ODC is the definitive OBA developer event for 2008.

Previously the event has been invitation only but it is now open to the public and will be at the San Jose Convention Center in February.

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Watch out San Jose, the 2008 Microsoft® Office System Developer Conference is coming to town!

ODC at a Glance

When:

February 10-13, 2008

Where:

San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, California

Who:

Developers, Developers, Developers

(Architects and Executives, too)

What:

The Office Platform. Clients, servers, services and tools.

Registration Site

Event Overview

ODC 2008 is the premier event for Microsoft Office developers, bringing together architects, developers, industry technical experts, Microsoft insiders, and key partners in a public forum to redefine what it means to be focused on 2007 Microsoft® Office system development.

We have an incredible six keynotes by senior Microsoft executives. Of course, live code and demos will be the order of the day, and we will be presenting hot new sessions that bring together diverse topics, from composition to S+S, SharePoint to VOIP, OOXML to Silverlight, and everything in between!

We have 5 technical tracks, and 70+ breakout sessions and hands-on labs.  And for the first time ever, we will have an Executive Track where analysts, Microsoft and industry executives will get together to learn the how and why of Office applications and the competitive advantage offered by them.

This event is destined to be the hottest event of the winter. But we need your help to get the word out and get our community of Office developers to feed their geek in San Jose!

Check out our ODC 2008 Blog for what’s happening on a daily basis!

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ODC Tracks and Blogs

ODC tracks are all owned by Office product managers; check out all the latest information on their breakout sessions, code & demos.

· ODC Team Blog Join the blog

· Karthik’s Track - Architecture - Join the blog

· Steve’s Track - Client – Join the blog

· Jerome’s Track - Server Join the blog

· Rob’s Track - Services – Join the blog

· John’s Track - Real World Join the blog

· Office Development Executive Track - Join the blog

Sessions

We have 70+ innovative sessions and labs planned. Here’s just a sampling:

  • Building Mashups With Office Live Small Business
  • Software+Services Blueprints
  • Integrating VBA Macro and .NET Managed Code
  • Integrating WPF & WCF into Your Office Applications
  • Develop Business Insight with SharePoint 2007
  • Building Composite Business Solutions on the Office Platform
  • BPM Solution Patterns
  • Generating Enterprise Content using InfoPath 2007, SharePoint and Open XML Formats
  • Building Manageable Data Applications on SharePoint with Access 2007
  • Connecting back end iSeries, AS/400 and IBM mainframes to Office
  • Enabling a Better SharePoint Solution SDLC
  • Best Practices in SharePoint Component  Deployment
  • Building IM- and Speech-Based Applications

And many more! Visit www.odc2008.com track owner blogs for details. 

Awards, Contests, and More!

From novices to experts, and developers to partners, ODC 2008 will keep everyone engaged and challenged!

Developer “Sleepless” Contest

Sleepless Office Developer Competitions will spice up the New Year and ODC 2008. Over $50,000 in prizes will be given away!

Top developers will be invited to apply for a hard core “Sleepless” event near them in January 2008 to compete all night to create the best and most exciting solution for the Office platform.  Winning teams will compete at ODC 2008 in San Jose, CA for fabulous prize packages and the Sleepless National Championship Title!

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