ISV Video: Quark Brand Manager Goes Global in the Cloud on Windows Azure

Quark Brand Manager provides distributed sales and marketing teams the opportunity to easily create, customize and deliver brand-compliant marketing materials on-demand. Quark chose Windows Azure for this new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution. Marketing manager for Brand Manager Nick Howard and engineering manager Amit Nayar talk with ISV Architect Evangelist Bruce Kyle about how they chose Windows…


ISV Case Study: Cloud Storage Gateway Provides Backup into Windows Azure

Whitewater automates enterprise backup to the cloud. The product from Riverbed is a gateway that combines data de-duplication, network optimization, data encryption, and integration with Windows Azure storage services through a single, virtual, or physical appliance. No longer do enterprises need to use tape and move the files from disk to disk. Nor does an…


ISV Case Study: Add Geo-location with iLink GIS Framework on Windows Azure

By Suresh Warrier Frameworks are pre-built code libraries and well defined business processes that are designed to facilitate software development and implementation of business processes. Developers can use frameworks to speed up the development of solutions and products. iLink Systems provides solution frameworks that are nearly complete solutions of pre-built code that can be used…


ISV Case Study: Security-Enhanced, Cost-Effective Hybrid Storage with Windows Azure Storage

Enterprises need cost-effective primary storage for a SharePoint, Fileservers, and Virtual machines. And they are turning to a combination on premises storage solutions with Windows Azure storage. StorSimple’s appliance dramatically reduces storage and maintenance costs while helping organizations simplify data storage environments. The Problem How do you store the data you need most often so…


ISV Video: Social Media Goes Mobile with Glassboard on Azure

You can now share your private data with groups of your friends, coworkers, and those outside your work organization courtesy of a new free product, Glassboard, from social media company Sepia Labs. Users can connect with each other’s Windows Phone, Android, or iPhone. Soon users can connect from within a Silverlight part in Office 365….


Hardware, Server, Mobility Competency Benefits for Partners on Windows Phone

Special programs are offered through the Microsoft Partner Network can help your company with development and sales of your Windows Phone applications. Microsoft partners who have earned any competency can purchase discounted hardware and service plans from selected vendors. New logos can display your specialty in Marketplace when you earn the Mobility Competency. Earning the…


ISV Video: Corelytics Provides Financial Dashboards for Small Businesses Through Windows Azure Marketplace

Saas provider Coreconnex explain in a new video on Channel 9 why they chose Windows Azure to deploy their product for small businesses. Their product enables non-financial people to understand the financial graphical “picture” of their business. CEO Frank Coker and Chief Architect Torsten Kablitz talk with Azure Incubation Architect Evangelist Greg Oliver about the…


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…


ISV Video: Avalara Maps Sales Taxes on Windows Azure

Turns out that sales taxes are more difficult to calculate than it might seem. More than 15,000 taxable regions inside the US form a mosaic for sales tax calculation. Fire districts, state districts, special taxation districts, and state rules on items all play a part. Avalara put together a new product to show the lines…


ISV Video: How Quark Promote Hosts Multiple Tenants on Windows Azure

Quark Promote offers small businesses ways to create a unique, professional image with top-quality, printed marketing materials. Quark’s Vice President of Emerging Technologies explains to ISV Architect Evangelist Bruce Kyle how his team implemented a multi-tenant offering using Windows Azure. He details the design decisions and the lessons learned by moving to Windows Azure and…