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…


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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Join the Windows 7 Wave

What software company wouldn’t want to reach millions of new customers?  Windows can help you do that during the global launch timeframes.  Simply show the world you are working to support Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2,  by getting your products listed on the Windows Compatibility Center or Windows Server Catalog. If you haven’t…

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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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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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Partners Making a Difference

We all heard the news about the devastating bushfires in Victoria, Australia. The fires started February 7, 2009 and were finally brought under control near the end of March. The communities of Kinglake and Marysville were hit particularly hard. Thousands of people lost their homes and many lost their lives.   “The conditions—we’ve never seen anything…

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Developers Can Now Build Applications in the App-V Format

I was walking through the expo at the TechEd conference in Los Angeles last week and was happy to run into my friends from Acresso, makers of InstallShield and AdminStudio.   Acresso Software just announced that they have a new beta capability in InstallShield to develop applications in the Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) format. Companies…

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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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Service Pack 1 for Surface Announced

In follow up to our February blog post about partners using Surface, there was an exciting announcement, Sunday at Tech Ed, that the Microsoft Surface team released Service Pack 1.  The Surface team has been working with their community and receiving feedback from more than 180 partners in 11 countries who are developing on Microsoft…

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