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Intergen out in force at this year’s Tech•Ed New Zealand

Tech·Ed New Zealand is next week, and our team is busy giving their presentations a final spit and polish. And for those of us not taking to the podium, there’s plenty of other prep work to be done, readying ourselves for our proctoring duties at the Hands on Labs (our friendly and ever-yellow team will be on hand once again to steer you in the right direction once you hit the Labs) and making sure our presence in this year’s Marketplace is up to scratch and suitably appealing for the punters… We can’t say too much on that front just yet lest we give the game away, but visit us again here at the Intergen blog on Tuesday next week and we’ll let you in on one of our little secrets… (and a behind the scenes look at how we magicked it up).

As for our other little Tech·Ed secret – well, you’ll have to wait for mid/late next week for that one. (Sorry, but if we told you we’d have to kill you.)

There will be 30-something of us descending on the event en masse, so it’s fair to say you probably won’t be able to miss us (and neither would you want to, of course). And within that number we have a grand total of seven speakers lined up to take the stage.

So that you can prepare your schedule to ensure you don’t miss some vintage Intergenite arm-waving, here’s a summary of what you can look forward to from the Intergen crew.

 

Tech.Ed 2011

 

COS201 10 things you always wanted to know about Windows Azure but were afraid to ask

Session Type: Breakout Session

Level: 200

Track: Cloud & Online Services

Speaker: Ryan CrawCour

This session takes a look at the Window Azure platform and asks the hard questions that everybody is thinking but nobody wants to ask. Is Windows Azure right for me? Should this application be migrated to Azure? Will Azure save me money? How do I manage my Azure implementations? Is Azure secure? The session will look at real world implementations on the Windows Azure platform to try and answer some of these hard questions.


 

COS302 Line of Business in the Cloud

Session Type: Breakout Session

Level: 300

Track: Cloud & Online Services

Speakers: Chris Auld and Rex Wessels

The breadth of the Microsoft Cloud Platform means that it is now realistic for businesses to build out their entire operation in this way. Join Chris Auld and Rex Wessels as they discuss how they built MOAD (the Mother of All Demos). This demo application, built for Microsoft Corporation, incorporates the totality of the Microsoft Cloud platform to deliver a property letting application in the cloud. Combining the power of Office 365, Dynamics CRM, SharePoint Online, Windows Azure and Windows Phone, this session will cover the vision and architecture as well as cracking open Visual Studio to look at some code. If you are considering building out a line of business system then join Chris and Rex to see how the cloud opens up new opportunities for innovation and speed to delivery.


 

COS303 Office 365: An Application Platform for Line of Business Solutions

Session Type: Breakout Session

Level: 300

Track: Cloud & Online Services

Speaker: Robert Stewart

Mention Office 365 and most people turn their mind to simple things; email in the cloud, maybe a bit of SharePoint. But, Office 365 is a rapid application development platform that opens a whole host of possibilities when it comes to creating line of business solutions. Come and see how SharePoint 2010, Silverlight, Lync and Office 2010 Web clients combine to solve real business problems. During the session you will see how a real Office 365 application can be put together. We will discuss the approach and patterns used, and give you the understanding and confidence to create your own solutions that deliver business value using Office 365.

This session is based on the Showcase School of Fine Arts Office 365 scenario demo built for the MS Corp DPE Information Worker team. It demonstrates an end to end business scenario created using Office 365 including SharePoint Online Sandbox solutions, workflows, custom UI design, Lync Online extensibility and contextual chat. Rob was a lead developer on the team that built this solution.


 

DYN301 A Developer's Guide to Integrating Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 & SharePoint 2010

Session Type: Breakout Session

Level: 300

Track: Dynamics

Speaker: Chris Auld

SharePoint and CRM is a match made in heaven! With Dynamics CRM 2011 & CRM Online, Microsoft provides out-of-box document integration with SharePoint 2010 but customers are increasingly looking for ways to integrate these two technologies further. In this developer-focused session, we take a look at how you can bring CRM data to SharePoint using webparts, Business Connectivity Services (BCS), web services and more. You will also see demos of BCS Connector for CRM and an end-to-end online application connecting SharePoint Online, CRM Online, Microsoft Silverlight and Azure. If you’re looking to understand how you can integrate these two technologies, then you won’t want to miss this demo-filled session.


 

OSP201 Microsoft Search - Creating Rich Search Experiences

Session Type: Breakout Session

Level: 200

Track: Office & SharePoint

Speakers: Gavin Barron, Steve Letford (Microsoft)

What are Microsoft's search offerings and how do I decide what is the best one for me?

The second part will be a deep dive session and will talk about customizations that can be made to Fast Search for SharePoint both at the backend and front-end to drive great search experiences. See how FAST can be configured to react to both user and other external inputs to serve up targeted content. Learn how results and filters can be presented in both textual and graphical fashion.

Focussing on a number of Web Content Management scenarios this session will guide users though a How-To for getting the best out of SharePoint 2010 and FAST Search for SharePoint.


 

WPH304 How Did That App Get in Your Pocket? Designing, Building and Mangoizing the TechEd NZ Windows Phone App

Session Type: Breakout Session

Level: 300

Track: Windows Phone

Speaker: Ben Gracewood

If you’re carrying a Windows Phone, you should have the TechEd NZ application installed. This session will show you how we created the app from nothing to marketplace. Thivy will take you through his design thinking, and give you some tips on where to find inspiration for future projects. Ben will then show you the guts of the application, talk through how it fits together, and cover off some sweet frameworks from Codeplex that we used. Finally, we’ll show you how you can upgrade an app to Mango while retaining 7.0 compatibility through the transition.


 

WPH306 What's this 3D teapot doing in my Silverlight app?!

Session Type: Breakout Session

Level: 300

Track: Windows Phone

Speaker: Ben Gracewood

Silverlight and XNA come together in the next version of Windows Phone. This session will demonstrate the great powers of pure awesome that you can use with great responsibility to produce clean, animated, internationalized Windows Phone 7 games and applications.


 

OSP203 PowerShell and SharePoint: It’s not just for the SharePoint IT Pro

Session Type: Breakout Session

Level: 200

Track: Office & SharePoint

Speaker: Nick Hadlee

Your life could (should) be easier! A good knowledge of PowerShell is essential for managing, maintaining or developing on a SharePoint environment. This session is for both SharePoint Administrators and Developers and will focus on extending your knowledge of PowerShell so you can manage and work with SharePoint while freeing yourself from the Central Administration GUI!


Posted by: Katy Sweetman, Communications Manager | 17 August 2011

Tags: TechEd, Tech.Ed 2011


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