Operating Systems and Software Services
- July 08, 2008
Microsoft is giving free phone support to small businesses, but partners doubt it will drive adoption of the much-maligned OS.
- June 30, 2008
More businesses turned to Linux last year, and Novell is making a channel push, but some say the market just isn't ready for mass adoption.
- August 20, 2007
Windows Vista sales won't overtake Windows XP until 2009, but Microsoft partners say the poor sales aren't hurting them.
- August 16, 2007
Windows 2000 Server users have the most incentive to upgrade to Windows Server 2008, but after that the sales forecast is cloudy.
- August 08, 2007
Even though Windows Server 2008 won't be out until February, Microsoft partners should already be getting their customers ready to upgrade.
- June 18, 2007
Novell and open source systems integrator Capgemini signed a deal under which the software vendor will help the SI develop its consulting practice for servers and desktops based on SUSE Enterprise Linux.
- June 04, 2007
Microsoft SharePoint and other collaboration software requires service providers with vertical market expertise that Microsoft isn't used to developing.
- May 16, 2007
The portal Red Hat set up to sell third-party business applications will help VARs put together open-source solutions, not steal support contracts through direct online sales.
- May 11, 2007
Red Hat execs call the new Red Hat Exchange (RHX) Web portal, which now includes third-party Linux apps from 14 ISVs, an opportunity to help integrators handle open-source support.
- March 22, 2007
In a market already carpeted by Microsoft operating systems, Novell still feels it has a chance to win SMB customers and is depending on its channel to bring home the bacon.
- March 19, 2007
Tech companies with less power than Microsoft are often accused of arrogance toward the channel; Microsoft says it looks out for them despite a few weaknesses in its partner program.
- March 19, 2007
Microsoft has higher approval rates than most big tech companies, but the software giant is still lacking in business training and support for channel company executives.
- February 23, 2007
Microsoft released a set of six tools Tuesday to help users upgrade to Vista, but the tools may not help in the first step of any migration: deciding to do it.
- February 12, 2007
SUSE Linux and Longhorn will run on each other paravirtualized -- as guest OSes with special privileges -- but getting there will take special effort from Microsoft.
- February 06, 2007
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