August 2007 - The Right Stuff: Microsoft's Roadmap for Partners
In this issue: Microsoft execs describe a plan to ensure better coordination with partners in RCP's August cover story. The issue also looks at four "myths" about Microsoft's Partner Program, solution selling tips and what's up with Vista, plus much more.
A public beta will be available in a few weeks
Windows Server 2008, Microsoft's delay-plagued next-generation server OS, is being delayed yet again.
Outage unlikely to cause current users to give up on the Internet phone service and consider problems like these to be an acceptable inconvenience.
A teenager in New Jersey has broken the lock that ties Apple's iPhone to AT&T's wireless network, freeing the most hyped cell phone ever for use on the networks of other carriers, including overseas ones.
European Union regulators have charged Rambus Inc. with antitrust abuse, alleging the memory chip designer demanded "unreasonable" royalties for its patents that were fraudulently set as industry standards.
Vouchers for those who ordered back in June will finally get the voucher codes in September, when Windows Server 2008 transition exam goes into beta testing.
The next generation of Microsoft's efforts at unified communications will be unveiled on Oct. 16.
Citrix Systems is buying XenSource Inc. for $500 million, marking the second big deal this week in thte virtualization segment.
VMware Inc.'s shares soared by 76 percent in their stock market debut Tuesday, reflecting a belief that the software maker is on the leading edge of a trend.
Exchange Server 2007 reached the next step in its lifecycle with a community technology preview (CTP) of its first service pack.
Six of the patches fix critical vulnerabilities that could give an attacker full control of a machine.
Microsoft has announced that it is releasing another version of XP Professional because it's run out of product keys.
Shareholders of online advertising company aQuantive Inc. approved a buyout offer from Microsoft Corp. at a meeting in downtown Seattle Thursday.
Microsoft on Tuesday officially released several updates for Windows Vista -- fixes that were initially released to the public last week, before being pulled down.
Anticipated improvements to the way polices are set up and managed in one or more instances did not make it into the second CTP of SQL Server 2008.
The next version of Microsoft Office for the Mac platform has been delayed until next year.
Microsoft's continuing infatuation with Windows Vista secrecy continues, with the company posting some updates on its Windows Connect site, then pulling them down.
According to Microsoft COO Kevin Turner, Windows Vista has outsold Apple's entire installed base in the six months that Vista has been available.
An e-mail scant of details from a Microsoft spokesperson reveals that Windows XP SP3 will see release in the first half of 2008.
With the release of GP 10 and SL 7, Microsoft demonstrates its commitment to a four-suite Dynamics strategy.
Here's a listing of more companies that achieved Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status.
Networking within the channel can lead to big revenue opportunities, IDC study finds.