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…


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…


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…

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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….

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MPN 101: Resource guide for starting 2017 right

MPN 101 community calls January 11: New Partner Orientation call MPN 101 call schedule Watch MPN 101 calls on demand US Partner Community engagement guide Partner program support benefits Watch on demand: Know your partner support options Blog post: Know your support options Blog post: Technical presales assistance and training benefits Blog post: Unlock additional value…


Three resources to help you get started with Xamarin and Microsoft Azure

“Mobile is changing behavior, cloud is changing expectations.” – Erik Polzin, Director of Partner Sales, Xamarin Mobile is transforming how we live and work. It represents what is probably the single largest technology innovation of all time. The cloud is essential for great mobile experiences by helping mobile applications deliver innovation, performance, and scale. According to the…

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Use Xamarin and Microsoft Azure to become a mobile disruptor

We are living in a fourth industrial revolution, a digital one that is characterized by the proliferation of mobile applications. Gartner indicates that by the end of 2017, market demand for mobile application development services will grow at least five times faster than the capacity for internal IT organizations to deliver them. (Gartner, 2015) This revolution presents…

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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…

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ISV and App Builder partners: WPC 2016 sessions for on-demand viewing

In his Vision Keynote at the 2016 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Steve Guggenheimer noted, “in the next wave, in that transformation disruption wave, the importance and criticality of ISVs to all of our success is front and center.” Our interest in working with our ISV partners came through loud and clear at WPC 2016 –…

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ISV and App Builder partners: Maximize your exposure at WPC 2016

The 2016 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC 2016) provides you with a unique opportunity to network with more than 10,000 partner attendees. We’re expecting more than 2,400 attendees from companies that are ISVs and Application Builders. How can you stand out in the crowd? 1. Visit the P2P Connection Booth in the US Regional Lounge…

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