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August 15th, 2018 | ChannelPro Weekly
Did you attend this year’s Microsoft Inspire partner conference? Bet you didn’t eat as many chicken fingers there as Rich did. Find out what else he snacked on during meetings, not to mention what he and Matt have to say about Microsoft’s slow but steady progress toward the big partner program and sales process changes it announced last year. - read more
 
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July 26th, 2018 | Rich Freeman
In a Q&A with ChannelPro last week, Joe Quaglia (pictured) offered up the straight scoop on the company’s new leadership and new future as a solutions aggregator, as well as its continuing integration with the former Avnet Technology Solutions. - read more
 
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July 23rd, 2018 | ChannelPro
Listen in as Rich and Erick discuss Microsoft's Inspire partner conference, the merits of co-hosting lunch n' learn events with your vendors, and research suggesting some folks believe the blame for the weight they're gaining belongs with their job, not themselves. - read more
 
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July 19th, 2018 | Rich Freeman
According to Rackspace, BitTitan, Arcserve, and others Microsoft is making progress toward the sweeping changes it introduced a year ago, but has yet to turn most of its intentions into reality. - read more
 
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July 18th, 2018 | Rich Freeman
The distributor plans to combine products from its newest strategic partners with hardware and software from other vendors, plus its own services, to form complete solutions for retailers and the industrial Internet of Things. - read more
 
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July 17th, 2018 | Rich Freeman
Introduced at Microsoft’s Inspire partner conference, the library contains pre-written building blocks that users can snap together without coding to form fully-automated wizards for activities like setting up user accounts and standing up virtual machines. - read more
 
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July 17th, 2018 | Rich Freeman
Called the Wingman Professional Services Program, the new offering is less a strategic pivot into a new revenue source than an effort to help partners get cloud infrastructure practices up and running swiftly. - read more
 
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July 16th, 2018 | Rich Freeman
A first for the company, the move gives members of Microsoft’s CSP program access to a dramatically expanded line of solutions while giving the developers of those solutions access to an entirely new sales channel. - read more
 
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July 16th, 2018 | Rich Freeman
The new “flexible consumption” payment option for the OEM’s VxRack Azure Stack hyperconverged infrastructure products arrives alongside the portfolio’s first all-flash storage configuration and new encryption key management and updating software. - read more
 
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July 12th, 2018 | Rich Freeman
The roughly 30 rigorously vetted partners to earn the new Azure Expert Managed Service Provider designation so far, which include giants like Rackspace and New Signature, are now Microsoft’s go-to options for outsourced Azure administration. - read more
 

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