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®…


Windows 7 Users Help to Change the World

In a recent post, we encouraged participation in the 7 Ways to Change the World competition.  Thanks to those of you who submitted solutions from organizations you work with who are affecting social and economic opportunity.   Here’s a follow up to let you know about all of the wonderful winners of the competition who are…

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A Fond Farewell to Innovate On

“The only constant is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.” — Isaac Asimov Following on Mr. Asimov’s sentiments, Microsoft is changing, updating…

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Channel 9 Learning Center has launched

Don’t delay!  Visit this new destination on Channel 9 which provides free technical training on emerging Microsoft products. Its a great opportunity to share a new training resource with your team and ensure htat your company is poised for success with the latest technologies. There is a collection of continually updated courses at the new…

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7 Ways to Change the World Competition!

To celebrate the launch of Windows 7 we are announcing an exciting new online competition called 7 Ways to Change the World! The competition encourages people to submit their ideas on how technology can help a nonprofit have a greater impact in the community. How do you enter? Step 1: Visit this website to find out…

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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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Windows 7 launches next week, are you ready?

October 22nd will be an exciting day for many.  Are you ready to ride the Windows 7 wave?   A little homework for you this weekend would be to visit the ms dev website and check here for some great training to ensure your company’s readiness and compatibility with Windows 7.  There is also general Windows…

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ISV Team Blog is Back in Action with Windows 7

Hello ISV audience and welcome back to the ISV team blog!  We took a short hiatus for the summer as we reorganized and reenergized in anticipation of the Windows 7 launch this autumn.  With just a few short weeks to go until the consumer launch of Windows 7, we want to send a special thank…

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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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