Microsoft is emphasising areas of its business where it needs to catch up to competitors by tying partner field team compensation to specific product deployments. Field leaders for Microsoft partner teams worldwide would be compensated more this year for making customer wins in key product areas, chief operating officer, Kevin Turner, said.
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In the first year of its release, Microsoft is expecting businesses to adopt Windows Vista twice as fast as any other version of Windows, with 10 times as many Vista business seats deployed at launch than any previous release of the OS.
Responding to pressure from irked Windows users, Microsoft on Tuesday released an updated version of its antipiracy program that changes the frequency with which the program checks for pirated or counterfeit copies of its client operating system.