Well I haven't written in a while because I've been deep in preparation for the Office Developer Conference which I personally think is going to be a blast! If you guys haven't signed, you better soon, because it's going to be an event you definitely don't want to miss. We have:
- An incredible set of keynotes by senior Microsoft executives such as Bill Gates and Kurt DelBene
- 5 technical tracks, ~90 breakout sessions and hands-on labs.
- An Executive Track where analysts, Microsoft and industry executives will get together to learn the how and why of Office applications and the competitive advantage offered by them.
The tracks are unique in that they are really on the cutting edge of enterprise technologies and forward thinking. Take a look for yourself:
- Architecture Track
- Client Track
- Real World Track
- Server Track
- Services Track
- Executive Track
- Hands-on Labs
Check out the ODC Blog for the latest updates. I'll be there doing a session on Building S+S Based Solutions on Office 2007: Integrating Web Services into your Office Business Applications. It'll be based on a solution I wrote about in a book I co-authored called Programming Microsoft Office Business Applications due out in the summer of '08.
On another exciting note, the book I co-authored with Steve Fox, Rob Barker, Adam Buenz, Bhusan Nene, John Holliday and Karthik Ravindran has been published! It's called 6 Microsoft® Office Business Applications for Office SharePoint® Server 2007 and it's a great book written by MS personnel and MVPs showing you how to write OBAs with expert guidance. Pick it up!