25th of March: Innovation/Discovery Days for Belgian ISV’s

You can go here to register. We have got a very nice agenda!



Innovation day
09.30 –10.00: Welcome and coffee
10.00 –10.15: Intro
10.15 –11.00: Microsoft Innovation Center On March 4th, the Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) will be officially opened in Mons. This initiative, managed by both Microsoft as the Walloon Region, will be part of an extensive network of Innovation centers that aim at developing and stimulating the local IT economy and employment, and impact relationship with local governments, SMBs and start-ups. In this session you will get an overview what this specifically means for ISV’s.
11.00 –11.45: ISV Incubation Center “Software + services” becomes more and more concrete. After having discussed the Azure Platform at our last Innovation Days, we are happy to announce the launch of a Belgian ISV Incubation Center at this edition. In the session we will explain how a specialised local hosting partner is ready to support and guide ISVs that adopt the Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery model.
11.45 –12.00: Q&A
12.00 –13.00: Lunch and Surface demo


Discovery day
12.00 –13.00: Lunch and Surface demo
13.00 –13.20: Introduction client continuum Which client technology do you choose for which type of solution? Not such an easy question to answer it seems. Especially with so many technologies to choose from: Windows Forms, ASP.NET/Ajax, WPF, Silverlight. Nevertheless we will try to make it easy for you to make this choice.
13.20 –14.35: Rich or Richer: Create stunning experiences with Silverlight or WPF Do you develop for the desktop or for the web? With Silverlight and WPF you can more easily do both. Learn how you can build line of business applications with these technologies and how the Composite Application Guidance provides you with a framework that allows you to share code between these two client types.
14.35 –15.00: Break
15.00 –16.00: Extending your reach even further WPF and Silverlight are the technologies that Microsoft invests in most and that will provide you with the largest possible reach. In this session we will show how WPF will allow you to leverage the multi-touch capabilities of Windows 7 and the Microsoft Surface Device as well as share some insight into what’s next for these technologies.
16.00 –: Closing & drink


Venue Microsoft Belux Corporate Village Da Vincilaan 3 1935 Zaventem