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Barbara Darrow

July 18, 2007  1:24 PM

Google adds paid SMB search to portfolio

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel, Google, Microsoft

To borrow from Ronald Reagan’s lexicon, there Google goes again.

Amping up its business push, the Web search giant on Tuesday unveiled a hosted search...

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July 17, 2007  11:05 AM

Microsoft’s COO Turner to Microsoft Partners: Help us beat Google

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft

As partners heard over and over (and over again) at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Denver last week, Microsoft wants partners to get on the stick vis-a-vis

July 12, 2007  12:19 PM

Fun Facts From Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 07

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel, Microsoft, News

*** Best Nickname: One hotel for press and analysts combined the interior look of a war zone with the façade of a parking structure. Press wags not-so-affectionately dubbed it the Baghdad Hilton.

July 11, 2007  12:23 PM

CRM Live a partner play? Kind of.

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel, Channel partner programs, Microsoft, News

To be clear: When Microsoft says CRM Live will be totally partner inclusive, it really means partners will...

July 11, 2007  10:49 AM

Microsoft packages up Biztalk Server for branch offices, offers bundle

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel, Microsoft, News

When Microsoft ships Biztalk Server 2006 R2 – which it has promised to do in September — it will offer a new version packaged and priced for branch offices.


July 10, 2007  6:22 PM

Is Microsoft WinServer 2008 big-bang release a sham?

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, News

Microsoft’s biggest-ever enterprise product launch appears to be more marketing ploy than a true launch.While COO Kevin Turner said Microsoft would simultaneously launch

July 10, 2007  11:11 AM

Microsoft intros Windows Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio 2008, preps big-bang rollout for Feb. 27

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, News

Folks discounted an earlier report that Microsoft would sync up its gigantic Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio Server...

July 10, 2007  9:20 AM

Microsoft Live services pricing is aggressive; surprise, surprise

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Managed services providers, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS), Supplier relationship management

Microsoft, true to its volume sales heritage, will offer its upcoming hosted CRM Live service for as little as $39 per user per month.

That figure puts it well under the list prices of competitive offerings from and NetSuite. Most of...

July 8, 2007  8:40 PM

Five hot spots to watch at this week’s Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, Reseller blogs, Tech Blogs

[Note: This week is proud to introduce its newest expert blogger -- Barbara Darrow -- one of the most expert, most experienced reporters covering Microsoft and...

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