Cloud: Microsoft Launches Windows Azure Platform University for ISVs
So The VAR Guy tends to talk at some length about how cloud service platforms have the potential to change everything for ISVs, SIs, and VARs. But how do you get there? Microsoft aims to help partners answer that question with the launch of Windows Azure Platform University, a full-day event designed to provide sales readiness for cloud services. Here’s the story.
Microsoft is holding eleven sessions on the subject of Windows Azure, and they plan to cover topics like the company’s cloud strategy, how to develop business relationships with other MSFT partners and developers, and leverage official tools and resources to grow with the Windows Azure Platform.
If you’re an ISV, that track will help you understand the technical basics of delivering SaaS on Windows Azure and growing their existing business. For systems integrators, Microsoft wants to teach how to become a “trusted advisor” to customers when it comes to cloud computing while also laying out recommendations for staffing a migration business.
While we don’t report on every seminar (or webcast) that every vendor holds, when Microsoft reaches out to its partner community in an effort to get them educated on the cloud, The VAR Guy takes note – and so should you.