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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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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May Technical Forum Webcast Topic: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Overview

Mark your calendars for this session with Roger Doherty, Senior Technical Evangelist, Developer and Platform Evangelism.  He will provide a high level overview of high level technical overview of the SQL Server 2008 BI platform.  This month’s Global ISV Technical Forum Webcast will take place Wednesday, May 27th, 2009, 10:00-11:30 AM Pacific. Microsoft Global ISV…

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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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New Content at the Microsoft Oracle Center of Excellence

Did you know there is a Microsoft Oracle Center of Excellence (MOCE)?  It was created to provide a single point of service for joint Microsoft and Oracle customers.  Specifically, the mission is to share extensive knowledge and background around Siebel, PeopleSoft, and JD Edwards on the SQL Server platform. The MOCE can also help with…

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Developer “How-Do-I” Videos for Azure, Live Services, .NET Services and (coming soon) SQL Services

We just discovered this great resource for “How Do I” videos on Microsoft latest technology developments.  The first 9 of 40 planned videos about Azure are now published here. These are the first comprehensive set of HDI’s on the entire Azure Services Platform which will allow you to see the Azure Services Platform in action…

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Q&A with Blue Star Infotech’s Senior Solution Architect

During PDC ’09, the Channel 9 team was hard at work connecting with many of the ISVs that were attending. Channel 9 host, Charles Torre, had an opportunity to talk with Blue Star Infotech’s, Mehul Shah, a Microsoft Certified Gold partner. The interview is informative and worth watching. Here are a few highlights for your…

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Autodesk Geospacial Solutions and SQL Server 2008

Last time I talked about how two of our partners are creating a positive impact to our world.  We recently interviewed another partner, Autodesk, on their geospacial solutions and support of SQL Server 2008.  You’ll find this video interview on Channel 9’s Inside/Out. The Autodesk Geospatial Business Unit is utilizing the new spatial functionality of…

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I won’t be climbing Katmai…

I’m no mountain climber. In fact, someone had to tell me that Katmai was a mountain, and not just a National Park.  For me, it was a lot easier to remember when the code names came from U.S. cities…. In fact, I’m still eagerly waiting the chance to work with Daytona.  However, my apparent lack…


It Must be the Coffee…

Oracle is courting Microsoft ISVs with a series of events targeted directly at our Gold partners. That initiative has caused me to ponder the intriguing question “Why would a Microsoft partner invest time attending these events?” Oracle thinks you should attend for three reasons. I will address them in turn: Broaden Market Reach Really?! Microsoft…

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