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July 15, 2011  4:28 PM

WPC: Parting thoughts from partners



Posted by: PatOuellette
IT channel products and services, Microsoft, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Pat Ouellette, Windows 7, Windows 8

LOS ANGELES -- As the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference wound down on Wednesday, here are some parting thoughts from attendees: -- The

July 13, 2011  5:33 PM

Microsoft WPC confidential



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Bing, Cisco, Google, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Steve Ballmer, Steven Sinofsky

LOS ANGELES--Here are some threads floating around Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference that you won't see hear in any keynote. 1: If Steve Ballmer's out, who's in? Don't get me wrong. This partner crowd is not Wall Street -- there are no torches and pitchforks. But they...


July 12, 2011  1:35 PM

Microsoft WPC 2011: A newbie’s top ten list



Posted by: badarrow
Azure, IT channel products and services, Jon Roskill, Microsoft, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Pat Ouellette, Steve Ballmer

By Pat Ouellette, Associate Editor LOS ANGELES -- It’s been an eventful 24 hours since I hit the tarmac at LAX Sunday to attend my first Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). From Dodger Stadium and its army of police officers to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer explaining why his “all...


July 11, 2011  8:37 PM

Microsoft WPC 2011 by the numbers



Posted by: badarrow
Colin Steele, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

By Colin Steele LOS ANGELES -- Here's a numerical look at some of the factoids tossed around at today's Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference keynote: 12,000: Partners in attendance 640,000: Microsoft partner organizations around the world 15 million: Employees working for those...


July 4, 2011  9:34 PM

Microsoft, ‘the F word’ and top ten questions for WPC



Posted by: badarrow
Azure, Barbara Darrow, Dynamics, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

By Pat Ouellette and Barbara Darrow, ITChannel Staff VARs heading into the  Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference next week have a lot of questions for the software giant. They want clarification of its cloud message and they need...


June 27, 2011  1:07 PM

Is Microsoft’s cloud scorched earth for partners?



Posted by: badarrow
Azure, Barbara Darrow, Channel, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft cloud, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

If you want to know Microsoft's position vis-a-vis partners in the cloud, check out this money line buried in a new Microsoft-sponsored Harvard Business Review-produced white...

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May 12, 2011  2:10 AM

Microsoft tells partners to register Office 365 customers



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, BPOS, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Office 365

Microsoft is starting to talk more about Office 365 partner opportunities


July 15, 2010  8:27 PM

Clearing up the Gold mess at Microsoft



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Gold, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, Microsoft Partner Network, Microsoft partners, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Silver

Still have questions about the Microsoft Gold, Advanced, no Gold competencies? Here's an explanation of the...

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July 13, 2010  6:18 PM

Microsoft partners will once again go for the gold



Posted by: badarrow
Advanced, Barbara Darrow, competencies, Gold, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Partner Network, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

So remember all that stuff about Microsoft ditching the "Gold" partner designation because it didn't mean anything? Well, never mind.


July 12, 2010  2:39 PM

Microsoft positions Azure as the cloud for all



Posted by: badarrow
Azure, Azure appliance, Barbara Darrow, converged data center, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Steve Ballmer

A couple of positioning statements from Monday's Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference keynotes. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was careful to claim that virtualization does NOT equal cloud computing. That's what I would say too if I were trying to displace the VMware juggernaut. 


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