Welcome to the new ISV Partner Development Blog!

So to begin, I'm James Leng, an ISV Partner Development Manager at Microsoft, my plans are to share with you the ways in which you can start to work closer with Microsoft and what our key focuses are for FY07.

What is an ISV you may ask? Well.....an Independent Software Vendor is a business that is or has developed an out of the box solution that integrates into Microsoft Technologies.

My role as a Partner Development Manager is to work with our next generation ISV's - those partners who are adopting and developing on the latest and greatest Microsoft technologies!!!

It's a really exciting time at Microsoft with the imminent launch of EVO (Exchange 2007, Windows Vista, Office System 2007), the partner opportunity is huge and this site will be able to give you an overview of what my partners are doing and the opportunity for you!!

Our ISV's are important to us and we want to make sure you are making the most of the Microsoft opportunity and ensuring that we can support you every step of the way.

I hope this has given you the excitement you need to form a closer relationship, keep your eyes peeled for more information and examples of key successes we are having within ISV land at Microsoft.

The journey begins here........................