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ISV partners: Learn how you can help customers achieve their goals by following 5 key steps

Over the last 12 months, I’ve had the privilege of working with a significant number of Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) that are in various stages of partnering with Microsoft in the US. These range from industry-leading IP builders with a long-running Microsoft partnership and compatible applications to new application developers—and everything in between. The common goal of these partners is….

ISV Application Builder Training Series

Take advantage of ISV Application Builder in-person events and live webcasts to learn about technologies that are evolving the way we interact with customers no matter what phase of development you are in. Covering a broad range of topics at varying technical levels these events feature sessions led by Azure experts with live demonstrations, customer examples, and Q&A. Join in….

Build a Cloud Ready partner business – new virtual series starts May 25

Since April 2017, the Microsoft Cloud Ready consulting offering has helped more than 800 partners with mighty cloud ambitions. While many Cloud Ready participants are Microsoft partner companies who are considered small or medium sized businesses themselves, they serve customers of all sizes and across industries. So far, Cloud Ready partner companies have generated a pipeline of close to US$100 million in cloud revenue….

ISV and App Builder partners: Developing applications on Microsoft Azure and Office 365

EDITOR’S NOTE: The title and content of this post have been updated to add Office 365 application development services and announce broader availability of Azure application development services. If you’re interested in developing applications on Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365, the Microsoft Partner Network offers services and resources that align to the software application development cycle and help you bring your application to life. More….

Five trends and ideas for ISVs in 2017

Happy New Year, Partners! For me, 2016 was a year full of opportunities to work closely with many ISV partners. Throughout the year, I had the pleasure of seeing several of those partners realize their goals of completing their applications, building new partnerships and channels, and get recognition for their solutions with Microsoft and customers. For 2017, I have five trends….

ISV and App Builder partners: Selling to SMBs through distributor cloud marketplaces

The Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) marketplaces run by our Indirect Providers in the Cloud Solution Provider program offer ISVs the opportunity to connect to a network of resellers and other Microsoft partners that can help expand the reach of your application. In my conversations with ISV partners, the question about how to achieve scale through distribution comes up frequently. Here….