December 4, 2007 - Irvine, California

The emerging technology macro-trend today is the convergence of the Web and physical worlds, often referred to as the disappearing boundaries between the on-line and off-line worlds. This trend underscores a shift from using web browsers on personal computers as the only way to connect on-line, to a model of personal computing where seamless, consistent, yet focused experiences are delivered via a variety of connected devices. Join us for three ArcReady sessions designed to demystify how the Software Plus Services (S+S) vision effectively supports this view of the future and how Microsoft intends to implement this vision, how the Windows Live Platform enriches online experiences, and how Microsoft Office can serve as a composite application platform bringing together online experiences. Microsoft architects and key partners delivering these sessions will give you the knowledge you need to make informed decisions. ArcReady – reinforcing the foundation of solution architecture.

We are giving away an Xbox 360 at the event. :)

ArcReady: "Software Plus Services" (S+S) Distilled

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Web 2.0, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), and User Experience (UX) are among of the most prominent trends driving a new era in technology. Today's environment is marked by the commoditization and consumerization of technology, ubiquitous Internet connectivity, new and highly scalable monetization methods, collective edge intelligence, design-driven product development and more. In this session, you'll learn about Microsoft's unifying response to this new environment, called the "Software plus Services" (S+S) strategy.

We'll cover:

  • The basics of S+S and why it's relevant today
  • Technology trends at the architectural level
  • How the S+S strategy applies to the future
  • How .NET developers can deliver greater customer value

ArcReady: Windows Live Platform Overview

As the Web has grown and evolved, so have user expectations. Today's Internet users still go online to get information, but also to manage productivity, consume media and entertainment, and interact with others. Users expect great Web experiences that let them bring their personal context (relationships, interactions, memories, locations) with them wherever they go. In this session, we'll look at how services from the Windows Live Platform enable developers to give users the most compelling personal experiences on the Web.

You'll get:

  • A comprehensive look at Windows Live services, APIs and more
  • Examples of how to incorporate services into current offerings

ArcReady: Office as a Platform

Organizations are adopting service orientation as a design principle to drive enterprise agility and business innovation. With service-oriented architecture (SOA), they can efficiently respond to business changes and rapidly evolve their IT systems. This session will explore how 2007 Microsoft Office System clients, servers, and tools deliver a development platform that can be used to create collaborative, role-based, easy-to-use solutions and composite applications that extend the traditional business applications and enterprise systems.

We'll cover:

  • Leveraging 2007 Microsoft Office as an application platform
  • Using capabilities such as collaboration, productivity and enterprise search
  • Service-oriented business applications that leverage Office as the development platform

To register, go to the event website.