Free Event: Office Live Review for MicroISVs - Redmond-May21, Boston-June 5, Sillicon Valley-June 11

CORRECTION: Office is the "Professional" SKU and Vista is the "Business" SKU.


We are also going to offer this event in two additional locations and dates: June 5th (Boston) and June 11th (Silicon Valley/Mountain View)


UPDATE: Office and Vista are "Ultimate" SKUs.

UPDATE: Office Live Developer Center on MSDN

UPDATE: Office Live Marketplace


Do you build software solutions and/or provide services to small business?

Do you want to create an additional stream of income with a low technical barrier of entry?

Are you interested in knowing how to take advantage of the shifting software plus services paradigm?

Then the Office Live Review for Micro ISVs is the event you should attend!

Come hear details about the Office Live platform, how you can easily integrate with your applications, create solutions and offer services to small businesses, and… receive a free copy of Office 2007 Ultimate and Windows Vista Ultimate! The first 20 people to create an Office Live solution and post it to the Office Live Marketplace will also receive a Zune!

Office Live provides you with an opportunity to access the 6 million US based small business market in a saleable and profitable manner through extending the Office Live platform by:

· Extend and integrate your existing products via the Office Live web services and the Windows Live SDK to interact with the Office Live environment accessing contact information, presence management, document management, shared calendaring and more.

· Creating customized, verticalized, and niche solutions offered to a single customer or created for a broad audience

· Providing design and other consulting services to Office Live customers

· Extending the capability of a customer’s existing server deployment with extranet based solutions that may integrate with other applications

Office Live is a set of web-based services for small businesses to manage their business online. It consists of a public facing web site for their customers and private web site that employees can use to collaborate and manage the business. The private site comes with business applications for managing contacts, e-mail, calendars, projects, documents, sales and more.

To the developer Office Live represents a compelling software-as-a-service platform for rapidly building custom solutions available to thousands of small businesses.



May 21st th, 2007 9AM-5PM


Redmond, Washington in the Platform Adoption Center @ Building 20.


This one-day workshop will focus on delivering the following goals for the attendees:

  • Understand Microsoft’s Office Live strategy and how to build solutions that extend it.
  • Understand Microsoft Office Live offerings – Office Live Basic, Office Live Collaboration, and Office Live Essentials, and what types of scenarios each of these apply to.
  • Learn about Office Live Business Applications and Shared Workspaces.
  • Learn how to customize the Office Live environment, including templates, look and feel, web parts, and navigation. Understand when to use Site Designer and when to use SharePoint Designer to customize the environment.
  • Learn how to extend the Office Live environment, to create verticalized applications. This includes defining workflow rules, data sharing, web parts and mash-ups.

The workshop will provide developers with the necessary experience to exploit Office Live functionality in the following technologies:

  • Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) v3 (Web Parts, Workflows, Lists, Content types, Web services)
  • Office 2007 (SharePoint Designer, InfoPath 2007, Access 2007, Excel 2007)
  • Office Live Specific (Business Applications, Shared Sites, Site Designer, SBA Sharing Workspace)
  • Windows Live ID
  • Web Technologies (HTML, XHTML, Web Design, CSS)

Attendees are encouraged to consider the following pre-requisites to ensure a positive experience in the workshop:

  • Active development experience with C# and/or VB.NET or JavaScript
  • Active development experience with Windows SharePoint Services v3 and Office SharePoint Server.
  • Basic understanding of Web technologies such as HTML, CSS, RSS, client-side scripting
  • Ideally development experience with Office client applications
  • Basic understanding of SharePoint portal technology

Workshop Format:

The course will be comprised of module covering an Office Live concept. The agenda for the one-day event is as follows:






 Arrival and registration



Welcome and logistics



Understanding the Office Live Architecture



Understanding the Office Live Data and Storage Architecture



Using Workflows to Define Business Rules in Office Live Apps






Programming with the Office Live Web Service API



Integrating with Office Live Authentication using Windows Live ID






Build Office Live Integration using VS with Project GlidePath



Creating Mash-Ups in Office Live



How to Register:

1. Click on the registration link:

2. Select New Registration

3. Supply the Registration Code: GENATT