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The company is offering resellers $20 per seat to encourage customers to migrate e-mail systems from Microsoft Exchange to Lotus Notes and Domino on Linux.
Windows doesn't have the corner on the market when it comes to slip dates. Office 2007 is running behind schedule, too. So will appointing Microsoft's Office chief to head Windows really fix Microsoft's delivery problems? (Microsoft Watch)
Opinion: Nobody expects Vista to come out anytime soon anyway, so why not schedule a few more delays?
The channel took Redmond's Vista delay announcement in stride, having grown accustomed to operating system release delays over the years. Some said they expected no real impact on their businesses, though others expressed some concern about potential sales delays.
Microsoft is folding its OEM and System Builder partner communities into one organization to make better use of shared resources.
Microsoft is giving its system builders and distributors tools, marketing and demand generation programs to help them become more competitive in a marketplace increasingly squeezed by the largest OEMs.
Tangent, an OEM and Microsoft partner, alleges in an antitrust suit that Microsoft used its market dominance to overcharge OEMs, distributors and resellers.
Microsoft is announcing 34 Office suites, programs, servers and services to meet the changing needs of its customers.
At the RSA Conference, Verisign announces that its new identity protection network would work seamlessly with InfoCard, dispelling the notion of a brewing rivalry.
Updated: News Analysis: Microsoft is doing plenty to stop the counterfeiting, but analysts and partners say there's still more that could be done.
Microsoft plans to hawk its Windows OneCare Live computer security bundle for $49.95 a year for up to three personal computers.
A proof-of-concept exploit for a code execution hole in the standard help system for Windows is published, prompting an immediate investigation by Redmond's security response team.
Five MBS partners switched to NetSuite's hosted ERP from Microsoft as part of a NetSuite program that offers 35 percent margins, discounts and training.
Microsoft's Small Business + site is the latest step in the software maker's strategy to engage SMBs on the Web and connect them to partners.
Microsoft enhances its Partner Events program with the addition of a Readiness Center to walk partners through planning.
Microsoft, Google and Yahoo turn to academia to keep the Internet edge.
The company's decision to placate the EC by licensing Windows Server source code fails to impress competitors, while some analysts say it goes too far.
Microsoft Corp.'s decision to boot out its MSDE embedded database in favor of its relatively new SQL Server 2005 Express Edition is getting mixed reviews with ISVs.
Beta testing hasn't even begun, but several Microsoft partners have plans to use the System Center Essentials and MOM Server Version 3 to build an enterprise-class monitoring package for the SMB.
Updated: Microsoft and its partners predict customers will be eager to adopt CRM technology as a result of the software giant's release of Dynamics CRM 3.0. The release, says Microsoft, is designed for easy integration and low total cost of ownership. A subscription-based option of $24.95 a month is available.
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