Developer Platform Evangelist Internship

Posted on 2009-04-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Ok, I applied for an internship position at Microsoft and they offered me this position. Can someone give me some brief details what I will be mostly doing in that position?
Question by:kuntilanak
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    Here is some info

    About the Developer and Platform Evangelism Group (DPE)

    The ISV (Independent Software Vendor) Architect Advisor is a member of the Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) team whose overall mission is to secure the future of the Microsoft platform.

    DPE achieves this objective by engaging IT Professionals and Developers (Technical Professionals)  from the student to the CIO and everyone in between - in a discussion on how to get the best value from the MS platform, now and in the future. Key measures of success are Platform Adoption, Audience Satisfaction and Revenue Growth.

    DPE achieves these objectives through the following activities;

    " Engaging the Technical Community through large scale events  both in person and online.
    " Engaging Customers and Partners directly in platform strategy discussions. Often this will lead to highly visible design wins.
    " Marketing and Selling the Microsoft Development Platform & Tools
    " Engaging students and faculty in Universities and High Schools in conversations about what is possible with the MS platform

    The ISV Architect Advisor Role

    The ISV Architect Advisor role is a technical one, with the mission of securing ISV adoption of the Microsoft platform. ISV Architect Advisors spend most of their time with larger, locally managed ISVs. The success of this role is dependent on the ISV Architect Advisor developing trusted advisor relationships with Technical decision makers within Canadas largest ISVs.

    This position has a major impact on the ISV Ecosystem in Canada and its adoption of Microsoft Technologies. Key measures of this role are ISV platform adoption and overall ISV Audience satisfaction.

    The ISV Architect Advisor works closely with the following colleagues:

    " Regional/local ISV Partner Account Managers (PAM). The ISV PAM is the owner of the business relationship with the ISV and is a key partner in helping to decide how to engage key ISVs.
    " ISV Partner Marketing. Responsible for overall ISV Market analysis, building the ISV Ecosystem and helping to deliver important Technical ISV events.
    " MS Support & Services for architecture reviews, break fix support, online chats and other on-line presence.
    " Other field roles (Developer Solution Specialist, Developer Evangelist, Partner Technical Specialists, Architect Evangelist) for sharing technical information and best practices, and sometimes partnering to engage in specific ISV accounts.
    " The DPE regional ISV lead for localized guidance on how to execute Microsoft Corporate ISV strategy.
    " MS Corporation ISV Role & Program owners

    The Responsibilities:

    " Act as a trusted advisor by engaging in highly impactful technical strategy discussions with managed ISVs
    " Deliver platform evangelism and content to ISVs via high-touch events and focused 1:1 sessions
    " Engage ISVs that are currently non-Microsoft ISVs. Enable design wins with these ISVs to either add a new Microsoft application, or to migrate their apps entirely from OracleàSQL, *.nixàWindows, J2EEà.NET.
    " Partner with SMS&P (ISV Business Development & Marketing Team) to recruit new ISVs to Microsofts ISV programs
    " Increase satisfaction in the ISV ecosystem by connecting with ISVs through events and (online and offline) & 1:1 engagement.


    Author Comment

    so is it actually a crappy position or...
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    Expert Comment

    profile looks good not sure if you expecting something else with this position

    Author Comment

    hmm..not really though.. I think it's an ok job.. besides it's Microsoft :)
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    Expert Comment

    happy hunting another one then :)

    Author Comment

    I am actually not going to search for another one.. I like this job as it's Microsoft :)
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    Expert Comment

    all the best then :)

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