Win an AIMIA Award

Nominations for the 14th Annual AIMIA Awards, the longest running and most prestigious awards in Australia’s interactive media industry, will be closing Friday 9th November 2007! There are plenty of Awards Categories to choose from, so click here to start your entry: Best Advertising or Marketing Best Children’s Best Classifieds Best Corporate or Business-to-Business Best…

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Office Business Applications Marketplace

One of our technology pushes with ISVs is to develop Office Business Applications (OBA).  What started with SAP / Duet is now resonating broadly across our ISV community.  The site www.OBACentral.com is a great place for additional information and receives plenty of visits every month with 187 OBA solutions currently available. I think it’s worth…

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Looking for ISV Visual Studio 2008 Partners…

  …for a potential case study.  Please get in touch if you are an ISV (a partner who is developing using Visual Studio 2008) who: is based in Australia is using Visual Studio 2008 in an interesting or topical way has been using Visual Studio 2008 for a while has some tangible results (e.g. amount…

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The Economic Impact of IT, Software and the Microsoft Ecosystem on the Global Economy

One of our compelling ISV value propositions is the size of the Microsoft ecosystem and our ability to help new and existing ISVs to tap into it. We now have an independent proof point with a newly released IDC study.  Read it to learn more about the specific impact that IT, software, and the Microsoft…

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Successful Partnering with Microsoft

At tonight’s NSW DOT NET Cluster event, I presented the “Microsoft Partner Program for ISV’s”, including how to partner successfully with Microsoft, alongside Eddie from UniqueWorld and Parma from Readify, who gave a “warts and all” view. As promised, I’ve made my slides available via Slideshare with some subtle changes Eddie suggested.  The Microsoft Partner…

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Web Central Roadshow

Australia’s largest web and application hosting company, WebCentral, who are also the 2007 Microsoft Asia Pacific Hosting Partner of the year, will soon be kicking off their annual Partner Roadshow. As occurred last year, Microsoft will be presenting at the Roadshow – and all Microsoft Partners are welcome to attend. Our very own Scott Barnes…

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Virtual Earth Partner Briefings

If you are interested in the latest features and capability of the Virtual Earth platform, you should attend this briefing. Event: Virtual Earth – Real Revenue for Partners When/Where: Brisbane 12th November – Microsoft – Level 9, Waterfront Place 1 Eagle Street Melbourne 13th November – Microsoft – Level 5, 4 Freshwater Place, Southbank Sydney…

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ISV Team Visiting Canberra

We received lots of feedback, from people like Jeff and the .NET Clusters that we should add Canberra to our list of ISV Innovation Days.  So I am pleased to announce that we are visiting Canberra on 11 December and will be using the Microsoft Office as the venue. So, if you are based in…

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Want an Introduction to a System Integrator?

Just when you were thought you were safe from the speed dating scene, Nick Mayhew (our Partner Strategy and Programs Lead) is making an offer you can’t refuse.  As an ISV, if you want to meet an SI, then here’s what you do: Step 1: Visit the Channel Builder site and submit a request Step…

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More Partner Training for BPIO-U

If you are considering developing solutions around SharePoint, Office, Unified Communications or Business Intelligence think about attending this training… if you are wondering what BPIO-U is, it stands for “Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization University”. BPIO University 2 Day Workshop – Sales Track for Partners This 2 day interactive workshop – targeted at Partners participating in…

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