Microsoft Mondays–June 2012


Introducing “Microsoft Mondays”. A program consisting of a series of Webcasts showcasing various Microsoft products and technologies. Each Monday we discuss a particular topic pertaining to development, infrastructure, Office tools, ERP, client/server operating systems etc. The webcast will be broadcast via LiveMeeting and can viewed from a web client. The idea behind the “Microsoft Mondays” program is to help you become more proficient in the products and technologies that you use and help you utilize their full potential.

What’s next with Windows 8
Level – 300 ( Intermediate – Advanced )
In this saession we will show Microsoft’s new operating system "Windows 8" and move on to the step of building a great app that integrates with Windows 8 experiences and that has great user interaction. Metro is our new design and you’ll see the future of development in Metro Style Aplications. Then we will share how easy and agile it is to develop an application for new Interface with your existing development skills. Please join us to see this exiting moment on this new platform and the opportunies coming in!
Date: June 4, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (GMT+3)
Featuring: Goksin Bakir, MEA DPE Azure and Client Lead, Microsoft
Ibrahim Kivan, Client Developer Evangelist, Microsoft



Introducing SQL Server Data Tools
Level – 300 ( Intermediate – Advanced )
This session introduces SQL Server Data Tools (previously called Juneau) and how developers can finally manage their SSIS, SSRS, and SSAS implementations and their databases through one central tool inside Visual Studio. Managing SQL Azure, as well as offline and online development will also be discussed. If you are a .NET developer or a SQL Server professional, this is a must-attend session.
Date: June 11, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (GMT+3)
Featuring: Nabeel Derhem, Senior Solutions Architect, AL-ELM

Office 2010 deployment at Microsoft
Level – 300 ( Intermediate – Advanced)
Hear how Microsoft IT manage the deployment of Office 2010 within the company including our application compatibility strategy, User readiness and product delivery.
Date: June 18, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (GMT+3)
Featuring: Steve Reay, Principal PM, Microsoft

SharePoint Online: Developer Extensability and Customization
Level – 300 ( Intermediate – Advanced )
In this session we will address all levels of what customers can do, and be clear on what scenarios are not supported. This session will be based on demos on how developers can develop sandbox solutions and use them on SharePoint Online. This session will also highlight the imporatance of SharePoint 2010 Client Object Model in developing apps for SharePoint Online.
Date: June 25, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (GMT+3)
Featuring: Jerry Yasir, SharePoint Server MVP, Riyadh SharePoint User Group Lead

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FREE – Microsoft Private Cloud Training

Adopting this exciting new computing paradigm provides a whole new landscape of technology and career direction for IT professionals. Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft System Center 2012 team have partnered to bring you an exciting opportunity to learn what you need to know to deploy, manage and maintain Microsoft’s private cloud solution. Leveraging the popular Jump Start virtual classroom approach, the industry’s most gifted cloud experts will show attendees why this new private cloud solution, based on System Center 2012 and Windows Server, has garnered so much attention. Presenters include Symon Perriman, Sean Christensen, Adam Hall, Kenon Owens, Prabu Rambadran & Chris Van Wesep and there will be a live Q&A during the event.

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Event Agenda

Day 1: Deployment & Configuration (Feb. 21)

  • Part 1: Understanding the Microsoft Private Cloud
  • Part 2: Deploying the Infrastructure Components
  • Part 3: Deploying the Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Part 4: Deploying the Service Layer
  • Part 5: Deploying the Applications & VMs

Day 2: Management & Operations (Feb. 22)

  • Part 6: Managing the Infrastructure Components
  • Part 7: Managing the Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Part 8: Managing the Service Layer
  • Part 9: Managing the Applications & VMs

Jump Start Overview

This accelerated Jump Start sponsored by Microsoft Learning is tailored for IT professionals familiar with Windows Server technologies, Hyper-V virtualization, and the System Center management solutions. The course is designed to provide a fast-paced and technical understanding of how and why Microsoft’s approach to the private cloud delivers scalability, security, flexibility and control.

Here are few unique benefits of this course:

  • Students have the opportunity to learn from and interact with the industry’s best cloud technologists!
  • This high-energy, demo-rich learning experience will help IT Professionals understand why Microsoft private cloud solutions are making a splash in the industry.
  • Students will see with their own eyes how Windows Server 2008 R2 and System Center 2012 work together to provide the best combination of security and scale.
  • Information-packed agenda! Day one of this two-day online course will focus on designing and deploying the right solutions for your organization, while day two will provide an in-depth look at the tools available to help monitor, secure and control the operational aspects of a private cloud.

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Learn Windows Azure Online Event

This is an excellent resource for those wanting to learn Azure. Please help us get the word out about the “Learn Windows Azure” event by pointing developers to ScottGu’s blog post, posting the below banner on your blog and pointing them to the event site, and sending your audience the attached email.  




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Join us LIVE from the Microsoft Redmond Campus to learn how to get started building applications for the cloud from Microsoft technical leaders Scott Guthrie, Dave Campbell, and Mark Russinovich!



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On Tuesday December 13th we will be holding a special Windows Azure event for developers. At the Learn Windows Azure event you will learn how to get started building applications for the cloud. The entire event will broadcast live from the Microsoft Redmond Campus so you can watch from anywhere around the world.

We will cover the following topics at the Learn Windows Azure event:


·         9:00 – 10:30 a.m. – Getting Started with Windows Azure

Learn how to get started building applications for Windows Azure with the Windows Azure SDK & Tools from Microsoft Corporate VP Scott Guthrie. 


·         10:45 – 12 p.m. – Cloud Data & Storage

Join Microsoft Technical Fellow Dave Campbell and learn how to use SQL Azure and Windows Azure storage services in your cloud applications.  


·         12:15 – 1:15 p.m. – Channel9 Cloud Cover Show Live

Join Steve Marx and Wade Wegner for this special live edition to see some fresh Windows Azure demos and hear answers to common Windows Azure questions.


·         1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – Developing Windows Azure Applications with Visual Studio

In this session, Jay Schmelzer will show you how to use Visual Studio to its full potential to develop, debug, and deploy cloud applications. 


·         2:45 – 3:45 p.m. – Building Scalable Cloud Applications

Do you want to build applications that are highly scalable, loosely coupled, and highly available?  Then tune in for this session to learn about key Windows Azure services and patterns from David Aiken.


·         4:00 – 5:00 p.m. –  Expert Panel Q&A featuring Scott Guthrie, Dave Campbell, and Mark Russinovich! 

Submit your questions over Twitter with the #WindowsAzure hashtag and have them answered live during the event by senior Microsoft engineering leaders.

Register Now!

The Learn Windows Azure event will start at 9 a.m. and will conclude at 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. You can watch the entire event live on Channel9 at

A limited number of seats are also available to attend the event in-person at the Microsoft Redmond Campus. Registration is required to attend in-person.  Register now to reserve your seat for the in-person event or receive a reminder for the online event. 




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