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  • 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: Download the Windows Mobile 6.5 Developer Tool Kit

    Here’s a great post which provides links and an overview on how to get started with the Windows Mobile 6.5 Developer Toolkit . It highlights the new gesture APIs as well as provides links to a related blog post that provides an overview of the new Widget Framework in Windows Mobile 6.5. Here’s the Windows...
  • Blog Post: Touch It!

    As “Generation Y” comes to the workforce, they have higher expectations, as a consumer ( What do others say about the generation shifts ) and as a user, when evaluating user experience. The software industry, from consumer to line of business applications, is responding to this change by launching a...
  • Blog Post: Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable - Windows 7 Application Compatibility: Your Questions Answered (Part 1)

    Save the Date: Thursday, June 18 at 11:00am Pacific Time https://ms.istreamplanet.com/springboard Windows 7, is approaching fast and from the application standpoint is very similar to Windows Vista. We’re going to examine Windows 7 application compatibility not only from the perspective of moving...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Windows 7 Learning “Snack”

    Hungry for more info on how Windows 7 can help you? Microsoft Learning just launched its first Windows 7 Learning Snack called Introducing Windows 7 . A Snack is essentially a short, Silverlight presentation highlighting popular topics that includes various animations and recorded demos. The Introducing...
  • 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: Save the Date for Springboard Series: To the Beta and Beyond Windows 7

    On Thursday, February 12 th at 11am PST, join Mark Russinovich, a Microsoft Technology Fellow and Windows expert along with a panel of subject matter experts for a virtual roundtable for IT pros worldwide to discuss Windows 7 Beta. This is a chance for IT pros to learn all about the new Windows 7 Beta...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: The Challenges of Interoperability

    Let’s be real, interoperability can be hard – at least that is what our customers and independent software vendors (ISV) are telling us. Two years ago, I joined Microsoft from an ISV that both partnered and competed with Microsoft. My opportunity was to make a difference in how Microsoft works with ISVs...
  • Blog Post: I won’t be climbing Katmai...

    I'm no mountain climber. In fact, someone had to tell me that Katmai was a mountain, and not just a National Park. For me, it was a lot easier to remember when the code names came from U.S. cities…. In fact, I’m still eagerly waiting the chance to work with Daytona. However, my apparent lack of mental...
  • Blog Post: Behind the Scenes of the Windows Server 2008 Launch

    So I was backstage at the Windows Server 2008 LA launch event eavesdropping on Tom Brokaw's dressing room when (OMG!) I heard the most unbelievably juicy gossip! Just kidding, my behind the scenes participation around the Windows Server 2008 launch started back in September with the launch of Innovate...
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