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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: Intuit and Microsoft Windows Azure Update Announcement (Why Partnerships Begin with the Letter S)

    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...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Users Help to Change the World

    In a recent post , we encouraged participation in the 7 Ways to Change the World competition. Thanks to those of you who submitted solutions from organizations you work with who are affecting social and economic opportunity. Here’s a follow up to let you know about all of the wonderful winners of the...
  • 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: 7 Ways to Change the World Competition!

    To celebrate the launch of Windows 7 we are announcing an exciting new online competition called 7 Ways to Change the World ! The competition encourages people to submit their ideas on how technology can help a nonprofit have a greater impact in the community. How do you enter? Step 1: Visit this...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 launches next week, are you ready?

    October 22nd will be an exciting day for many. Are you ready to ride the Windows 7 wave? A little homework for you this weekend would be to visit the ms dev website and check here for some great training to ensure your company’s readiness and compatibility with Windows 7. There is also general...
  • Blog Post: Architect Focused Webcasts, October Series: Silverlight

    Each month through June 2010, Microsoft will bring you a 90-minute Architect focused Webcast to educate on the latest trends/topics and how new technologies can align with your business needs. The first is October 27th. Here are the details: An Architect’s perspective on Silverlight 3 Abstract...
  • 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: 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: Download the Windows Mobile 6.5 Developer Tool Kit

    Here’s a great post which provides links and an overview on how to get started with the Windows Mobile 6.5 Developer Toolkit . It highlights the new gesture APIs as well as provides links to a related blog post that provides an overview of the new Widget Framework in Windows Mobile 6.5. Here’s the 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: Touch It!

    As “Generation Y” comes to the workforce, they have higher expectations, as a consumer ( What do others say about the generation shifts ) and as a user, when evaluating user experience. The software industry, from consumer to line of business applications, is responding to this change by launching a...
  • Blog Post: Sun Microsystems and Microsoft Team Up for the Apache “Stonehenge” Project

    Last week, Dan’l Lewin, Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Strategic and Emerging Business Development, and Steven Martin, Microsoft Senior Director of Developer Platform Product Management, took the stage at JavaOne to give the first ever Microsoft keynote at this event. It was an historic event...
  • 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: Partners Making a Difference

    We all heard the news about the devastating bushfires in Victoria, Australia. The fires started February 7, 2009 and were finally brought under control near the end of March. The communities of Kinglake and Marysville were hit particularly hard. Thousands of people lost their homes and many lost their...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Event - Microsoft Silverlight Kits Free Web Meetings on June 9th, 2009

    Are you interested in getting your Silverlight application on MySpace? How about using the New York Times APIs in your Silverlight application? Or perhaps you have deployed web service APIs and want to get more developers using them (with cooler Silverlight applications). Michael Scherotter, a Media...
  • 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: Web 2.0 Developer Starter Kit and Sample Application

    The Web 2.0 phase of the internet today characterizes a fundamental transition of the web from an ecosystem of system generated online content, to an ecosystem of vibrant services that thrive on pervasive and social user engagement. This shift has disruptive implications that extend beyond the social...
  • 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: May Technical Forum Webcast Topic: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Overview

    Mark your calendars for this session with Roger Doherty, Senior Technical Evangelist, Developer and Platform Evangelism. He will provide a high level overview of high level technical overview of the SQL Server 2008 BI platform. This month’s Global ISV Technical Forum Webcast will take place Wednesday...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Tutorials for Developers

    Is your development team working with the latest greatest SharePoint and Silverlight technologies? If not, they should be! And if so, here is some great content from Kirk Evans, for them to enhance their skills. SharePoint for Developers Part 1: Introducing VSeWSS 1.3 SharePoint for Developers...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 R2 Helpful Post & Training May 19-21, 2009

    Bruce Kyle put together a comprehensive look at how developers can get started using Windows Server 2008 R2 features, when to use them and where to go for next steps. the release candidate for Windows Server 2008 has been made available publically, and the Windows SDK has been revised to take advantage...
  • Blog Post: Impacting the Community

    As Business Development Managers at Microsoft, we like to crow about the exciting work we do with our ISV partners, and how it impacts their business. But what about the work that our partners do and how that impacts life on the streets? How does this work affect the quality of life for the people around...
  • Blog Post: News about Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

    If Virtualization is important to your company, subscribe to this blog: It is read by “virtualizors” from around the world and described as: “Information and announcements from Program Managers, Product Managers, Developers and Testers from the Windows Virtualization Team”. What great content of which...
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