"Windows Server 2008: Developer Essentials" Partner Readiness event also free to Oz Managed ISVs

What is it?

Training for developers on Windows Server 2008

If you are a managed ISV then this training is 100% subsidized(= free), see the Call to Action below

Who should attend?

This event is specifically focused on .NET developers that write  applications to run on the Microsoft Windows Server platform. The hands on exercises in this course will require familiarity with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and either Visual Basic .NET or C#.


Attendees are expected to be familiar with Microsoft’s current server platform and be familiar with developing applications that run on these platforms using Microsoft Visual Studio 2005.


This two-day technical readiness event is designed to introduce developers to many of the new features of Windows Server 2008.  As Microsoft prepares to release the most advanced version of their server platform ever, now is the time to start learning how to use many of the great enhancements in the applications you write and deploy. Learn how Windows Server 2008 provides a compelling application foundation and makes huge leaps forward in the area of Microsoft’s DSI (Distributed Systems Initiative) and DFO (Design for Operations).


This event is delivered as approximately 30% instructor delivery and 70% hands on lab exercises.
During this 2 day course, developers will cover get hands on experience in the following areas;

  • Introduction to the Windows Server 2008 Application Platform
  • How to leverage the many new features and improvements in Internet Information Server 7.0
  • Developing custom modules and handlers for Internet Information Server 7.0
  • How to use Microsoft Management Console 3.0 to create standard administrative interfaces for your application
  • How to use the new Transactional NTFS capabilities in your application
  • Creating custom cmdlets for PowerShell
  • Improving your application’s reliability
  • Windows Eventing 6.0 & Performance Counters
  • Windows Communication Foundation
  • Windows Workflow Foundation
  • Windows CardSpace

When / where is it?

  1. Sydney Oct 29 & 30
  2. Melbourne Nov 01 & 02
  3. Brisbane Nov 13 & 14

Call to action:

  1. If you are an Microsoft ISV partner wanting to attend and take advantage of the 100% subsidy (worth $780), please email Christian Longstaff for a voucher.
  2. Register now: https://www.local.microsoft.com.au/australia/events/register/home.aspx?levent=188499&linvitation quoting “ISV Readiness”

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