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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: 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: 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: 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: Service Pack 1 for Surface Announced

    In follow up to our February blog post about partners using Surface , there was an exciting announcement, Sunday at Tech Ed , that the Microsoft Surface team released Service Pack 1. The Surface team has been working with their community and receiving feedback from more than 180 partners in 11 countries...
  • 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: Surface Demo by Northrop Grumman On Channel 9

    This week, Channel 9 published a demo featuring Microsoft Surface. Check out what Surface can do. This is a great demo to watch. Captured in the Reston, Virginia Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) where Northrup Grumman teamed with Microsoft, you’ll see they’ve built a compelling Proof of Concept (POC...
  • 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: Partnering Power at WPC 2009: Experience It!

    Registration is now open for this year's conference, scheduled for July 13-16 in New Orleans. Gain exclusive access to the latest information and insights about upcoming Microsoft strategies, cutting-edge technologies, and programs—directly from Microsoft leadership. Learn about innovative ways...
  • Blog Post: The Impact of the Manycore Shift

    There has been a good amount of focus lately on the importance of Parallel Computing. The shift to multi-core architectures presents many challenges that developers will face in the coming years. The problem is that writing properly safe multi-threaded code is hard, very hard. It’s definitely not “A...
  • Blog Post: Infosys Shows the Real Applications of Azure

    You’ve probably heard the buzz from Microsoft about Software Plus Services and Azure. To me, that means delivering the right software to a customer, at the right time, on the end point of the customer’s choosing. With this model, the possibilities of delivering great experiences to customers are many...
  • 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: 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: IDC Survey Features How the Microsoft ISV Royalty Licensing Program Can Increase Revenue

    There has been a lot of excitement lately by the software companies currently involved in the Microsoft ISV Royalty Licensing Program . The program presents software companies with an opportunity to license Microsoft products and redistribute these licenses alongside their own solutions for a fully licensed...
  • Blog Post: Report from: @ NRF Annual 2009, New York, NY

    I’m Baptiste Janique, writing from Microsoft in France and I recently attended the NRF Annual 2009 tradeshow in New York. It was the 98 th year of this conference and it continues to be an enormous show. I want to give you a report of some of what I heard about. The Connected Experience for Retail...
  • Blog Post: Calling Microsoft Partners in EMEA

    Microsoft’s 4 th annual Microsoft PARTNER MS101 EMEA Conference will be held 16 - 19 February 2009 in Munich, Germany! This conference will be jam packed with useful information sessions about how to build an alliance with and make the most of your relationship with Microsoft. Our primary objective for...
  • 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: Planet Technologies - Four Time Winner of Microsoft Federal Partner of the Year Award

    Planet Technologies Vice President, Andrew Norris recently visited Redmond to talk with Channel 9 host, Charles Torre. Planet Technologies is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, and international IT consulting and services company with industry expertise in Microsoft technologies, architecture, security...
  • 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...
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