Several weeks ago I wrote a brief post detailing a special licensing program for ISVs who sell their Software as a Service.  Since that time I have had a number of inquiries regarding licensing programs for traditional 'installed software' ISVs.  So, I want to make sure that you are all aware of the ISV Royalty Licensing Program (ISVRL).

ISVRL is a program designed to assist ISVs whose products 'embed' one or more Microsoft technologies.  The program offers such ISVs with considerable discounts on the embedded technologies.   For example, if an ISVs application requires SQL and BizTalk as part of the core solution, then through this program the ISV could receive significant discounts on these products.   The list of products eligible for this program is extremely broad.  As of April first this list even includes some Office SKUs.

For more information on ISV Royalty Licensing, click >>> HERE <<<