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July 11, 2010  11:33 PM

Top five questions for Microsoft at WWPC



Posted by: badarrow
Add new tag, Apple, Azure, Barbara Darrow, Bob Muglia, BPOS, Google, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Gold partners, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Ray Ozzie, Steve Ballmer

As the kickoff for Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2010 approaches, here are some questions Microsoft partners would love Steve Ballmer, Bob Muglia et al. #1: Why should partners go for the Microsoft Partner Network's "advanced" badge? The zillion dollar question this...

July 9, 2010  3:30 PM

Microsoft partners expect cloud deluge at WWPC



Posted by: badarrow
Azure, Barbara Darrow, BPOS, cloud computing, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Steve Ballmer

There'll be a lot of cloud talk at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in D.C. next week. What Microsoft lost in being late to the party--compared to Salesforce.com, Amazon, Google--it will try to...


July 20, 2009  3:43 PM

Office 2010 gets a blog of it’s own



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

Microsoft launched a new blog for its upcoming Office 2010 last week. At its Worldwide Partner Conference last week, Microsoft talked up the next-gen Office, promised it for next year. Partners and other invitees can...


July 15, 2009  10:19 AM

Microsoft VARs: Do you know where your TPAM is?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Telephone partner account managers

Microsoft is moving its Telephone Partner Account Managers (TPAMs) into distribution. The company told several of its VARs at the Worldwide Partner Conference this week that the TPAMs will soon be working out of distributors' support organizations but performing most of their same tasks. One...


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  5:45 PM

What they’re tweeting at the Microsoft WPC



Posted by: badarrow
Colin Steele, Microsoft, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

By Colin Steele

The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2009 kicked off today in New Orleans, and partners have been busy discussing this morning’s news on Twitter (using the hash tag...


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 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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May 27, 2009  6:53 PM

Neutron Jack to headline Microsoft partner event



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, General Electric, IT Channel, Jack Welch, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

Former General Electric poohbah, author, and Red Sox fan Jack Welch will take center stage at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans. In July.

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