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Microsoft Windows 8, Windows Server 2012: Missed Opportunity

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http://www.thevarguy.com – As Microsoft Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Office 2013 and Surface tablets near their respective launches, the software giant missed a strategic opportunity to engage channel partners at CompTIA Breakaway this week in Las Vegas. Here’s where Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) goofed. Breakaway isn’t the biggest channel event. But it is strategic for many channel vendors and partners that are navigating multiple IT shifts — BYOD (tablets, smartphones), mobile, virtualization, cloud services and more. Main sessions at Breakaway were set for about 500 attendees — many vendors with (IT news)