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  • 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: 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: Dynamics CRM - Exclusive Online Training Opportunity

    Differentiating your line-of-business applications from those of your competitors has never been more important for software companies. If you’ve considered using Dynamics CRM as a line-of-business platform, Silverlight or WPF to build compelling experiences, Office or SharePoint to build on the familiar...
  • Blog Post: As Economy Slows, Education Grows

    Are you an ISV who provides education-focused solutions that help people to learn? If so, it’s a great time to keep investing in education! History has shown that as the economy slows, growth in education plays a significant role in driving economic growth , as noted by Michael Porter of the Harvard...
  • Blog Post: Regional Director’s 2009 Predictions

    Each January Regional Directors from IT companies around the world blog their Annual Predictions. What is a Regional Director you may ask? Regional Directors are members of an elite, worldwide group of technology thought-leaders known for their national and international speaking tours, their authorship...
  • 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: Making Strategic Business Decisions in Bumpy Economic Times

    It is no secret the current economic situation is being considered as one of the deepest slowdowns in the modern history, and from every angle we get more proof of how serious and challenging the situation really is. Recently, the National Association of Business Economics (NABE) published their outlook...
  • Blog Post: Global ISV Technical Forum Webcast, December Topic: Azure

    Please join us for this month’s Global ISV Technical Forum Webcast Wednesday, December 17 th , 2008 , 10:00-11:30 AM PST The Azure Services Platform The Azure™ Services Platform offers ISVs the ability to provide their customers a range of choices in user experience over the Web or on connected...
  • 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: Q&A and demo of Factory Talk with Rockwell Automation

    Whether or not you are in the manufacturing industry, the recent Rockwell Automation interview on Microsoft's Channel 9 is an informative show to watch. Rockwell builds automation control and information solutions for manufacturing customers large and small, across most major consumer industries. Hardware...
  • 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: Missed the PDC? Catch the Content LIVE at an MSDN Developer Conference Near You!

    The nature of software development is radically changing... Are you ready? If you could not make it to the PDC, then you won't want to miss the MDC! Registration for the MSDN Developer Conference is only $99. You’ll get the best of the PDC in your own backyard and hear all of the exciting announcements...
  • Blog Post: Q&A with Blue Star Infotech’s Senior Solution Architect

    During PDC ’09, the Channel 9 team was hard at work connecting with many of the ISVs that were attending. Channel 9 host, Charles Torre, had an opportunity to talk with Blue Star Infotech’s, Mehul Shah, a Microsoft Certified Gold partner. The interview is informative and worth watching. Here are a few...
  • 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: Cloud Computing - Windows Azure Services Platform

    On October 27th October at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference , Microsoft officially announced 'Windows Azure Services Platform' the next phase in the Microsoft vision for Software + Services and Cloud Computing. Read the official press announcement for the official story. Windows® Azure...
  • Blog Post: Good blogs for PDC2008 happenings this week!

    Here are a few blogs that we wanted to share about what is happening this week at PDC. http://blogs.msdn.com/mattbremer/ http://blogs.msdn.com/croman/ http://blogs.msdn.com/expressate (Spanish language) http://geeks.netindonesia.net/blogs/risman/ http://blogs.msdn.com/jimoneil/archive...
  • Blog Post: New PDC2008 Announcements

    The PDC team just made a few new announcements on the PDC web site that we thought would interest you: A major lineup of executive keynote speakers representing most of the core Microsoft businesses Featuring 20+ Windows 7 sessions , and we’ll be giving out the Win7 bits Including in-depth...
  • Blog Post: Get Your Head above the Clouds at PDC2008

    Have you ever attended a Microsoft Professional Developers Conference? It’s an event so packed with great information and new technology, attendees claim their brains start sending back “out of memory” error messages. That’s what happens when a torrent of peer-to-peer geekology throttles your cerebral...
  • Blog Post: PDC 2008 to feature S+S, Silverlight, Live Mesh and more

    This year, the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) 2008 will be held October 27-30 in Los Angeles, CA. The PDC is designed for leading-edge developers and software architects. If you’re interested in the future of the Microsoft platform, you’re responsible for the technical strategy in...
  • 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: Software 2008 Conference

    I attended the Software 2008 Conference last week in Las Vegas. Overall it was a good conference, but not as strong as Software 2007. Merging it with Interop took away from the “thought leadership” agenda to facilitate more of a “buyer meet seller” agenda. It was still valuable, but there were a few...
  • Blog Post: Great interview resources on HowSoftwareisBuilt.com

    This was recently brought to my attention and I thought you would be interested in these compelling interviews posted on www.howsoftwareisbuilt.com . Interview with Marc Frons - CTO - New York Times Digital - Part 2 Interview with Mark Osborne, Developer Division Architect, Microsoft Interview...
  • Blog Post: 2nd in a Series of Webinars for ISVs – Software + Services

    Clearly there is a lot of discussion around Software + Services these days, and how to best capitalize on this technology strategy to build businesses and continue to meet the needs of our customers. Here’s the 2nd webinar which was held at the end of January. It’s presented by Kevin Wittkopf, a Senior...
  • Blog Post: Great way to watch Billg’s CES Keynote

    John Mullinax, a Microsoft Platform Strategy Advisor, recently put together a guide to Billg’s CES Keynote on his blog . He created a chronology where you can search for topics within the keynote that will be of interest to you and your business. This shows the array of cool content covered in his keynote...
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