Microsoft Partners face more challenges today than ever.  With restrictions on IT budgets and a simultaneous demand for higher levels of service, there has never been a better time for partners to refocus on the fundamental value opportunities presented by Microsoft’s platform architecture and strategic roadmap.  Please join us for the Live Meeting presentations listed below where we will be discussing how Partners can align themselves with our platform to add greater value today and prepare themselves for new business opportunities coming in the near future.

If you attended our ProDev Partner Briefing this past spring, this is a repeat session with updated content.  I hope you can join us.

 

Platform 2009: The Client
Live Meeting Presentation
Tuesday, July 21st, 12pm-1pm (ET)
Click HERE to Register or call 877-673-8368 and reference event ID: 1032420877

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Abstract: Microsoft's client platform encompasses multiple technologies and user experience offerings. This session will cover WPF, Silverlight, IE 8, and Microsoft Office and will help partners identify current and future opportunities to leverage the power of the client.

David Isbitski: Ever since creating his first "Choose Your Own Adventure" video game using Commodore BASIC, Dave has been fascinated by the potential of computers and the worlds they can bring to us. Debuting in the Enterprise space with Visual Basic 5, he has worked with Microsoft Technologies his entire career at various Fortune 100/500 companies. He enjoys talking about technology and has taught full day courses on many Microsoft topics as well as presented at VSLive!, Re-Mix, XAMLFest, Code Camps and other events. His current passion is showing companies the importance of a good user experience and how to implement it within their Enterprise. Dave can be found on Twitter at @theDaveDev and frequently posts to his blog at http://CoolStuffWith.Net.

 

 

2009 Services Platform: Azure, Live Mesh and Live Services
Live Meeting Presentation
Thursday, July 23rd, 12pm-1pm (ET)
Click HERE to Register or call 877-673-8368 and reference event ID: 1032420878

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Abstract: Gain a high level overview of Windows Azure, Microsoft's cloud computing services. Topics covered include basic platform features and functionality, overall benefits, and the common scenarios for using Windows Azure. We will also discuss how the Azure Services Platform applies to the partner business by creating new services-based opportunities across the Microsoft partner and customer ecosystem.

Mike Werner: Mike Werner is a Senior Platform Strategy Advisor focused on Microsoft's Cloud Services Platform. In this role he is responsible for driving business and technology development with customers, partners and the developer ecosystem for the Windows Azure and Azure Services technologies. Mike recently rejoined Microsoft after spending two years assisting startups, investors and platform companies in developing cloud-based business and technology strategies including one year as Executive-in-Residence at Flagship Ventures in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Mike joined Microsoft in 1990 and has spent his career creating some of the industry's most successful developer and partner programs, including founding the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) which has become the technology industry's standard for supporting the developer ecosystem. Mike is also known as the 'father of developer community' at Microsoft, having built successful worldwide programs such as the Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Regional Director (RD), and Mindshare User Group programs as well as having built communications vehicles such as Developer Days, DevMania, Developer Publishing Program and Microsoft's first ever Global Partner Conference. Mike also founded the Microsoft Technology Centers in Waltham and Silicon Valley, launched the Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) team in the US Field, and spent three years as Director of Emerging Business and Venture Capital in Boston, Massachusetts.