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…


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,…


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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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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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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MIX09 – Bill Buxton to Keynote, New Sessions, and More!

Things are heating up at MIX09 with news and announcements about the hottest web innovation trends and topics!  New Keynote Speaker!  Innovation Luminary, Bill Buxton, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research will Keynote at MIX09!  Bill has made landmark contributions to the fields of human-computer interaction, computer graphics and the application of technology to design, filmmaking…


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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Silverlight RTM Blueprint Samples for SharePoint & Internet Application

The SharePoint and Silverlight Blueprints on CodePlex were updated to include two more Silverlight RTM samples: custom navigation in SharePoint the colleague viewer These blueprints provide samples for you to build and explore using Silverlight as an alternate way to develop and integrate powerful user experiences within SharePoint and add rich Internet application functionality to…


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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