The young (ISV) doesn’t always supplant the old

What keeps established software companies in their position in the face of competition from startups?   I have an interesting perspective. Before joining Microsoft, I was the CTO, alternately, of a rag-tag startup and an established, market-leading enterprise ISV.   There are a lot of reasons people stick with an ISV, institutional experience, branding, migration…

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How (not) to build a successful ISV

Admit it, you have thought about starting a technology company. Well, before joining Microsoft I left my job as a CTO of a medium sized ISV to bring to market and idea that I had. My product was the subject of articles in RFID Journal, Internet Retailer, won some awards, including one from Microsoft, and made…

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New Workflow Beta, hands-on labs, SDK and Visual Studio Extensions

We released Beta 2 of Windows Workflow Foundation. The package includes Extensions for Visual Studio 2005, runtime and SDK. There are also new hands-on labs available. Enjoy English Page http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=A2151993-991D-4F58-A707-5883FF4C1DC2&displaylang=en Install Guide http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/7/f/27f7a7b1-53bd-48f9-9914-e2e26a5effd7/WFBeta2_Install_Instructions.htm ReadMe http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/9/2/2921ef94-007b-4d9f-ba06-021329b88d7c/VS2005Extensions_for_WF_Beta2_Readme.htm German Page http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=A2151993-991D-4F58-A707-5883FF4C1DC2&displaylang=de Install Guide http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/8/8/188168e6-4881-4c9d-94a7-34742390f9a0/WFBeta2_Install_Instructions.htm ReadMe http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/1/b/51b24af7-8d77-47c0-8947-5768f728237e/VS2005Extensions_for_WF_Beta2_Readme.htm Japanese Page http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=A2151993-991D-4F58-A707-5883FF4C1DC2&displaylang=ja Install Guide http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/6/f/66ff81ee-e089-4db5-9da8-ae1d67badf86/WFBeta2_Install_Instructions.htm ReadMe http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/4/9/84975e78-5f80-4552-ac18-6463a7a3af38/VS2005Extensions_for_WF_Beta2_Readme.htm Labs Page http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5DF74E3B-FB51-4A94-A11D-DFF70288A8BB&displaylang=en

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