Survey says: IT pros weigh in on the role of solution providers

Microsoft recently worked with MarketTools's Zoom Panel Tech to conduct an online survey of 2000 IT professionals about if, how and why they use solution providers (IT consultants, resellers, system integrators and hosted service providers.)  The results verify what we've heard repeatedly from customers and partners:  IT departments want strategic solution providers that truly help drive business… Read more

Guest Blog: Microsoft’s Core Infra’s Bob Kelly – Closing Thoughts on WPC

Last week, I attended the Worldwide Partner Conference and I came away with a few overall impressions.  First, I enjoyed spending significant face-to-face time with our friends in the industry who have continued to drive success during difficult economic times.  Second, it’s incredible to see how the market for Infrastructure solutions continues to rapidly evolve…. Read more

Windows Server Solutions Launch Success

Thank you to all who attended the live webcast and launch event for the Windows Essential Server Solutions product line! The event was a great success, and we keep hearing how excited everyone is that Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008 are finally out in the market.   Just in case you didn’t get enough of… Read more

WESS Launch: Announcing the availability of SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 today to customers worldwide

Today we are proud to invite you to attend the official launch of Essential Business Server (EBS) 2008 and Small Business Server (SBS) 2008, making up the Windows Essential Server Solution (WESS) product line, at www.thedreamserver.com.   Considering how tight the economy is for the approx. 1.2 million mid-sized companies and 32 million small businesses… Read more