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.