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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: Don’t Miss PDC ‘09 for the Future of Developer Technology

    Los Angeles Convention Center Conference | Nov 17 – 19, 2009 Workshops & Boot Camp | Nov 16 The Professional Developers Conference (PDC) is the definitive developer event focused on the technical strategy of the Microsoft developer platform. At the PDC, you’ll have the opportunity to learn...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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...
  • 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: Intelligent Light Talks about Parallel Computing and Windows HPC

    "We write software that lets engineers do their thing." That quote from the founder of software provider Intelligent Light pretty much sums up their business philosophy. This innovative ISV in New Jersey provides an application called FieldView that takes massive data from Computational Fluid Dynamics...
  • Blog Post: ARCast.TV - Krzysztof Cwalina on Creating Reusable Frameworks

    When designing and developing frameworks, it can be challenging to create them in a fashion that enables them to evolve over time. Krzysztof Cwalina , a Program Manager on the .NET Framework team, discusses strategies for designing reusable libraries with Bob Familiar . ARCastTV-Krzysztof-Cwalina...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 8 Final Available Now

    At the MIX 09 conference, Microsoft released the final build of Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) in 25 languages. IE8 makes what real people do on the web every day faster, easier, and safer. Anyone running Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server can get 32- and 64-bit versions now from http://www.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Set Yourself Apart: Take Your Web Development and Design Skills to the Next Level @ MIX ‘09

    In today’s economy, your website is one of the best cost-effective marketing tools you have. Does your site do everything it should to tell your potential clients everything you have to offer? MIX Conference is a gathering of designers and developers who build cutting edge web sites. To discuss the future...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to Windows 7

    As most of you know, Windows 7 was made broadly available to Windows enthusiasts during Steve’s CES Keynote. Interestingly, the number of downloads since Friday, January 8 th , have far surpassed anyone’s expectations…to the point where the Windows team had to do heroic stuff to meet the demand. They...
  • 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: 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: Holiday Goodie Bag: Free C# and VB Coding Standards Reference Documents

    Over the years, I've had the pleasure (and sometimes pain) of being involved in writing and maintaining the internal coding standards documents for nearly every company I've ever worked for. I present to you the latest incarnations of my efforts: a zip file containing C# and VB.NET editions of my reference...
  • 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: Are You Prepared for Online Attacks?

    Do you know that weapons of choice for online attacks are "Trojan Horses," software applications hidden inside programs that computer users are duped or coaxed into downloading, according to the Microsoft report? Read about this and the latest assessment of threats and vulnerabilities in the Security...
  • 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: Second Shot Now Offers Two Incentives to Get Certified!

    Today, Second Shot provides the benefit of a free retake if you fail a Microsoft Certification exam. From October 15 – December 31, 2008 , you will also be rewarded for passing the exam! If you pass, you can now use the Second Shot offer to enjoy 25% off a different exam! The Offer – 3-easy...
  • 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: Windows Vista 64-bit Adoption Growing

    The installed base of 64-bit Windows Vista PCs, as a percentage of all Windows Vista systems, has more than tripled in the U.S. in the last three months according to a blog posted by Chris Flores on this blog entry Windows Vista 64-bit Today , stating that another view shows 20% of new Windows Vista...
  • 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: 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: 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...
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