ISV Team Blog is Back in Action with Windows 7

Hello ISV audience and welcome back to the ISV team blog!  We took a short hiatus for the summer as we reorganized and reenergized in anticipation of the Windows 7 launch this autumn.  With just a few short weeks to go until the consumer launch of Windows 7, we want to send a special thank…

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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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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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ISVs and the Emerging Web

“What the <2.0> should we be thinking?”  This is the common reaction that we sense from our customers and partners discussing the high level opportunities presented by Web 2.0 and the emerging web in the context of opportunities to enhance their business functions. In spite of the increasing levels of excitement, it is also a…

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New Content at the Microsoft Oracle Center of Excellence

Did you know there is a Microsoft Oracle Center of Excellence (MOCE)?  It was created to provide a single point of service for joint Microsoft and Oracle customers.  Specifically, the mission is to share extensive knowledge and background around Siebel, PeopleSoft, and JD Edwards on the SQL Server platform. The MOCE can also help with…

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March Technical Forum Webcast Topic: The Microsoft Client Continuum Overview

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009, 10:00-11:30 AM Pacific Mark your calendars for this session with Jaime Rodriguez, Microsoft Presentation Foundation Technical Evangelist.  He will provide a high level overview of the Microsoft Client Continuum:  how we see each technology fitting and how we see the technologies converging over time. Microsoft Global ISV Technical Forum:  The Microsoft…

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Top Reasons Why It’s Even More Important to Attend MIX this Year

Training budgets are typically the first to be slashed in a tough economic environment, and many of our customers may be wondering whether they should skip MIX this year. Now more than ever, MIX is essential for companies that do business on the Web. Protect the bottom line.  Consumers are spending less.  At MIX, you’ll…

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Position Your Company to Shine through Challenging Financial Times

  It is a new era for politics in America, however everyone knows the hard work is still ahead to bring economic stability to world markets.  How is your company poised to face the coming financial challenges.  What are the current priorities?  Are you finding yourself in meeting after meeting looking at tighter budgets and…

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Positioning your company for the Cloud opportunity

With the recent announcement of Windows Azure at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference things became a little clearer, at least on the technical side of cloud computing. But, what about the business side? What about the ISV who’s trying to determine how to allocate scarce development, marketing and sales resources in a way that helps to…

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We Think You Should Know Per Werngren

Per is the past president of the International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners, otherwise known as the IAMCP.  Per has a multitude of insights and knowledge around partners working with Microsoft and recently we discovered he launched an informative blog, appropriately entitled, Per on IT.  Per regularly attends most Microsoft conferences and shares his insights…

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