The companies have announced a new distribution and services relationship, which will simplify Windows 7 deployments and provide significant cost and time savings. Together, 1E and Long View "have a powerful range of solutions that can help their joint customers reduce the risks and cost of an OS deployment."
Most Microsoft watchers are focused on Windows 8, a major upgrade that's expected to debut in late 2012. But Microsoft itself has been calling on channel partners to remain focused on Windows 7 desktop and mobile sales. The company points to UltraBooks as a key Windows 7 mobile opportunity.
Long View Systems is not a traditional VAR. The company is better known as an MSP that has also launched cloud and virtualization services for its customers across North America.