So, you might have seen Gary or Ed mention this, but now that it's underway I have time to talk about it too. 3sharp is presenting a 10-city roadshow called "Optimizing Communication and Collaboration with Microsoft Technologies". The thrust behind the roadshow is simple: you can get a lot of mileage from Microsoft's investment in communications and collaboration technologies by deploying them in parallel with-- not necessarily as a replacement for-- whatever you're currently using. The structure of the events is simple: if you're a developer, you go to John's excellent class on how to extend Notes apps by having them produce, or consume, data from .NET web services; if you're a technical decision maker, you come hear the Burton Group's forecast on market dynamics in the C&C space, then I get to explain the pieces of MS' collaboration strategy, with copious use of demos.
Our first event in Dallas this week went really well. My content was well-received; it was obvious to the attendees that we're not suggesting they rip-and-replace their existing infrastructures (well, maybe if you're using OCS). Instead, we're making a solid case for extending their business systems with Microsoft's collaboration and communications platform. Next stop: Waltham! (Personal to Ed Brill: the Chicago show got moved to 4/21, so please adjust your calendar!)
Peter O'Kelly let me know last week.
Posted by: Ed Brill at March 7, 2005 08:32 PM
That's what I forgot to mention: I thoroughly enjoyed meeting and spending time with Peter. He's a fascinating guy. Good thing he let you know about the date change; I look forward to meeting you when I'm in Chicago.