When I first blogged about the Intuit and Microsoft Cloud Partnership in January 2010, I am pleased to share that we have further expanded on our partnership. For more details, check out Intuit's Alex Chriss's updated announcement.
Greetings, my name is Liz Ngo, from the Global ISV Group at Microsoft Corporation. Today marks an exciting moment for Microsoft and our partnership with Intuit Inc. I hope many of you have read today’s announcement regarding:
“Intuit and Microsoft Joining Forces to Deliver Web Applications to Millions of Small Businesses.”
As such, I am sure there are many questions, one of which could be “Why did Intuit and Microsoft choose to partner?” Just as there are many ways to express “Thank You” in all the world languages (again, thank you Intuit), there are equally a myriad of ways to define the term “Partnership”. Whether you are two individuals or two corporations, the decision to enter into such a relationship does not come easily. Then again, the best things in life rarely do. Prior to reaching this decision, there are common linkages that both companies needed to consider:
Software plus Services and Cloud Services
Sharing and Side by Side
Services and Solutions
One final note, as there are many ways to express partnerships and say thank you, our teams at Microsoft also wanted to extend in every way a big “WELCOME!” to Intuit’s developer and channel community. Here’s to great partnering and success ahead!
Sr. Business Development Manager
Global ISV Group