Microsoft partner Ensyst acquired by Optus   
Australian partner of the year joins Optus Business.
 
Microsoft takes reseller to court over alleged COA abuse 
Perth company accused of copyright infringement.
 
Microsoft bundles Azure Active Directory beta tools 
Previously separate utilities unite as Azure AD Connect, now on public preview.
 
Apple rallies behind Microsoft in data fight with US govt 
 
How to boot to command prompt in Windows XP, 7, 8 
Start command interface before Windows loads.
 
DiData hires Express Data veteran for cloud channel role 
 
Windows 10 "the next chapter" to be unveiled in January 
New version of Windows 10 to be revealed at special press event.
 
The six dangers of partner-to-partner relationships 
[Guest post] Make sure your would-be compatriate doesn't send you crashing down.
 
10 things we learned this week 
Channel love, a harsh movie review and musical chairs.
 
Microsoft expands Surface channel, slowly, carefully but not yet locally 
 
Microsoft and Accenture unite to launch hybrid cloud  
Most significant collaboration since forming Avanade 14 years ago.
 
Will Windows 10 be a free update? 
Microsoft could move to subscription-based system for next OS.
 
Google bolsters cloud with popular Microsoft tools 
Helps users avoid new licence fees for SQL Server, SharePoint and Exchange.
 
Arista "disappointed" Cisco decided to litigate 
Wishes Cisco had "competed on the merits of our products".
 
Seven Microsoft partners secure spots on exclusive cloud program 
 
Office 365 to be hosted in Australia 
Sydney and Melbourne hosting for O365 and CRM Online.
 
RIP Microsoft Clip Art 
Microsoft kills off once ubiquitous Clip Art images in favour of Bing.
 
Cisco accuses Arista of "pervasive copying" 
Alleges some Arista manuals still contain Cisco's grammatical errors.
 
10 things we learned this week 
Gift horses, The Big Easy and a bit of skin.
 
IBM and Cisco unveil direct rival to VCE vBlock 
VersaStack the latest kid on the converged infrastructure scene.
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Issue: 334 | December 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.