We’re going digital

ISV Partner Day is a great opportunity to engage with industry experts and fellow ISVs, in person. It’s also an international event, with people flying in from Germany, France, USA and beyond. Given the fast-changing situation with the Coronavirus, we are moving some of the most popular sessions to digital delivery. We are sticking to 21st April to minimise the impact on your schedule.  

 The live event will be back on 14th October with fresh content from Microsoft’s annual Partner conference, Inspire.

We’ll be delivering all the sessions below live on the day via Microsoft Teams. They will be run consecutively to bring you a full day of amazing content from leading experts. You’ll be able to submit your questions in advance of the sessions, as well as on the day.


9:30 – 10:00 Keynote with Joe Macri, Microsoft and Matthew Whitton, Grey Matter

10:05 – 10:50 Collaborative Development with GitHub  Richard Erwin, GitHub

GitHub make it easier for developers to be developers: to work together, to solve challenging problems, and to create the world’s most important technologies. We foster a collaborative community that can come together—as individuals and in teams—to create the future of software and make a difference in the world.

10:55 – 11:40 Implementing Azure DevOps for continuous delivery and automation – April Edwards, Microsoft

In this session we’ll start with the basics, discussing the practices of DevOps and then move into discussing automated operations that developers and operations teams can control. We will then deploy a new solution into the cloud using DevOps Project, showing how you can automate the deployment of an application and integrate it into Azure DevOps.

11:50  12:35 Developing together with Visual Studio Online – Giles Davies, Microsoft

Visual Studio Online (no, not VSTS/Azure DevOps, this is something new reusing the name) provides hosted development environments to make this easier and faster. This session will introduce the new Visual Studio Online and demonstrate how it can be used from Visual Studio Code and the Visual Studio IDE.

14:00 – 14:45 Rearchitecting for Azure. A smarter way to deploy – Justin Davies, Microsoft

Adopting the Cloud on its own isn’t enough, you need to know how to harness this enabler to really help you work more quickly and more efficiently at scale. In this session we will go through exactly how you can utilise Azure to achieve your goals faster in a more agile way, to drive business outcomes.

14:50 – 15:35 Understanding Azure Data Services and Azure Migration Tools – David Stewart, Grey Matter

Providing an overview of Azure Data Services and showcasing the technical capabilities of Azure assessment and migration tools such as for SQL Server to Azure SQL database.

15:45 – 16:30 Microsoft mapping, intelligent tools and geospatial services – Justine Coates, Microsoft

Learn how Microsoft Bing Maps APIs improve business performance with powerful location intelligence and geospatial insights.


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