Stories by Carol Sliwa

Microsoft focuses on Linux threat with partners

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer simply couldn't remain seated when asked to discuss the benefits of commercial vs. open-source software during a keynote question-and-answer session at last week's Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto.

Microsoft partners get new support options

Users turning to Microsoft Corp.'s ample stable of channel partners for products, support or consulting services are getting a new point of differentiation to help them make decisions about which vendors to select.