The theme for Convergence this year is the Power of Possibilities. I’ll be presenting in a few sessions this year and may get to show a demo or two in a keynote. I’ll be in ST05 with some great support by Shan McArthur of ADXSTUDIO. I’ll also be supporting Matt Valentine from our Application Platform team and Jim Steger of Sonoma Partners in session ST06. The conference site doesn’t appear to allow deep-linking to the session info so I’ve provided more details below:
ST05 Self-Service Sites: Proactive and Effective
Shan McArthur, Ben Riga
Tue 3/10 | 5:00 PM-6:00 PM | Auditorium A
Repeat Session: ST05R | Wed 3/11 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM | Room 334
More than ever, applications built for the web connect customers directly to systems running behind the firewall. In this session, explore how building on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform and taking advantage of Windows Azure, Live Services, and SQL Data Services provide a great platform for building proactive self-service web sites that effectively manage the end-user experience.
ST06 The Benefits of Microsoft Dynamics on a Dynamic Application Platform
Ben Riga, Jim Steger, Matt Valentine
Wed 3/11 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM | Room 276
Repeat Session: ST06R | Thu 3/12 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM | Room 276
For businesses to stay competitive and keep up with changing needs, a flexible and responsive IT infrastructure is needed. Microsoft Dynamics and the Microsoft Application platform provide powerful capabilities for delivering applications that power your business and enable your people to do their best work. Learn how organizations using Microsoft Dynamics benefit from the Microsoft Application Platform, including Visual Studio, SQL Server and BizTalk Server.
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