Join the Bing Maps Team at Microsoft’s ISV Partner Day

Update - April 30, 2020

Recordings of the Microsoft ISV Partner Day sessions can be found on the event webpage

Bing Maps EMEA Distributor, Grey Matter, is holding a live online event for ISVs and developers on April 21 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (UK BST). The event will include a keynote from leaders of Microsoft UK and Grey Matter plus six sessions, covering Bing Maps, Azure DevOps, Visual Studio Online, Azure tools and more. Register for the session of your choice and be sure not to miss out on our session led by Justine Coates with the Bing Maps team.


Microsoft mapping, intelligent tools and geospatial services

Speaker: Justine Coates, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft

Date and Time: April 21, 2020 at 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm (UK BST)

Learn how to get started with the Microsoft Bing Maps Platform. Our customers improve business performance with powerful location intelligence and geospatial insights offered through the Bing Maps APIs. There will also be a pre-recorded session available demoing the interactive SDK for our V8 Web Control and also outlining how to get started with Bing Maps.

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Full Day Agenda

The live online event will include sessions covering topics including GitHub, Azure DevOps, Visual Studio Online, Azure tools and more. See the full agenda below:

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

10:05 – 10:50 am Collaborative Development with GitHub – Richard Erwin, GitHub
GitHub makes 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 am 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 pm 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 pm 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 utilize Azure to achieve your goals faster in a more agile way, to drive business outcomes.

14:50 – 15:35 pm 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 pm Microsoft mapping, intelligent tools and geospatial services – Justine Coates, Microsoft
Learn how easy it is to get started with Bing Maps and leverage this worldwide platform for your mapping and location aware scenarios.

We look forward to connecting with you on April 21! To learn more about the Bing Maps APIs portfolio of services, visit

- Bing Maps Team