Friday, September 21, 2012

Tech Summit Summary

hotel_owyheeWe had another very successful Advantage Technical Summit this week. I want to thank all the partners who attended the event. We held the event at the Owyhee Plaza Hotel in Downtown Boise.

The hotel staff did a nice job setting up the conference rooms and preparing lunch. We were able to walk to dinner each night since there are plenty of restaurants in the downtown area.

As far as the technical content goes it was all updated to include the new Advantage 11 features and functionality. This included several classes that discussed accessing Advantage data from a mobile device.

With the new Advantage Web Platform data can now be provided using the oData specification to any client that can access an HTTP interface. Your data is still protected by a username and password as well as HTTPS encryption. Using the Advantage Web Platform gives your users access to your data 24 X 7 X 365.

Because of the increased focus on cloud computing we added an Advantage in the Enterprise class. One of the highlights of this session was a discussion of using Advantage on an Amazon Web Services (AWS) instance. I am working on a couple of blog posts that will walk you through the process of configuring an instance to use Advantage.

Once again thanks to everyone who attended the Technical Summit. I am already looking forward to our next summit.

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