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July, 2008


July 9, 2008  11:51 AM

Microsoft security partners get bonuses for selling identity products



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Microsoft, Network and application security, News, Systems and systems management

Lost among the hoopla over Microsoft's Vista and Software as a Service news yesterday were some...

July 8, 2008  12:44 PM

VMware CEO Diane Greene suddenly replaced



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Channel, Data storage management, EMC, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Server virtualization, Servers and desktop hardware, Virtualization

VMware CEO Diane Greene -- who is widely credited with driving server virtualization into the mainstream -- was suddenly replaced by Microsoft veteran Paul Maritz. Maritz had most recently been running the cloud computing division at VMware parent company EMC. The industry-shaking announcement...


July 8, 2008  11:22 AM

Microsoft Online Services by the numbers



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

HOUSTON -- Stephen Elop, president of the Microsoft business division, spoke this morning about the partner compensation plan for Microsoft Online Services. We've already covered the news, but here...


July 8, 2008  10:39 AM

Microsoft confirms ‘Mac vs. PC’ counterattack



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft, News

HOUSTON -- Microsoft is indeed planning an all out blitz against Apple's "Mac vs. PC" ads that have relentlessly attacked Windows Vista and significantly damaged its reputation among potential customers. During this morning's keynote address at the Worldwide Partner Conference, Windows corporate...


July 7, 2008  8:08 PM

Microsoft working on hosted ERP software



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS)

A Microsoft-hosted enterprise resource planning (ERP) offering is appearing more and more likely. That's according to Marie Huwe, Microsoft's general manager for partner marketing strategy. Today at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference here in Houston, senior news editor Barb Darrow and I...


July 7, 2008  1:24 PM

Microsoft: We will cut partners in on our hosted infrastructure services



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, IT buyer market research, IT channel products and technologies, Managed services providers, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS)

The word wafting around the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference is that the company will at last outline partner rebate/commission structure for those partners bringing customers to Microsoft-hosted solutions including the Microsoft


July 7, 2008  8:07 AM

More on Microsoft org changes



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, News

More details on the big Microsoft org changes are starting to trickle out. For Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS), home of the Dynamics lineup of ERP and CRM products,


July 6, 2008  8:01 PM

zetVisions buys piece of Business Objects from SAP



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Enterprise applications, IT channel products and technologies, Leading technology vendors, Microsoft, News, Oracle, SAP

SAP partner zetVisions AG has agreed to acquire corporate investment management (CIM) products from SAP's Business Objects...

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July 3, 2008  9:34 AM

Microsoft reorgs US partner group



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Microsoft, News, Reseller channel business development, Vendor partner business issues

Robert Deshaies and Cynthia Bates will divvy up responsibilities for Microsoft's US partner organization, Microsoft said late Wednesday night. Deshaies, who had been vice president of the US Partner...


July 2, 2008  1:00 PM

Will Microsoft acquire Nortel?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Channel partner programs, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Reseller channel business development, VoIP over IP (VoIP)

Summertime is the time to mull. Today I have the time to consider whether Microsoft and Nortel -- currently unified communications (UC) partners -- will move from heavy dating to marriage. According to channel partners of both companies, rumors of such an acquisition have been swirling for some...


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