Technical Sessions - MVP Global Summit

 MVP Global Summit
November 3 -6, 2014 | Bellevue & Redmond, Washington, USA
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Technical Sessions
 
As is customary for previous MVP Summits, we design the content plan based on the timing of Microsoft products and technology releases, and by considering the needs of MVPs. Product or technology roadmaps vary greatly. Consequently, at the time of the MVP Summit, content availability and community feedback are more relevant for some products or technologies versus others.

Content is delivered via deep technical breakout sessions as well as highly interactive breakout sessions where attendees evaluate plans or share community feedback. Breakout sessions are aligned to the MVP award program areas of expertise. Many sessions will be exclusive to specific expertise areas, while others will be open more broadly. There may be group sessions that are targeted to groups of expertise, such as when we held a Developer Day or IT Pro Day during previous Summits.

New this year! Accessibility is central to the idea that Microsoft builds tools that empower every individual. The Accessibility Product Group will host four side sessions on Thursday, November 6 dedicated to the efforts on Accessibility. These sessions will be open to all MVPs.
 
Below is the current status of our Technical Expertise Coverage list in days which is subject to change.

 
Expertise Coverage
Technical Expertise
Number of Days
Technical breakout sessions in designated Expertise
Broader group sessions (i.e. IT Pro, Developer or Consumer focused)
Alternate sessions not in designated Expertise
Side sessions in designated Expertise
Access
2
 
 
 
App-V
2
 
 
 
ASP.NET/IIS
3
 
 
1
Bing Maps Development
0
 
 
 
Cluster
3
 
 
1 (Thu)
Consumer Security
0
 
3
 
Developer Security
2
  
 
 
Directory Services
3
 
 
 
Dynamics AX
0
 
 
 
Dynamics CRM
0
 
 
 
Dynamics GP
0
 
 
 
Dynamics NAV
0
 
 
 
Enterprise Client Management
3
 
 
1 (Thu)
Enterprise Security
1
 
 
 
Excel
1
 
 
 
Exchange Server
3
 
 
 
File System Storage
3
 
 
 
Forefront
0
 
 
 
Forefront Identity Manager
2
 
 
 
Games for Windows
0
 
3
 
Group Policy
1
 
 
 
Hardware Interaction Design and Development
0
 
 
 
Hyper-V
3
 
 
1 (Thu)
ID@Xbox
0
 
 
0
InfoPath
0
 
2
 
Internet Explorer
3
 
 
 
Kinect for Windows
2
 
 
 
Lync
2
 
 
 
Macintosh
3
 
 
 
Microsoft Azure
3
 
 
2 (Thu & Fri)
Microsoft Integration
1
 
 
 
Office System
0
 
2
 
Office365
3
 
 
 
OneNote
1
 
 
 
Outlook
1
 
 
 
PowerPoint
1
 
2
 
PowerShell
2
 
 
 
Project
1
 
2
 
Publisher
0
 
2
 
Remote Desktop Services
2.5
 
 
 
SharePoint Server
3
 
 
 
Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing
2
 
1
 
SQL Server
3
(Sun-Tue, contact is Regina George)
 
2
 
Surface
3
 
 
 
System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
3
 
 
 
Visio
2
 
 
 
Visual Basic
2
1
 
.5
Visual C#
2
1
 
.5
Visual C++
2
1
 
 
Visual F#
1
1
 1
 
Visual Studio ALM
3
 
 
2
VSTO
0
 
3
 
Windows Consumer Apps
0
 
 
 
Windows Embedded
2
1
 
 
Windows Entertainment and Connected Home
0
 
3
0
Windows Expert - Consumer
1
 
2
0
Windows Expert - IT Pro
3
 
 
 
Windows Phone Consumer
3
 
 
 
Windows Platform Development
2
1
 
1 (1/2 on Sun & 1/2 on Thu)
Windows Server for Small and Medium Business
2
 
 
 
Windows Touch & Tablet PC
0
 
3
0
Word
1
 
 
 
Xbox
0
 
 
0