We’re excited to join you in Orlando next week. This year’s Microsoft participation will be headlined by Doug Kennedy, VP, Microsoft Dynamics Partners and Dynamics Support Services. Doug is a 17-year veteran of Oracle, and has been with Microsoft for the past three years. He’ll be representing Microsoft at the CIO Forum on Monday, April 11th, where he’ll host a breakout session on cloud computing and sit on an industry panel.

We have some great activities planned for the week, including sessions delivered by Microsoft employees and partners, hands-on labs, and a booth presence.  Look for us at the Women in IT panel in addition to the CIO Forum.

All of our COLLABORATE 11 activities have the goal of showing you how you can enhance your Oracle environment to grow and transform your business in powerful ways. Representation this year will come from the SharePoint, Dynamics CRM, Business Intelligence, SQL Server, and SQL Azure teams.

Come see us at booth #628 next week and you could win an Xbox 360 250GB console with Kinect from Quest thru Questopoly. Take advantage of the 7 sessions and 40 hands-on labs delivered by our team, and look out for other sessions from third parties on how to integrate with Microsoft technologies. Our session schedule is below.

It should be a great week of education and networking.  See you in Orlando!

Microsoft Session Schedule

Mon, 4/11
10:30AM        How Microsoft Drives CRM Productivity at Scale – 
Room 104A                       
and Cost Effectively

Wed, 4/13 – 8:00AM          Extending the Reach of Business Intelligence in your
Room 303A                        Organization


Wed, 4/13 – 9:15AM
          Microsoft SQL Azure, a relational database for the cloud

Room 208A


Wed, 4/13 – 1:00PM
           Maximizing the Value of SQL Server 2008 R2:

Room 104B                         Performance Tuning for Oracle Applications


Wed, 4/13 – 2:15PM          
Developing Office Business Solutions that Integrate
Room 204A                         Office 2010 with SharePoint 2010 and PeopleSoft

Wed, 4/13 – 4:00PM           Integrating SharePoint 2010 with Oracle's Business 
Room 104B                         Applications

Thurs, 4/14 – 8:30AM         Integrating SharePoint 2010 with Web Center portals

Room 104B