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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...


May 26, 2011  3:28 PM

Tech CEOs on the hot seat



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, John Chambers, Microsoft, Steve Ballmer

There are some prominent executive fannies on some very hot seats right now. And calls for change at the top of high-tech giants are getting hard to ignore. So ... which high-tech CEO should go first? A table full of VARs discussed this topic at a recent conference and the very non-scientific...


January 10, 2011  5:52 PM

Muglia to leave Microsoft



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Bob Muglia, cloud computing, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Robbie Bach, Server & Tools, Steve Ballmer

Bob Muglia, the Microsoft exec who helped build Microsoft's Server & Tools business into a strong competitor in databases and server OSes and most recently took command of the cloud computing effort, will leave the company this summer.   CEO Steve Ballmer informed employees of this...


November 3, 2010  4:52 PM

Microsoft insiders question top leadership



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Bill Gates, IT channel products and technologies, J Allard, Mark Hurd, Microsoft, Robbie Bach, Steve Ballmer

Given the number of high-profile executives leaving Microsoft in recent months, there are some inside (and out) of the company that wonder if Steve Ballmer is the problem, rather than the solution, for Microsoft.


October 18, 2010  9:05 PM

Ray Ozzie leaving Microsoft gig



Posted by: badarrow
Azure, Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Ray Ozzie, Steve Ballmer

Ray Ozzie is leaving his post at Microsoft, company CEO Steve Ballmer said today. In a memo to staff posted to the company's Web site, Ballmer wrote: 

"With our progress in services and the...


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. 


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...


May 27, 2010  5:29 PM

Microsoft wake up call



Posted by: badarrow
Apple, Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and services, J Allard, Microsoft, Robbie Bach, Steve Ballmer

Even avowed Microsoft boosters are concerned about the company's recent travails. As someone who doesn't follow the vendor as closely as in the past, it's still very clear that...


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