Just a brief reminder that if your company makes commercial software (in other words, you don’t just develop it for your own employees use) then you should check out the FREE technical event my team is putting on next Thursday (25th Nov 2010). We also with have an Xbox 360 with Kinect to give away plus free books and other goodies. I’m currently looking after the Xbox and have so far resisted peaking in… but I make no promises! :-)

Note that we have gone for zero breaks with the intention of making sure we have plenty of time at the end of the session for informal Q&A. The 3:30pm finish is “notional” :-)

Lunch 12pm to 1pm

1pm to 1:45pm Microsoft Technology Roadmap
Technologies such as the Windows Azure Platform, Windows Phone 7, SharePoint 2010 and Internet Explorer 9.0 all present new opportunities to solve the needs of your customers in new and interesting ways. This session will give an overview of the latest technologies from Microsoft which can significantly impact your own product roadmaps.

1:45pm to 3:15pm: Technology drill downs
In this session we will drill into the technical details behind three of the key technologies:

  • Windows Azure Platform – learn how instant provisioning, no capital costs and the promise of “infinite scalability” make this a technology that every ISV should explore.
  • Windows Phone 7 – understand where and how you can take advantage of this great device in your own solutions.
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 – learn about the improvements that make this an obvious choice for data rich applications.

3:15pm to 3:30pm What next?
Today just scraped the surface and hopefully you will want to know more. This session will summarise the resources that will help you further explore and ultimately adopt the latest technologies.

Register today as space is limited http://bit.ly/isvtechupdate25thnov

P.S. On the same day we have a morning session for business decision makers in ISVs. You can find out more and register at http://bit.ly/isvbusupdate25thnov . The intention is to have pretty much zero overlap between the two parts of the day – so you may well want to come along for the entire day.