Line of Business ISVs and Windows 8 – Leading the Way

Mark Hindsbo is the Vice President of Microsoft’s U.S. Developer & Platform Evangelism Group (US DPE). US DPE is responsible for driving developer excitement and adoption of Microsoft platform technologies.  US DPE works with customers, partners, startups, students and other technical communities across the globe to advance the next generation of applications, services, and experiences in the cloud and on devices like phones and PCs, built by Microsoft tools.

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As guest author of this blog post, Mark furthers the discussion about how Windows 8 line of business apps, developed by ISV partners, help improve the way people do business.

Over the past several months there has been a lot of discussion about Windows 8 being a great choice for consumers with the incredible selection of innovative PCs and tablets along with exciting new apps from the Windows Store. Windows 8 is also a great choice for businesses, for many of the same reasons and more. Windows 8 provides people with highly personalized and productive experiences at work while also delivering enterprise-grade solutions that IT departments require to secure and manage their respective businesses.

At the center of this highly personalized, productive and secure experience are new Windows 8 line of business apps, developed by our key ISV partners. I wanted to say a big thank you to these partners and many more who are building on Windows 8 and delivering compelling business solutions to our mutual customers! The reimaged combination of Windows 8, new ISV business apps, and hardware choice is singularly suited for the work patterns of the 21st century.

The scale of Windows is unparalleled

There are more than one billion Windows users in the world. The scale and opportunity of Windows is unparalleled for the partner ecosystem. Already we’re seeing some fantastic ISV business apps from partners such as Allscripts, Tyler Technologies, Wolters Kluwer and NewsGator (see more below) who are delivering unique value to our mutual customers.

There are many incredible Windows 8 commercial apps that are already available to customers. Below is only a short list of partners and their apps. For those thinking about Windows 8 as a commercial solution or perhaps just hearing about the commercial possibilities now, I encourage you to take a look.

Thank you again to all of our ISV partners that launched with us. Here’s to a new era of amazing line of business apps!