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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: 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: 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: 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: MIX09 – Bill Buxton to Keynote, New Sessions, and More!

    Things are heating up at MIX09 with news and announcements about the hottest web innovation trends and topics! New Keynote Speaker! Innovation Luminary, Bill Buxton, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research will Keynote at MIX09! Bill has made landmark contributions to the fields of human-computer...
  • Blog Post: Grow Revenue and Increase Profitability with the Microsoft ISV Royalty Program

    As software companies continue to look for innovative methods to grow revenue and improve profitability, the Microsoft ISV Royalty program provides an excellent opportunity for partners to provide high value integrated solutions to end customers that can lower deployment costs. ISV partners are leveraging...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight RTM Blueprint Samples for SharePoint & Internet Application

    The SharePoint and Silverlight Blueprints on CodePlex were updated to include two more Silverlight RTM samples: custom navigation in SharePoint the colleague viewer These blueprints provide samples for you to build and explore using Silverlight as an alternate way to develop and integrate...
  • 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: 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: Windows Team Seeking Developer input

    The Windows Application Platform (WAP) team needs your input. We would value hearing from developers about the needs and concerns around application installation and patching. You'll be shaping the future of this product as your feedback will help the WAP team identify which areas of application installation...
  • Blog Post: Coroware CTO Talks About Future Of Robotics

    Recently Channel 9 host Charles Torre had an opportunity to talk with David Hyams, Coroware’s Chief Technology Officer. Coroware is a Microsoft Certified Gold partner with a unique focus on architecture, design and development of unmanned system solutions, or robotics. Charles Torre : Tell us a little...
  • 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: 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: Metro Early Adopter Program Enters its Second Year

    About six years ago, it dawned on a few of us that the business of exposing our valued customers and partners to new and emerging technologies was a bit dated. Beta code had always been reasonably available for download but it was difficult to get additional information and guidance needed to truly evaluate...
  • 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: 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: Announcing: Ingenuity Point’s Round 2 Winners

    On Earth Day, it’s only appropriate to announce the 2 nd Round winners of the Ingenuity Point contest. Around the world, awareness of the challenges we face as a global community are taking center stage. Problems and solutions are brought to the forefront to inspire, create change, and make the world...
  • Blog Post: Keys to ISV Success, Volume 2 - Take your Microsoft managed relationship deeper

    It’s that time of the year… cherry tree blossoms grace the Redmond streets while we’re inside working on ISV portfolios! In my earlier post, I wrote that Microsoft has “managed” relationships with about 2,700 ISVs. “Managed” means that we commit a Microsoft Partner Account Manager (PAM) and an ISV...
  • 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: Why Do Software Startups Choose Microsoft?

    Are you a start up company considering your platform technology choices, or perhaps just looking at the web as your next delivery platform? If so, you’ll likely find some useful stories shared by other start ups, by visiting The Microsoft Startup Zone . It’s a guide to working with Microsoft especially...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Releases ‘HealthVault’

    Hi, I’m Keith Cox, Director of Business Development for Healthcare Global ISVs in the Developer & Platform Evangelism organization. In my role, I focus on driving business opportunities and platform adoption with our largest Global ISV partners. I’m really excited about speaking to you on partnering...
  • Blog Post: “How can I partner with Microsoft if I’m afraid they might eat my lunch?" – Installment 2

    In my last post, I shared a couple pearls of Microsoft partnering wisdom, namely: “ Be a technology partner first” and “ Co-opetition is natural ,” and said I would share a few additional insights in my next posts – so here they are: Advice Tidbit #3: Understand the Microsoft organization . Without...
  • Blog Post: From Russia, with ... ISV support

    One of the benefits that Microsoft brings to its partners is international reach. Hi, my name is Alexey Palladin, and 10 years ago, when I originally joined the company, Microsoft’s presence in Russia was about 50 people (vs. 500+ today). But even with limited staffing resources, our management team...
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