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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: Official foursquare Windows Phone 7 App Re-Released and Availabile for Download

    *Update Alert* Since my May 4, 2011 posting, I am delighted to announce that the much anticipated official foursquare 2.X app for Windows Phone is available for download as of July 1, 2011. For further information, please refer to the following foursquare announcement and my recent posting . ----...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Software Companies Shine with Microsoft Surface™ and Virtual Earth™ Technology at the Superbowl

    This post on the Microsoft Surface™ blog showcases some great Microsoft partners and the ways they’re leveraging Microsoft’s most exciting Surface™ and Virtual Earth™ technologies. The collaborative effort yielded compelling event monitoring results which were utilized by the security teams in Tampa...
  • 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: You Can Be Sure, if You Place Your Technology Bet on Azure.

    I’m Eric Morse, the Director of Emerging Ecosystems at Microsoft. Though my title may sound like I don hip boots to discover new species of salmon spawning in northwest rivers, I’m actually more jazzed about enabling new technologies to take hold and provide opportunity where perhaps there was not before...
  • 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: Article from Harvard Business Review

    We recently noticed this article and think its great information to consider in these economic times. It also serves to kick off an upcoming short series of posts we're planning on creative business strategies in tough economic times. Here, in the Harvard Business Review , Navi Radjou shares how Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Turning Innovation Into Action

    With all the technologies and products that Microsoft offers, how do partners use these products to improve decision making and give back to the community? Here’s one example of a Microsoft ISV, ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute), who was recently interviewed for Channel 9. A company 40...
  • Blog Post: SQLSoft+: Teaching the Microsoft Platform

    Recently, Channel 9 host, Charles Torre, had an opportunity to talk with Mark Scott, CTO of SQLSoft+, a Microsoft partner that focuses on training of Microsoft technologies. SQLSoft+ has the challenging task of building its training programs and services often before the Microsoft products are officially...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 Launched Today: Immediate Website Updates Required for Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 Compatibility

    Today, Microsoft released Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 in English, German, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese. We will release Beta 2 in an additional 21 languages* within a month. Because you’re actively engaged in developing and maintaining websites, we want to make you aware of a display issue...
  • Blog Post: Leveraging Product Engineering focused System Integrators

    Among the top challenges facing ISVs on the engineering side of their businesses is skills and scale. Ask any VP of Engineering or CTO and they will tell you that they are struggling to meet the demands of their Product Marketing/Sales teams to add more features or to shorten the release cycles of their...
  • Blog Post: ComputerWeekly.com IT Blog Awards 08 – Voting Now Open

    We were recently notified that the Microsoft on ISVs blog has been nominated for the 2008 ComputerWeekly.com IT Blog Awards, in the Company Blog category. We are honored by this recognition and wanted to share the news and also invite you to participate in the voting process. Voting will be conducted...
  • Blog Post: Software + Services - Opportunities and Challenges for Global ISVs

    ISV Challenges with S+S GISVs that are embarking on creating a software plus services offering by building software as a service components to complement their on-premises applications are usually faced with an interesting dichotomy. On one hand, their solutions are typically the most capable, feature...
  • Blog Post: Introducing “A Startup A Week”

    I recently got a chance to grab a camera, step into the real world, and take part in a fun video project called "A Startup A Week". The concept of the show is to bring together a few top developers and designers, pitch them an idea for a startup, and give them just one week to take the idea from concept...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Ingenuity Point’s Platinum Prize Winner

    Today, Microsoft announced its first platinum prize winner in the Ingenuity Point contest – TR Control Solutions. Based in the UK, their winning solution, ecoDriver Schools, helps schools measure their energy usage and environmental impact. Inspiration for creating the solution came from TR ControlSolutions...
  • Blog Post: Document Format Interoperability: Our work continues – not just for Microsoft but for the entire vendor community.

    As you’ve probably noticed from recent blogs to this site, interoperability is important to us. There is also a great deal of activity going on right now in support of Microsoft’s four interoperability principles . As part of Principle III: Data Portability , Microsoft has launched “… a Document Interoperability...
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