ISVs


Checklists for Transitioning To Microsoft's New Partner Network

Microsoft checklists outline process, collect tools for partners to switch over to the MPN.

UPDATE: Microsoft Realigning Its Windows Embedded Business

Microsoft announced today that it plans to realign its Windows Embedded Business group to better connect with the company's management and security product lines.

Researcher: More Contracts Signed in Q2

As the economy continues to bump along, throwing off signals both that it might be headed up or down, a major component of the channel is reflecting the same confusing lack of clear trends.

Microsoft Releasing Windows Phone 7 to Developers

Microsoft's Windows Phone engineering team announced yesterday that Windows Phone 7 Series has reached the technical preview stage.

'Gold' Gets New Life in the Microsoft Partner Network

Microsoft this week will announce it's bringing back 'gold' and 'silver' to the naming conventions used for partner levels.

Microsoft Starts Windows Embedded Update Service

Microsoft initiated a free Windows Embedded update service for device developers, which started on Monday.

Microsoft IT Consolidates Outsourcing Contracts with Infosys

Deal puts much of Microsoft's IT operations into a global contract with major Indian SI.

Microsoft Security Report Points Fingers at ISVs

Windows security holes have declined in the last year by 8.4 percent, according to a new Microsoft report.

Microsoft Set To Release ADFS 2.0

Upcoming federated ID management technology promises to improve authentication across both server and cloud.

Microsoft Releases Windows MultiPoint Server 2010

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the rollout of Windows MultiPoint Server 2010, a shared computing solution for schools, libraries and labs.

Windows 7's UAC Slammed by Sophos

Microsoft and Sophos are at it again, this time arguing about Windows 7's user account control feature.

Windows 7 Upgrades Can Kill .NET 4 and VS 2010 Betas

Windows Vista users trying to upgrade to Windows 7 can face some unintended consequences if they also use .NET Framework 4 beta 1 and Visual Studio 2010 beta 1.

Landing New Business: S+S Incubation Centers Gives ISVs a First Step

Microsoft's Software plus Services Incubation Centers can help ISVs hook into SaaS opportunities by pairing them with experienced hosters.

The ISV Competency Payoff

Analysis: IDC study shows profitability benefits in Microsoft's ISV Competency.

Keeping a Safe Distance from Microsoft

ISVs need to stay close to Microsoft -- but not too close. Here's how to be an effective partner without giving away too much.