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September 3, 2007

Microsoft Ireland ISV Resources

Filed under: Developer,Empower,ISV,Microsoft,Resources,SaaS,SPLA — stefangeorgescu @ 2:39 pm

ISV Innovation – This is a great resource for on-line training on the latest and greatest Microsoft Technologies. Check in here to find out about Virtual Labs, Lab Casts (think Virtual Lab but with a live instructor), Web Seminars and Live Events

ISV Showcase – Look at inspiring software solutions that are making a real impact in the areas of Healthcare, Education, Clean Technology and Manufacturing. Oh, and if you’re an ISV in Ireland working in one of these areas, think about nominating your application to The Ingenuity Point contest (and do let me know via the Contact link so I can track how you get on or help out ).

MSDN Ireland ISV Developer Homepage – Keep up to date on upcoming events that may be relevant to your specialty.

ISV Programs

Empower Program – If you’re a small startup this is an amazing progam which will give you free software licences for internal use, development and testing to get you up and running on the Microsoft platform. If you want more information on this please feel free to do so via the Contact link).

Saas On-Ramp Program – Are you an ISV offering or planning to offer software as a service (SaaS)? Are you interested in taking advantage of special low pricing on Microsoft server software, as well as receiving a host of additional development and marketing benefits for your business? Check out the Saas On-Ramp Program.

SPLA – The acronym stands for the Microsoft Service Providers License Agreement enables service providers and ISVs with a hosted offering to license Microsoft products on a monthly basis to provide services and hosted applications to their end customers. The SPLA License program is designed for all software services providers. Examples include Web hosters, application services providers, messaging and/or collaboration services providers, platform infrastructure providers, streaming media service providers and ISVs with hosted applications running on Microsoft technologies. For more information, check out the brochure.

ISV Royalty – The ISV Royalty Licensing Program offers Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) a convenient way to integrate Microsoft licensed products into software business applications, replicate the business solution, and distribute a fully licensed solution to customers.

Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) – This program is designed for ISVs and Systems Integrators interested in integrating tools, components, and languages into the Visual Studio .NET IDE.

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