Architecture + Strategy

Musings from David Chou - Architect, Microsoft

August, 2010

  • Architecture + Strategy

    International SOA & Cloud Symposium


    International SOA & Cloud Symposium
    October 5-6 2010, Berliner Congress Center, Berlin Germany

    For the first time in Germany! With 100 speaker sessions across 17 tracks, the 3rd International SOA and Cloud Symposium will feature the top experts from around the world. There will also be a series of post-conference certification workshops running from October 7-13, 2010, including (for the first time in Europe) the Certified Cloud Computing Specialist Workshop.

    The New Agenda for 2010... now online and already contains internationally recognized speakers from companies such as Microsoft, HP, IBM, Oracle, SAP, Amazon, Forrester, McKinsey & Company, Red Hat, TIBCO, Layer7, SOA Systems, CGI, Ordina, Logica, Booz Allen Hamilton, as well as organizations such as The SOA Innovation Lab, BIAN, the US Department of Defense, and many more. International experts including Thomas Erl, Dirk Krafzig, Stefan Tilkov, Clemens Utschig, Helge Buckow, Mark Little, Matt Wood, Brian Loesgen, John deVadoss, Nicolai Josuttis, Tony Shan, Paul C. Brown, Satadru Roy and many more.

    For further information, see

    To register, visit at or

    • Use ‘Partner Code’: SOA10-SPK26-10 to get a discount of € 109
    • Additional Early Bird discount of € 109 if registering before September 1
  • Architecture + Strategy

    Microsoft Patterns & Practices Symposium 2010



    The event to bring your customers to

    The Microsoft patterns & practices Symposium is the event for software developers and architects to have engaging and meaningful discussions with the people creating the technologies and guidance aimed at addressing their scenarios.

    This 5-day event provides an environment to learn about and discuss a broad range of Microsoft development technologies and the opportunity to drill into the details with p&p and product team members and industry experts.

    Symposium Highlights

    • Keynote Sessions by Senior Microsoft Executives and Technical Industry Leaders including Jason Zander, Yousef Khalidi, and Charlie Kindel
    • 3 Developer Workshops on Enterprise Library, Prism and Windows Azure
    • 25 Thought-provoking sessions on Windows Phone 7, SharePoint, ASP.NET, Dependency Injection, Agile practices, and much more including patterns for how to apply these technologies in proven ways
    • Evening Networking Reception with entertainment, food and drinks
    • Symposium Party on Thursday Night at Lucky Strike Billiards in Bellevue
    • “Ask The Expert” Lunches and several Open Space sessions


    Registration for the five day Symposium is $699 for Microsoft employees, but if 5 of your customers name you as a reference when they register, you can join them for free. The sooner they register, the better price they get. They can save $300 per person if they register before August 31st. Space is limited so don’t delay. Contact Don (dons) for more information.

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