Whitepaper: How to Extend, Integrate or Build on Microsoft Business Intelligence Platform

Hi folks, This is Vlad Eydelman, I work on technical strategy with global partners in the Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Warehousing (DW) space. Charles Fichter, an Architect on our team, and I just published a whitepaper that provides an overview on how different Microsoft BI/DW technologies relate in the BI spectrum. More importantly, it…

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Join the Windows 7 Wave

What software company wouldn’t want to reach millions of new customers?  Windows can help you do that during the global launch timeframes.  Simply show the world you are working to support Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2,  by getting your products listed on the Windows Compatibility Center or Windows Server Catalog. If you haven’t…

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Download the Windows Mobile 6.5 Developer Tool Kit

Here’s a great post which provides links and an overview on how to get started with the Windows Mobile 6.5 Developer Toolkit.  It highlights the new gesture APIs as well as provides links to a related blog post that provides an overview of the new Widget Framework in Windows Mobile 6.5. Here’s the Windows Mobile…

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Independent Software Vendors Can’t Miss WPC…

I have attended the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) as an employee since 1999, while I was still working in Microsoft Brazil. Since then the show has evolved a lot. Partner attendance has increased every year, and is now around 10,000 people, and is certainly one of the largest shows in the Industry. This year,…

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Touch It!

As “Generation Y” comes to the workforce, they have higher expectations, as a consumer ( What do others say about the generation shifts) and as a user, when evaluating user experience. The software industry, from consumer to line of business applications, is responding to this change by launching a new way to interact, such as…

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Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable – Windows 7 Application Compatibility: Your Questions Answered (Part 1)

Save the Date: Thursday, June 18 at 11:00am Pacific Time https://ms.istreamplanet.com/springboard Windows 7, is approaching fast and from the application standpoint is very similar to Windows Vista. We’re going to examine Windows 7 application compatibility not only from the perspective of moving from Windows Vista, but also for those coming from Windows XP. Join us…

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Sun Microsystems and Microsoft Team Up for the Apache “Stonehenge” Project

Last week, Dan’l Lewin, Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Strategic and Emerging Business Development, and Steven Martin, Microsoft Senior Director of Developer Platform Product Management, took the stage at JavaOne to give the first ever Microsoft keynote at this event.  It was an historic event.  Two giant software companies coming together to interoperate and create…

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Technical Presentations for Software Companies Developing on Microsoft Technologies

If you missed last week’s valuable presentation about Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence, you can view this on demand by visiting the ISV website on Microsoft.com and visiting the Technical Resources page. There have also been many other presentations that you can view on demand on the Microsoft.com/isv website such as: Microsoft Windows 7…

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Don’t Miss Your Chance to Prepare your Company for the Coming Year! Go to the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

Come to New Orleans, Louisiana July 13-16th for the 2009 Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC).  Keynote addresses at this conference will feature top Microsoft executives such as Steve Ballmer – CEO, Kevin Turner – COO and Allison Watson – Corporate VP of the Worldwide Partner Group, sharing overall vision, specific solution strategies, and question and answer…

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Partners Making a Difference

We all heard the news about the devastating bushfires in Victoria, Australia. The fires started February 7, 2009 and were finally brought under control near the end of March. The communities of Kinglake and Marysville were hit particularly hard. Thousands of people lost their homes and many lost their lives.   “The conditions—we’ve never seen anything…

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