The Microsoft Partner Network site has a little gem – the Windows Azure ISV Business Economics Package.

If you’re considering building SaaS apps on Windows Azure® but want to know more about what it might cost, what analysts project as the opportunity and how successful ISVs have already done this, download and read these materials:

1. A Windows Azure® platform overview including cost examples of ISVs using Windows Azure® for their SaaS applications

  • ISV overview deck
  • "Getting Started with Windows Azure®" guidance document

2. Exclusive analyst reports

  • Gartner: Forecast - Public Cloud Services, Worldwide and Regions, Industry Sectors, 2009-2014
  • IDC: Worldwide Software as a Service 2010–2014 Forecast: Software Will Never Be the Same
  • Forrester: The Top Five Changes For Application Development In 2010

3. A collection of Microsoft whitepapers and successful ISV case studies


  • The Economics of the Cloud, Nov 2010
  • Securing the Microsoft Cloud, Aug 2010

ISV Case Studies

  • Quest Software, US, 3,500 employees
  • Softeng, Spain, 30 employees
  • SharpCloud, UK, 50 employees
  • Holtl Retail Solutions, Germany, 85 employees
  • NVoicePay, US, 49 employees
  • Sitecore, Denmark, 200 employees

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