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.
 
Citrix: use GoToMeeting while rocking baby to sleep 
Enables conference calling on an Android Wear watch.
 
Veeam reveals public cloud partnership with Azure and VMware 
Says partners can profit from offering cloud back-up services.
 
Google unveils Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Android Lollipop 
 
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 things we learned this week 
The Synnex bunny, winning big in Vegas, and hotel wifi.
 
Windows 95 crammed onto Samsung smartwatch 
Teenager installer wasn't even born when the OS ran on PCs.
 
Samsung says profits may slide 60% 
Vendor says next results may miss expectations by $900 million.
 
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.
 
Seven things that stood out at Windows 10 unveiling 
 
Microsoft unveils next Windows Server 
Opens up technical preview to wider audience than usual.
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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.