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Microsoft Backs Down, Abandons Partner Program Changes

Microsoft allows partners to maintain internal user rights (IUR) for Microsoft Office 365, Azure cloud & other software services, Channel Chief Gavriella Schuster confirms.

Coffee Friday

5 Channel Partner Updates: Friday 12 July 2019

Today’s channel partner & MSP news involves Blue Line Technologies, Champion One, Datto, DXC, Krow Software, Synoptek, Vista Equity Partners & more.

Datto Parent Vista Equity Pursues SaaS Software Acquisitions

Private equity firm & Datto parent Vista Equity Partners raises $850M to acquire SaaS (software as service) companies with $10 million to $30 million in ARR (annual recurring revenue).

Dynatrace IPO Prospectus: 10 Things for APM Partners, Investors to Know

Dynatrace IPO (initial public offering) prospectus reveals financial trends for application performance monitoring (APM), cloud infrastructure monitoring & more.

New Accenture CEO Julie Sweet: Five Things to Know

Accenture’s Julie Sweet shifts from North American CEO to Global CEO at the IT consulting & professional services company. Here are five things to know about Sweet.

Acronis SCS CEO John Zanni Explains Government Data Security Strategy

CEO John Zanni explains Acronis SCS partner strategy. Positions “future proof,” edge-focused backup & disaster recovery (BDR) tools for government agencies.

Coffee Thursday

5 Channel Partner Updates: Thursday 11 July 2019

Today’s channel partner updates involve 8×8, Avnet, AWS Summit, Epsilon, eStruxture, Microsoft, Probvax, Quest Software, RMON Networks, Zoho and more.

MSP Acquisition: Thrive Buys Tier1Net for Financial Services Push

Thrive, backed by M/C Partners, acquires Tier1Net, a managed IT services provider (MSP) for financial services. Private equity’s MSP market influence grows.

Microsoft Ending Partner Internal Use Rights (IUR) for Software, Cloud Services

Microsoft MAP partners will no longer receive internal use rights (IUR) for software & cloud services like Office 365. Channel Chief Gavriella Schuster says “partners” are “customers.”

Live Blog: AWS Summit New York 2019

AWS Summit New York 2019 news involves running cloud services on-premises (AWS Outposts); deploying Microsoft Windows in Amazon Web Services; and more.