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June 8, 2012  4:55 PM

Windows 8 intrigues small-business owners (survey)



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, Windows 7, Windows 8

Holy smokes! Just when you thought you MIGHT be able to convince some of your customers to migrate their operating system over to Windows 7, there's a new survey out that suggests small-business owners are eager for the still-to-be-release Windows 8. The reason? Windows 8 ability to help workers...

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


September 29, 2009  3:24 AM

Vista-reminiscent marketing blitz starts for Windows 7



Posted by: badarrow
Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows 7 launch party

When the geniuses behind WIndows 7 marketing came up with the idea for customer-hosted launch parties (and associated Windows 7 launch party prep videos) I'm sure they didn' t expect the most...


July 24, 2009  1:20 PM

Microsoft Golds rip Windows 7 RTM schedule



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Gold partner, Windows 7

Some Microsoft Gold partners are more than miffed that they won't get their Windows 7 RTM code until after volume customers as well as hardware OEMs and ISVs. According to the Windows Team Blog, Microsoft Golds have t


July 22, 2009  1:49 PM

Top five channel hot spots



Posted by: badarrow
atom-based servers, Barbara Darrow, Cisco, cloud computing, IT channel products and technologies, Twitter, Windows 7

There's nothing like a channel advisory board call to recharge the batteries. Here are the top five takeaways from SearchITChannel.com's quarterly call earlier this week: First: It's probably a no-brainer, but solution providers expect a big hardware refresh to accompany the Windows 7...


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 9, 2009  12:53 PM

Sinofsky on the rise at Microsoft



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Office, Steven Sinofsky, Windows 7

  Steven Sinofsky, a Microsoft long timer known for driving efficient--and secretive--Office 2007 and now Windows 7 development efforts, got promoted. Yesterday, he was named


July 6, 2009  12:34 PM

More Windows 7 downgrade confusion



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, downgrade rights, IT channel products and technologies, Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP

  Microsoft did a good thing when it amended its planned Windows 7 downgrade rights to give PC buyers 18 months (instead of the original 6) from the October 22 ship date to...


June 26, 2009  5:28 AM

Windows 7 pricing news



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Vista, Win 7, Windows 7

Windows 7 pricing was posted on the Windows Team Blog Thursday. Estimated retail price (ERP) on upgrades is $119.99 for Win 7 Home...


June 18, 2009  2:26 PM

Microsoft muddles Windows 7 licensing, downgrades



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 7 downgrade rights

Windows 7 isn't out yet but nearly everyone is perplexed by Microsoft's licensing and downgrade rights for the operating system. Continued »


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