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…


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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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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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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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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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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Making Strategic Business Decisions in Bumpy Economic Times

It is no secret the current economic situation is being considered as one of the deepest slowdowns in the modern history, and from every angle we get more proof of how serious and challenging the situation really is. Recently, the National Association of Business Economics (NABE) published their outlook from forecasters. This survey is decidedly…

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Global ISV Technical Forum Webcast, December Topic: Azure

Please join us for this month’s Global ISV Technical Forum Webcast Wednesday, December 17th, 2008, 10:00-11:30 AM PST  The Azure Services Platform The Azure™ Services Platform offers ISVs the ability to provide their customers a range of choices in user experience over the Web or on connected PCs, servers, and mobile devices. ISVs can take…

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You Can Be Sure, if You Place Your Technology Bet on Azure.

I’m Eric Morse, the Director of Emerging Ecosystems at Microsoft. Though my title may sound like I don hip boots to discover new species of salmon spawning in northwest rivers, I’m actually more jazzed about enabling new technologies to take hold and provide opportunity where perhaps there was not before. That’s why I’m particularly excited…

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