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Microsoft ISV Community Days, Sep 26,Blr – Event Highlights

Hi all,
 Since I registered for MS ISV Seminar, Yesterday myself and Jayveer( attended the ISV day event at Hotel Orchid[] Bangalore. This event was specifically for companies who want to empower themselves by Microsoft in development and support (ISV – Independent Software Vendors). They used to demonstrate new technologies and tools to their software vendors and partners.
Windows Vista and 2007 Microsoft Office System are going to be two of the biggest product releases that Microsoft has ever made. Both these products offer tremendous opportunities for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) / Solution Developers to create next generation of exciting applications. This time they have shown WPF,Office 2007,MOS, Infopath etc. Event start around 9.00 AM with Registration,We registered ourself and gone for a walk around the hotel ORchid, Rollsroyce parked at reception was the eyecatchin to all.
Starts @ 10 AM – Keynote,Roadmap,Windows Vista and 2007 Microsoft Office System demo –  by Deepak Gulati (
I.About WPF,Why we need WPF? 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
 * a declarative language for developing Crispy UI.
 * Rendered by Vector graphics.So no matter what your resolution. Its a composition of .NET framework and DirectX to develop vector based UI.
 * suits for developing rich UI for games, product demo, albumns etc
XAML : declarative lang  for WPF and more into XAMl PAD,Routed Event Handler, Layout etc
Here is the some of the points shared during the demo :
II. Developing 2007 Microsoft Office Client Solution 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
   Normal menubars and toolbars in office 2007 has been replaced by a new UI paradigm called the "Ribbon".
 * how you can extend the Ribbon
 * build custom Task Panes and use ADO.NET databind from within the Office applications etc.
III. post lunch session was Building Solutions with InfoPath 2007 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
 what’s new in Infopath 2007 and how we can work with newly introduced Forms Services to reach out a broader range of clients –
including web browsers etc
 * Visual Studio .NET Shared Add In and VSTO (Visual Studio Tools for Office) Add In
 * Extending Ribbon, Creating custom Action pane and task pane.
IV. Business Intelligence(BI) – Using MS Office 2007 System 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM By Sarvesh Paliwal (
* new Excel services, exposing the excel document as functions & Webservices
* No need to have excel in the client machine to consume this service* supports like IE latest 7.
* integration with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server(MOSS)
* Office System as a powerful reporting
At the end of the event, we all got Windows Vista RC1 (2 DVD’s – 32 bit and 64 bit edition). I’m planning to install this new build. I have already tried out 5112 buid. Hope atleast this build will work faster than earlier one.
Deepak concluded saying, event PPt’s will be shared in ISV page after the completion of the same event in other cities.

September 27, 2006 - Posted by | MS Events in India (Bangalore)

1 Comment »

  1. Hi, Just wanted to let you know that the presentations are up at:

    The URL I gave out at the event will soon redirect to the new link above.
    Thanks for attending!


    Comment by Deepak | October 10, 2006 | Reply

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