Weekly Site Review – HandyRecovery

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This week’s micro-ISV volunteer for my Weekly Site Review post is Sergey Petrov, founder of Russia-based SoftLogica. SoftLogica has no less than 7 products, but this review is focusing on the one product site Sergey volunteered: HandyRecovery – a small application for recovering deleted Windows files. However, since the other 6 product pages/sites follow the […]

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See! I told you so.

By Bob Walsh Yesterday I got taken to task because I suggested a micro-ISV could build a very profitable business around providing WordPress support, reviews of plugins, and perhaps their own WP plugins. Today, FrSIRT lists this Security Advisory (Thanks cehwiedel, via Twitter): “Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in WordPress, which could be exploited by […]

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Some good stuff re micro-ISV blogging…

If I did say so myself! Avangate (a European internet software distribution/ecommerce company) has kicked off a series of interviews with “Web VIPs” (I did not make this up) and for some bizarre reason started with me. The good stuff for micro-ISVs starts about half way regarding what to do and not do when it […]

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Microsoft Expression Blend going into MSDN Premium

The powers that be at Microsoft – “Soma” Somasegar, corporate vice-president of Microsoft’s Developer Division – have heard the word from developers and relented yesterday from their bone-headed position that Expression Blend is too cool a tool for codemonkeys: “Following the announcement we received a lot of questions about why we did not include some […]

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A tiny WordPress victory

After Michael pointed it out this morning, I found indeed that WordPress was chopping my posts in my RSS feed from this site down to about 3 lines. Now my posts need to be shorter, but that’s ridiculous! What if I said something intelligent, witty, provocative and above all else useful in my second paragraph? […]

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A Bill of Rights for micro-ISVs

A discussion over at Business of Software re people who steal software and then have the gall to demand tech support got me thinking: patients have one, consumers have one, airline passengers want one, everyone in the United States has one (even if they don’t know it and it’s a bit frayed around the edges) […]

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Monday Site Review ==> Weekly Site Review

Just a quick note – I’m moving the Monday Site Review to tuesday/wednesdayish (that’s a day out here in CaliforniaLand) and renaming it the Weekly Site Review. Also, I need more volunteers! If you’d like me to review your micro-ISV site for free, please drop me a line at bobw@safarisoftware.com.

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What’s with the Long Tail?

[Editor Note: Dave Collins, noted UK micro-ISV marketing expert, is sharing his considerable expertise on marketing, SEO, Google AdWords and more on Fridays at MyMicroISV. Thanks Dave!] By Dave CollinsFounder, Shareware Promotions It’s not an unusual scenario. We take on a new client, and at the beginning of the SEO process, we start discussing keywords. […]

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The key is Perseverance.

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The MicroISV Show interview with Jessica Livingston, author of Founders at Work is now up and even if I hadn’t been one of the interviewers, I’d highly, highly recommend it. Here’s why: Jessica has gone out and person to person interviewed 32 people who were either micro-ISVs or VC funded start ups. These people opened […]

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The Microsoft Roadshow from a micro-ISV’s perspective…

There’s a very good post – actually several – by a micro-ISV called ProcessBridge.com on his or her take re an MSDN Roadshow event showcasing Microsoft’s latest and greatest. The upshot: yawn, yawn, yawn, WPF!Wow!!, yawn, that’s nice. Have a look if you are still on the fence about what WPF and WPF/E will mean […]

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