As mentioned some time ago in my post Training – Expense or Investment I had been setting up some In-house Commerce Server training for the eCommerce Team with former Commerce Server Product Manager Max Akbar.
Max was at the office for three days, and though expectations were extremely high, he even managed to top them. Not being a Commerce Server developed, I only sat in on the BizTalk integration part, where we got a good discussion about the Commerce Server BizTalk Adapters. As these behave quite differently from practically all other adapters, there were a lot to talk about.
The whole team where equally excited about the training, and both Søren and Brian have already posted blog entries with their experiences of the three days.
In order not for everything to be only technical, we all went out for dinner one night, as you can see from the picture below. Not only the eCommerce Team and Max, but everyone at Vertica were invited – even the Sales Director and the CEO :o)
Following this success we will definitely try to arrange more in-house training. The whole team together with a highly qualified trainer for several days is extremely valuable, both from a technical as well as a social perspective.
Currently we have started looking for someone to provide BizTalk R2 training with specific focus on the new EDI features. I already know of QuickLearn providing Deep Dive BizTalk courses, and all, but the newest member of the BPI team, have already attended their course. However, I would like some training with even more focus on the EDI features, than QuickLearn has expressed, they were able to provide. So if you happen to know someone you are more than welcome to leave a comment or send me a mail.