Introducing The Tier 1 ISV Team Blog

Welcome to the inaugural blog post for the "Tier 1 Enterprise Applications on Microsoft SQL Server".  I want to take this opportunity to first thank you for finding us and second to share some information with you around the following questions:

  • What does the Tier 1 ISV Team do?
  • What is the purpose of this blog?
  • Who are the Tier 1 ISV team members?

What does the Tier 1 ISV Team do?
The Tier 1 ISV Team partners with large Independent Software Vendors (ISV) in order to establish benchmark performance metrics as well as official whitepapers for the ISV’s enterprise level applications running on the Microsoft SQL Server platform.    One of our primary goals is to not only show how well these enterprise level applications run on the Microsoft SQL Server platform but to show how we can compete and exceed in performance and scalability against our competitor’s platform .the Microsoft SQL Server platform provides superior performance and reliability compared to competing database platforms.  We want to show what we already know and that is that Microsoft SQL Server should be the first and only option when it comes to running large scale enterprise level applications.

What is the purpose of this blog?
This blog will be a central hub of information for customers that run specific Enterprise Applications on the Microsoft SQL Server platform.  Topics of interest will include discussion of best practices, case studies, benchmarks, webcasts, and white papers.  If you are a customer and use one of the Enterprise Applications offered by one of our Tier 1 Independent Software Vendors, we want this to become your first stop when looking for information on Microsoft SQL Server in relation to your application.  Comments on posts are encouraged and welcomed, we want this blog to be a source of information and equally important an opportunity for open dialogue about Microsoft SQL Server and the Enterprise Applications being discussed.

Who are the Tier 1 ISV team members?

Lonnye Bower, IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft 

ISVs: Accenture, Itron, Siemens

Silvano Coriani, Partner Technology Advisor, Microsoft

ISVs – Temenos, Dassault Systems, Open Text, Thomson Reuters, Telvent

Neeraj Joshi, Senior Developer Evangelist, Microsoft

ISVs – Infor, PROS, Convergys

Shaun Tinline-Jones, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft

 Colin Stasiuk, Founder, Benchmark IT Consulting Ltd, Canada


On behalf of the Tier 1 ISV Team I’m looking forward to sharing some of the great work that we have done with our Tier 1 ISV partners and hope that you leverage both the information that will be on this blog and the opportunity to discuss topics of interest directly with the team. 

Anu Chawla
Director, ISV Technical Enablement, Microsoft


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