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  • Blog Post: Intuit and Microsoft Double Down on Windows Azure Cloud Partnership

    In January of last year, I posted a blog about the integration of the Windows Azure cloud services platforms and Intuit’s cloud services platform, which is called the Intuit Partner Platform . Our collective goal was to give developers and channel partners the tools to deliver solutions that reach...
  • Blog Post: Updated Announcement: Official foursquare 2.X App for Windows Phone Unveiled and Now Available for Download

    **Since the official unveiling of foursquare 2.0 Windows Phone app earlier on July 1, foursquare's 2.3 patch update has been released in the Windows Phone Marketplace. Increased Performance. More to come.... ----------------------------- My name is Liz Ngo from the Global ISV Group at Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: A Fond Farewell to Innovate On

    “The only constant is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.” — Isaac Asimov Following on Mr. Asimov’s sentiments...
  • Blog Post: ISV Team Blog is Back in Action with Windows 7

    Hello ISV audience and welcome back to the ISV team blog! We took a short hiatus for the summer as we reorganized and reenergized in anticipation of the Windows 7 launch this autumn. With just a few short weeks to go until the consumer launch of Windows 7, we want to send a special thank you to the following...
  • Blog Post: Whitepaper: How to Extend, Integrate or Build on Microsoft Business Intelligence Platform

    Hi folks, This is Vlad Eydelman, I work on technical strategy with global partners in the Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Warehousing (DW) space. Charles Fichter, an Architect on our team, and I just published a whitepaper that provides an overview on how different Microsoft BI/DW technologies...
  • Blog Post: Join the Windows 7 Wave

    What software company wouldn’t want to reach millions of new customers? Windows can help you do that during the global launch timeframes. Simply show the world you are working to support Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, by getting your products listed on the Windows Compatibility Center or Windows...
  • Blog Post: Independent Software Vendors Can’t Miss WPC…

    I have attended the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) as an employee since 1999, while I was still working in Microsoft Brazil. Since then the show has evolved a lot. Partner attendance has increased every year, and is now around 10,000 people, and is certainly one of the largest shows in...
  • Blog Post: Technical Presentations for Software Companies Developing on Microsoft Technologies

    If you missed last week’s valuable presentation about Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence , you can view this on demand by visiting the ISV website on Microsoft.com and visiting the Technical Resources page. There have also been many other presentations that you can view on demand on the...
  • Blog Post: Developers Can Now Build Applications in the App-V Format

    I was walking through the expo at the TechEd conference in Los Angeles last week and was happy to run into my friends from Acresso, makers of InstallShield and AdminStudio. Acresso Software just announced that they have a new beta capability in InstallShield to develop applications in the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: ISVs from Emerging Markets

    “The combined markets of the top four emerging countries, Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC), will reach $5.9 trillion GDP in 2011. This will represent about 39% of all emerging markets' GDP . As these four countries become economically stronger, they will reinforce their role as the "driving engines...
  • Blog Post: How Environmental Sustainability Can Help to Revitalize the IT Market Now

    Green Computing and Green IT are some often heard phrases when talking about Environmental Sustainability with the help of IT. During times of economic challenges, the IT industry and other companies are required to think about new concepts to mange cost and their responsibility for our environment and...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 and the ISV Application Compatibility Story

    Major portions of our company are focused on delivering some really great capabilities in our product in the next 12 months. Some of our most important releases are going out the door in the next year, and a key one is in the last sprint to the finish line — Windows 7. For those of you using the...
  • Blog Post: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Beta is now available for download

    Did you know? You can use System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) to manage the great new capabilities of Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta including: Live Migration Clustered Shared Volumes “hot add” storage to virtualized infrastructure Managed through the VMM console, these features enable...
  • Blog Post: Free ALM Development Workshops

    Are you interested in how your organization can improve development practices? Probably, but you don’t really want to change your methodology, do you? How about if you could learn how to tailor the system to meet your specific needs? Interested ISVs and partners are invited to attend a series...
  • Blog Post: New Content at the Microsoft Oracle Center of Excellence

    Did you know there is a Microsoft Oracle Center of Excellence (MOCE)? It was created to provide a single point of service for joint Microsoft and Oracle customers. Specifically, the mission is to share extensive knowledge and background around Siebel, PeopleSoft, and JD Edwards on the SQL Server platform...
  • Blog Post: March Technical Forum Webcast Topic: The Microsoft Client Continuum Overview

    Wednesday, March 25 th , 2009, 10:00-11:30 AM Pacific Mark your calendars for this session with Jaime Rodriguez, Microsoft Presentation Foundation Technical Evangelist. He will provide a high level overview of the Microsoft Client Continuum: how we see each technology fitting and how we see the...
  • Blog Post: Listening to Our Managed Partners

    One of the reasons why relationships with managed ISVs and Microsoft have grown over time is because we listen and dynamically take in the thoughts, wisdoms and requests from independent software companies, and we use those to remain nimble and make changes. I’d like to tell you about a few of the efforts...
  • Blog Post: Developer “How-Do-I” Videos for Azure, Live Services, .NET Services and (coming soon) SQL Services

    We just discovered this great resource for “How Do I” videos on Microsoft latest technology developments. The first 9 of 40 planned videos about Azure are now published here . These are the first comprehensive set of HDI’s on the entire Azure Services Platform which will allow you to see the Azure...
  • Blog Post: MS101 EMEA Partner Conference Less Than Two Weeks Away

    In December we wrote, “ Calling Microsoft Partners in EMEA ” to announce the 4th annual MS 101 EMEA Conference. The time has drawn nearer, so we’re including a gentle reminder to check out the great content available at this conference if you are a qualifying partner as follows: Partner Requirements...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Windows 7 Beta – Resources for Independent Software Companies

    Mark Voermans, A colleague and fellow ISV champion, in the Netherlands, put together this thoughtful blog post with terrific resources for you around today’s release of the Windows 7 Beta . Click the image below to watch an overview of Windows 7. As well, here’s a link to watch other Windows...
  • Blog Post: Be Better Informed in 2009!

    If you're like a lot of people, you feel challenged to keep up with the information available to you in everday life. If you've resolved to be more in the know this year, this post has a few tips. Click here to visit the Microsoft directory of team blogs where you may review where and how you are...
  • Blog Post: Baking Security In: SDL Awareness

    If you missed the announcements last week at Tech Ed in Barcelona Spain, here are some highlights for all of you who are designing, managing and developing software applications. Read on to understand the benefits of introducing security and privacy early and throughout the development process. Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Position Your Company to Shine through Challenging Financial Times

    It is a new era for politics in America, however everyone knows the hard work is still ahead to bring economic stability to world markets. How is your company poised to face the coming financial challenges. What are the current priorities? Are you finding yourself in meeting after meeting looking at...
  • Blog Post: Positioning your company for the Cloud opportunity

    With the recent announcement of Windows Azure at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference things became a little clearer, at least on the technical side of cloud computing. But, what about the business side? What about the ISV who’s trying to determine how to allocate scarce development,...
  • Blog Post: Second Shot Now Offers Two Incentives to Get Certified!

    Today, Second Shot provides the benefit of a free retake if you fail a Microsoft Certification exam. From October 15 – December 31, 2008 , you will also be rewarded for passing the exam! If you pass, you can now use the Second Shot offer to enjoy 25% off a different exam! The Offer – 3-easy...
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