Microsoft Consults with B-Scada for XAML Training
Friday, March 3, 2006

B-Scada Inc. recently launched training courses to fill the gap that exists in Microsoft XAML and Windows Presentation Foundation developer education. Microsoft took notice and apart from advertising B-Scada training services on Microsoft related web sites, B-Scada was approached by the Microsoft Global ISV (Independent Software Vendor) team to fill an urgent training requirement for a key client in Europe.

Microsoft's customer, a global enterprise solutions provider, is in the process of porting a large and complex software application to XAML and Windows Presentation Foundation. B-Scada will be engaging top developers of the company, in Sweden, during the week of March 6. B-Scada's objective is to provide expertise and guidance in their adoption of Microsoft's technology. B-Scada will also take initiatives to propose a relationship with the client on embedding Aurora in one or more of their software offerings. Ron DeSerranno, CEO of B-Scada states "We launched our training business to globally promote our expertise in Microsoft next generation technology and to meet the demands of software development companies working on related solutions. This training course in particular is a huge win for us as we've come to Microsoft's rescue in this last minute requirement."

B-Scada's designer and focus on embedding Aurora into software applications has helped in moving B-Scada up the Microsoft food chain. Besides incremental revenue, this training requirement is another feather in the B-Scada cap. "I appreciate you guys being flexible enough to engage on short notice…I've already spread the gospel about you guys throughout the Global ISV team here at corporate. We focus on nothing but adoption…since you're on the cutting edge, we should be able to drum up some business for you if all works out." - Microsoft Global ISV Team

This opportunity reinforces B-Scada leadership in this technology space. B-Scada has delivered training to software development groups in the United States and Canada. A relationship with CTC TrainCanada on two upcoming training courses in Vancouver is going to further add to B-Scada's exposure and training revenue. Talks have also begun with a Toronto based training company. "Our focus is to accelerate development of Aurora and increase our OEM customer base. These training sessions provide great exposure to B-Scada, Microsoft technology and our expertise in XAML authoring. This will help solidify the confidence in B-Scada's product offering and technical ability. Meeting with high level developers will also help provide us guidance on Aurora development and design ideas." Says Frank Lorenzo, Director of Investor Relations at B-Scada.