To wrap up a rather eventful day here on MSFTKitchen, check out the following reference I just spotted while surfing around Microsoft’s events website. The event, Energize IT 2010, will be held in Canada on March 30, 2010 and the session is titled “From the Client to the Cloud V 2.0.” Here’s a screen shot of the first part of the event’s description:
In more detail:
Windows Azure. Office System 2010. Visual Studio 2010. Windows Phone 7. The Microsoft-based platform presents a bevy of opportunities for all of us. Whether you are an IT Manager, Developer, or IT Pro knowing how these will impact you is critical, especially in the new economic reality.
To start the day we will explore the Microsoft-based platform through a scenario that will demonstrate different points of view – from developer to IT Pro; from consumer to the information worker. From the client to the cloud, this fun-filled demo-intensive exploration will excite you about the possibilities of the Microsoft-based platform. You’ll see how to build next generation applications with technology like Silverlight, .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010. You will find out how to consume those applications on a variety of devices, like mobile devices running Windows Phone, netbooks and PCs running Windows 7, as well as the web. You will learn about how the Microsoft-based platform allows you to connect with your colleagues no matter where you are –office, coffee shops, or your own living room. You’ll also see how you and your colleagues can be even more productive with Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010.
In the afternoon we will split in two tracks focused on managing and deploying infrastructure, and the development process. These tracks will help you answer the question “How do I get to the latest technology from my current reality?” You’ll learn about the technical details required for you to be ready to implement some of the technologies demonstrated in the morning sessions and help offer a clear learning and experimentation roadmap, and action plan.
EnergizeIT: From the Client to the Cloud is your opportunity to learn how to harness the power and flexibility of the Microsoft-based platform from the client to the cloud.
This lends to the notion that Microsoft is indeed going to confirm Windows Mobile 7 sometime in the coming weeks, contrary to the, “trust us, we know what we’re talking about” vagaries coming from news sites on the web who say otherwise. Additionally, it was noted at PDC 2009 that Windows Mobile 7 would be making an appearance at MIX 2010. I’m going to jump out on a limb here and say it’s all but 100% obvious at this point that Windows Mobile 7 is going to rear its ubiquitous head here in the next few weeks and I absolutely can’t wait.