Over the past few months we have talked to a number of customers and partners about our plans for upcoming Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) events.  We have heard loud and clear that travel budgets are limited, and have evaluated the various ways we can share Real World SOA best practices and training to our customers and partners.  As a result of these discussions we have decided not to host the Microsoft SOA conference this year; instead, we will deliver SOA related sessions (including sessions on BizTalk Server, .NET, Visual Studio and SharePoint Server content) at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles (November 17 – 19) and at TechEd EMEA in Berlin, Germany (November 9-13).

Today we are also announcing that we will be bringing a “Business Integration” road show to visit many major cities around the world, which will help us dialog with customers and partners who are not able to travel in this economic climate. 

For more details or to register to one of the road show events please see our Business Integration Road Show site.