SLP Services – Where are they now?

I had written about Software Licensing and Protection (SLP) Services a few years back when it was still a Microsoft product. About a year ago, the product was picked up by startup company based in Dublin, called InishTech, which would take the Software Licensing and Protection (SLP) Services to the world. I kept in touch…


Microsoft /web : Web AI & Web PI

There were two announcements from a few weeks back, which may have been missed amidst the news of Azure, Windows 7, etc Microsoft Web Platform Installer The Web Platform Installer Beta (Web PI) provides a single, free package for installing and configuring Microsoft’s entire Web Platform, including IIS7, Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition, SQL…

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Help Oscar Become A Doctor

My dear friend Oscar Trimboli is kicking off the process of a doctorate at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management on "Impact of Software as a Service on Australian Independent Software Vendors" He wanted me to put a plug in my blog for his efforts. Normally, I say no to these request. Actually, that’s not…

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empowerforisv.com

I’ve been a big fan of Microsoft Empower for ISVs since it launched. I’ve written a few posts about it in my time. Empower (Thursday, December 04, 2003) Empower for ISVS – new lower price (Thursday, February 05, 2004) I’ve also been amazed by how many people DON’T know about this amazing offer! What is…


About Microsoft on ISVs

Back in August, the blog Microsoft on ISVs was launched. (co-incidentally when I started my new job) This blog has been going strong ever since, with a bunch of really good posts covering a broad range of topics ranging from business enablement to technical enablement. In the spirit of sharing and good link karma, here’s…

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How Software is Built

Saw an email fly by this morning about the site www.howsoftwareisbuilt.com I went over to have a look and this is what I found A blog forum to provide deep dive analysis and community conversations about software development models. The interviews are pretty detailed and have a lot of golden nuggets. Some of the people…

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Microsoft Software Licensing and Protection Services (SLP Services)

Earlier this year, Microsoft acquired a company called Secured Dimensions that had unique .NET protection technology along with a licensing server and hosted online service. This has turned into the Microsoft® Software Licensing and Protection (SLP) Services The Microsoft® Software Licensing and Protection (SLP) Services provides enforcement of IP protection for ISVs to help protect…

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DevReadiness – Any Relation to Truthiness ?

I came across DevReadiness.org today. Welcome to DevReadiness.org – the community site dedicated to helping you, the developer, get your applications ready for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Here you will find easy ways to get your existing applications ready for the new platform and achieve the “Works With” or “Certified For”  Windows Logo programs. We will…

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Partner-TV Australia : It’s alive and it’s rockin.

Christian Longstaff has kicked off a wonderful initiative downunder – A little thing he calls Partner-TV Australia Following the success of Channel 9, ON10, we now have an Aussie video blog for Partners: Partner-TV Australia.  This new blog consists of short videos of fellow Microsoft’ies and partners with some cool solutions, which you can watch via…

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Microsoft on ISVs by the Microsoft ISV team

Today I came across a blog called  Microsoft on ISVs: About Microsoft on ISVs ISV’s have always been a key part of Microsoft’s overall partner strategy. The Microsoft ISV team blog has been created to help facilitate an open channel of communications with the ISV community around the world, and to provide access and information…

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