If you are building packaged software – come along to this session in your city…

During March, we have a roadshow coming to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth to provide you with an update from Microsoft.  Andrew Coates, Dave Glover and Sarah Theiss will be presenting the sessions below and listening to what you need from Microsoft to become even more successful and drive additional demand for your software (and of course for our platform).  Register today for this half day session.


9:00-9:30 Roadmap Update

MIX has been and gone, we're a quarter of the way through the year, Visual Studio 2010 launches in April and TechEd 2010 is just around the corner, and before we know it, it'll be Christmas, HELP!!  If this is how you are feeling then this session is for you, we'll outline the latest developments from Microsoft and help you understand the bigger picture.

930-10:15 Visual Studio 2010 Update

Visual Studio 2010 offers new prototyping, modelling, testing, debugging and deployment tools enabling you to create innovative applications for Windows Desktop and Server, Windows Phone, Office, SharePoint, the Web, the Cloud and beyond.

This session will overview what is new and help you understand the productivity benefits of Visual Studio 2010, how to build amazing solutions to delight your customers.

10:30-11:15 Office 2010 and Wave 14

The Microsoft Office System provides an enterprise-scale platform for rapid application development and deployment. Imagine what’s possible when you put the power of the Office System into the hands of your best developers. The new tools and technologies in the Office 2010 system and in Visual Studio 2010 combine to make this platform even more accessible and potentially more profitable for partners and enterprises. Come along to this demo-packed session to learn about the new tools in Visual Studio that allow your team to efficiently develop deploy and maintain SharePoint applications. See an end-to-end Office Application and understand the power of leveraging the platform that nearly a billion people already use today.

11:15-11:45 Windows Phone Application and Game Development

Hmmm, now what is happening with next generation Windows Phones and how can I build exciting new applications and leverage existing skills and investments.  This session is a must!!

11:45 - 12:00 Q&A and Wrap Up

You are more than welcome to ask questions throughout the morning, but this is your opportunity to ask questions not directly related to the sessions presented in the morning.  So feel free, ask away!!


Hope you can join Andy, Dave & I.  If you have any burning issues, questions or suggestions, please email me at sarahth@microsoft.com – I’d welcome your input.



Sarah Theiss

Channel Audience Manager

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