Here's the video from my panel discussion at the Microsoft TechEd Conference. Taped on May 11th at the Los Angeles Convention Center, hear me share my experiences at FMS with two fellow software consulting firm entrepreneurs. Learn from our efforts over the past two decades, the challenges we face, and how we've been successful. Entitled Let's Talk about Software Consulting as a Business, the video is 54 minutes.
Microsoft’s annual TechEd conference is being held in Los Angeles next week. Microsoft has invited me to participate on a few panels including:
Let’s Talk about Software Consulting as a Business
Migrating Your Data Tier to SQL Server: Strategies for Survival
The World Turned Upside Down: Development Strategies for Lean Times
For more information, times and rooms, please visit our Upcoming Events page. Be sure to find me up if you are there.
The HotMommas Project and Professor Kathy Korman Frey are featured in a recent Washington Post article. It is about the GWU Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Class, the Hot Mommas Project (as mentioned previously on our blog), and all the reasons why these educational initiatives exist.
Today, April 13th, 2009, at 12pm EST you can participate in a related online chat at the Washington Post's website. Professor Frey will be there to answer questions and lead the discussion.
Luke and I attended the awards ceremony for The HotMommas Project Case Study Competition March 9th, 2009 at The George Washington University. It was great to see the result of our efforts developing the HotMommas website over the past several months. It’s quickly become the world’s largest, public domain case study repository of stories from female entrepreneurs. It was wonderful to hear the stories of some of the contestants. We met some dynamic, brave and inspiring women entrepreneurs. The winner’s case is well worth reading, and so are many others. We encourage you to check out The HotMommas Project website.
Over the years, I have had an ongoing discussion about how Microsoft Access best fits in an organization's database strategy. Similar to how some Excel files evolve beyond the capabilities of a spreadsheet and move to Access, some Access applications grow beyond the features of Access. Recently, I was interviewed by Microsoft’s Architect Evangelist Dr. Zhiming Xue on dealing with Access Database based solutions and the challenges of migrating them to SQL Server. Watch the 22 minute video and read more about Migrating Microsoft Access Databases to SQL Server. Let me know what you think.
FMS has offered Access to SQL Server “upsizing” (aka conversion or migration) services for a number of years. We have been working with Microsoft to help customers convert their database applications from Access-based systems to (most typically) SQL Server and ASP.NET websites and web applications. We are one of the few companies in the world who are recognized by Microsoft as being experts at Access to SQL Server migration (see our whitepaper and partner link at the bottom of that page on the Microsoft website).
To kick off 2009, we are offering special rates on these services. Please contact us or give us a call at 703-356-4700 to find out how we can help your organization take the next step.
FMS is excited to announce the launch of The HotMommas Project, a case study competition and social networking website for businesswomen and entrepreneurs. FMS developed this Microsoft ASP.NET and SQL Server based website for a GWU business school professor in Washington, DC. The HotMommas Project just announced their judging panel and the group is generating quite a buzz. Check it out, and we encourage you to tell anyone who may be interested to sign up and enter the competition.