Highlighting the Microsoft Build 2019 conference in Seattle May
6th through 8th,
Steven Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President
for AI and ISV engagement noted new accelerators and business apps
Beginning a few years ago, Microsoft introduced a co-sell
program to help bridge the gap between customers and Azure ISVs
creating new IP. So far, 3000 ISVs have generated five billion
dollars in revenue through the co-sell agreement and Guggenheimer's
colleague, Scott Guthrie, has announced an expansion of the co-sell
program for Dynamics 365 and Power Platform partners. And
SaaS transaction capabilities were added to AppSource and
Azure Marketplace on May 6, paving the way for participants in the
partner program when it gets underway in July.
Industry Acceleratorsare targeted to Dynamics
365 and Power Platform development. The list currently includes
Healthcare, "Education Insight" (which encompasses K-12 and higher
education), Nonprofit, and Media as well as Automotive and
Financial Services, both of which are in private preview.
ISVs can take advantage of a hierarchy for solution delivery.
The First Layer--Microsoft Power Platform Common Data Model—is the
foundation for accelerators, while the Second Layer accelerators
and ISV solutions extend the Common Data Model.