10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT MSDN Webcast: Web Services (Level 300) Web Services offer a vision of interoperability between multiple platforms, applications and vendors.  But what is the reality?  What are the tips and tricks for developing seamless Web Services between Microsoft .NET, IBM WebSphere and BEA WebLogic?  How are vendors contributing to the WS-* process, and what does this mean to you?  In this Webcast we'll answer these questions and more - showing the promise of interoperability using Web Services and discussing best practices for implementing these in your own applications. Simon Guest
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PT TechNet Webcast: Introduction to Windows Server System for UNIX Professionals (Level 100)  As the capabilities of Windows has grown over the years, so has its toolset grown to enable the IT profession to administer it effectively in a large enterprise environment. This session introduces the enterprise computing capabilities offered by Microsoft as compared to UNIX technology, and how the Microsoft Windows platform can be an effective alternative to UNIX. It provides an overview of the Microsoft enterprise platform including the Windows Server System, the Windows development environment, and points you to the available prescriptive guidance and support relative to platform migration and subsequent operation. Dhilip Gopalakrishnan
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PT MSDN Webcast: An Architectural Comparison Between IBM Mainframe CICS and the Transaction Processing Services of the Windows Server System (Level 300) Most mainframe architects and developers are not aware of the transaction processing capabilities that are integral to the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Operating System and Microsoft.NET.  This session will discuss the transaction services of Windows Server and will show these services map to those provided by CICS including CICS Multiple Region Option (MRO). Stan Murawski

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