ISV Development Centers: Microsoft's new approach to accelerating channel R&D

Microsoft has new a way to push cloud-first R&D into the channel. The Microsoft ISV Development Center program, announced at Inspire 2017, opens a conduit between Microsoft development teams and channel partners, with seven ISV Development Centers in between.

The ISV Development Center program emerged, in a way, from the Global ISV Program, which identified key ISVs that were not yet on the Dynamics platform. As Microsoft's partner development manager for industry ISVs for seven years, Patrick Fitzhenry personally managed over 70 ISVs in rebuilding existing applications for Dynamics. He continues in that role, and as director of the development centers.

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About Dann Anthony Maurno

Dann Anthony Maurno is a seasoned business journalist who began his career as International Marketing Manager with Lilly Software, then moved on as a freelancer to write for such prestigious clients as CFO Magazine; Compliance Week;Manufacturing Business Technology; Decision Resources, Inc.; The Economist Intelligence Unit; and corporate clients such as Iron Mountain, Microsoft and SAP. He is the co-author of Thin Air: How Wireless Technology Supports Lean Initiatives(CRC/Productivity Press, 2010).

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