Dynamics Sessions at Tech Ed Australia

image We are in the process of finalising the last few sessions for Tech Ed Australia which is being held on The Gold Coast 8-11th of September.

We received such great content submissions this year on all of the tracks. I was particularly proud of the great submissions we got for Dynamics – especially as this is the first year it had its own track.

In case you are unaware of what the dynamics Track entails, The excerpt from the website is included below:

The Microsoft Dynamics suite of products provides a comprehensive platform for developing and deploying applications and services for retailers, manufacturers, wholesale distributors, and service companies doing business domestically or in multiple countries. With these tools in hand, people in every key position in your organisation can contribute to the success of your company. Microsoft Dynamics enhances all lines of business in your organisation and delivers exceptional benefits. Come and hear how to deploy, enhance and leverage the base Dynamics products and integrate them with Line of Business Applications through the extensive services interfaces provided.
Track Owner: Catherine Eibner

The great news is that we now have 7 fantastic Dynamics Break Out Sessions now locked in:


Building and Integrating BI and Analytics into CRM

Presenter: Lionel Gomes Da Rosa

The need for wealth management solutions has increased dramatically-particularly with individuals who are interested in retirement planning, distribution, and wealth transfer as they near retirement within 2-10 years • Changing demographics require further strengthening of customer ties to increase profitability • Must track up-to-the-minute interactions to arm financial advisers with a full client history, including the customer's financial and risk background as well as risk assessment and asset/investment tracking, so it takes less time to pinpoint investment opportunities. Microsoft Dynamics CRM and the Microsoft BI platform offer a unique platform to build such a solution or any that require together: - Improved decision making with the enhanced insight from powerful analytic tools - A 360° client view-with up-to-date, complete histories . This session will demonstrate how to integrate Analytics into a Microsoft Dynamics CRM solution.

Building Silverlight applications for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Presenter: Jian Sun

This will be a two parts session, starts with a technical deep coding dive on the integration of Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Silverlight (300 level), exploring different ways of integrating these two pieces of technologies, picking up some tips, tricks and gotchas along the way. Following on the second part of the session which is demo'ing some real world examples of building Silverlight applications on top of their LOB xRM implementations to improve user experience, company efficiency, user productivity.


Certification Unleashed - Your Potential Lives Here

Presenter: Walter.Boyd@microsoft.com Walter.Boyd@microsoft.com

Wed 9/9 | 18:30-21:00 | Arena 1B

On Wednesday night of Tech•Ed 2009, join us for our first Certification Unleashed event. Learn how you can use certification to enhance your career, differentiate your IT skills in a challenging market, and unleash your full potential. Whether you are new to certification or upgrading your current certification, this evening will cover it all. Hear from our certification guru Walter Boyd (Senior Program Manager, Senior Product Manager) about the value of certification, trends and new releases - Listen to your IT peers describe what certification has done for their careers - Find the best certification to suit your needs - Understand how to fast track your certification - Learn how to use your certification to enhance your career - Talk to certification specialists - Receive valuable resources to help you get certified including a discounted exam voucher and a free Measure Up Practice Test valued at $79USD


DYN220 Build xRM line of business applications.

Presenter: Guy Riddle

xRM is becoming a new buzzword - it refers to 'anything' Relationship Management. Microsoft's CRM product provides 'out of the box' CRM functionality - but it is more than that - it is an 'application platform'. Traditionally if we have been asked to develop a line of business application we would have more than likely jumped into a custom development project using Visual Studio and started building from the ground up; or even turned to Microsoft Access depending upon the requirement. This session will show you how you can use Microsoft Dynamics CRM as a business application platform to rapidly build and deploy a wide range of custom business applications. As a tool to build line of business applications, learn how quickly data schemas can be modelled, user interfaces designed and business processes automated, thereby optimising productivity, reducing costs and increasing agility across your business and IT organisation.


DYN320 Dyanmics CRM and a Line of Business Platform

Presenter: Chris Auld

In this demo heavy session we'll discuss how Dynamics CRM can be used with the broad Microsoft platform to deliver rich line of business experiences. We will look at how rich User eXpereinces can be built with WPF, Silverlight and Office as well as how we can achieve exciting new functionality by integrating with technologies such as Office Communications Server and the forthcoming Azure Services platform.


OFC330 Integrating LOB interfaces into familiar ones

Presenters: Domenic Chiera, Kristian Kalsing

The average Enterprise Organisation has 32 Line of Business Applications. The rub is that on average 31 interfaces are provided to end users for these 32 applications leading to increased training costs, application switching, and little reuse of data between applications. In this session learn how to consolidate the number of interfaces for end users into their productivity environment and create Office Business Applications to give a single interface to the applications and data through Office.


SOA342 Windows Azure + SSIS + CRM = It's a bit cloudy down here

Presenter: Angel Hernandez

Windows Azure is Microsoft's initiative for cloud computing. It's an application 
platform in the cloud that allows applications to be hosted and run at
Microsoft datacenters based on Windows Azure Hyper-V (Windows Server 2008) to
provide virtualization services. The Azure Services Platform provides an API
built on REST, HTTP and XML. This session will showcase the following:
1-. An overview of Windows Azure
2-. Microsoft Online Services (emphasizing on CRM Online)
3-. Federated Identity Model - Microsoft Services Connector (a.k.a Geneva)
4-. Consume a service in the cloud through SSIS and pushing information into CRM
5-. Creating an Azure service based on CRM (running offline) and consume it from Linux


In addition….

We will also be having a great range of Dynamics related Chalk Talks & Birds of a Feather sessions. So if you are in any way involved in or interested in Dynamics development – make sure you Register soon before we sell out & come along to Tech Ed!! (of course there is also the added bonus of a Netbook preloaded with Windows 7 for all paying attendees!)

There are going to be a number of members of the Dynamics community attending so a great chance to meet & greet the Dynamics MVP’s, Microsoft Dynamics Team and of course – ME! :)