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Driving growth for partners who develop software

Discover offerings that help independent software vendors (ISVs) maximize profitability as they build successful cloud solutions and extend software to Microsoft customers.

Accelerate innovation and reach more customers

As we make key investments in partner programs and initiatives, our goal is to help ISVs thrive. With customer value at the center of how we invest in our cloud portfolio and platform, we provide your business with the tools you need to solve critical customer challenges—faster. Through the scale, resources, and global reach of Microsoft and our commercial marketplace, we have pathways to support your business growth. Explore how Microsoft is evolving to better meet the needs of partners who build and extend software.

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How we’re investing in your success

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Build your startup with us

Created to support all founders from idea to exit, Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub is the platform that helps you build your business from the ground up. With guidance from business leaders and technical experts—and free Azure credits that grow with you—Founders Hub brings together the resources and products you need to hit your next milestone.

Join the ISV Success program

We created the ISV Success program as the pathway for ISVs partnering with Microsoft to accelerate growth as you build, extend, and sell across the Microsoft Cloud. With benefits curated for your business—such as cloud credits, software licenses, and developer tooling with GitHub and Visual Studio—we’ll help you grow successful solutions at scale. Learn about the private preview, with general availability coming soon.
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Designations for ISV solutions

On March 22, 2023, Microsoft provided an update for the new designations built for independent software vendors (ISVs).

Expand your customer connections

Sell your innovative software solutions through the Microsoft commercial marketplace to reach millions of Microsoft customers, scale through our ecosystem of over 90,000 partners in the Cloud Solution Provider program, and sell with our global sales force of over 35,000 Microsoft sellers.

Explore other ISV resources for your business

Check out updates for ISV partners
Read our latest ISV news to stay in the loop on upcoming changes and take full advantage of ISV programs and resources.
Get personalized assistance
Build your business faster by working with a cloud specialist. They can help you connect with customers, take advantage of partner programs, activate benefits, and more.
Join the Business Applications ISV Connect program
For partners building on Microsoft Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform, we’ll help speed up your time to innovation and expand your customer base.
Tap into the opportunities of Microsoft 365
Build, integrate, and sell apps on Microsoft Teams or Microsoft Viva to innovate where over 270 million monthly users are already working.
Build, scale, publish with Azure
Innovate on the Microsoft Cloud to speed up development, unify management, and run your apps at a global scale.
Accelerate success with FastTrack for Azure
With tailored guidance from Azure engineers, FastTrack for Azure helps you rapidly—and effectively—design and deploy your solutions to the Microsoft Cloud.

Discover developer tools

Explore Visual Studio
Whether you want to code, build, debug, deploy, or analyze software, Visual Studio can help.
Try Azure DevOps
Explore DevOps services that complement your existing workflows so you can run a more efficient cloud practice.
Build on GitHub
Use the complete developer platform to build, scale, and deliver the secure software your customers depend on.
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Increase developer velocity to get to market fast

By increasing developer velocity, you can better adapt, scale, and empower developer teams and improve your speed to market.