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November 9, 2006  11:44 AM

Microsoft’s software as a service moves — a slap to the channel?



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Direct reseller channel conflict, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, Microsoft, Reseller channel business development, Software as a service (SaaS), Supplier relationship management

Steve Ballmer, in an interview with the India Economic Times, said that while he still sees a place for traditional software distribution, "I would say we are moving to a world where there is a lot more electronic distribution. It is a new...

October 3, 2006  1:24 PM

Hunger and Loathing



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, Microsoft, Supplier relationship management, VAR training, certification

As we prepared to launch SearchITChannel and its daughter sites over the past few months, I spent a lot of time listening to people who labor in the IT channel, and to the people who run the channel programs at a number of major information technology companies. And I took away two major...


September 14, 2006  6:24 PM

MS ‘defends’ its entry in security market



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Microsoft, Network and application security

In an article on SearchSecurity.com, Stephen Toulouse, senior product manager for Microsoft's Security Technology Unit, defends Microsoft's foray into the security market and claims that it will...


August 30, 2006  3:48 PM

Windows NT: “I’m Not Dead Yet”



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Microsoft, Systems and systems management

Realizing that (a) delays in Vista have dampened revenues, (b) customers probably won't widely adopt Vista for business use until at least Service Pack 1 (or maybe SP 2), and (c) there was increasingly large potential for mass attrition among some trailing-edge customers from the Microsoft brand to...


August 29, 2006  1:12 PM

Microsoft Vista Pricing Revealed…on Amazon, at least



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Microsoft, Systems and systems management

Ed Bott on ZDNet reports that Microsoft accidentally released pricing for Vista on its Canadian website. The pricing is also now visible (at least as I post this) on Amazon.com. Microsoft had been...


August 28, 2006  10:27 AM

Google Going After SMB Messaging Market



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Collaboration software, Direct reseller channel conflict, Google, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

All you Microsoft partners doing Outlook/Exchange/Microsoft IM installs in the midrange market or providing hosted Exchange services, take note:


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