Showcasing IW Platform at WPC


<cross posting from Steve Fox’s blog>

Next week, Steve Fox and I will be attending WPC in Washington, DC ( The Worldwide Partner Conference is a 5-day conference that provides you with an opportunity to learn more about many of the technology roadmaps, best practices and business/technology opportunities within the roadmaps.

With the latter in mind, we’ll be presenting a mini-track comprising two breakout sessions. These sessions will focus on how you can exploit the IW Platform (i.e. SharePoint, Office, CRM, and UC) for business application/solution development. The two sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, July 13th, from 3:30-4:30pm and then in the same room from 5:00-6:00pm.

About the Sessions

The first of the two sessions will discuss and showcase the business opportunities around the IW platform and will also showcase a set of partners who are betting their businesses on technologies such as SharePoint, Office, CRM, and UC. Specifically, Steve and I will be joined by the following partners:

- Mike Fitzmaurice from Nintex

- John Pollard from identityMine

- Bill Nagle from K2

- Jon Rauschenberger from Clarity Consulting

- Mike Snyder from Sonoma Partners

The second of the two sessions will discuss how you can develop on the IW platform—taking you one level deeper within the opportunities. Specifically, we’ll cover how you can develop solutions for SharePoint, Office, CRM, and then talk  more about the cloud (e.g. integration of SharePoint and Azure).

Session Information

Specific information about the sessions are as follows:

Session 1: Business Software Mini-Track: The Business Application Opportunity

Business Applications leverage platform technologies such as Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and Unified Communications to drive productivity and business forward. With the recent release of Wave "14", business applications offer even more to our partners and customers—not only for the information workers who live and breathe them, but also for the developers who now can build compelling, dynamic and opportunistic solutions. As our customers continue to face new ways of doing business, an explosion of data available to them, and new means of communicating and collaborating, the opportunity to build business applications that drive and manage business continues to grow. Come hear about what's new in with business applications and how you can tap into what's going on in the market to take your business to the next level.

Date: July 13th, 3:30-4:30

Location/Room Number: WCC-209B

Title: Business Software Mini-Track: Leveraging Business Application Platform Technologies

Abstract: The key to success with business applications is to deliver the greatest value to customers as quickly as possible. From Office to SharePoint to Azure, Microsoft can help you deliver more value in your solutions and to your customers with agility, performance and scalability. In this session, see the many ways that Microsoft can help you accomplish that goal through deeper insight into the core productivity platform technologies. To get there, we take a peek into how you can build and deploy solutions using Microsoft’s business application technologies.

Date: July 13th, 5:00-6:00

Location/Room Number: WCC-209B

We plan on doing lots of demos and giving you ample opportunity to get engaged and ask questions.

Hope to see you there next week!