Cnet: Microsoft shakes up partner program

Microsoft is revamping its far-reaching partner program in a drive to boost sales to small and midsized businesses.
The company plans to introduce the Next Generation Partner Program this week at its worldwide partner conference in New Orleans. Under the new scheme, Microsoft will change the way it divides up special perks among nearly 800,000 Microsoft resellers, and software and consulting allies, said Allison Watson, a Microsoft vice president.
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