May 2007 - Show Yourself: VARs To Get Better Visibility Under Microsoft Program
In this issue: May's cover story looks at Microsoft's U.S. Partner Revenue Influence Program, which aims to better track the sales contributions of trusted advisors to Large Account Resellers. The issue also has stories on what Microsoft is trying to tell its partners about Dynamics, how to plan for disasters without losing your shirt, partner priorities for the next fiscal year, and more.
Microsoft Product Manager Nick White announced betas for Windows Live Messenger 8.5, Windows Live Mail, and Windows Live Writer.
Legendary technology rivals Bill Gates and Steve Jobs made a rare joint appearance Wednesday and wasted no time making nice.
Warning to users of pre-release versions of Windows Vista: In two days, your operating system will self-destruct, like the cassette tape at the beginning of "Mission: Impossible."
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 has received government certification for its ability to meet regulatory compliance standards.
The Professional Developers Conference, scheduled to take place from Oct. 2 to 5 in Los Angeles, has been canceled this year.
Microsoft, Juniper work to integrate Network Access Protection and Unified Access Control
Microsoft Corp.released a new security advisory. The good news is that it doesn't actually deal with a known exploit, worm, or virus. In other words, it doesn't technically deal with security at all.
Microsoft, in its latest foray into the love/hate relationship with the open-source community, is extending the interoperability between a number of its products and the Chinese open document format.
Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer witnessed the signing of an agreement Monday requiring all of Vietnam's government offices to use licensed computer software in a step to curb rampant piracy.
Microsoft is doing some reorganizing, including one of its largest and most profitable business units.
Microsoft is supporting a chief rival to its Office suite for approval to a national standards board.
Windows Server 2008 general availability is still months away, but Microsoft already has plans for a Windows Server 2008 R2 release in 2009.
Women and minority-owned businesses have a new technical training partner: Biz Tech-Connect.
Bill Gates unveiled a system builder-focused version of the forthcoming Windows Home Server and detailed industry support for WHS.
Microsoft's unified communications picture is making one more push before seeing the light of day this summer in the form of deployable products.
Bill Gates confirmed that the next version of Windows Server, formerly code-named "Longhorn," will be called "Windows Server 2008."
If you're taking your first MCP or Microsoft Dynamics exam, you're eligible for a 40 percent discount on your very first exam.
Microsoft published seven new fixes for "critical" vulnerabilities in its Windows, Office, Exchange, Internet Explorer and BizTalk Server products.
While most corporations eventually intend to migrate, it could be a long process, and there are still significant concerns with Vista.
Microsoft is said to be resuming its pursuit of search engine operator Yahoo, which will help it better compete with search leader Google.
All seven updates will address critical issues, Microsoft said. Redmond lumped the bulletins into several groups, two of which affect Windows.
BizTalk R2 represents a change in thinking about RFID, or radio frequency identification, says Microsoft product manager.
Formally announces availability of security suite for Microsoft clients
A niche software company says it will rename one of its programs, admitting
defeat in a three-year effort to win money from Microsoft Corp. after it claimed
the name was too close to Excel.
Capability will allow developers to program against Silverlight for both Windows and Mac environments using any .NET-supported languages
As keystroke dynamics-based authentication finally begins to gain market traction, one company is poised to make a successful run with it.
The International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners (IAMCP) has launched an ambitious effort to expand its presence in Latin America.
Security vendor shelves the idea of selling from retail shelves.
Excerpts from a conversation with Microsoft's U.S. channel chief Robert Deshaies.
AVICode, Kyocera among latest companies to achieve the gold standard.