MS Ireland SQL 2008 R2, Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 “Launch”

Today sees the the technical preview road show of Office 2010, Sharepoint 2010 and SQL 2008 R2 by Microsoft Ireland.  I’m attending the Dublin event and blogging the highlights.  You can still register for the Belfast, Cork and Galway events so make sure you attend if you can.  I’ll update this post as the afternoon moves along so come back later if you want to read more.

The event kicks off with Enda Flynn (Technical Audience Manager in the DPE team).  Enda tells us that the software will be available on volume licensing on May 12th and on the shelves in June.  The Office 2010 beta is stiff available and a Zune HD draw is running for people in Ireland.  Information about this is available when you download (check the site).

Office 2010

Patrick Herlihy is a partner technical specialist in MS Ireland focusing on the UC and BI stuff and will be up next.  The focus on his presentation is management, security and cost effectiveness.

Deployment Options

Lots of ways:

  • Install
  • Terminal services
  • App streaming
  • Web streaming

Server Integration:

Just a few examples:

  • Presence: Office Communication Server
  • Security: AD Rights Management Services
  • On premises hosting with SharePoint


This is now called SharePoint Workspace.  Very useful for sharing data with people outside of the office.  Has offline access.  I’ve used Groove once before on a collaboration project.  It’s a little different but it works well.

Services More Discoverable to End Users

  • End users can see services offered by IT through Office Backstage.
  • End users can also create their own applications in Excel and publish them to SharePoint.


There is online webcasting available.  Video is easier.


Lots of new stuff.  Mail tips, e.g. a warning if you try to send an email to all staff.  Conversation view is enabled by default.  Better integration with OCS.

Office Web Apps

You can use online versions of Office 2010.  You host this on premises with SharePoint.  It supports non-MS browsers.


Think of this as an expanded File menu that is better presented for end users.  Things are easier to find, whether it be the ability to save in another format or save to the SharePoint server – the latter was always an issue in the past.

SharePoint Workspace Offline

This will work with Office on Windows Mobile 6.5 or higher (or whatever it is called this week).  So now you can have docs on SharePoint, sync them to your laptop for home use, or even sync them to your phone for completely mobile use.  They’ll all sync with SharePoint.  The office, the firewall, and the organisation (forest membership) are no longer boundaries to secure data access.


The trend of attacks is that attacks is that they are increasingly attacking applications more than anything else.  The network and OS transport layers are at the bottom, i.e. least attacked.  Between them and applications are the core OS libraries.

Office 2010 has “increased security” – you’ll probably need to search to get the details.  All of this is manageable using GPO.  An example is Protected View.  Office 2010 can detect documents that are sourced from elsewhere and protect you from them.  You have to verify that the doc expected/OK before it has full functionality.

Document Inspector can be controlled using GPO.  It will run every time a doc is saved.

Accessibility Checker is exposed by Backstage.  This can run against documents (by policy) to ensure a document is accessible compliant.


Disk requirements go up by just 1.5GB from Office 2010.  All other requirements are the same.  There are native 32bit and 64bit versions.  Watch out for plugins on 64bit editions.  There is still a problem there.  32bit is still recommended.

It stats up very fast – event the old CTP does.

You can install using GPO startup scripts.  You cannot install using traditional MSI/transform via GPO like you could with XP/2003.  So it’s the same as with Office 2007.  Can install using ConfigMgr or App-V.  You will need App-V 4.6 (the latest version) if you want to do app virtualization for Office 2010.

As usual, there will be an extensive GPO management options.


Office now has the same licensing as Windows.  You use either a MAK or a KMS key.  *wait for you reaction here*

Deployment Planning

  • Use MAP v5.0 (still a beta on Connect) to assess readiness for Office 2010.
  • Office Environment Assessment Tool (OEAT) – checks 3rd party add-ins for compatibility.  It uses an online library to warn you.  It’s kind of a similar model as with ACT.
  • Office Compatibility Code Inspector (OCCI) – will inspect custom code that is written.
  • Office Migration Planning Manager – Identify macro issues, migrate office files to OpenXML


There is a pre-packaged “productivity hub” SharePoint site library with training content for end users. You can load it on SharePoint 2010 to teach users how to use SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010.

Office Ribbon Here is a new plug-in.  It’s a game of some sort to challenge and  teach users how to use the ribbon.  We have a few laughs here when Patrick shows us how little he uses MS Word for formatting :)  MS folks do live in Outlook after all.

SharePoint 2010

Aidan Nolan (they keep saying Aidan is up next and I keep double taking thinking WTF!!! I’m not presenting today!) from MS Ireland is up next.

Sales Pitch

  • Connect and empower people
  • Cut costs with a unified infrastructure
  • Rapidly respond to business needs

Gains for the IT Pros

IT productivity

  • Streamlined central admin
  • Management & health monitoring
  • PSH support

Scalable unified infrastructure:

  • Manage and control server resources – large list management
  • Improve data management and availability – high availability
  • Scalable services architecture

Flexible deployment:

  • Quick and simple installation and configuration – configuration wizards
  • Smooth and predictable upgrade – visual upgrade
  • Manage and control custom code – sandboxed solutions
  • Improved features – group policy block and AD marker

We now get a demo of functionality in SharePoint 2010.  Simple things like the ability to stretch an image, context sensitive ribbon, are big wins here, making it much more end user friendly.  The ribbon in SharePoint is just like an Office ribbon.  There is a theme gallery where you can easily update Office themes (templates).  Popups aren’t hidden away like previous versions of SharePoint.  The interface is much more responsive to mouse movement.  Fast Search brings back previews.  You can select the type of content you want to see, e.g. PowerPoint documents, people, etc.  There is a preview where the content can be browsed inline in the search results.  It also links to duplicate content.

Central administration is completely redesigned.  Health is front and centre.  You can see detected faults along with proposed resolution steps. 


  • 64 bit only – that’s the entire farm.  Dual CPU
  • 8GB minimum for a role
  • 80 GB disk minimum
  • SQL 2005 x64 SP 2 with CU 12, SP3 with CU 2
  • SQL 2008 x64 Std SP1 + KB970315
  • X64 W2008 SP2 Standard or W2008 R2 Std
  • There’s a crap load of s/w pre-requisites.  There is a pre-requisite tool to do all the detection work for you.  It will download and install all the bits required.  Nice time saver.


  • Prerequisites
  • Install the binaries
  • Configuration Wizard
  • Server Farm Configuration Wizard – a new tool to create new site collection and set up service accounts.


  • Silverlight 2
  • Level 1 browser like IE7.  Includes specified versions of Safari and FireFox.

Upgrade Path

  • In place upgrade: supposed to be next – next – next.  A restart of the process is possible.  All timeouts are removed – reported as a big problem before.  Sites are unavailable during upgrade and retain the URL after the upgrade.  Farm settings are inherited.  Customizations are retained.  Entire farm is offline for some time.
  • Database attach: Can attach content, SSP and Project.  Cannot attach Configuration or Search DB’s.  What you do is install an entirely new farm and attach to existing databases.  Can upgrade many content DB’s at once.  Can consolidate farms.  You lose settings and customizations from old farm(s).  It requires lots of engineering time and bandwidth.  You need direct access to the DB servers – problem in huge organizations where there are DBA teams/depts.
  • Hybrid: Do a bit of both in-place and attach.  Maintain settings and customizations.  Multiple content DB’s at once.  Requires time and direct access.

Gradual upgrade is not supported.  Note that you cannot upgrade from 32bit to 64bit.  That requires a migration.

Normally an upgrade retains the 2007 appearance.  You can do a visual appearance upgrade too.  It is a one way operation.

Introducing PowerPivot for Excel/SharePoint

By Bob Duffy MVP (SQL) and DB architect (not MS).  Bob is one of those guys with a big brain that makes you feel sick with jealousy.  Nice guy too.

The first bit is that you can bring in data into Excel 2010 from any source that you can get a data driver for.  It also can run MUCH more rows and data than previous versions.  The demo example has 1.4 million rows.  Data can be cleansed at the entry point into Excel.  Very useful because BI data can be a bit rough around the edges at times.  You can filter out unwanted fields too.  Bob runs through a demo and shows how flexible PowerPivot is for BI work with large volumes of data.  The demo is very, very cool.  Bob pulls in data from SQL, does graphing, slicing, selections and calculations (using macro) and then pulling in data from an RSS atom feed to join it.

You can save locally or save to SharePoint to share with others.  MIS will want to get involved here to assure that a BI application is valid.  And that’s possible thanks to the PowerPivot Gallery.  Admins can manage PP’s here.  And users can subscribe to them.

Bob went on to demonstrating the reporting capabilities of integrating with SQL 2008 R2.  He put together with (what seemed like) a few mouse clicks a map that subscribed to the PP data from the gallery.  It could even overlay a map from Bing.  Then he pulled data from an RSS atom feed from elsewhere and joined it to compare and contrast how one metric affected another.

EDC and Lanuages

The end of the day was with two guys from the EDC in Dublin.  One showed how you could integrate new languages into the Office hints.  The other showed a video of using SharePoint 2010 MUI’s.  An admin would install and enable a language.  Each user could then select the language of their choice in SharePoint.  That could be displayed on the fly in the interface, including the dialog boxes.

And that was the end of the session.  The evening was all aimed at developers so I skipped that.

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Office/SharePoint and Visual Studio 2010 Launch Events

The official MS Ireland launch events for Office 2010/SharePoint 2010 and Visual Studio 2010 will be taking place this month.  You can find more details on the MS Ireland IT Pro blog:

It’s another road show like the last few events so you folks in Cork should expect some very tired people.  I’m not participating but I might be around on the afternoon of the 12th to meet some people who might be flying in.

Why Should You Go To Minasi Conference 2010?

Everyone knows that budgets are slashed and the opportunity to attend big and expensive conferences so you can stay up to date is probably gone.  Well there is a more economic way to stay up to date.

Mark Minasi (well known TechEd/WinConnections speaker, Windows IT Pro journalist, Mastering Windows Server 2008 R2 author) will once again be hosting a conference in his home town of Virginia Beach, VA, USA.  It’s a low cost, non-profit event that is aimed squarely at the IT Pro.  The registration cost is a measly $450 which is around €330.  It’s 3 days full of techie talk, including Windows Server/Desktop, virtualisation, SBS/EBS, Exchange, SharePoint, PowerShell, Active Directory, security/certificate services, SQL, and a whole lot of fun.

This is not WinConnections or TechEd.  It’s a whole lot smaller and all of the speakers are techies.  Because this event is smaller, everyone is approachable and they’ll try to answer any question.  Every session is very interactive, and most of the speakers can usually be found afterwards in the bar, at breakfast/lunch, or at the party.

It’s not only sessions or classes here.  Intercontinental friendships, both personal and professional, are formed here every year.  Delegates look forward to meeting up with friends again, and with figuring out problems with other delegates.  The opportunity to network is unmatched … everyone is made welcome, we pretty much all have breakfast and lunch together.  And whether you want to party or just hang out for a quiet evening, you’ll have some company.

The speakers include authors, journalists, consultants, administrators, MVP’s, and people respected on the Internet for the experience and willingness to help.  Something quite original was tried last year and it’s being repeated this year.  Mark likes to encourage people to develop their skills, be it technical or otherwise.  Many of the speakers at the conference really only started doing this stuff here.  Most people would run at the thought of speaking for 75 minutes.  So last year we tried running mini-sessions where attendees could talk for 15 minutes about stuff they had done that might be interesting, e.g. a first time delegate spoke about how to build a PC at home for running VMware ESXi.  It was a success and it’s being repeated this year.

We also push outside the usual topics to boost personal development.  A few years ago Mark did a session on how to do technical presentations.  It was a hit and provided great information, some of which I try to use.  This year Eric Rux (an editor with Windows IT Pro) is talking about how to get into writing.  With Mark Minasi, and a bunch of other writers (book and magazine) in the audience also taking part, there’ll be a lot of information. 

Previous attendees will know that each conference is pretty much formed the year before based on feedback.  It really is a conference that is “owned” by the delegates.  A perfect example is PKI/certificate services.  Last year it seemed to be mentioned in half of the sessions and most delegates had no knowledge or experience in dealing with this technology.  A Q&A session on content pretty much steered the speaker recruiting.  So this year we have Roger Grimes (MS security architect) in to talk about it.  Take a peek at the below schedule and you’ll see how much interaction there is: panel sessions, Q&A sessions, etc.  Check it out and see if you’ve got a time slot in May to attend.  Here’s the schedule for 2010:

Sunday – May 2nd 2010

  • Pre-Conference event with Todd Lammle
  • 08:30 – 12:30
  • 12:00 PM – Conference Registration Begins
  • 1 PM – Opening Session led by Mark Minasi
  • 2 PM – Session 1: Mark Minasi – 10 (or more) things that you don’t know about Windows Server 2008 R2
  • 3:15 – Break
  • 3:30 – Eric Rux – “So, you want to be a writer, eh?:  Tips, tricks and other thoughts on getting into the writing game – with open discussion with the other authors in the audience”
  • 4:00 – Mini Session – TBC
  • 4:30 – Break
  • 4:45 – Roger Grimes – Fighting off Malware, the latest attacks and ways to resist them!
  • 6:00 – Welcome Reception in the Hunt Room

Monday  – May 3rd 2010

  • 9:00 – Ultan Kinahan – Disaster Recovery With VMware SRM
  • 10:15 – Laura E. Hunter – Active Directory Federation Services
  • 11:30 – Break
  • 11:45 – Aidan Finn – Using Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2: How to manage Hyper-V
  • 1:00 – Lunch (Provided)
  • 1:45 – Claus Neilsen – Digging into PowerShell V2
  • 3:00 – Mark Minasi – The Active Directory recycle bin.
  • 4:15 – Break
  • 4:30 – Expert Panel:  Project Planning, Design and Documentation (Bring Your Own Questions)
  • 5:45 – Offsite Dinner Organized with Transportation

Tuesday – May 4th 2010

  • 9:00 – Eric Rux – Using Windows in your Home! –  “More fun with Windows Home Server: How to use this versatile product for small business and home entertainment”
  • 10:30  – Mini Session – TBC
  • 11:00 – Roger Grimes – Server 2008 PKI – Certificates are becoming increasing critical – learn how to use them!
  • 12:30 – Lunch (Provided)
  • 1:00 – Nathan Winters – Protection and Compliance with Exchange 2010
  • 2:15 – Break
  • 2:30 – Michael B. Smith – Part 1 – Migrating from 2003 AD and Exchange to 2010 Exchange and 2008 R2 AD – Hands on Demonstration
  • 3:45 – Break
  • 4:00 – Michael B. Smith – Part 2 – Migrating from 2003 AD and Exchange to 2010 Exchange and 2008 R2 AD – Hands on Demonstration
  • 5:30 – Dinner (on your own) at a local restaurant. Last chance to rub elbows.

Wednesday –  May 5th 2010

  • 9:00 – Stacy Hein – SQL Server troubleshooting
  • 10:15 – Short Session
  • 10:45 – Break
  • 11:00 – Joe McGlynn – A look at SBS and EBS – Doing IT right for the SME
  • 12:15 – Closing and Lunch
  • 1:30 – Unofficial Round Table

Windows Deployment Workshop with Deployment MVP/Expert Rhonda Layfield

Deployment MVP, speaker, journalist, consultant, and author, Rhonda Layfield is running a deployment workshop in Las Vegas on March 17th-19th.  It’s 2 and a half days with a person who knows this stuff inside-out.  If you’re a techie getting ready for a desktop deployment, a consultant who’ll probably do Windows 7 deployments this year, or an engagements manager with staff who should know this stuff then this is the best way to kept them up to speed with the MS technologies and approved ways to do this work. 

Rhonda doesn’t stop there.  She always goes on to explain the “edge scenarios”, e.g. what happens when drivers aren’t there, WDS deployments are slow, etc. Rhonda has done deployment projects for some huge organisations in the USA so she knows what she’s talking about.  This will be totally unlike attending some MOC course or a MS partner training day.  This is real at-the-coalface teaching from someone who has been there and done that.

Rhonda is the sort of person you want to teach you because she personally invests herself in each and every session she does.  I’ve seen how much work she invests in sessions the days leading up to them … even if they are repeat sessions, Rhonda will be constantly looking for ways to tune them, give better explanations, more information, etc.

The costs are actually pretty low.  The 2.5 days cost $835 which is around the cost of a MS partner training course in Ireland when you take the exchange rate into account.  Flights to Vegas are economic (Delta via Atlanta), and the Bellagio hotel will cost €150 a night.  Lunch and unlimited coffee are free for 2 days.  There will also be a cocktail hour.  Mark Minasi and Paul Thurrott will be attending so that’s 3 of the biggest brains around to bounce questions off of which is a unique opportunity.  I’ve never met Paul but if he’s like Mark and Rhonda, you’ll get your questions answered by someone approachable and friendly – and knowledgeable.

It also happens to be St. Patricks weekend and the bar to be at in Vegas will be in New York, New York, just a short stroll away.  Their rooms can be cheap if you book ahead.  I can’t remember the name of the older hotel just diagonally across from NY, NY on that junction but it’s decent and very cheap.

So go check out the Deployment Workshop.  I personally think it’s a great looking course, full of info and with a great teacher.  Rhonda did one session at TechEd Europe last year … and then was asked to repeat it due to popular demand later in the week.  That, I promise you, does not happen by accident.  So imagine what you’d get out of 2.5 days of material!

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Last Day Of #mvp10 MVP Summit 2010

Today is the last day of the MVP summit.  Over the last two days we had our breakout sessions with our expertise and interest groups.  Lots of stuff was covered and there were plenty of chances to chat with representatives from the groups.

The Redmond campus is huge.  For those of you in Ireland, imagine Sandyford Industrial Estate …. dozens of times bigger and with 4-6 lane highways instead of those tiny little streets.  I expected to find some sterile environment with giant tower blocks.  Instead it was lots of spread out office buildings with tree lined streets.  Transport was well organised with busses to ferry us everywhere.  You can see MS branded mini-buses on site as well as MS branded hybrid taxis.

Today’s sessions are general keynotes in the morning with some more specialist sessions outside of the product groups in the afternoon.

The forecast is pretty good.  Seeing as I’m over here with camera gear I’m going to take advantage of the opportunity and get out and about.  Myself and my roommate, Exchange MVP Nathan Winters from the UK, are heading up to Mount Rainier National Park in the Cascade mountains.  We’ll stay out there for a day and a half before returning to this area for our flights on Sunday.

I’d like to thank Ben, Mike, and all the others, who took the time to make us virtualisation MVP’s welcome in town this week.  We got to learn some cool things (which we cannot share so don’t bother asking) and our feedback was listened to and forwarded to the right people.  All I will say is that they are very aware of what the market wants and they are working hard to respond and to innovate.

Hopefully I’ll be able to come back next year.  Until then … Later!

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First Day of #mvp10 Breakout Sessions Complete

We’re half way through the in-depth sessions at the 2010 MVP summit.  It’s all under super-duper top secret NDA (with a threat of being hunted down) so don’t bother asking me anything.  All I’ll say is I learned loads and got to interact with some cool people, both MVP’s and product people from MS.   If you gave me feedback last week then it has been given in.  Tomorrow is another deep dive day on the Redmond campus.  Hopefully there will be lots more of the same.

#mvp10 Don’t Tell Anyone This …

… I can’t share any of the content from the Microsoft MVP Summit 😉

We’ve been encouraged to let people know about the experience but all content, be it technical, strategy, marketing, jokes, etc are all under our MVP Non Disclosure Agreements (NDA) and MS went to great lengths yesterday to reinforce that.

Yesterday was a sort of introductory day to get the ball rolling.  We had some generic sessions and some keynotes.  I attended one session where senior managers from a division worked as a panel and MVP’s brought their own questions/feedback, and those from their employers, customers and colleagues.  I think it was educational for both sides of the conversation.  And as expected, MVP’s don’t have questions -  they have comments with question marks on the end.

At the end of the day there was a reception.  I was selected to be one of the MVP’s to video record a question for an executive keynote on Friday.  I cannot share anything about it, other than it’s a question I think everyone would have on their top 5 list.  It’ll be cool if it gets played and answered.

We might now be able to tell people now about what we learn (not even our employers) but we will be able to work better (without telling you why) and be in a better position to share information when MS releases us on those specifics.  We’re also bringing feedback that we have gathered, hopefully helping MS to give their customers a product that you want.

Another part of the summit is networking.  It was nice to meet some of my American fellow virtualisation MVP’s for the first time.  I also got to meet Mike Sterling, one of the guys behind Hyper-V, that you may know through blogging and Twitter.  He’s a cool guy and really got me excited about these next 2 days, giving us a hint of the hard work they’ve been doing to prepare.  I also got to meet up again with fellow STEP & TechEd Springboard booth staff members Justin Rodino and Miklos Cari.  There were lots of the familiar UK/Ireland MVP’s.  At least 5 of the Irish MVP’s are here in town covering virtualisation, unified communications, XNA and SQL.  And of course, there’s a good representation from the Minasi forum which has a unusually high number of MVP’s in the ranks.  We hung out at the reception last night and chatted about things from writing, books, the upcoming Minasi conference, and what we’ve been up to since we last met.

Later this morning we head out to the Redmond Campus and split up to meet the product teams in person.  These will be the deep-dive, uber-secret technical sessions that everyone wants to know about :)  I’m quite excited about these two days, because these two days of the year are the biggest of the benefits we get as MVP’s.  Not even our fellow MVP’s who couldn’t make it here this week get access to this information.  It’s an amazing privilege and one we have to take very seriously.

Starting from 7am, 1,400 MVP’s will be leaving 4 hotels and getting on the Microsoft shuttles to head out to a number of buildings in Redmond.  There we take on our role of playing secret agents once again, keeping secrets and hopefully representing you … but also hopefully having a lot of fun in the process.

Call Time On The Windows User Group?

It is getting to the point where I’m considering shutting down my efforts on the Windows User Group.  A lot of time goes into arranging an event, let alone speaking at one.  Time after time, I hear people moaning that they don’t know how to do something and they aren’t given the information.  Two of those topics were how to deploy Windows and how to make legacy applications work on a new version of Windows.  The last two events we ran were focused on those topics. 

Today was application compatibility.  Vikas Sahni, a MS trained expert on the subject, took the time to prepare a presentation and give it at no cost to anyone and at great effort for himself.  4 people turned up.

That’s just pathetic.  Around 6,200 people were made aware of this event.  Now I know there are people who cannot make it to every single event.  But out of 6,200 people I would expect maybe 20 or 30 would have the time, would care enough, and would make the effort.  But no, that’s just not the Irish way.

Foreign speakers who have presented here cannot believe how bad the Irish audience is at turning up for events compared to their own and other countries.  Microsoft Ireland even knows that if 30 people register for one of their events that they only need to have catering for 12.  Someone who works here and regularly speaks here was amazed at the turnout to an event that they presented at in Iceland and wished it was like that here.

Some will say “maybe if you had the event at 14:00 or 19:00”.  It doesn’t make a difference.  I was once at a fully registered event at 14:00 and 2 people turned up.  Our last night time event (on Windows 7) in the Spring last year had a handful of people turn up.

As I said, it isn’t down to effort.  6,200+ people were notified of these events.  IT “pros” in Ireland don’t care.  I’m wondering why I do.

Suggestions other than “I’m too busy” and “Have it at X time” are welcome.

Windows User Group Event: Windows 7 Application Compatibility

This is the latest Irish Windows User Group event that we have organised.

One of the challenges of migrating to a new desktop operating system is getting those legacy applications to work. This can seem so daunting that many organisations choose not to take advantage of new technology solutions to resolve business issues because the perceived cost and time requirements to get those applications working is too much.

Good news! Migrating to Windows 7 is a whole lot easier thanks to the solutions provided by Microsoft. These vary from technology built into the operating system, a free suite of tools provided by Microsoft and tools that are included in the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP).

The available solutions were briefly talked about and demonstrated at the community launch events for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

In this session Vikas Sahni is going to walk you through using some of the solution available from Microsoft to get your legacy applications working on Windows 7. The agenda includes:

Session I – The Changes

  • Windows 7 Goals
  • Operating System Version – Compatibility Tab, Shims and Layers
  • UAC changes
  • IE changes
  • Depreciated Apps – Windows Mail, Windows Movie Maker

Session II – The Tools

  • Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 5.5
  • LUA Tools and Solutions
  • Sysinternals Tools
  • IE Compatibility Test Tool

The Speaker

Vikas Sahni will be presenting this session. He is the CEO of Softedge Systems. Vikas is a software expert and has a history as a technical trainer.

Softedge Systems, the first European Microsoft IP Venture Partner, is a Dublin based software company. We focus on providing unique solutions for our clients and help distinguish them from their competition. We also develop and market software products that are differentiated by their ease of use. Softedge with its R&D and project management teams in Ireland and coding team in India is able to offer high quality, cost-effective software development for third parties.


Please DO NOT REGISTER if you are going to join the webcast.

You can join the web cast by:

1) Installing the free Live Meeting Client
2) Clicking on this link

Where and When

Microsoft Ireland Building 1, South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18, Ireland

February 5th.  Welcome at 09:30am, starting at 10:00am sharp.


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You can register here.

Join The Windows User Group

You do not need to join the Irish Windows User Group to attend this event. However, the free membership will mean that you’ll be alerted about future event.