Join in Worldwide Partner Conference Monday In Toronto or Online

Worldwide Partner Conference begins Sunday. It is nearly sold out but there’s still time to register. The 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference is coming July 8 – 12, 2012 in Toronto. With more than 15,000 attendees from 150 countries, there’s no better exposure for your business. You will: Engage with visionaries and spark new relationships…

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Earn Silver Data Platform, BI Competencies Using SQL Server 2012 MPR Tests

There are two Microsoft Platform Ready tests for organizations building applications on SQL Server. Successful completion also provide one of the key steps toward a Silver Competency on Microsoft Platform Network. The tests are: The Microsoft Platform Ready SQL Server Test – This test will validate that your application correctly utilizes the latest version of…

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Early-Bird Discounts Available Through August 1 for BUILD Windows Conference

Register today to insure you receive the best discount for Microsoft BUILD Windows conference in Anaheim, CA September 13-16. Early registration discounts are available through August 1. Academic and group discounts are also available on the BUILD Windows registration page. The formal agenda has blocked out times for announcements. According to a Microsoft June press…

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Microsoft Partner Ecosystem Generates $580 Billion, Cloud to Add Net New $800 Billion

The worldwide Microsoft ecosystem generated local revenues of $580 billion in 2010, up from $537 billion in 2009 and $475 billion in 2007.  The IDC study estimates that for every dollar of revenue made by Microsoft Corp. in 2009, local members of the Microsoft ecosystem generated revenues for themselves of $8.70. According to the IDC…

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Private Cloud, Windows Azure MPR Test to Apply to ISV Competency

Private Cloud test will apply to the Silver ISV Competency in the coming months and a Windows Azure MPR test will apply to the Gold ISV Competency in October. The announcements were made on the Microsoft Partner Network site. Changes to Other Competencies Also of interest to ISVs, changes to the Mobility Competency will be…

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Next 250 US ISVs Who Verify on Windows Azure Earn $250

Microsoft Platform Ready is offering $250 checks* to independent software vendors (ISVs) in the United States that confirm via a screenshot that your application is compatible with Windows Azure. The first 250 eligible companies that complete promotion procedures, register, and verify a compatible Windows Azure Platform application on http://www.microsoftplatformready.com site (“Compatible Application”) between April 15,…

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New Video – Weather Bug Demos Windows Phone 7 App

Check out a new video on MSDEV where Weatherbug’s Software Developer demos the new apps features including forecasts, locations, alerts, maps and much more on a Windows Phone 7 device. See Weatherbug Windows Phone 7 App. Bruce D. Kyle ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation

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Create Demos with Windows Demo Toolkit 5

The Windows Demo Toolkit 5 is now available to Microsoft partners. At the center of the Windows Demo Toolkit is a deployment of the Windows 7 operating system tailored specifically for use in demonstrations. Windows Setup is used to install the Microsoft products on your PC in minutes and includes everything you need to show…

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Registration Opens for October’s Professional Developers Conference (PDC)

Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference (PDC) has been the epicenter of Microsoft’s biggest platform announcements and will be in Redmond October 28-29. This year will be no exception. Leading-edge developers and architects will gather to hear firsthand from Microsoft’s leaders about the next generation of Cloud Services, Phone, Tools & Technologies, Internet Explorer and Gaming Platforms….

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Microsoft Offers Support for Moving to the Cloud

Today at the annual Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Jon Roskill, Microsoft’s new channel chief, unveiled business strategies and resources to help partners of all types seize new opportunities in the cloud. Tools for Your Business Roskill detailed new tools, resources and sales support that Microsoft is delivering to help partners plan and build profitable businesses…

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