Today, the merging of the new Microsoft Competencies was instituted.
The ISV, Web Development and Software Development Competencies have been merged to form a new competency called Application Development.
The Application Development competency is aimed to differentiate the company's expertise in developing application on Windows 8, Windows Server or Windows Azure, or leveraging the power of Visual Studio 2012.
The Portals and Collaboration, Content Management and Search Competencies have been merged to form a new competency called Collaboration and Content.
The new Collaboration and Content competency is aimed to highlight Microsoft Partners with the skills to provide Collaboration and Content expertise.