On December 14th the Belgian ISV Community Days are scheduled in Brussels; this event targets technical decision makers within our BeLux ISV community. Seats are limited to the first 100 subscribers so don't hesitate to sign-up over here!
Attend HP and Microsoft ISV Community Days to learn how your software — when built to leverage Microsoft Windows Server 2003 features like Windows Sharepoint Services, Active Directory (ADAM), security services and 64-bit computing — will deliver solutions your customers need today. In addition, find out how to grow your software business by taking advantage of ISV-oriented offerings from the Microsoft Partner Program, like Empower and the ISV Royalty Agreement.
10:30 – 11:00 Registration
11:00 – 11:15 Introduction By Chris Volckerick, Microsoft
11:15 – 12:30 Keynote: Building software on Microsoft Windows Server 2003, today and tomorrow by Rudi Larno, Microsoft.
Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 helps ISVs deliver new functionality that solves customers’ latest business needs, become twice as productive, and reach the broadest customer base with a single platform. It helps you better support your customers’ existing systems and standards, deliver greater performance, scalability, reliability and security, and provide your customers the lowest total cost of ownership. This session describes the roadmap for Windows Server and through customer and partner success stories shows how ISVs can be successful in taking full advantage of the enhanced features of Windows.
12:30 – 13:15 lunch
13:15 – 14:15 Developing Identity & Access-aware Applications (Securing your Application with Windows Server 2003 and the Roadmap to Federated Identity) by Peter Himschoot, U2U.
Today customers are looking for guidance on how to avoid introducing new directories and authentication schemes that increase complexity and undermine the goals of a successful identity and access management strategy. This presentation provides guidelines for developing applications that use the active directory and security services of the Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003.
13:15 – 14:15 Windows Server 2003 on 64-bit Platforms by Dominique Dierick & Daniel Boom, HP
Within a year most if not all server class hardware will be 64-bit capable. There is a massive potential to improve the performance and scalability of existing applications by taking advantage of the 64-bit capabilities within Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003. This session will provide technical guidance on how to optimize applications to support the 64-bit Windows platforms. The session will also cover how to ensure that your existing 32-bit applications will still function correctly in a Windows 64-bit environment to create maximum sales opportunities.
15:15 – 15-45 Break
15:45 – 16:45 Developing your software for collaboration by Patrick Tisseghem, U2U.
Information access and collaborative document sharing are becoming key aspects of today’s applications. Today with Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 you can build rich collaboration interfaces into your applications to provide consolidated views of information through Windows Sharepoint Server technologies, provide rich workflow scenarios between different applications and extend the presence information brought to the client to provide rich interaction and collaboration between users which was never thought possible.
16:45 - 18:00 Drinks