Our 5th Annual State & Local Government Summit is coming up and it’s a great opportunity for all of us to reach out to our customers and invite them to a great couple of days with Microsoft. This year’s theme is – The Changing Landscape: Forging Forward to Drive Real Impact in Government. And building on the great momentum over the last few years, we’re adding a few new elements to offer even more to our customers.

Register Today!

Highlights for this year:

· With all the new products launching we’ve expanded our Day 2 agenda to allow us to cover a number of exciting topics with additions coming weekly – for the latest, please check out the internal in-progress agenda here – Two tabs: Day 1 and Day

· In addition to all our Microsoft presenters, on Day 1 we’ll include:

o A representative from County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania will present their Unified Case Management Solution Reforms the PA Criminal Justice System

o A representative from Virginia Secretary of State will present on their move to Microsoft Lync

o Rob Enderle with the Enderle Group with provide an industry update.

Some key new items include:

· Certificate of Completion – each attendee that attends at least four sessions and visits four booths will receive an e-certificate for participating in the Microsoft SLG community training day

· Developer track – thanks to our DPE teams efforts, we’ll be hosting a Developer Track on Day 2


Day 1 Strategy Session Agenda  October 16, 2012  Time (ET)

11:00

Keynote Address: IT Trends in Government the Top 3 Trends in State and Local Government
As we move into the post-election world of massive budget cuts regardless of which party ends up in power there are three trends that will likely become front and center in order for you to contain and reduce budgets...
read more

12:00
The Cloud Revolution: Transforming your IT operations to meet today’s State and Local Government Needs
Cloud computing is here, and presents many opportunities for helping you solve your organization's fundamental agency and IT challenges. From building a private cloud to integrating that into the public cloud....
read more

1:00
Breaking Down the Silos: Reforming the PA Criminal Justice System Using Unified Case Management Join us to hear from the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania discuss their use of a Case Management solution to provide a platform to facilitate sharing of information at the department, county...
read more.

2:00
Hot Topic: Consumerization of Government IT – Best practices for balancing between user expectations and enterprise requirements
Although consumer technology offers some great potential benefits for the government, it also represents added risk in terms of security, privacy, and compliance...
read more

3:00
Real-World Results: Minnesota State Government Moves to the Cloud and Improves Cross-Agency Collaboration
Learn how state IT staff is providing a highly reliable and secure platform while decreasing administration and costs. Hear how it has opened new possibilities for cross-agency communications and collaboration to improve delivery of citizen services...
read more

4:00
A Summit Exclusive: New Opportunities for Government with Windows 8 and New Office It's Windows reimagined and reinvented for speed and reliability that helps you unleash your best ideas, get things done and stay connected on the go ...
read more

Day 2 Agenda: October 17, 2012 | 12-4pm ET

Track #1: Business Solutions

Improving Outcomes and Effectiveness in Government: Recommendations for Lower Cost, High Impact Solutions
Time: 12-12:45pm ET
Presented by Skip Shaw 

Empower citizens and service agents with a modern citizen service center to field and manage requests and to help you enhance efficiency, performance, and accountability.


Unlock the Geospatial from GIS: Location awareness in State & Local Government
Time: 12:45-1:30pm ET
Presented by Kevin Adler

For state and local government already striving to do more with less, demands to improve customer service present a complex challenge to staff, systems, and technology which may already be pressed to the limit. In addition to federal mandates, such as President Obama’s Executive Order 13571 to streamline service delivery and to improve customer service, many citizens now expect to interact with government using new self-service, web-based interfaces, which can be difficult to support on the aging technological infrastructures in many government agencies. And in times of economic downturn, citizens’ need for responsive government services rise sharply as pressure on agencies’ customer service operations increase—from the top down and the grassroots up.


Business Intelligence and Analytics for today's government
Time: 1:30-2:15pm ET
Presented by Jeff King

Gain insights from your data with proven and familiar Microsoft products that make it easier to work smarter and faster.


BPro CERS Software Improving Election Results
Time: 2:15-3pm ET
Presented by Ross Sponholtz

In today’s fast-paced world, taking advantage of all the changes can become an obstacle. BPro specializes in removing obstacles. We are a well established, growing, consulting company rising from the plains of the Midwest and have provided professional consulting services since 1985.

Track #2: Product Deep Dive

Go beyond virtualization and cloud optimize your IT infrastructure with Windows Server 2012
Time: 12-12:45pm ET
Presented by Mark Ghazai

Virtualization technologies are being used to consolidate servers and reduce costs in almost all datacenters. Next, datacenter admins need to be able to secure and scale their virtualized services—to go beyond virtualization. Windows Server 2012 takes your virtualization infrastructure to that next level. Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 builds on a complete virtualization platform to provide the basis of a private cloud Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 goes beyond standard virtualization technologies to provide both new and enhanced features that deliver a dynamic data center and cloud infrastructure with more flexible workloads, networks, and storage. Join us in this session to look at new features of Windows Server 2012, Virtualization and how it helps you cloud optimize your infrastructure.     


Driving IT Efficiencies Through Integrated Management
Time: 12:45-1:30pm ET
Presented by Nick Smith (SLG)

As IT professionals much of our time is spent reacting to user needs and infrastructure or application issues. In this session, we will highlight ways to establish a solid foundation for managing core infrastructure without losing focus on applications and users.  By leveraging the capabilities in System Center 2012 we will illustrate ways to increase IT staff productivity through effective virtualization management, automating IT, streamlining processes, addressing incidents, problem and change management, and how to shorten the mean time to resolution by reimagining IT. 


Windows Intune: Helping to Address Consumerization of IT 
Time: 1:30-2:15pm ET
Presented by Scott Dowling

User-owned and non-domain joined devices add a new complexity to managing security, data, and corporate assets. Windows Intune is an all-in-one solution offering PC & mobile device management and security in the cloud.  Every organization has a class of users who are difficult to reach to manage updates, secure & maintain an up-to-date status with Anti-Virus, gather hardware & software reports as well as deploy software.  Find out how the latest version of Windows Intune helps to address the many challenges organizations face in trying to manage and secure devices.


Using Windows Azure to Simplify Storage Infrastructure and Drive Down Costs  
Time: 2:15-3 pm ET
Presented by Jai Desai, Director Global Systems Engineering, StorSimple

Attend this session to learn about how StorSimple along with Windows Azure can provide a compelling approach to IT storage strategy. During the session we will present how State and Local Government organizations are leveraging the StorSimple solution to optimize their IT storage and drive down costs by 60-80%! The discussions will focus on experiences with real-world SLG deployments.

Track #3: Product Deep Dive

10 reasons Windows 8 is great for State and Local Government
Time: 12-12:45pm ET
Presented by Scott Vilinski

Join us to discuss the top 10 reasons state and local government can benefit from Windows 8. It's beautiful, fast, and fluid design is perfect for a range of hardware: from compact, touch-enabled tablets and lightweight laptops, to PCs and large, powerful all-in-ones with high-definition screens. It’s smooth, intuitive, and gives you instant access to people, apps, and stuff, so you spend less time searching and more time doing. Apps can work together, too, so you can share maps, contacts, links, and whatever else you want. With Windows 8, you can use touch, mouse, and keyboard together—seamlessly—to do what you want, the way you want. No need to choose one or the other. It starts quickly and it’s cloud-connected so you can access documents, and settings on any Windows 8 PC.  Let us show you how the new Windows help your state and local agencies get it done quickly in Windows 8.


The New Office - what this means for Government
Time: 12:45-1:30pm ET
Presented by Mike Hacker

Get a sneak peak at how the new Office will enable government gets things done - efficiently and cost effectively. From supporting the needs of a mobile workforce, staying connected to your contacts and social networks while in the office, and discovering better ways to create, read and share documents - and much more. Join us to see why the new Office will help you get things done.


Get more and save budget with Microsoft Lync
Time: 2:15-3pm ET
Presented by Stephen Jones

Microsoft Lync offers integrated voice, messaging, and collaboration capabilities that can provide the level of resilience, service assurance, and security features to optimize today's government while offering opportunities to remove costly expenses like your PBX. Join us to learn more and experience what Lync can offer you.

Track #4: Developer

Mobilizing government services with Windows Phone
Time: 12-12:45pm ET
Presented by Joel Reyes  

Mobility is no longer a trend or a fashion statement; it is a matter of life-style! And citizens are at the center of this new reality. For citizens to be able to access government services at the point/place of need, it is not only ideal, but expected. Governments at all levels recognize this requirement and the potential for efficiency, cost saving, and more direct involvement of its constituency. Having a platform that extends naturally to the mobile world is a key component of any successful platform. This succinct fact makes Windows Phone 7 the ideal platform solution for government mobility. This session will explore the platform features that can turn existing services into mobile-enabled services.


Government Data in the age of Mobility
Time: 12:45-1:30pm ET
Presented by Joel Reyes

Historically government has been collecting data for the single purpose of archiving. Government’s current commitment to openness holds the promise to bring government archives to life. Mobility bring this opportunity to new heights. From pension to property taxes to revenue, whether historical or online, citizens’ access to this information at the point of need has never been more important. This session will explore the mobility trends and technologies that can help your agency leverage this opportunity to enhance your relationship with citizens.


Government Efficiency in the Cloud with Window Azure
Time: 1:30-2:15pm ET
Presented by Dr. Zhiming Xue

Cloud computing provides a great opportunity for government agencies to develop public-facing websites and publish timely information which has been historically challenging. In this talk we will first review Microsoft public and private cloud platforms and then discuss how Windows Azure, an open and flexible cloud platform, enables government agencies to quickly build, deploy and manage applications and web-based services across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters.


Bringing WOW to government apps with Windows 8
Time: 2:15-3pm ET
Presented by Frank La Vigne 

Today’s citizens are more tech savvy than ever before and expect to have access to health and government data on all of their devices. In this talk, we will demonstrate how the Windows 8 Style design language scales across multiple form factors: from phones to large screen displays and everything in between. We will examine the Windows 8 Style design language from a developer’s point of view and how to leverage Visual Studio 2012 tooling to make the most out of the Windows 8 platform.