Microsoft Announces Winners of Ingenuity Point Competition

Microsoft is proud to announce the three first-round winners of The Ingenuity Point Contest: TR Control Solutions, Tobii Technology, and OSIsoft.  These powerful ISV solutions were selected for their innovation and use of platform technologies (among other criteria), and are excellent examples of how passionate people and innovative software can drive positive change in the…

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Office Developer Conference 2008, February 10-13, San Jose CA

My name is Khawar Ahmed and I’m the business owner for the Microsoft Office System Developer Conference 2008 (ODC 2008). I was invited to write a guest blog to let the Microsoft ISV community know about the upcoming ODC 2008 event. ODC 2008 will take place Feb 10-13, 2008 in San Jose, CA. It is…

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Helping You Put All the Pieces Together…

Last time I wrote about the advantages for partners around early adoption of our platform. Today, I want to take this discussion one step further and talk to you about specific resources you can utilize when integrating product and platform pieces to create and refine your solution. First, it can be a daunting task to…

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Innovation through Collaboration with ISVs

Greetings! My name is Persio and I manage Microsoft’s relationships with several of the leading ERP, CRM and Enterprise Search ISVs. In earlier blogs, my colleagues (Karl and Raj) talked about how to partner with Microsoft and why Microsoft is interested in partnering with ISVs.  I am going to show you an example of how…

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SQL Server Migration Made Easier

Ensuring that your current applications will run properly on a future product version can be a daunting task. Scalability Experts has made your life a little easier with their FREE upgrade assessment tool. The SQL Server Upgrade Assistant will help you determine how a SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 2005 application will function on…

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Unlock the Value of Enterprise Applications

My name is Anu Chawla and I am a Program Manager on our Enterprise ISV team. I am responsible for technical evangelism and readiness for enterprise customers running applications from SAP and Oracle. Customers make significant investments when they buy Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) or HR Applications, and they depend on…

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Two Goliaths with One Stone

Goliath was a nine-foot, bronze armored Philistine giant. I’m sure he had hair between his teeth and ate little boys for breakfast. However, he didn’t intimidate David, who killed and beheaded the giant, beat the Philistines and later went on to become the King of Israel. How did he do it? First of all he…

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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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