Microsoft's CSP Program Isn't Just for Office 365 Anymore

By Scott Bekker

With services like Azure, Dynamics 365 and Windows 10 also propelling growth, partners can expect Microsoft to keep expanding the program's scope to even more products.


Channeling the Cloud

Azure Stack Will Take Time To Reach Its Potential

By Jeffrey Schwartz

Think of the first release of the on-premises cloud appliance as a modest version of Microsoft's final goal.


On Growth

What's the Role of a Tax Adviser in M&A?

By Mike Harvath

Short answer: To save you boatloads of cash.


Worldview

How To Network the Right Way at Microsoft Inspire

By Per Werngren

For starters, don't book meetings with strangers through the booking tool unless you absolutely have to.