Intuit and Microsoft Double Down on Windows Azure Cloud Partnership

In January of last year, I posted a blog about the integration of the Windows Azure cloud services platforms and Intuit’s cloud services platform, which is called the Intuit Partner Platform. Our collective goal was to give developers and channel partners the tools to deliver solutions that reach the millions of people that use QuickBooks®…


Updated Announcement: Official foursquare 2.X App for Windows Phone Unveiled and Now Available for Download

**Since the official unveiling of foursquare 2.0 Windows Phone app earlier on July 1, foursquare’s 2.3  patch update has been released in the Windows Phone Marketplace. Increased Performance. More to come…. —————————– My name is Liz Ngo from the Global ISV Group at Microsoft Corporation. In early May of 2011, I shared with many of you that an update to…


Infosys Shows the Real Applications of Azure

You’ve probably heard the buzz from Microsoft about Software Plus Services and Azure.  To me, that means delivering the right software to a customer, at the right time, on the end point of the customer’s choosing.  With this model, the possibilities of delivering great experiences to customers are many.  Infosys Technologies Limited built a solution…

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Developer “How-Do-I” Videos for Azure, Live Services, .NET Services and (coming soon) SQL Services

We just discovered this great resource for “How Do I” videos on Microsoft latest technology developments.  The first 9 of 40 planned videos about Azure are now published here. These are the first comprehensive set of HDI’s on the entire Azure Services Platform which will allow you to see the Azure Services Platform in action…

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As Economy Slows, Education Grows

  Are you an ISV who provides education-focused solutions that help people to learn? If so, it’s a great time to keep investing in education!  History has shown that as the economy slows, growth in education plays a significant role in driving economic growth, as noted by Michael Porter of the Harvard Business School. The…

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MIX09 – Bill Buxton to Keynote, New Sessions, and More!

Things are heating up at MIX09 with news and announcements about the hottest web innovation trends and topics!  New Keynote Speaker!  Innovation Luminary, Bill Buxton, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research will Keynote at MIX09!  Bill has made landmark contributions to the fields of human-computer interaction, computer graphics and the application of technology to design, filmmaking…

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Holiday Goodie Bag: Free C# and VB Coding Standards Reference Documents

Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure (and sometimes pain) of being involved in writing and maintaining the internal coding standards documents for nearly every company I’ve ever worked for. I present to you the latest incarnations of my efforts: a zip file containing C# and VB.NET editions of my reference coding standards. I certainly…

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Help Your Development Team Write Faster, Better Code!

Charles Torre from Channel 9 had an opportunity recently to talk with Jim Kayler, Senior Technical Specialist and Brian Finnerty, VP of Marketing about their .Net training company, InnerWorkings.  Their mission is to help developers learn to write better code faster on the .NET framework.  With their tools, developers get hands on opportunities to learn…

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Missed the PDC? Catch the Content LIVE at an MSDN Developer Conference Near You!

  The nature of software development is radically changing… Are you ready? If you could not make it to the PDC, then you won’t want to miss the MDC! Registration for the MSDN Developer Conference is only $99.  You’ll get the best of the PDC in your own backyard and hear all of the exciting…

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Q&A with Blue Star Infotech’s Senior Solution Architect

During PDC ’09, the Channel 9 team was hard at work connecting with many of the ISVs that were attending. Channel 9 host, Charles Torre, had an opportunity to talk with Blue Star Infotech’s, Mehul Shah, a Microsoft Certified Gold partner. The interview is informative and worth watching. Here are a few highlights for your…

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