Be Microsoft Platform Ready!

Whether you're building simple add-ins, rich client applications, complex client and server solutions or planning your future with cloud services, you can access training, support, testing and marketing resources to help you take your solution to market faster. 

Microsoft Platform Ready can provide you with assistance and resources during all stages of product development, testing and marketing.

- Development

During this phase you can gain exclusive access to developer resources when building your solutions on Microsoft technologies. You can download evaluation versions of software to get a full-featured look at what it can do. You can also download the appropriate toolkits, SDKs, access documentation and find local in-person events and training as well as global or regional virtual events and by-invitation only roundtables.

For instance, for Windows 7 you can get to the Application Compatibility for Windows Development forum to discuss application compatibility testing, common compatibility issues, and best practices with other developers on the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN). We also have online technical communities, with a guaranteed 8-hour turnaround time for all issues.

For Windows Azure Microsoft Platform ready provides the best path to get access to Windows Azure resources. This includes the Cloud Essentials Pack for Partners. To encourage Microsoft Partners to build and/or move their software and services to the cloud the new Cloud Essentials Pack offers a large number of benefits exclusively to partners on a monthly basis.

- Testing

Do you want your application to be certified in one of the existing Microsoft Certification Programs? Want to use the Works with Windows Server 2008 R2 or Powered by Windows Azure logos? If so, here is where you can test your application’s compatibility with new Microsoft testing tools and resources. You can now test your applications against common compatibility issues, get remediation advice, and receive product logos upon success. Your results also help you qualify for Microsoft Partner Network competencies, providing you access to additional software licenses and marketing benefits.

- Marketing

Once your application is completed we can also support you with help in driving sales with customized marketing toolkits and we can exhibit your solutions in Microsoft marketplaces, catalogs, marketing kits and press releases.

- Support

Available through all phases: eMail support upon enrollment with a 24 hour response time, test remediation support, live support via phone or on-line chat.

Supported Technologies include Windows Phone 7, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008 R2, Windows Phone, Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, SharePoint 2010, Exchange 2010 and Window Azure including SQL Azure.

So sign up today at:

Bill Zack