Windows 7: Will VARs Say Yes On Aug. 16?
When I first used Vista I was, well, beyond frustrated. Not being a technical person myself the only person more frustrated then me was my IT guy. “Steve, it’s doing the thing again!” “Steve I lost the file I was just working on!” “Steve why can’t I find anything?” You get the idea. The big question: Will VARs give Microsoft and Windows 7 a fresh look on August 16? Here’s the scoop.
With Windows Vista, partners were beyond frustrated and took a hit to the “trusted advisor” status they worked so hard to attain. On August 16th, Windows 7 will be available for Download to resellers. Microsoft needs this to be big. Coming out of their worst year, Microsoft is looking at Windows 7 to reengage partners and customers.
So what do you think? Will partners like you proactively suggest Windows 7 migrations to your customers? Are you concerned about Vista-like problems with Windows 7? I’m all ears.
Contributing blogger Heather K. Margolis, the Channel Maven, has led channel programs for major IT companies. She also has extensive lead generation and marketing experience. Follow The VAR Guy via RSS; Facebook; Identi.ca; Twitter; and via his Newsletter; Webcasts and Resource Center.