Microsoft Surface revenue hits $1 billion in a quarter 
While iPad sales fall, Surface sees massive turnaround.
 
10 things we learned this week 
How to get a passport without going to the post office.
 
IBM ditches chip-making business as sales fall 
First x86 server business, now chip unit to go.
 
Nadella: $5 billion a year is price to play in public cloud 
 
Microsoft Azure Australia coming next week 
Vendor finally confirms local launch.
 
Avnet holds onto x86 in post-IBM era 
Lenovo authorises distie globally.
 
Microsoft's 'Azure in a box' brings cloud on-premise 
Dell hardware integrated with Microsoft software.
 
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.
 
Xero and Bigtincan win Silicon Valley awards 
Kiwi vendor takes out Best Overall App.
 
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.
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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.