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.
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