Nadella: $5 billion a year is price to play in public cloud 
Microsoft also reveals "Azure in a box" appliance.
 
Empired makes $17.4m buyout to snatch Microsoft partner crown 
Buys Intergen and doubles revenue and headcount.
 
Microsoft smartwatch coming "within weeks" 
Platform-agnostic device will have fitness focus and more than two days' battery life.
 
Microsoft lifts ban on rival vendors at partner conference  
 
10 things we learned this week 
Fun making international calls on someone else's phone.
 
PC industry recovering, reports Intel 
 
Veeam reveals public cloud partnership with Azure and VMware 
Says partners can profit from offering cloud back-up services.
 
IBM data centres to offer SAP HANA 
For both IBM Cloud Managed Services and Softlayer.
 
Hewlett-Packard to resell VMware AirWatch 
Mobility war declared against Apple-IBM and Microsoft.
 
Microsoft announces channel-only Surface Pro 3 bundle 
 
Microsoft CEO apologises over women pay gaffe 
 
Microsoft CEO criticised for suggesting women not ask for raises 
 
10 reasons why the PC is dead (or not) 
Dell boss discredits the theory the PC is dead.
 
Windows is dead, long live Windows 
Leader Systems chief says PC sales are up.
 
Troubled PC market sees signs of life 
 
10 things we learned this week 
The Synnex bunny, winning big in Vegas, and hotel wifi.
 
HP faces uphill battle with new PC unit 
Can hardware giant break out of PC slump?
 
Azure Australia government-ready, says Microsoft 
Security credentials come ahead of local Azure launch.
 
Windows 10 preview has a keylogger 
Vendor says tracking keystrokes and examining audio input helps improve the OS.
 
10 things we learned this week 
Free Windows, leering at Tony Abbott and a vendor that can't count.
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Issue: 331 | September 2014

CRN Magazine looks in-depth at the emerging issues and developments for the channel, and provides insight, analysis and strategic information to help resellers better run their businesses.