Different Levels of Presentations in Microsoft Public Conferences


Last week it was discussed, that only Level 200 or above presentations will be encouraged in the South Asia MVP Summit 2008. Initially, I was a bit perplexed on the levels of Presentation. That’s when; Abhishek gave me this information which describes on the various levels of presentation.

Level 100 (introductory):
 
   Overviews of product and technology features, functions and benefits 
   Details of new product features, how will they benefit customers and convince them that they need to buy this product
   The functions of the product and an example of how they are used in a real world environment
   The benefits of the product and any case studies that show how they assisted a customer
   Product requirements and other integration information. 
  
  Level 200 (intermediate):
 
   Specific product and technology technical information
   Drilling into architecture, integration and configuration (what makes the feature tick)
   Supportability reviews
   Code samples
   Best practices
   High-level troubleshooting techniques
   Known limitations and issues. 
 
 Level 300 (experienced):
  
   Product migration, deployment, architecture, development
   Drilling into how a product and its technology is designed to be deployed, migration, etc and focusing on how it is actually deployed
   Real world examples as appropriate
   Complex coding, known issues and work-arounds (sample code/examples)
   Lessons learned, both positive and negative
   Sample migration plans including sample project plans
   Deployment case studies
   Architecture design best practices and case studies. 
 
 Level 400 (advanced expert):
  
   Custom code, scripts, application solution development, architect infrastructure designs and solutions
   Advanced coding considerations and challenges
   Design considerations and challenges
   Architecture considerations and challenges
   Troubleshooting techniques at the debugging level.