1. Microsoft originally started as Micro-soft. The hyphen was removed in 1976.
In the channel community, it pays to know your vendors inside and out. A vendor's economic health, its business decisions and its attitudes toward the channel can all make a huge impact on the loyal distributors, VARs, SIs, consultants and MSPs that live and die by the brands they rep.
In this vendor profile, Channel Insider takes a look at Microsoft. A veritable giant within the channel community, Microsoft to one degree or another controls the fate of hundreds of thousands of partners within its ecosystem.
This article was originally published on 2010-07-12
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