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We’re starting a new webcast series focused entirely on Microsoft Virtual Earth. Hosted by yours truly, the Webcast series will be hosted on the Momentum web site and is part of a new bi-monthly routine. Every month we’ll have a Virtual Earth 100 level overview of an industry, a technology or just something useful I want to discuss where Virtual Earth adds value. The second webcast will be at least a level 200 and dive a little deeper into the technology, concepts, architecture and perhaps a code sample or two. I’m looking forward to the series and hope you can tune in. The first webcast (level 100) is February 18, 2009 @ 10AM PST (register now); the second for the month is on February 25 @ 10AM PST (register now). The February webcasts will focus on Virtual Earth the retail industry. Below is the official communication:

Virtual Earth Webcasts:
Show your retail customers the big picture with Virtual Earth

In today's challenging economy, retail companies need to build a strong connection with customers, differentiate their brand, and make it easier for customers to spend with them.
Virtual Earth can help retailers:

  • Showcase locations, products, and promotions on the Web.
  • Boost business, particularly among multi-channel retailers that offer purchase online and pickup in store.
  • Connect with customers through rich experiences that differentiate their brands.
  • Gain insight for better decisions by visualizing business data in the context of location.

Show Your Customers the Big Picture
Join Chris Pendleton, Microsoft Virtual Earth technical evangelist, to learn how Virtual Earth can help your company connect with customers, build loyalty, and boost profits.

Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Time: 10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time
Register today to join this webcast and receive a free white paper on how Virtual Earth can help retail companies maximize their businesses.

Virtual Earth Empowers Developers to See and Show the Big Picture
Learn how you can use Virtual Earth as a development platform to build immersive end-user experiences that connect customers with your locations, products, and services offered--on the desktop or on mobile devices.

Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Time: 10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time
Register today to join this webcast and receive a free white paper on how Virtual Earth can help retail companies maximize their business.

Get it on your calendar so you don’t forget. I’ll make it entertaining.

CP