Katt Plows Through Blizzard of Rumors
Shovel it my way.While snowbound for a day in the northeast, thanks to the Blizzard of 03, the Kitty looked back with fondness on the low-tech world that existed during the Blizzard of 78. Thats when being snowbound meant a couple of bottles of Mateus, vinyl album vibes and being stranded with a very significant othernot VPN lines, instant messaging and working from home. "Ah, thank you, technology," mused the meteorological Mouser. After Microsoft announced last week that it had signed up more than 850 resellers and 100 ISV partners to sell and/or develop solutions on top of its new Microsoft CRM suite, El Gato heard that thunderclouds started forming in the reseller channel over the move. According to a Tabby tattler, partners with CRM expertise complained that theyre getting little more than tutorials on how to sell and support CRM applications, which is a no-brainer in their circles. The tattler also claimed that Microsoft is keeping them in the dark about ship dates, delays and details for long-term product forecasts. For information, partners are turning to tech news sources.
Another storm may be brewing in the executive suite in Redmond and headed for Microsofts Business Solutions Group. A tipster claimed the bigwigs may be applying high pressure on the group to sign up more big-name partners.