Partnering with Microsoft

The Microsoft Partner Program offers technical and business support to help you build better software, enhance your market presence, and drive profit and growth.


Special ISV Programs

  • Innovate on Windows Vista
  • Take advantage of this opportunity and assist you in developing and delivering Windows Vista compatible software faster, more cost effectively, and with greater market impact than ever before.
  • Microsoft Empower for ISVs
  • An easy route to growing your software business within the Microsoft Partner Program.
  • Microsoft ISV Advisory Service
    Select from a range of services, including development advice, code samples, limited scope reviews, and workshops.
  • Partner Solution Profiler
    Enter your company’s offerings in one location and reach both customers and Microsoft partners through Partner Channel Builder and customer-facing solution directories.
  • Partner Channel Builder
    Extend your market reach to the worldwide partner community to create new partnerships, locate specific opportunities, and collaborate with partners whose offerings complement your own.
  • ISV Royalty Licensing Program
    Designed for ISVs that incorporate Microsoft technology into their value-added software business solutions for commercial distribution to their customers.
    Download and review the FAQ.


Enroll in the Microsoft Partner Program

  • Sign up for free as a Registered Member in less than 15 minutes.
    • Receive a wealth of online sales and marketing resources to help promote solutions to customers.
      • Gain access to Partner Channel Builder, the resource-sharing community for Microsoft partners.
        • Develop solutions faster and at a lower cost with Microsoft Empower for ISVs.


Accelerate Your Success with Empower for ISVs

Take an important step in the successful development of your application. Join Microsoft Empower for ISVs to get software and licenses for development, testing and internal business use. You also get continuous support to help you develop applications using Microsoft software and technologies.


Benefit from Microsoft Competencies

Achieving the ISV/Software Solutions competency can help you promote your company's expertise in developing and marketing packaged software solutions using Microsoft technologies. Find out more about the benefits, requirements, training, and certification exams.


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