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…


Official foursquare Windows Phone 7 App Re-Released and Availabile for Download

*Update Alert* Since my May 4, 2011 posting, I am delighted to announce that the much anticipated official foursquare 2.X app for Windows Phone is available for download as of July 1, 2011. For further information, please refer to the following foursquare announcement and my recent posting. ————————————————————— Below announcement dated May 4, 2011 Greetings, my name is Liz Ngo,…


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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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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Web 2.0 Developer Starter Kit and Sample Application

The Web 2.0 phase of the internet today characterizes a fundamental transition of the web from an ecosystem of system generated online content, to an ecosystem of vibrant services that thrive on pervasive and social user engagement. This shift has disruptive implications that extend beyond the social web where it is largely prevalent today.  The…

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Windows 7 and the ISV Application Compatibility Story

Major portions of our company are focused on delivering some really great capabilities in our product in the next 12 months. Some of our most important releases are going out the door in the next year, and a key one is in the last sprint to the finish line — Windows 7. For those of…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Helpful Post & Training May 19-21, 2009

  Bruce Kyle put together a comprehensive look at how developers can get started using Windows Server 2008 R2 features, when to use them and where to go for next steps.  the release candidate for Windows Server 2008 has been made available publically, and the Windows SDK has been revised to take advantage of the…

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Software Companies Shine with Microsoft Surface™ and Virtual Earth™ Technology at the Superbowl

This post on the Microsoft Surface™ blog showcases some great Microsoft partners and the ways they’re leveraging Microsoft’s most exciting Surface™ and Virtual Earth™ technologies.  The collaborative effort yielded compelling event monitoring results which were utilized by the security teams in Tampa to keep the Superbowl Event safe this weekend. The solution you’ll see there…

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Announcing Windows 7 Beta – Resources for Independent Software Companies

Mark Voermans, A colleague and fellow ISV champion, in the Netherlands, put together this thoughtful blog post with terrific resources for you around today’s release of the Windows 7 Beta.  Click the image below to watch an overview of Windows 7.  As well, here’s a link to watch other Windows 7 Beta Videos. Don’t be…

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