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May 6, 2008  12:01 PM

Microsoft’s branding ’sucks,’ partner says



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft, Reseller blogs, Servers and desktop hardware

Here on Channel Marker, we love taking vendors to task for their mumbo-jumbo technobabble. You know, announcements like, "This new suite of solutions will provide a platform for customers to leverage their CRM, ERP, SOA and BPM in the cloud, exponentially increasing their workflow and...

April 29, 2008  9:11 AM

Microsoft partner wants Live Mesh/Silverlight integration



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft, Reseller blogs, Software as a service (SaaS)

Last week’s Microsoft Live Mesh announcement had many observers dreaming of the day when their PCs, cell phones and other devices would all communicate and share data with each other. At least one Microsoft partner had an...


February 15, 2008  10:08 AM

How’s this for a compelling marketing slogan? ‘Boycott Software Sweatshops’



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Application development, Authors, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, Reseller blogs, Reseller channel business development

Spoke a couple of weeks back with Raza Imam, managing partner of Adaptive Solutions, a software engineering and custom development firm in Chicago about some rather, eh, extraordinary marketing tactics he is using to draw attention to his...


January 29, 2008  3:17 PM

Microsoft partner says portal makes him look stupid



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Microsoft, Reseller blogs

The Microsoft Partner Program Web site gets skewered today by John Powers, CEO of independent software vendor Digipede.Microsoft Partner Program On his blog,


August 29, 2007  10:42 AM

Microsoft: Vista SP1 beta due soon, Windows Server 2008 RTM early 2008



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, Network and application security, Reseller blogs, Server virtualization

For partners who’ve been wondering, Microsoft says it will make Windows Vista SP 1 beta available within weeks to “a moderate sized audience." The service pack will address reliability and performance issues, new hardware support and support for emerging...


August 3, 2007  8:59 AM

Heather Clancy: Survival of the fittest – and how to be one



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Heather Clancy, Managed services providers, Reseller blogs, Software as a service (SaaS)

I never really pondered what Charles Darwin meant by the word "fit" until this week at the CompTIA Breakaway conference.

Certainly it doesn't refer to "fit" in the sense that we use the term now -- all buffed-up from sessions at the...


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 SearchITChannel.com is proud to introduce its newest expert blogger -- Barbara Darrow -- one of the most expert, most experienced reporters covering Microsoft and...


February 1, 2007  1:54 PM

IBM and Lawson’s new targets



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, Networking technology, Reseller blogs, Reseller channel business development, Servers and desktop hardware

Tech giant IBM and Lawson Software have announced their intention to take their partnership in a new direction. The new aim is selling their business applications to small businesses in "specific industries," according to


January 29, 2007  2:00 PM

Microsoft Vista – Patch Tuesday with a vengeance



Posted by: BKraemer
Microsoft, Reseller blogs

It was inevitable. After all the hype. After all the talking heads had spoken, Microsoft's new OS, Vista, will finally hit the shelves tonight at midnight. Bill Gates was so excited that he...


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