Real World SOA

My name is Sonny Ali and I am a Program Manager on the Global ISV team responsible for the technical strategy in the ERP and CRM sectors. As we all know, the ERP and CRM sectors have been going through unprecedented consolidation. Mergers and acquisitions are the norm and ISVs are faced with new challenges…

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How Important is Green IT?

As recently seen in Computerworld, Gartner has put “green it” at the top of the list of strategic technologies for next year.  We see a growing demand for information and solutions to help companies reduce energy consumption, do more with less energy, improve data center energy efficiency and in general, reduce costs.  Following are a…

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Are you ready for Windows Server 2008?

If you and your development teams have been looking for the chance to build your Windows Server 2008 skills, now’s the time. The Microsoft Learning team just announced some new readiness resources for Windows Server 2008. Here’s what’s new: Download the free Windows Server 2008 e-book offer Or take advantage of discount offers on Microsoft…

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My Top 10 Microsoft Web Resources

Over the past four years I’ve gone through a pretty dramatic shift in career focus.  I started off developing C++ COM assemblies for medical devices, shifted towards web development, launched a Microsoft Dynamics CRM system, and most recently became the business owner for InnovateOn, a site that helps ISVs who are betting on our latest…

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Microsoft Releases ‘HealthVault’

Hi, I’m Keith Cox, Director of Business Development for Healthcare Global ISVs in the Developer & Platform Evangelism organization. In my role, I focus on driving business opportunities and platform adoption with our largest Global ISV partners. I’m really excited about speaking to you on partnering with Microsoft and how you can benefit from the…

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“How can I partner with Microsoft if I’m afraid they might eat my lunch?" – Installment 2

In my last post, I shared a couple pearls of Microsoft partnering wisdom, namely: “Be a technology partner first” and “Co-opetition is natural,” and said I would share a few additional insights in my next posts – so here they are: Advice Tidbit #3: Understand the Microsoft organization. Without guidance, it can take a long…

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Microsoft Releases the Source Code for the .NET Framework Libraries

Now that’s a headline you didn’t expect to see. Scott Guthrie posted on his blog that we are providing developers with the ability to download and browse the source code for the .NET Framework Libraries. This will come with Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5. The source code will be released under the Microsoft Reference…

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Rock and Role of an Evangelist!

I am Nat Natarajan, Director of the ISV evangelism team responsible for engaging and enabling some of the largest ISV’s in the world to adopt our platform.  I am a fan of “team blogs” and it is with pleasure that I am joining our team of bloggers.  In my blogs, I plan to write on…

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