clip_image002Are you frustrated with all the conflicting information out there when it comes to investments, mortgages, insurance, etc? Well, soon you'll be able to walk into your bank and sit in front of a Microsoft Surface table and have it all displayed for you neatly with outstanding visual clarity. An in depth demonstration will be offered at the upcoming 7th annual Microsoft Enterprise Developer and Industry Solutions Conference 2009 where you will learn about solutions in Microsoft technologies relevant to the Financial Services and Health & Life Sciences industries, as well  as hear about the latest advancements in major industries such as media, communications, retail and hospitality. This two day event will be held in New York City on May 5th and 6th.

We will be announcing the winners of the 3rd annual Windows in Financial Services Developer Awards, and Cloud Innovation Awards. Excellence in development involves an awareness of the latest technology and the initiative to adopt and deploy it. But it also involves the creativity and inventiveness to find new ways to integrate, extend and tailor advanced technologies to support the increasingly high-powered demands of today’s business environment. These will go to key teams who have built the most cutting edge solutions on the latest best of breed Microsoft developer platforms. In 2007, the winners were Merrill Lynch, AllState Insurance Company, Credit Suisse, and Wachovia. In 2008, the awards included the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Bank Of America, and Merrill Lynch for an unprecedented double year win! The awards are not limited to US solutions only – last year the winners went beyond US borders to include Piraeus Bank and MAAKL MUTUAL Berhad. The Cloud Innovation Awards are new to 2009, and will focus on emerging solutions using Microsoft Azure, Live Services, Virtual Earth and Business Productivity Online Suite.

For those of you who cannot attend the conference in person in New York City, we have the proud pleasure of our first ever live streamed event, in full robust quality, from the company who covered the presidential election in Silverlight & Steve Ballmer’s keynote at the Computer Electronics Show earlier this year.

In addition, we will host syndication of content for 1 year beyond the event. Microsoft customers and partners will be holding “Watch it Live” sessions in their local offices to watch the two day event, as part of developer briefings and readiness. Schedule your event now!

This year you will get multiple conferences in one, as we will be co-locating the Financial Services Developer Conference & the Health and Life Sciences Conference as part of the annual Microsoft Enterprise Developer and Industry Solutions Conference 2009.

The sessions are tailored for developers, architects,  business decision makers, and technology decision makers  in large enterprise organizations a clear roadmap of the Microsoft development platform. We will give specific examples of real world solutions using the best of breed technology to bring you from where you are today, to where you will be tomorrow. This is the only conference that will show case enterprise customer solutions directly from the mouth of developers that work in the enterprise industry space as well hear from Microsoft and their partners on topics such as Cloud Computing, Application Lifecycle Management and User Experience (REGISTER HERE) and you can see a quick over-view in this clip.