Live Event - 05 October 2022

When 

Wednesday 5 October 2022, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 

 



Where
 

Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park, Reading, UK

We're very excited to be able to invite you to join us at Microsoft’s newly refurbished office in Reading. This fantastic location presents a unique opportunity to network with Microsoft speakers, as well as experts from the Grey Matter team and representatives from some of our most in-demand partners. 

Why attend?

ISV Partner Day is the only Microsoft-focused tech event in the UK dedicated to ISVs, SaaS providers, and application builders.

New for 2022, we’ve re-vamped our tracks to include Data and Infrastructure alongside the ever-popular Developer track. We hope you’re ready for an incredible line-up of speakers from Microsoft covering topics like:

  • Harness the Power of Data with Azure
  • Adopting the Azure Well-Architected Framework
  • Microsoft Business Intelligence, Data Analysis & Reporting
  • Microsoft Teams Integration & Application Development

ISV Partner Day is known for its buzz and community feel, and we can’t wait to soak up the atmosphere with you in October.

Tracks and agenda

Data

Developer

Infrastructure

Data Track
08:30 Registration

 

09:30-10:00 Keynote
James Chadwick (Microsoft) &
Matthew Whitton (Grey Matter)
Session description coming soon.

 

10:15-11:15 Discovering IoT
Stuart Jenkins
Senior Azure IoT Architect

An introductory look at the feature rich IoT platform available within Azure.
This session will discuss:
• device selection, security, and enrolment
• a brief explanation of Azure Sphere
• edge compute considerations
• data ingestion using Azure IoT Hub and Azure IoT Central
• devise and data presentation with Azure Digital Twin
• a short demo using Azure Percept

12:00-13:00 Harness the Power of Data with Azure
Taygan Rifat
Cloud Solution Architect
Microsoft
For any organization to succeed in a world of unprecedented uncertainty, a new level of agility is required. Core to that agility is the ability to quickly gain insights from data at any scale, power ultra-low latency applications that deliver personalized experiences, and empower all users in an organization, regardless of size. This requires a computing platform that provides limitless scale, performance, and possibilities for what can be achieved with data.

Join us for a whistle stop tour of Azure services within the data and artificial intelligence domain. The intent of this session is to attain a greater appreciation and understanding of the broad spectrum of capabilities on offer, from various database technologies, IoT, machine learning, and more, followed by a demonstration on the art of the possible with modern data architectures!

13:00-14:00 Lunch

 

14:00-15:00 Embed actional analytics everywhere with Power BI Embedded
Paul Henwood
Cloud Solution Architect Microsoft

Power BI Embedded Analytics enhances Power BI, enabling developers to embed stunning data visualizations in any platform, product, website, portal, or service. In this session, we will demonstrate how to get started with Power BI embedded and how you can quickly embed interactive reports and visualizations into your application. With the serverless architecture, you can automatically scale embedded analytics capabilities from a few to hundreds of thousands of users, without the need to build, set up and manage your own analytics information.

 

15:15-16:15 How to automate and optimise the delivery routes for packages across drivers
Clemens Schotte
Program Manager Microsoft Maps

In this talk, we will show you how to build a travel itinerary map with the Multi-Itinerary Optimization (MIO) API. This API delivers the necessary capabilities to create short, fast routes for various vehicle types and operations. The Multi-Itinerary Optimization (MIO) API automates building itineraries for multiple agents while optimizing their routes, saving travel time and distance.

Developer Track
08:30 Registration

 

09:30-10:00 Keynote
James Chadwick (Microsoft) &
Matthew Whitton (Grey Matter)
Session description coming soon.

 

10:15-11:15 Visual Studio
TBC
12:00-13:00 DevOps & GitHub
Mike Ormond
Cloud Solution Architect Microsoft

Building modern, cloud-native software brings many challenges, not least the need to respond to customer demands faster than ever before; enter DevOps. DevOps is many things: automation, collaboration, ownership, feedback, continuous learning; all important aspects of a DevOps approach.

In this session we’ll look at features of the Microsoft platform designed to support and enrich the DevOps journey. Whether it’s planning, security, CI/CD, team collaboration or improving the developer experience there’ll be a demo for everyone.

13:00-14:00 Lunch

 

14:00-15:00 Azure Infrastructure as Code
April Edwards
Microsoft

Session description coming soon.

15:15-16:15 Microsoft Teams Integration & Application Development
Jack Lewis
Cloud Solution Architect Microsoft

In this session you will learn all about how Teams Apps/Integrations work, and how to use the various interfaces that exist to surface an application's capabilities within the collaborative framework that exists inside Teams. This session will include technical information and demonstrations on how the various interfaces work, including; iFrames, chatbots & advanced bot integrations (such as messaging extensions/actions). It will also include guidance on how to work with the Graph API and Azure AD SSO for your app to provide amazing experiences for users when you build an app for Teams!

Infrastructure
08:30 Registration

 

09:30-10:00 Keynote
James Chadwick (Microsoft) &
Matthew Whitton (Grey Matter)
Session description coming soon.

 

10:15-11:15 What is the Cloud Adoption Framework and how does it apply to me?
Richard Cheney
Cloud Solution Architect Microsoft

More customers and service partners are pivoting around the Cloud Adoption Framework, Well Architected Framework and opinionated Azure Landing Zone deployments for management and governance. Azure services such as Azure Lighthouse and Azure Private Link Service are blurring the boundaries between service integrators, ISVs and customers.

What does this mean for the deployment of your products into customer environments in a SaaS context?

12:00-13:00 Adopting the Azure Well Architected Framework
Luke Fussell
Cloud Solution Architect Microsoft

The Azure Well-Architected Framework enables you to build workloads with confidence, based on deep technical guidance that is actionable, simple to use, and helps you to identify areas of improvement to focus your workload optimization efforts. Find out more about the Well-Architected Framework and supporting tooling such as the Well-Architected Review.

13:00-14:00 Lunch

 

14:00-15:00 Deploying Secure Infrastructure
TBC

Session description coming soon.

15:15-16:15 Get started publishing solutions on Microsoft's Commercial Marketplace
Alaric Wilson & Mike Ormond
Microsoft

Would you like to understand what it takes to publish your solution to a marketplace with four million monthly users? How to engage more customers, automate purchase and deployment? The Microsoft commercial marketplace is an online storefront where offers are listed and transacted to millions of users, Microsoft sellers, and resellers from organizations and agencies worldwide. You’re already using it, probably without realising it.

In this session we’ll answer the question “Why should I publish on the Microsoft commercial marketplace”, then focus on “How do I get started and what are the technical considerations?”. We’ll look at the different offer types, packaging and publishing solutions, pricing options, certification and more.

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