Impacting the Community

As Business Development Managers at Microsoft, we like to crow about the exciting work we do with our ISV partners, and how it impacts their business.  But what about the work that our partners do and how that impacts life on the streets?  How does this work affect the quality of life for the people…

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News about Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

If Virtualization is important to your company, subscribe to this blog: It is read by “virtualizors” from around the world and described as:  “Information and announcements from Program Managers, Product Managers, Developers and Testers from the Windows Virtualization Team”.  What great content of which to be aware!  There are videos, podcasts and more great technology tidbits…

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Dynamics CRM – Exclusive Online Training Opportunity

Differentiating your line-of-business applications from those of your competitors has never been more important for software companies. If you’ve considered using Dynamics CRM as a line-of-business platform, Silverlight or WPF to build compelling experiences, Office or SharePoint to build on the familiar skills of your end-users or Partner-Hosting or Azure Services to extend you application…

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Business Intelligence Options Made Simple

More and more of Microsoft’s ISV partners are telling us that their customers across industries are striving to get value from their data.  In financial services, they want to do things like optimize portfolios, identify potential business risks and opportunities, and understand best business unit performance.   In Retail, they want a corporate-wide view of the…

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Internet Explorer 8 and the Education Market

By now everyone knows that Internet Explorer 8 has been made publicly available (check out the recent Channel 9 posting by IE GM Dean Hachamovich). Why is this important for education?  IE8 provides a completely new experience to end-users that make everyday tasks much simpler. Not only does IE8 load faster, provide a more stable…

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Intelligent Light Talks about Parallel Computing and Windows HPC

“We write software that lets engineers do their thing.”  That quote from the founder of software provider Intelligent Light pretty much sums up their business philosophy.  This innovative ISV in New Jersey provides an application called FieldView that takes massive data from Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) applications  and visualizes that data for engineers who design…

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Silverlight 3 – the tipping point …

In my role as an evangelist for Microsoft, I get the unique opportunity to meet and work with some of brightest CTO’s, CIO and software architects in the world.  It occurred to me recently that we have reached the “tipping point” of Silverlight 3 –  the level at which the momentum of something becomes un-stoppable. …

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Windows 7 Learning “Snack”

Hungry for more info on how Windows 7 can help you? Microsoft Learning just launched its first Windows 7 Learning Snack called Introducing Windows 7. A Snack is essentially a short, Silverlight presentation highlighting popular topics that includes various animations and recorded demos. The Introducing Windows 7 Snack which focuses on a couple of key…

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Beta is now available for download

Did you know?  You can use System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) to manage the great new capabilities of Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta including: Live Migration Clustered Shared Volumes “hot add” storage to virtualized infrastructure Managed through the VMM console, these features enable administrators to migrate virtual machines among hosts with no downtime, increase…

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Economic Stimulus for Educational Communities

This is such an exciting time to serve the education market. The government recognizes the role that education plays in a recovering economy. What does that mean for technology companies that serve education? A big portion of the $787 Billion Economic Stimulus Package has been earmarked for education, specifically for the acquisition of technology to…

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