This isn't managed services news, but here's a heads up about some fireworks occurring this morning at the Cisco Partner Summit in Boston. Within a few hours, Cisco is expected to officially announce its servers. But the louder buzz involves Cisco attacking Hewlett-Packard's new unified communications relationship with Microsoft. The upshot: Cisco says the HP-Microsoft deal bypasses VARs and managed service providers. HP dismissed a similar, earlier claim by Cisco. You'll find the debate on TheVARguy.com.