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Bootcamp Week – The one & only


We are pleased to invite you to the Bootcamp Week. This is THE opportunity for IT professionals and developers to learn about Microsoft’s newest products & technologies, share best practices, experience the latest product innovations, and learn new skills and techniques.

The Bootcamp week consists out of two parts:

1. the Ignites of Office 2013 – 299 euro/person

2. Additional tracks about Office, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Azure, … – all free!

Ignites Office 2013 – October 16th – 19th

What is an Ignite?
It’s a 4 day technical Partner training with level content 300. The curriculum is cross product, hands-on labs & presentations.

  • Lync Ignite Technical training (4 days) – Register now! 299 euro
    In Lync 15 many new capabilities are introduced. This track focuses on Lync investments in on-premises, online, and hybrid scenarios. Topics covered in this track include manageability, people, presence, and chat, video and collaboration, business voice, mobility, and Lync Online.
  • Exchange & Office 365 Ignite Technical training (4 days) – Register now! 299 euro
    This track dives deep into the new capabilities of Exchange and Office for the IT professional. Topics covered in this track include Exchange upgrades, Office deployment, Web Apps, archiving and compliance, moving to Office 365, and Hybrid architectures.
  • SharePoint Developer Ignite Technical training (4 days) – Register now! 299 euro
    The DEV workshop focuses on building apps for Office and SharePoint. Office, Exchange, and SharePoint introduce a new cloud app model. This workshop covers both Office and SharePoint Developer topics including: the cloud app model, app hosting options, authentication, managing apps, managing an app in the store, workflow, BCS, search, social, BI, Office document-centric apps, and mail apps.
  • SharePoint IT PRO Ignite Technical Training (4 days) – Register now! 299 euro
    This is a separate track for IT Professionals. SharePoint architecture is redesigned to scale to businesses and implementations of all sizes. This workshop will enable you to effectively design, deploy, and administer solutions specific to SharePoint 15 products.

Additional tracks – all for free

  • Exchange & Office 365 “What’s New” Technical training
    October 16th- – Register now!
    More info is coming soon!
  • Meet Windows Azure: From the basics to a working app in 1 day
    October 16th – Register now!
    More info is coming soon!
  • SharePoint & Office 365 SMB Technical training
    October 17th – Register now!
    More info is coming soon!
  • Windows 2012 exam cram
    October 17th –Register now!
    More info is coming soon!
  • Lync Community Technical Training
    October 18th – Register now!
    More info is coming soon!
  • Building Metro Style Apps
    October 18th – Register now!

    Millions of people around the world use Windows every day. Windows 8 gives you the opportunity to access this huge potential market by listing your apps in the Windows Store!

    Your day starts off with a good overview of Windows 8 Platform for Windows 8 style apps and Windows Runtime, covering the final material and the principles of apps.Then we dive into the details of the platform with focus on the platform specifics for C# and XAML developers as well as HTML/JavaScript for Web developers. We take you to User Interfaces and layout, integrating with Windows 8 Experiences such as contracts, tiles and notifications and application lifecycle. Your opportunity with the Windows Store is huge: you’ll learn all about it in our closing session.

    1. Opening keynote Windows 8 Platform for Metro Style Apps
    2. Building Windows 8 Metro Style UI controls, data and optimizing views
    3. How and When Metro Style Apps Run
    4. Integrating with Windows 8 Experiences Search, Share Contracts
    5. Bringing your Apps to Life with Tiles and Notifications
    6. Store and oppurtunity
  • SharePoint Enterprise “What’s New” Technical training
    October 19th – Register now!
    More info is coming soon!
  • Visual Studio 2012
    October 19th – Register now!
    More info is coming soon!

BeLux Partner Events: Where To Go And What To Do

As a partner it is not always that easy to understand what events you should attend, considering the truckload of invites you probably see passing by. I just wanted to give a bit of background on our event strategy.

Basically, there are 2 main partner groups to simplify things:

  • partners that focus on Enterprise and Large Mid Market customers
  • partners that focus on Small & Medium Sized customers

Every year, there are 2 main events and every event will have an in-person version as well as an online part afterwards.

So, for Enterprise partners, this event is called Microsoft Connect, for SMB partners, it’s called Partner Roadshow. And then there’s the Worldwide Partner Conference in July for all partner types from around the world.

Let’s put this in a grid and you’ll see it’s actually very simple.

In Person Online
Enterprise Partners

Microsoft Connect
Microsoft Connect
SMB Partners 2011
Partner Roadshow
Partner Roadshow
All Partners WPC DigitalWPC


First up is 2011 Microsoft Connect on October 11th, 2011 in Affligem (Montil). If you consider yourself as a partner that fits the target group, you are more than welcome. If not, stay tuned for more news on the Partner Roadshow.


TechDays Belgium 2011: Just 2 Weeks Left to Register

image_thumb3 TechDays 2011 - Register now

In just two weeks from now, you can join more than 1400 other developers and IT professionals to learn from top international and local speakers. Time is running out to secure your seat to the best BeLux Microsoft technology event of the year.

Did you know TechEd Europe will not return in autumn 2011, but later in 2012? Another reason to grab the chance and not miss TechDays 2011 in Belgium.

Have a look at the compilation video of last year’s event to taste the atmosphere!

The two-day conference

During the conference on April 26th and 27th, six Developer and IT-Pro tracks bring you a mix of new technology and in-depth content on current technology with over 60 sessions planned. No one less than Scott Hanselman will be opening the event with the developer keynote. Build you personalized agenda by viewing and filtering the online session builder.

Deep Dives Day (post-conference)

On the third day of TechDays, on April 28th, we host a Deep Dive day with four different tracks for developers and IT-Pros.

As a developer you can choose between two tracks that go in-depth and focus on Best Practices.

– Visual Studio 2010 Application Lifecycle Management
Windows Azure Platform Deep Dive

As an IT Professional you can choose between the following two tracks:

– Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Corey Hynes
– Direct Access
with John Craddock


The community is again present for more networking at the Ask-The-Experts zone. This zone will be manned by MVPs, Belgian community leads and the speakers. Don’t miss this opportunity to have your toughest questions answered.

Save your seats for TechDays 2011!

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