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®…


Don’t Miss PDC ‘09 for the Future of Developer Technology

Los Angeles Convention Center Conference | Nov 17 – 19, 2009 Workshops & Boot Camp | Nov 16 The Professional Developers Conference (PDC) is the definitive developer event focused on the technical strategy of the Microsoft developer platform.  At the PDC, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from and connect with the people behind the…

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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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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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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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News about Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

If Virtualization is important to your company, subscribe to this blog: It is read by “virtualizors” from around the world and described as:  “Information and announcements from Program Managers, Product Managers, Developers and Testers from the Windows Virtualization Team”.  What great content of which to be aware!  There are videos, podcasts and more great technology tidbits…

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Dynamics CRM – Exclusive Online Training Opportunity

Differentiating your line-of-business applications from those of your competitors has never been more important for software companies. If you’ve considered using Dynamics CRM as a line-of-business platform, Silverlight or WPF to build compelling experiences, Office or SharePoint to build on the familiar skills of your end-users or Partner-Hosting or Azure Services to extend you application…

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Intelligent Light Talks about Parallel Computing and Windows HPC

“We write software that lets engineers do their thing.”  That quote from the founder of software provider Intelligent Light pretty much sums up their business philosophy.  This innovative ISV in New Jersey provides an application called FieldView that takes massive data from Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) applications  and visualizes that data for engineers who design…

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ARCast.TV – Krzysztof Cwalina on Creating Reusable Frameworks

When designing and developing frameworks, it can be challenging to create them in a fashion that enables them to evolve over time. Krzysztof Cwalina, a Program Manager on the .NET Framework team, discusses strategies for designing reusable libraries with Bob Familiar. ARCastTV-Krzysztof-Cwalina-on-Creating-Reusable-Frameworks Bob Familiar | architect evangelist | blogs.msdn.com/bobfamiliar NET Framework, training, software developers, Interoperability,…

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Internet Explorer 8 Final Available Now

At the MIX 09 conference, Microsoft released the final build of Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) in 25 languages. IE8 makes what real people do on the web every day faster, easier, and safer. Anyone running Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server can get 32- and 64-bit versions now from http://www.microsoft.com/ie8. (Windows 7 users will…

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