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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP Market News Updates: 30 August 2022

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Greetings and salutations. Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Tuesday, August 30, 2022. Sip up.

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A. Today’s Technology, Channel Chief and MSP Partner Program News

1. MSP and MSSP Security Conference - ChannelE2E Subscriber Discount Code: Join us for the MSSP Alert Live 2022 conference (September 19-21, Washington, D.C.). Need a discount code for ChannelE2E subscribers? Email Editorial Director Joe Panettieri ([email protected]) with the subject line "MSSP Alert Live Subscriber Discount Code."

2. VMware Explore 2022 Conference News: VMware announced multi-cloud management and security milestones -- along with expanded partnerships involving AWS, IBM Consulting, Microsoft Azure, NetApp and more. The developments surface as Broadcom seeks to complete the VMware buyout -- which has some partners concerned about VMware's long-term channel partner strategy. Related: See all the VMware Explore 2022 conference news listed here.

3. Microsoft 365 Threat Detection for MSPs: Augmentt has announced SaaS Security Alerting for Microsoft 365. Available through the Augmentt Secure platform, the new real-time threat detection "gives MSPs the SaaS alerting capability for unmatched protection of Microsoft 365," Augmentt asserted.

4. M&A Cancelled: Software firm Corcentric and blank-check firm North Mountain Merger said they would terminate their $1.2-billion merger deal, Reuters reported, in yet another sign that the SPAC boom has fizzled out.

5. M&A - CrowdStrike Seeking Acquisitions?: CEO George Kurtz visited Israel earlier this year -- apparently in a bid to find acquisition targets. But so far, no M&A deals have surfaced, The Information noted.

6. Microsoft and European Union: Microsoft will revise its cloud licensing deals on October 1 to address EU antitrust regulator concerns. Related: See all Big Tech Antitrust Investigation news coverage here.

7. Fines Threatened: An Australian regulator sent legal letters to Facebook owner Meta Platforms, Apple and Microsoft -- demanding they share their strategies for stamping out child abuse material on their platforms or face fines. Source: Reuters, August 30, 2022.

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Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.