Australian ISV Innovation Days

Dave, Dave, Chuck and I have been working with Luisa Pagliarini and were asked to put together the content for the ISV Innovation Day Roadshow running at the end of next month. We've tried to make sure there's some great information for people writing and selling applications for our platform.

By attending Innovation Days you will learn how your solution can be better leveraged on Windows Vista, Office 2007 and the Microsoft Dynamics platform, and understand how you can take advantage of revenue opportunities.

Dates are as follows:

Melbourne – Thursday 22 February 2007

Sydney - Tuesday 27 February 2007

Brisbane - Thursday 1 March 2007


Time Technical Update Content
8.00 - 8.45 Registrations
8.45 - 10.15 Keynote
10.15 - 10.30 Morning Tea Morning Tea
10.30 - 11.15 New Opportunities with the Windows Vista development platform: Part 1
  • How to change the UI and Agility rules for you advantage against your competitors
  • Gaining visibility through search
  • Maintaining Stickiness and contact through Gadgets and RSS
11.15 - 11.20 Break Break
11.20 - 12.00 New Opportunities with the Windows Vista development platform Part 2
  • Tapping into a new mobile audience
  • Security Enhancements
  • High Performance Computing
  • Virtualization Strategies
12.00 - 12.30 Lunch Lunch
12.30 - 2.00 What’s new in the Microsoft 2007 Office System and Unified Communications Platform
  • VSTO – Visual Studio Tools for Office makes it a breeze to integrate with Office
  • New Office Document Formats for simplified document centric solutions
  • Sharepoint Collaboration and Workflow
  • Office Forms Server to alleviate the pain of building and maintaining business forms
  • Unified Communications. Integrate your solutions with mail, voice, IM, video and conferencing
2.00 - 3.00 Building Dynamics Powered Solutions
  • Leveraging existing .NET components in Dynamics
  • Exposing business functionality from Dynamics
  • Integrating Office with Dynamics
  • Integrating custom solutions with Dynamics
  • Architecture Discussion
3.30 - 4.00 Break Break
4.00 - 5.30 MBS Opportunity (for targeted ISV)
  • Market analysis
    • Entities
    • Fact and figures
  • Value proposition and differentiators
  • What’s in it for you (business case)?
  • Calls to Action
5.30 - 6.30 Drinks Drinks

 See you there!