Windows PowerShell ISV/Developer Conference – Oct 9-10th, 2006

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Windows PowerShell ISV/Developer Conference – Oct 9-10th, 2006


We have a small number of available slots available for ISVs or Enterprise Developers to attend the Windows PowerShell & Microsoft Management Console (MMC) ISV Workshop (Building Next Generation Command Line and GUI Applications on Windows) on October 9th & 10th, 2006.  This is a free two-day event, located on the Microsoft Campus, Redmond, WA.  This in-depth briefing on Microsoft’s Windows PowerShell and MMC technologies and workshop training is designed for Independent Software Vendor and Enterprise Developers and Architects who are developing or are planning on developing applications based on the .NET framework.  Exchange Server 2007 and System Center Operations Manager 2007 (aka MOM V3) leverage Windows PowerShell and MMC in their products to increase administrator productivity, allow customers to automate all system administration tasks and lower training and support costs. Read more about Windows PowerShell and Microsoft Management Console.  This is a great opportunity to obtain an in-depth briefing on cutting-edge Windows and .NET management technologies, tools and roadmap, hands-on, concrete guidance on how to build next-generation GUIs layered over command-line.  You will also have the opportunity for in-depth discussions with Microsoft employees responsible for these technologies and tools. To apply to attend this Workshop, please send an email to our conference email address ( ) including the answers to the questions listed below. This event is invitation only, invites are non transferable and registration acceptance is based on space availability.


Scott Ottaway

Senior Product Manager, Windows Management Services



FAQ about the event:

Q: Is this technical or marketing content?

A: Content is technical including presentations by MS Architects and Program Managers.


Q: Who normally would attend this event?

A: Application Architects and Developers working at a software company developing .NET or planning to develop .NET applications.


Q: Am I limited to just two attendees?

A: No, if your company’s registration is accepted, each organization is guaranteed at least 2. You may register for additional people, on a first come, first serve basis.


Q: Is there any charge for this workshop?

A: No. Breakfasts, lunches, snacks and one dinner will be included as well as one giveaway.


Q. If I have questions, who should I contact?

A. For questions, contact Scott Ottaway (


DAY 1 

8:00 – 8:30

Registration / Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00

Welcome & Introduction

Microsoft welcomes you to our Redmond Campus and to the workshop.

9:00 – 10:15


Windows PowerShell and MMC 3.0 Overview

This session provides an overview of Windows PowerShell and MMC including the architecture and benefits of each, and how you can use them to build the next generation of Windows applications.

10:15 – 10:30


10:30 – 11:00

Introduction to MMC 3.0 

An overview of the architecture and capabilities of MMC 3.0

11:00 – 12:00

Designing and Building MMC 3.0 GUIs

How to build a MMC 3.0 Snapin, including providing support for tasks and extensions.

12:00 – 12:30

Lab: Building MMC 3.0 GUIs

12:30 – 13:00


13:00 – 13:45

Working with Windows PowerShell

Detailed overview of the features and capabilities of Windows PowerShell. Understanding these capabilities is key to building compliant Windows PowerShell cmdlets & providers.

13:45 – 14:15

Security and Windows PowerShell

This session looks in detail at the security built into Windows PowerShell, and best practices related to security.

14:15 – 14:30


14:30 – 16:00

Designing and Building CmdLets

Learn to build your own fully functional and feature rich PowerShell Commands.

16:00 – 17:00

Lab: Building PowerShell CmdLets

17:00 – 18:00

Company Store

18:00 – 20:00

Dinner and Drinks


DAY 2 

8:00 – 8:30

Breakfast / Lab

8:30 – 9:00

First Day Review & Announcements

9:00 – 10:15

Designing and Building a Namespace Provider

Build a Windows PowerShell Namespace provider to increase the discoverability and usability of your software’s data.

10:15 – 10:30


10:30 – 11:15

Designing and Building a Namespace Provider (Continued)

11:15 – 12:15

Lab: Building a Namespace Provider

12:15 – 13:00


13:00 – 14:30

Hosting Windows PowerShell

This session will show you how you can host Windows PowerShell in other applications, including windows forms and MMC 3.0

14:30 – 15:00

Lab: Hosting Windows PowerShell

15:00 – 15:15


15:15 – 17:00

Futures / Feedback / Gifts

This session will allow you to hear about and provide feedback on future ideas for the next versions of Windows PowerShell and MMC.




Instructions for requesting registration

Please submit your request to attend this workshop and the answers to the following questions to conference email address ( Acceptance is dependent upon space available. Each applicant must submit separate emails to request attendance.


  1. Name:
  2. Company:
  3. Is your organization a software company that develops applications for commercial sale?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  4. Are you primarily an application architect or an application developer?
    1. Application architect
    2. Application developer
    3. Other
  5. Are you currently responsible for the architecture or developer of  .NET applications for your company?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  6. Has your organization evaluated Windows PowerShell as a potential Windows development technology for your organization’s software products or custom applications?
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Don’t know
  7. Has your organization evaluated Microsoft Management Console (MMC) as a potential Windows development technology for your organization’s software products or custom applications?
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Don’t know
  8. If applicable, how many employees does your independent software company have?


  1. If applicable, please indicate the name of your Microsoft contact that referred you to this workshop invitation:




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