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®…


Intuit and Microsoft Windows Azure Update Announcement (Why Partnerships Begin with the Letter S)

When I first blogged about the Intuit and Microsoft Cloud Partnership in January 2010, I am pleased to share that we have further expanded on our partnership. For more details, check out Intuit’s Alex Chriss’s updated announcement. ————————————————- Greetings, my name is Liz Ngo, from the Global ISV Group at Microsoft Corporation.  Today marks an exciting…

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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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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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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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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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Regional Director’s 2009 Predictions

Each January Regional Directors from IT companies around the world blog their Annual Predictions. What is a Regional Director you may ask? Regional Directors are members of an elite, worldwide group of technology thought-leaders known for their national and international speaking tours, their authorship of books, articles and blogs, and their business acumen. Regional Directors…

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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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Making Strategic Business Decisions in Bumpy Economic Times

It is no secret the current economic situation is being considered as one of the deepest slowdowns in the modern history, and from every angle we get more proof of how serious and challenging the situation really is. Recently, the National Association of Business Economics (NABE) published their outlook from forecasters. This survey is decidedly…

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