CRN Channel News


  • New Mac Office Due In May
    The latest version of Microsoft's Office software for Apple computers will be in stores in the third week of May, the company said.
  • EU Backs Up Its Microsoft Ruling
    Last week's stunning $1.6 billion settlement with Sun Microsystems was unlikely to impact the antitrust actions against Microsoft in Europe, officials and legal experts said Monday.
  • Goal: Reassure partners there is room for them to grow


    Microsoft Kicks Off New ISV Road Show
    Microsoft will continue its ISV recruitment and retention push later this month with an 11-city road show.
  • MicroStrategy Connects Business Intelligence To Office
    It's become a truism among business intelligence vendors that most people prefer to work within familiar applications. MicroStrategy has embraced that reality and pushed it to the nth degree with Monday's release of integration software that adds business intelligence capabilities to the menu bar of Microsoft Office.
  • Exec says door not shut on future channel program


    <i>CRN</i> Interview: Mike Evans, Red Hat
    Red Hat Vice President of Partner Development Mike Evans and CRN Senior Writer Paula Rooney recently discussed why the company's planned SMB program was shelved and how and why the company's channel initiatives will be different from those of more traditional channel companies. Evans initially was named Red Hat's channel chief in February 2003. At the time, Red Hat planned to have a channel program up and running by the end of that year.
  • CRN Interview: Gary Quinn, Computer Associates
    Computer Associates International says it has embarked on an ambitious new effort to court alternative sales channels and align its corporate culture more towards partnering and bundled IT services. Leading this effort will be CA Executive Vice President Gary Quinn, who spoke with CRN Senior Editor Dan Neel about his plans.
  • Some integrators can't wait to untangle wires and wireless issues. Their mantra: Make it easy


    Alternative Networking
    Some integrators can't wait to untangle the wired/wireless issue in home networking. Their new mantra: Make it easy. Their solution: No new wires.
  • SEC Formally Probing Nortel Restatement
    Nortel Networks said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a formal order of investigation into the company's previous restatement of financial results for certain periods.
  • Briefs: Hindsight And Foresight, April 5, 2004
    INTEL'S BARRETT RECEIVES 41 PERCENT BONUS INCREASE IN 2003Intel CEO Craig Barrett's bonus jumped 41 percent in 2003, although his salary remained unchanged from the previous year, according to a regulatory filing.
  • QandA: Ballmer, McNealy Tout Landmark Tech Pact
    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Sun Microsystems Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy on Friday spoke with the press about the landmark 10-year technology-sharing pact the two companies signed, ending a long-standing technology and legal feud. Below are excerpts from the question-and-answer session with the press.
  • News Analysis: Peace In Our Time?
    Picture this. A lone engineer toils away in an empty lab during Sun Microsystems' July 4th shutdown. Even the halls are empty when, suddenly, he sees what appears to be Bill Gates wandering by himself along the corridors of Sun's kingdom. Classic cartoon double take. It can't be. The engineer shrugs it off and goes back to work.

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