10 Things We Learned At The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

Windows 8, Surface tablets, Office 365 "Open," partner program changes. There was a lot going on at Microsoft's 2012 Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto. Here's what we think were the 10 key takeaways.

MSP Roundup: Kaseya Expands Cloud Offerings; Axcient, NetEnrich Team

Level Platforms announced it has developed additional advanced integration with the release of the new Symantec Endpoint Protection Service Module, which allows MSPs to better deliver monitoring.

Product Teardown: Apple's New MacBook Pro

Replace the SSD or service the wireless module, but stay away from everything else inside Apple's new MacBook Pro laptop with Retina display.

The 10 Coolest Security Startups Of 2012 (So Far)

These cool startups are rapidly becoming upstarts in the ever-changing field of Information Security.

20 Questions With Microsoft's Ballmer

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer spoke with CRN about the company’s innovation battle against rival Apple, the new Surface tablet and what the future will look like for Microsoft and its partners. Here are edited excerpts from the interview.

Power 100: The Most Powerful Women Of The Channel 2012 (Part 2)

The following 100 Women of the Channel are pulled from those ranks as executives who have proven themselves exceptional during the past year. Here's Part 2 of our list.

Five Companies That Dropped The Ball This Week

For the week ending July 13, CRN looks at five companies that were either asleep at the wheel or just didn't make good decisions.

Five Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending July 20, CRN looks at five companies that brought their 'A' game and made moves to beat out competitors.

Power 100: The Most Powerful Women Of The Channel 2012 (Part 1)

The Power 100 is culled from the ranks of CRN's Women of the Channel and spotlights those female executives whose insight and influence in their respective companies help drive channel success. Here's Part 1 of our list.

Where Are They Now?: 1997 Industry Hall Of Fame Inductees

As part of CRN's 30th anniversary celebration, we look back at the first class of inductees into the Industry Hall Of Fame, and where they are now.

10 Coolest Big Data Startups Of 2012 (So Far)

CRN looks at 10 big data startups that made big moves in the first half of 2012.

The 10 Coolest SSDs Of 2012 (So Far)

SSDs during the first half of 2012 got smaller, faster and cheaper even as capacity increased. Here's a look at what 10 companies did to advance SSD technology so far this year.

The 10 Coolest Laptops Of 2012 (So Far)

Mobile computing has never been hotter. Just in time for summer, here are some of the coolest laptops to hit the market.

Follow The Money: 10 Recent Tech VC Investments To Watch

Venture capital is alive and thriving in the tech sector, and companies all over, from upstart network infrastructure players to chipmakers and cloud storage specialists, are closing some pretty hefty sums. Here's a look at recent funding rounds and the backers involved.

CRN Test Center: Thumbs Up for Office 2013 Customer Preview

Microsoft's next version of Office leaves no doubt of the company's expectation of a tablet-centric world running Windows 8. The new touch-capable suite offers a solid, consistent interface.

The Most Significant IT Executive Moves Of 2012 (So Far)

From CEO replacements at troubled RIM and Best Buy to a carousel of changes at HP, Cisco, Oracle, Avaya and IBM and more, these were the big moves from the first half of the year.

Breaches & Changes: Seven Incidents that Remind Us About Password Integrity

Seven high-profile breaches may have different and unique circumstances, but each one leads us to the same conclusion.

The 10 Coolest Smartphones Of 2012 (So Far)

Smartphones got even smarter during the first half of 2012, touting new features for voice recognition, photography and more. Here's a look at 10 of the coolest phones to launch so far.

Disty Roundup: Tech Data Acquisition, Synnex Goes Digital

Ingram Micro, Synnex, Tech Data, Avnet and other distributors continue to expand their portfolios and offerings. Here's a look at the latest news.

Five Companies That Dropped The Ball This Week

For the week ending July 13, CRN looks at five companies that were either asleep at the wheel or just didn't make good decisions.

10 Coolest Virtualization Startups Of 2012 (So Far)

CRN looks at 10 virtualization startups that had an impact on the IT industry in the first half of 2012.

Five Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending July 13, CRN looks at five companies that brought their 'A' game and made moves to beat out competitors.

The 10 Coolest Apps Of 2012 (So Far)

These 10 apps from The Daily App blog are a collection of the CRN Test Center's favorites so far in 2012.

This Week In The Cloud: New CumuLogic Java PaaS, GFI Security For SMBs

Whether it's large-scale contracts for providers to create government cloud platforms, new cloud-based security offerings or the creation of platforms for Java apps, there's no shortage of news in the cloud space.

First Look: N-able's N-central 9.0 Automates Common Tasks

The drag-and-drop environment in N-central 9.0 puts Microsoft PowerShell automation into the hands of non-technical staff.

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