4th St and Howard St
San Francisco, California 94103

Please register at the event website.

Attendees will get goodies including a free copy of Microsoft Office Professional 2007 and Microsoft Office Groove 2007.

Come experience how to simplify IT challenges and build stronger applications with the new software from Microsoft.

You are invited to participate in this unique experience featuring Windows Vista™, the 2007 Microsoft® Office system, and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.

You’ll be able to:

Attend breakout sessions for developers and IT professionals
Test drive the products and evaluate their functionality
Network with peers, Microsoft, and local technology partners
Ask the experts
Receive valuable resources to help you take full advantage of this new software

IT Professionals will learn how Microsoft software can help:

Streamline deployment and management
Increase security, control, and reliability
Improve user experience and support
Enable and support mobile users

Developers will evaluate new software solutions and see how to:

Build secure applications and ensure reliability
Create engaging, visually stunning, and highly differentiated user interfaces that make applications more usable and productive
Build applications that connect users to each other and to their data, allowing them to visualize, share, and act on information


Registration and Breakfast: 7:45 - 9:00 AM
Executive Keynote (see below for abstract): 9:00 - 10:30 AM
Technical Sessions (see below for track abstracts): 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:15 PM
Technical Sessions (see below for track abstracts): 1:15 - 3:30 PM

Track Descriptions

Executive Keynote:

Top Microsoft executives will discuss important challenges impacting today's workplace and how Windows Vista, the 2007 Microsoft Office system, and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 are helping customers meet these challenges. Learn how other companies have achieved success through collectively implementing these new releases. Experience how using these products can simplify how people work together; help protect and manage content; find information and improve business insight; and reduce IT costs and improve security.

IT Pro Track #1 – Desktop Support:

Join these exciting sessions that will explore the new tools to deploy Microsoft Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system client applications. Accelerate your migrations and execute deployments while simplifying the tasks associated with managing your organization's desktops. You will also experience how new capabilities in the 2007 Microsoft Office system and Windows Vista increase operational efficiency in your company. The new user interfaces minimize training and support demands by providing end-users with significantly improved help capabilities, self-service tools, and a highly intuitive experience. Finally, experience the data visualization capabilities in Visio 2007 and the Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management help keep your systems and your business running smoothly.

IT Pro Track #2 – IT Infrastructure:
Join these sessions to learn more about the capabilities of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2007. The sessions first walk through deploying Exchange Server 2007, along with Live Communications Server, from installation through configuration and validation. Further you will experience how Exchange Server 2007 can help improve operational efficiency within your organization. Next you will experience how Office SharePoint Server 2007 is deployed and how the new three-tiered structure of management helps you control and govern the environment. The final component shows the different ways to search, including the improvements of Windows Vista, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, Microsoft Office, and Live.

IT Pro Track #3 – Solutions Capabilities:
Application Architects and Line of Business Specialists should join this session to learn more about how the 2007 Microsoft Office system, Windows Vista, and Exchange Server 2007 deliver new capabilities in for infrastructure and intellectual property protection, compliance and records management, secure mobile productivity, unified communications, and business intelligence.

Developer Track – Application Building:
The release of Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office System ushers in a new age of application development. Come join us as we explore the new development capabilities that allow you to build applications that discover, organize, and present information to users in new ways. You will experience how the 2007 Microsoft Office system and Windows Vista work better together for you, how to build differentiated user experiences and connected applications in Windows Vista, how to connect and extend Office client applications, and how to build key business applications on the Microsoft Office server platform.

Official Website: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032314651&Culture=en-US

Added by Nimad on January 9, 2007