frontrunnerWhen you join the Front Runner program, you can access one-on-one technical support by phone or e-mail from our developer experts, who can help you get your application compatible with SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010.

Once your application is compatible, you'll get a range of marketing benefits to help you let your customers know that you're a Front Runner.

SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 join Front Runner programs to help ISVs in the United States get their applications compatible with Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Azure, and Windows 7.

Front Runner is available for a limited time.

Technical Benefits

  • Access aggregated technical resources all in one place.
  • Get one-on-one application support from development experts.
  • Marketing Benefits

  • Show your Front Runner stamp on all your marketing materials.
  • Help with Microsoft solution profile that can connect you to millions of potential customers.
  • Customizable PR template to maximize your customer outreach.
  • And if you are a member for Microsoft Partner Network, get US$1000 discount on Ready-to-go marketing campaign costs.

    Why Office 2010

    As an Office 2010 developer, you can create highly refined user experiences that reduce complexity for users and make them instantly more productive. Developing for Office with Visual Studio 2010 makes it easier than ever to build valuable productivity solutions for your information workers.

    For free training on Office development, see Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 for Office Web Seminar Series and Open XML Series.

    Why SharePoint 2010

    Developers can use the SharePoint 2010 business collaboration platform to build enterprise-class solutions for intranet portals and the web. SharePoint 2010 is designed to help you increase your productivity, take advantage of rich platform services, and easily deploy applications.

    For free training, see these training courses from MSDEV.

    How to Join

    Click here to join Front Runner..

    1. Profile. Tell us about yourself and your application.
    2. Develop and test.  Access development and test resources.
    3. Market and sell. Market your application with customizable resources

    About Front Runner

    Created just for independent software vendors, Front Runner is a program that helps get your applications compatible with the latest Microsoft technologies. And you’ll receive support from us as you develop, test, and market those applications to your customers.

    See why Attachmate Describes Benefits of Joining Front Runner for Windows 7.

    Bruce D. Kyle
    ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation

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