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.
 
Veeam reveals public cloud partnership with Azure and VMware 
Says partners can profit from offering cloud back-up services.
 
Hewlett-Packard to resell VMware AirWatch 
Mobility war declared against Apple-IBM and Microsoft.
 
Microsoft announces channel-only Surface Pro 3 bundle 
 
Data#3 reaps $49 million Office, Windows windfall 
Microsoft licensing and maintenance for federal Department of Finance.
 
Microsoft CEO apologises over women pay gaffe 
 
Microsoft CEO criticised for suggesting women not ask for raises 
 
Windows is dead, long live Windows 
Leader Systems chief says PC sales are up.
 
10 things we learned this week 
The Synnex bunny, winning big in Vegas, and hotel wifi.
 
Head-to-head: Windows 10 vs Windows 8 
How does Microsoft's new OS stack up against its predecessor?
 
Windows 95 crammed onto Samsung smartwatch 
Teenager installer wasn't even born when the OS ran on PCs.
 
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 
 
Free Windows attracts 50 new tablet and phone makers 
New partners are coming in droves, according to Microsoft.
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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.