Today, Microsoft and Intuit announced they are joining forces to create new opportunities for software developers to deliver and market Web applications to small business customers. Through this initiative, Microsoft and Intuit plan to integrate the capabilities of their two cloud services platform, the Intuit Partner Platform and Windows Azure platform, to enable developers and channel partners to deliver solutions to the millions of employees within businesses that use QuickBooks® financial software. In addition, the two companies will provide small businesses with Microsoft’s cloud-based productivity applications via the Intuit App Center.
Together, Microsoft and Intuit are creating a huge ecosystem of over 750,000 development firms and channel partners to create more new innovative applications and services that will reach the market more quickly. It also creates expanded opportunities for both Intuit’s and Microsoft’s current developer communities:
Here are links to additional information about this announcement as well as some relevant resources:
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Eric Ligman – Follow me on TWITTER and RSS Global Partner Experience Lead Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights