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Intuit, Microsoft Join Forces On Web Apps

Microsoft and Intuit have announced plans to integrate the two companies' cloud services development platforms to make it easier for software developers to create and market QuickBooks-compatible applications.

Microsoft and Intuit have announced plans to integrate the two companies' cloud services development platforms to make it easier for software developers to create and market QuickBooks-compatible applications.QuickBooks-using businesses can already get access to dozens of compatible applications through the Intuit Workplace App Center. (The apps don't require QuickBooks, but they can exchange data with the popular small-business financial management program.) Intuit has created the Intuit Partner Platform (IPP) to support the development of new SaaS applications that also work with QuickBooks.

Microsoft, for its part, has created the Windows Azure platform for developers creating SaaS and cloud-based applications. As part of the new agreement, Intuit is naming Azure as a "preferred platform" for IPP developers. Furthermore, Intuit will market Microsoft's cloud-based apps through the Workplace App Center. Between them, the companies hope to create a "vast ecosystem of more than 750,000 development firms and channel partners" working on new applications and services.

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According to Bill Lucchini, Vice President and General Manager of Intuit's Platform as a Service Group, "Now, Microsoft developers can enhance their businesses with access to the small business channel, the Intuit App Center will get stronger and small, businesses will reap the rewards of all this innovation."

Later this year, visitors to the Intuit App Center will be able to purchase Microsoft Online Services, such as Exchange Online and Office Live Meeting.

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