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July 13, 2009  8:23 PM

Office apps glut coming



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Office 2010, Office Web Apps

So, Microsoft's go-to-market plan for Office Web Applications is to give them away to consumers. Check. Got it. And, it will give volume licensees of on-premises Office 2010 rights to use Office Web Apps on premises.  No check. Don't get it.

July 13, 2009  3:51 PM

Win 7 RTM and other hits from WPC



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Windows 7

Bill Veghte may be moving on from his Windows leadership role, but he was in New Orleans with a vengeance Monday morning, promising


July 13, 2009  12:05 PM

Report: Microsoft tries to sell Razorfish



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Google, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, online advertising, Razorfish

  Microsoft is reportedly trying to sell off Razorfish, the digital ad service to a large consortium of advertising agencies. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company is trying to offload Razorfish--but with...


July 10, 2009  8:41 PM

SAP cuts LinkedIn recruiting deal for its partners



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, LinkedIn, partner program, SAP

SAP partners can now use LinkedIn's recruiting service for a deep discount to find and hire talent.


July 10, 2009  1:52 PM

You too can ‘friend’ Azure



Posted by: badarrow
Azure, Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft

For those who can't get enough of Microsoft Azure, Microsoft (or someone) has thoughtfully set up a Facebook page for the future set of hosted services. It hasn't been updated since April, but what the heck?


July 9, 2009  12:53 PM

Sinofsky on the rise at Microsoft



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Office, Steven Sinofsky, Windows 7

  Steven Sinofsky, a Microsoft long timer known for driving efficient--and secretive--Office 2007 and now Windows 7 development efforts, got promoted. Yesterday, he was named


July 8, 2009  3:56 PM

Where’d Azure workflow go?



Posted by: badarrow
.Net 4.0, Azure, Barbara Darrow, Cloud Services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Gold partner, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

A week before the expected roll out of the Microsoft Azure cloud services price and sales model, Microsoft has pulled back a key component service. A developer who had been working with Azure...

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July 6, 2009  12:34 PM

More Windows 7 downgrade confusion



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, downgrade rights, IT channel products and technologies, Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP

  Microsoft did a good thing when it amended its planned Windows 7 downgrade rights to give PC buyers 18 months (instead of the original 6) from the October 22 ship date to...


July 3, 2009  5:15 PM

Cisco, in sales revamp, to form new Strategic Partner Org



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, IT channel products and technologies

Cisco is forming a new Strategic Partner Organization to manage accounts from both its worldwide channels and strategic alliances groups. The new group will report to Keith Goodwin, Cisco's senior vice president of worldwide channels, according to a Cisco memo sent to staff late this week.


July 2, 2009  11:10 PM

Wanted: New McAfee channel chief



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, channel chief, IT channel products and technologies, McAfee, Roger King

Roger King, executive vice president of channels for McAfee is no longer executive vice president of channels for McAfee.  According to a company spokeswoman, he has left the company.


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