July 2005 - Partners Helping Partners

Teaming with other partners can help you solve more customer problems—and generate more revenue. Here's how to do it effectively. Plus: Building a Core Competency; Getting Close to Microsoft; Selling—and Profiting—from SA and much more.


IT Weekly Roundup, July 29

From the business wires this week: tools for tracking Active Directory and domain controller activities and system log data; a portable wireless router; and a tool for comparing and syncing folders.

IT Weekly Roundup, July 22

From the business wires this week: performance-improving solutions for SQL Server and Windows Server environments, a tool for managing remote users and a program for customizing your Windows desktop.

Certiport Names U.S. Champions in Global Microsoft Office Competition

More than 25,000 students in 41 countries competed to see just who's best at Word and Excel.

Thank You, Sysadmin Guy!

Next Friday marks the sixth annual System Administration Day.

Microsoft Names Citrix Global ISV Partner of the Year

Company known for remote computer access tools recognized for ability to deliver Microsoft solutions to enterprises, mid-market companies.

IT Weekly Roundup, July 15

From the business wires this week: authentication solutions, search appliances, an enterprise-level file exchange program and a plug-in for encrypting backed-up data.

Microsoft Adds Partner Competencies, Improves Partnering Tools

Additional competencies include those for solution providers mobility experts; partnering tools improvements include vastly streamlined registration process.

BREAKING NEWS: MCP Program Takes New Road in September

Framework for "new generation" certifications to debut in September, beginning with SQL Server, Visual Studio.

Small Business Gets Big Recognition

Check this out: A new, "specialist" certification for Small Business Server experts.

IT Weekly Roundup, July 8

From the business wires this week: SurfControl gets the thumbs up from Microsoft for its Web filter; a network monitor for IP devices; a registry optimization tool and a database management solution.

Microsoft Betas Learning Consultant Certification for MCTs

The new title will recognize “the practice” of designing and delivering custom learning solutions for organizations.

MS To Unveil New Competencies at Partner Conference

Microsoft Ups IP Protection for OEM, ISV Partners

Telecoms Get Help with New Service Provider Program

IT Weekly Roundup, July 1

From the business wires this week: an authentication software that restricts access to a computer's apps, a logon script processor, and a developer's ActiveX component for .PDF files.

Q&A: IAMCP Wants You!

Shavlik to Unveil U.S. Partner Programs

ANALYSIS: Channel Waits for Sun-Microsoft Dust to Settle

Partners May Find Big Bucks in Disk-Based Backup

Microsoft to announce pricing, availability for Systems Center Data Protection Manager at Partner confab in early July.

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