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Microsoft Office system is a platform.  This is the conference (it's in California, 10th-13th Feb 2008) where we really get into the detail about how to develop solutions on it.  Really good speakers (including one of the last times to hear Bill Gates) and the opportunity to get your questions answered and feedback to us.  I've been to this conference the first time it ran and learnt loads.  I recommend it.

And because I really do endorse it I will offer a 10% discount to the first 5 of you that want to register before the deadline of next Friday - Dec 14 2007.  Please email me your details and I'll send you a code to register with.  To keep it fair, I'll only accept emails not comments.

Here is the conference blurb:

Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn and network, as developers, architects, industry technical experts, Microsoft insiders, executives and partners come together in a public forum to redefine what it means to be focused on Microsoft Office system development. And your voice counts.

Conference highlights:

· Special keynote address by Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates

· Additional keynotes by Kurt DelBene, CVP Microsoft Office Business Platform Group, Gurdeep Singh Pall, CVP for Office Communication Server and other key executives

· Executive Track for business leaders (by nomination only)

· Partner Expo (Additional details available here )

· Expert speakers, including Ted Pattison, John Holliday, Scott Hillier, Michael Lehman, David Mann, Andrew Connell, and many others!

· Innovative sessions and labs. Here’s 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 and track owner blogs for details.
  • · Contests, awards, unconference, entertainment, and more!

Join us this February in the heart of Silicon Valley at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California, and help craft the next generation of applications built on the Microsoft Office system. Visit www.odc2008.com for more information.

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