Developers Can Now Build Applications in the App-V Format

I was walking through the expo at the TechEd conference in Los Angeles last week and was happy to run into my friends from Acresso, makers of InstallShield and AdminStudio.   Acresso Software just announced that they have a new beta capability in InstallShield to develop applications in the Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) format. Companies…

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Web 2.0 Developer Starter Kit and Sample Application

The Web 2.0 phase of the internet today characterizes a fundamental transition of the web from an ecosystem of system generated online content, to an ecosystem of vibrant services that thrive on pervasive and social user engagement. This shift has disruptive implications that extend beyond the social web where it is largely prevalent today.  The…

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ISVs from Emerging Markets

“The combined markets of the top four emerging countries, Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC), will reach $5.9 trillion GDP in 2011. This will represent about 39% of all emerging markets’ GDP. As these four countries become economically stronger, they will reinforce their role as the “driving engines” for other emerging countries”. This is according…

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May Technical Forum Webcast Topic: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Overview

Mark your calendars for this session with Roger Doherty, Senior Technical Evangelist, Developer and Platform Evangelism.  He will provide a high level overview of high level technical overview of the SQL Server 2008 BI platform.  This month’s Global ISV Technical Forum Webcast will take place Wednesday, May 27th, 2009, 10:00-11:30 AM Pacific. Microsoft Global ISV…

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How Environmental Sustainability Can Help to Revitalize the IT Market Now

Green Computing and Green IT are some often heard phrases when talking about Environmental Sustainability with the help of IT.  During times of economic challenges, the IT industry and other companies are required to think about new concepts to mange cost and their responsibility for our environment and the greenhouse effect.  Microsoft provides a paradigm,…

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Windows 7 and the ISV Application Compatibility Story

Major portions of our company are focused on delivering some really great capabilities in our product in the next 12 months. Some of our most important releases are going out the door in the next year, and a key one is in the last sprint to the finish line — Windows 7. For those of…

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SharePoint Tutorials for Developers

Is your development team working with the latest greatest SharePoint and Silverlight technologies?  If not, they should be!  And if so, here is some great content from Kirk Evans, for them to enhance their skills. SharePoint for Developers Part 1: Introducing VSeWSS 1.3 SharePoint for Developers Part 2: Working with Features SharePoint for Developers Part…

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Service Pack 1 for Surface Announced

In follow up to our February blog post about partners using Surface, there was an exciting announcement, Sunday at Tech Ed, that the Microsoft Surface team released Service Pack 1.  The Surface team has been working with their community and receiving feedback from more than 180 partners in 11 countries who are developing on Microsoft…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Helpful Post & Training May 19-21, 2009

  Bruce Kyle put together a comprehensive look at how developers can get started using Windows Server 2008 R2 features, when to use them and where to go for next steps.  the release candidate for Windows Server 2008 has been made available publically, and the Windows SDK has been revised to take advantage of the…