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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Download the Windows Mobile 6.5 Developer Tool Kit

Here’s a great post which provides links and an overview on how to get started with the Windows Mobile 6.5 Developer Toolkit.  It highlights the new gesture APIs as well as provides links to a related blog post that provides an overview of the new Widget Framework in Windows Mobile 6.5. Here’s the Windows Mobile…

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Touch It!

As “Generation Y” comes to the workforce, they have higher expectations, as a consumer ( What do others say about the generation shifts) and as a user, when evaluating user experience. The software industry, from consumer to line of business applications, is responding to this change by launching a new way to interact, such as…

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Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable – Windows 7 Application Compatibility: Your Questions Answered (Part 1)

Save the Date: Thursday, June 18 at 11:00am Pacific Time https://ms.istreamplanet.com/springboard Windows 7, is approaching fast and from the application standpoint is very similar to Windows Vista. We’re going to examine Windows 7 application compatibility not only from the perspective of moving from Windows Vista, but also for those coming from Windows XP. Join us…

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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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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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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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Windows 7 and the ISV Application Compatibility Story

Major portions of our company are focused on delivering some really great capabilities in our product in the next 12 months. Some of our most important releases are going out the door in the next year, and a key one is in the last sprint to the finish line — Windows 7. For those of…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Helpful Post & Training May 19-21, 2009

  Bruce Kyle put together a comprehensive look at how developers can get started using Windows Server 2008 R2 features, when to use them and where to go for next steps.  the release candidate for Windows Server 2008 has been made available publically, and the Windows SDK has been revised to take advantage of the…

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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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