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,…


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…


ISVs from Emerging Markets

“The combined markets of the top four emerging countries, Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC), will reach $5.9 trillion GDP in 2011. This will represent about 39% of all emerging markets’ GDP. As these four countries become economically stronger, they will reinforce their role as the “driving engines” for other emerging countries”. This is according…

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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…


Grow Revenue and Increase Profitability with the Microsoft ISV Royalty Program

As software companies continue to look for innovative methods to grow revenue and improve profitability, the Microsoft ISV Royalty program provides an excellent opportunity for partners to provide high value integrated solutions to end customers that can lower deployment costs. ISV partners are leveraging the ISV Royalty program to provide complete software solutions to customers…

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Be Better Informed in 2009!

If you’re like a lot of people, you feel challenged to keep up with the information available to you in everday life.  If you’ve resolved to be more in the know this year, this post has a few tips.   Click here to visit the Microsoft directory of team blogs where you may review where and how you are getting…

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Enterprise Content Management: Are we there yet?

Greeting and salutations! My name is Raj and I manage Microsoft’s relationships with several of the leading Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software companies. Gartner, Microsoft and others have witnessed dramatic changes in the Content Management landscape in the last 18 months, the arrival of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, MOSS, the increased scope of manageable…