June 2007 - Partner Paychecks: RCP's First Salary Survey
In this issue: Find out how much your fellow Microsoft partners make, and lots of other important details, in Redmond Channel Partner's first-ever salary survey -- our June cover story. Also, get a sneak peak at what will happen at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference coming up fast in July. Hone your golf and networking skills. Find out about the government IT market in new series on vertical market segments. Use Microsoft Exchange 2007 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 to migrate from a Lotus Notes e-mail system, and much more.
Windows Tip Sheet
Look Mom, take 2: No-script hard drive info, this time using WMIC.
Several Microsoft partners selling the company's CRM software say a glitch in the company's payment system resulted in them being underpaid on sales, although the company is working to rectify the situation.
Employees who work in Microsoft's Security Response Center (MSRC) can breathe easy: they don't have the worst job in science. Just the sixth worst.
Microsoft is naming Kirill Tatarinov as its top business solutions executive, according to documents examined by RCP.
Earlier this week, Microsoft put exam 70-621 up for general availability.
Microsoft Corp. will sell "affordable" Windows computers aimed at students in India.
The CTP release makes it appear increasingly likely that the successor to Windows Server 2003 will be shipped early next year.
A federal judge has sided with Microsoft in Google's most recent complaint that Microsoft remedies to open Vista search up to competitors don't go far enough.
Microsoft has verified that there will be an SP1 for Vista, although it's released precious few details about it.
Some Linux vendors haven't been as quick to secure deals with Microsoft that protect them from legal action relating to claims that open source software violates Microsoft patents.
Smaller and newer businesses will now be able to get security certificates that trigger a green address bar in Microsoft browsers under new rules ratified this week.
Another company has agreed to Microsoft's Linux IP amnesty program, adding to the rapidly growing list of open source vendors seeking protection against possible legal action from Redmond.
Microsoft is America's 49th largest corporation, dropping one spot from a year ago in the Fortune 500 list.
Patch Tuesday comes with the publication of six new security bulletins that collectively address vulnerabilities in Windows, IE, Outlook Express, Office and Visio.
A key Microsoft virtualization product has gotten an important update.
Microsoft's first server aimed at the home market has reached the release candidate phase, and as such, is nearly ready to be pushed out the door.
Apple launched a version of Safari for Windows-based PCs, pitting it against Internet Explorer and Firefox.
The company develops MCA title for DBAs who want to showcase their database architecting skills.
Want to toy around with Windows Vista or Vista with Visual Studio 2005 but not pay for them? Microsoft is making it possible through the magic of virtualization.
Apache and IIS are equally at fault for pumping malware into the wild, according to a new study.
Speculation has been growing in the media that Windows Server 2008, could be delayed past its RTM and slip into 2008. Microsoft says "it just ain't so."
Microsoft is readying a beta of a new SKU of its next generation of Visual Studio, intended for those who want to embed it into their own tools.
Microsoft announced release of the first community technology preview of SQL Server 2008 at the Microsoft TechEd Conference in Orlando.
Microsoft has done its part to contribute to security sprawl by releasing 10 new security and access products, under the umbrella designation of "Stirling."
An inside look at prominent deals within the Microsoft partner community. Part of an occasional series.
An industry report describes big changes for partners under a Software as a Service model, but nettlesome compensation issues still remain.
Quest Software Inc. and Microsoft are teaming up to offer a new incentive program for partners that conduct migrations to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.