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Partner News Podcast: Microsoft buying Yahoo no more, SAP Sapphire

Will Microsoft set its sights on more channel-related issues after quitting its Yahoo pursuit? We discuss that and all the news from SAP Sapphire '08 in this Partner News Podcast.

Now that Microsoft won't be buying Yahoo -- at least for now -- will CEO Steve Ballmer continue to focus on competing with Google in the online search and advertising markets? Or will Microsoft's attention turn elsewhere? The staff discusses the latest news in the ongoing saga, then welcomes Zach Church, news writer for He just returned from SAP Sapphire '08 in Orlando, Fla., with news on Business ByDesign's slow start and SAP's new partnerships with Hewlett-Packard and IBM.

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