Posts Tagged ‘Office 365’
Cloud offerings helped boost Microsoft’s Q3 results, but senior management admits there is still “an immense amount of work to do” in the Windows division, where revenues stayed flat.
Solution providers complain they can’t make money on the sale of Office 365. MessageOps, a spinoff of systems integrator Champion Solutions Group, has developed a cloud-based platform that makes deploying and managing the Microsoft suite easier and provides a substantial ongoing value-add opportunity for solution providers.
Microsoft bowed to pressure from small business resellers and consumers by reversing its decision to make Office 2013 licenses non-transferable.
independenceIT’s Jim Lippie says the industry is starting down an astronomical shift in which large direct companies are taking market share from MSPs and VARs at an unprecedented clip. Hear what this “channel eclipse” means to solution providers and how you can survive — and even thrive — in increasingly turbulent and cloud-driven times.
Microsoft’s corporate vice president for the worldwide partner group insists the vendor is not forcing customers over to Office 365 by making on-premise Office 2013 licenses non-transferable between machines.
Small business partners are concerned that the vendor is forcing their customers toward Office 365 by making licenses for its fully packaged product suite non-transferable.
Cisco Systems Inc. launches a full-on assault against Microsoft Corp.’s Lync communication strategy, arguing that a single-vendor multi-device approach is more aligned with future needs than the Windows and PC-centric approach Microsoft has taken with Lync.
Microsoft finally lives up to pledge made last summer by making cloud suite available through Open licensing beginning March 1.
Microsoft promotes Outlook.com as the sensible alternative to a nosy Google that “goes through every Gmail,” and invades your privacy with targeted ads. But Microsoft’s sensationalism falls falt and belies a larger effort to promote its cloud applications, like Office 365.
IBM unleashes PureSystems big data and cloud solutions designed to simplify the addition of big data practices, streamline the move into the cloud, simplify desktop and application management and make it easier for MSPs to capitalize on it all. IBM continues to play a strong hand in the fast-changing IT world.