I am pleased to announce that Intuit is developing an SDK for Windows Phone 7, making it easier for developers to write Windows Phone 7 applications that interface with the Intuit Partner Platform’s cloud services for businesses, including QuickBooks. This enables business professionals to access key data from a variety of Windows Phone 7 devices and easily view their cloud data hosted in Windows Azure.
Our work with Intuit further demonstrates the industry momentum for Windows Phone 7. Today’s announcement also extends the relationship we began with Intuit in January, when we announced that we were joining forces to deliver Web applications to millions of small businesses through the Intuit App Center via integration between the two companies cloud services platforms: the Intuit Partner Platform and Windows Azure platform.
Both Microsoft and Intuit Partner Platform remain committed to providing developers from both companies additional opportunities for revenue and by enabling them to develop for the cloud and for Windows Phone 7 devices, while also reaching Intuit’s vast network of businesses, we are certainly meeting this goal. I look forward to this continued relationship with Intuit and am excited about future opportunities.