We have just launched MSCOM ISV in conjunction with a very cool ISV Showcase and Contest. Some of the great new site content and features include: RSS feeds, ISV Royalty Licensing information, Technical Resources and Benefits, links to key ISV resources, and more. You can find events, training
- ISVs have historically been a very important partner community for Microsoft, and you continue to be today and into the future. We’re inspired by ISVs who are developing innovative solutions using Microsoft technologies. More and more ISVs around the world are creating software solutions that have the power to change the world and improve our environment and the quality of our lives.
- We’re launching a very cool contest that challenges ISVs around the world to submit solutions in Education, Healthcare, or CleanTech industries that have the power to change the world and our lives for the better. The winning solutions will be featured on the ISV Showcase & Contest site. The Grand Prize winner gets the guest judge spot at the Imagine Cup 2008 in France.
Add this link to your list of important Microsoft sites to check often, including:
- Innovate On for business and technical resources to develop your solutions. You can often find certification vouchers that can pay for part or all of your application certification testing.
- Empower to enable Registered partners with internal-use licenses and media for Microsoft developer tools.
- Connect provides beta bits to adopt early technologies and places to submit bugs.
- Download Center for new and popular downloads.
- MS Readiness provides local classroom instruction, webcasts, and tons of training opportunities that are either free to at reasonable cost.
- Onsite consulting and support options. Microsoft Services Partner Advantage (MSPA) provides comprehensive, flexible, and cost effective program that helps partners of all types and sizes more effectively develop, deploy, and support Microsoft solutions.
- Codeplex is Microsoft’s open source project hosting web site. You can use CodePlex to create new projects to share with the world, join others who have already started their own projects, or use the applications on this site and provide feedback. Codeplex has free code, examples, and tools for your development effort.
- Microsoft Partner site where you can access your partner benefits and have your ISV Competency recognized.