Microsoft offers partners free support, training, and marketing benefits on nine specific emerging technologies. The new Microsoft Platform Ready takes the program formerly known as Front Runner worldwide. Once you sign up, you've access to free developer support by e-mail and by phone. And you get access to tools and test tools. Microsoft Platform Ready points you to training resources for each platform. It's the best source for how to Get Started. Then once you've verified compatibility with a Microsoft technology, free marketing resources light up.
Supported Platforms: Windows Azure, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Phone 7, Windows 7, SQL Server 2008 R2, SharePoint 2010, Office 2010, Dynamics CRM 2011, and Exchange Server 2010,
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