Get your applications to market quickly and effectively with the Microsoft Platform Ready program.

Speed Up Your Time to Market

Whether you're building simple add-ins, rich client applications, complex client and server solutions or planning your future with cloud services, you can access training, support, testing and marketing resources to help you take your solution to market faster.

About Microsoft Platform Ready

Microsoft Platform Ready (MPR) is designed to give you what you need to plan, build, test and take your solution to market. We've brought a range of platform development tools together in one place, including technical, support and marketing resources, as well as exclusive offers. Testing for Microsoft Partner Network Competencies?

Upon registering for Microsoft Platform Ready and adding an application, download and run the MPR test tool and submit your successful results. You'll instantly receive credit towards the appropriate Microsoft Partner Network Competency. Note: To receive credit for testing you must use the same LiveID that is associated with your Microsoft Partner Network Membership.


Develop your applications on Microsoft platform technologies with exclusive access to developer resources.


Test your application's compatibility with Microsoft testing tools and resources.


Market your applications with customized marketing toolkits and exhibit your solutions in Microsoft catalogs.

Supported Technologies

Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008, Windows Phone, Microsoft Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Exchange 2010, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Office 365 and Windows Azure including SQL Azure.

Become an Early Adopter for Microsoft Dynamics® CRM 2011 Take the lead in your market

Microsoft Platform Ready Early Adopter for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

Get your application compatible with the latest Microsoft customer relationship management solution with Microsoft Platform Ready (MPR) Early Adopter for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011.

MPR was created to help you get compatible, providing no-cost, early adopter resources:

  • One-on-one access to Microsoft Developer Experts
  • An online testing toolkit to ensure your application's compliance with Microsoft's recommended requirements and test cases
  • Technical downloads, including software development kits

Once you've told us your application is compatible, you'll get a range of marketing benefits:

  • A customizable Press Release template to maximize your customer outreach
  • Early Adopter listings in the Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace

So sign up, get compatible, and become a Microsoft Platform Ready Early Adopter today!

Envoc Leverages Flexibility and Power of Microsoft Platform Ready for Azure in Smart Mobile App Development

Calvin Fabre

Our mobile development toolset, AppMelt, needed rock-solid services behind its content delivery. Purchasing racks of servers, heaps of storage, and stacks of server licenses would have killed off the capital our small business built up for this effort. Further, our best work is in the .NET development, database, and document management world. Hiring and training IT systems engineers to care for a separate infrastructure was not the best use of hard-earned cash reserves.

By developing, testing, and committing to Microsoft Platform Ready (MPR) for Azure, we not only could work within Azure's platform-as-a-service framework, but through MPR, we had access to best practices, a local development environment that would mimic the production environment, and even marketing-related press releases that could jump-start our venture. In short, we didn't have to sell our small business soul to create an enterprise-grade mobile product.

Today, we are free from the worries of failing routers, firewalls, SANs, NICs, controllers, power supplies, and CPUs. Internet bandwidth and storage are virtually unlimited with Azure, so we know that when AppMelt takes off, there will be nothing about the infrastructure that will keep it from soaring.

Technology Innovations Group and Trove TMAP Implementation Takes Just 6 Months Thanks to Microsoft Platform Ready for Azure

JD Marymee
Chief Technology Office/Chief Strategy Officer
Technology Innovations Group LLC

When we partnered with Trove Insights, we knew that the co-founders (Michael Simpson and Dr. Ron Young) had a fantastic idea and opportunity to positively impact companies and workers with their unique application of the TMAP personality test. Matching job candidates with ideals skills as well as personal attributes that would make them high performers for a given job or role sounded like a unique service and way to promote job growth with high personal satisfaction.

The challenge was that the current implementation was a Microsoft Access (database) and Visual Basic application written to run on a standalone desktop. Re-implementing the technology with verbal and written sources only (no source code or previous development team access) proved to be a challenge – but the upside was that we could implement the new platform in a scalable way as a true cloud service. Enter Microsoft Platform Ready (MPR) for Windows Azure.

I had utilized cloud services before. Early in the Amazon Web Services evolution, I had been an early beta tester of EC2 (Amazons cloud platform) and while it was very good, it was missing some key services, well integrated with the rest of the cloud as well as great developer tool integration. One such set of services Azure provided were SQL Azure, SQL Azure Reporting and the ACS(2) (third-party authentication) coupled with the Azure SDK and Visual Studio.

The Visual Studio system along with the Azure Developer kit offers a beginning–to-end way of developing a scalable cloud service that is well integrated, easy to develop and simple to deploy unlike the other offerings extant today. While there are great development tools, few one as were as well integrated as the Visual Studio tool set with Microsoft's Azure.

Coupled with the services, we were provided with great support and service from the Developer Platform and Evangelism team, in particular Greg Oliver and Tony Bailey. It was that combination of technology, tools and services afforded via MPR's develop, test and market framework that provided us with the confidence that we could implement our first true platform service on Azure in a scalable, reliable way servicing an increasing customer base for the near term and well into the future.

MPR helps you fast track your development on Windows Azure with access to support, testing, and market resources