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What’s Up This Week: May 30-June 3

An extra day’s sleep, news from Pax8 and eFolder, two SMB Nation events, and opening weekend of the busiest wedding month of the year are all on the SMB channel’s agenda this week. By Rich Freeman

Vendor news, road shows, and maybe a wedding or two dominate this holiday shortened week in the SMB channel.

Monday, May 30th

  • Memorial DayMemorial Day is observed

Reader ROI: As you enjoy a third day of rest, please join us at ChannelPro in thanking the men and women who have served their country in uniform through the years, and especially those who sacrificed their lives.

Tuesday, May 31st

  • Cloud marketplace Pax8 announces a new partnership.

Reader ROI: And that’s all you’re getting out of us for the moment, but we’ll have complete details for you on Tuesday.

  • SMB Nation Road ShowSMB Nation holds an Office 365 and Windows 10 Road Show event in Los Angeles. Another show takes place in San Francisco on Thursday.

Reader ROI: Deploying Windows 10, delivering business applications via Microsoft Azure, and using Azure Active Directory with Office 365 will be among the topics covered during these one-day conferences. Sponsors AppRiver, Cirius, SkyKick, and Webroot will speak as well.

Wednesday, June 1st

  • eFolder makes a major product announcement.

Reader ROI: Want to know what it is? Come back to our website Wednesday for complete coverage.

Friday, June 3rd

  • Wedding SeasonIt’s wedding season!

Reader ROI: That’s right, folks, time to break out your fanciest duds because the busiest marriage month of the year has just gotten started. Indeed, some 16 percent of the 2.14 million weddings performed annually in the U.S. occur in June. And according to wedding marketplace The Knot, those ceremonies cost $32,641 a piece on average in 2015—unless they occurred in Manhattan, in which case they averaged a somewhat heart-stopping $82,299. If that national average holds steady this year and all of those other stats are correct, Americans will spend a little over $11.1 billion on nuptials this month alone.

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Rich Freeman is ChannelPro's Executive Editor

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