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July 2009

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  • Microsoft Golds rip Windows 7 RTM schedule

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 24 Jul 2009
  • 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, ...

  • Top five channel hot spots

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 22 Jul 2009
  • There's nothing like a channel advisory board call to recharge the batteries. Here are the top five takeaways from's quarterly call earlier this week: First: It's probably a ...

  • 1nService nabs international member

    Heather Clancy 21 Jul 2009
  • 1nService, the consortium of regional IT integrators and services companies that bands together to help deliver on bigger projects than they normall would be able to handle, has signed up a company ...

  • Mohamad Ali leaves IBM for Avaya

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 20 Jul 2009
  • Mohamad Ali, a veteran IBM exec, is leaving the company after more than 13 years, to join Avaya as SVP of corporate development, according to an email sent out over the weekend. The mail arrived ...

  • Office 2010 gets a blog of it's own

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 20 Jul 2009
  • Microsoft launched a new blog for its upcoming Office 2010 last week. At its Worldwide Partner Conference last week, Microsoft talked up the next-gen Office, promised it for next year. Partners and ...

  • OnForce data: People and businesses aim to keep tech running longer

    Heather Clancy 17 Jul 2009
  • Wondering how much you might be able to garner for your company's onsite services? You might want to peek at the OnForce Services Marketplace Index for some pricing insight. It will let you know ...

  • Oracle exec shuffle

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 16 Jul 2009
  • The top ranks of Oracle are shifting. Chuck Rozwat, head of all  development at the company is taking a year off to attend Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, an Oracle spokeswoman confirmed ...

  • Top Five WPC Lessons

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 15 Jul 2009
  • 1: Sales of Business Productivity Online Suite are sad.  First clue? The 250 free seats offered to WPC 2009 attendees. People applauded that news but some of the more um--realistic--VARs in the ...

  • Microsoft VARs: Do you know where your TPAM is?

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 15 Jul 2009
  • Microsoft is moving its Telephone Partner Account Managers (TPAMs) into distribution. The company told several of its VARs at the Worldwide Partner Conference this week that the TPAMs will soon be ...

  • Office apps glut coming

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 13 Jul 2009
  • So, Microsoft's go-to-market plan for Office Web Applications is to give them away to consumers. Check. Got it. And, it will give volume licensees of on-premises Office 2010 rights to use Office ...

  • What they're tweeting at the Microsoft WPC

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 13 Jul 2009
  • By Colin Steele The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2009 kicked off today in New Orleans, and partners have been busy discussing this morning’s news on Twitter (using the hash tag #WPC09). ...

  • Win 7 RTM and other hits from WPC

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 13 Jul 2009
  • Bill Veghte may be moving on from his Windows leadership role, but he was in New Orleans with a vengeance Monday morning, promising Windows RTM for this month as planned and reiterating the new ...