Diseño de software orientado al humano es orientado al error

Título alternativo: Disonancia cognitiva en diseño de software. ¿Cómo saber si un proceso de diseño es de ayuda o es un estorbo para tomar buenas decisiones? Como la actividad de diseñar consiste de una miríada de decisiones, desde concebir una idea hasta la liberación de los bits ejecutables y de regreso, la calidad total del…


Happy New Year!

On behalf of the whole team at Microsoft – we hope you have a Happy New Year and that it heralds the start of a prosperous and successful 2010.  Regards, Sarah Theiss


Windows Azure for Microsoft Partners

From Steve Clayton’s blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/stevecla01/archive/2009/12/21/windows-azure-for-microsoft-partners.aspx I think 2010 is going to be a big year for cloud computing and the Windows Azure Platform. It’s what I expect to spend a lot of my year working on – helping get the message out to our international sales force on hopefully seeing both developer and business adoption….


Following up a question from Perth Innovation Days…

Q. does messenger support federation (like the Dolly site?) A. if you use the LiveID libraries, then yes – http://dev.live.com/liveid/.  Specific details on Federation – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc287610.aspx.  Messenger toolkit is all client side so there is no need for federation.  


The Volume License Service Centre Tool is online

        As part of an ongoing effort to improve the customer licensing experience, Microsoft recently upgraded three web sites: Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center; Volume Licensing Contract Manager, our contract management portal; and a specific channel partner site (Explore.MS) that helps partners provide services to their customers.  In standard systems testing, we encountered an issue…


Check out the NEW LicenseWise tool – including ISV Royalty Licensing now….

Microsoft® LicenseWise is a one-stop shop that can help Microsoft Partners recommend Microsoft product and Volume Licensing solutions for customers, optimize the sales process, and build new revenue opportunities. Partners can also use LicenseWise to save them time in effectively creating accurate quotes that are customized to customers’ needs, helping to save them money.  …


Want to win an HTC HD2 Windows Phone?

The HTC HD2 is launching in January 2010 – it’s HTC’s most exciting Windows Phone, featuring a massive 4.3″ capacitive touch screen. To celebrate, Windows phone will be giving away five complimentary Windows Phones*.To enter, you simply need to register your interest and tell us in 25 words or less how the HTC HD2 will…


Do you need some assistance getting your application compatible with Windows 7?

We are excited to offer an additional service free email/phone based technical support at no charge. This support can be used to understand the concepts of how to make your application compatible and help fix your compatibility problems while you are making the necessary changes. Just email the team on greentec@microsoft.com and they will respond…


TechEd Europe: Microsoft Translator APIs in beta

Hallo aus Berlin! Thanks to the great feedback from the early adopters of the Microsoft Translator APIs, we are pleased to remove the invite requirement and move the APIs to public beta. Likewise, we are also pleased to announce the availability of API (SOAP and HTTP) licensing terms for commercial applications. Feel free to email…


Buy Australian Software Catalogue – will your software be listed?

Promote your business at no cost AIIA are joining forces with Microsoft, to promote the capability of the Australian software industry.  The “Buy Australian Software” catalogue will be a showcase for local and international customers wanting Windows 7 compatible software.  This catalogue provides a fantastic opportunity for Australian ISVs to promote their products to a national…