I recently bumped into a colleague of mine who reminded me of the Microsoft Partner Advantage (MSPA) development offer provided by Microsoft Services. Essentially, it offers an extensive range of services designed to help Microsoft Partner ISVs more effectively develop, deploy and support solutions using Microsoft technologies.
The paid for service is delivered by an assigned ADC (Application Development Consultant), who helps address a Partner’s development challenges through architecture roundtables, code reviews, proof of concepts, reactive developer support, scalability and performance labs, and much more. Their ultimate aim is to is help Partners accelerate their software development process and save money by developing great applications.
If any Microsoft Partners are interested in gaining this Advantage, contact Chris Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit their blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/ukadc.