Good day folks...

We have been working on narrowing down the list of breakout sessions and speakers for the Architecture track. The following is a summary of the sessions that we have narrowed down on (including confirmed speakers and short abstracts). Note that we have some great MVPs and industry luminaries in addition to presenters from Microsoft, roped in to present in this track. We are looking to add in a couple of more sessions and speakers, and I will post an update when I have related information.

Would love to hear initial thoughts on the breakout session plan below, and any additional suggestions that you would like to provide. This is your chance to influence the structuring and delivery of this track at ODC 08. Our goal as mentioned in the earlier post, is to make this the one stop end-to-end track for Solution Architects to learn about everything that they need to know to execute/embark on OBA projects.

Session: An Architectural Overviews of the Microsoft Office System and OBAs

Speaker: Javed Sikander, Senior Director - Platform Architecture (Microsoft)

Abstract:

A broad end-to-end Architectural Overview of the Microsoft Office System as a platform for building collaborative business solutions and rich IW user experiences that integrate deeply with an organization’s core operational LOB systems. 

Session: Architectural Patterns for integrating Line of Business Systems with the Microsoft Office System

Speaker: Scot Hillier

Abstract:

Architectural patterns to integrate LOB systems with the Microsoft Office System to build rich collaborative, contextual, and role based user experiences to access LOB metadata, data, and processes.

Session: Architectural Patterns for BI in Office Business Applications

Speakers: Karthik Ravindran, Architect (Microsoft) and Patrick Husting (Extended Results Inc.)

Abstract:

Architectural patterns & best practices to integrate compelling BI capabilities in OBAs by leveraging the Microsoft BI platform offerings (SQL Server BI, MOSS, Excel, PerformancePoint Server)

Session: Architectural Patterns for BPM in Office Business Applications

Speakers: Ed Hild and Alex Starkyh, Senior Solution Architects (Microsoft)

Abstract:

Architectural patterns & best practices to integrate comprehensive BPM capabilities in OBAs by leveraging the Microsoft BPM platform offerings (Windows Workflow Foundation, BizTalk, SharePoint Workflows, Windows Communication Foundation)

Session: OBA User Experience Patterns

Speakers: Steve Fox, Program Manager (Microsoft)

Abstract:

Patterns & best practices to deliver compelling user experiences in OBAs by leveraging the Microsoft Presentation technologies and frameworks  (Web – ASP.NET, SharePoint Portals, AJAX, SilverLight; Rich Client – Office, WPF, Windows Forms; Mobile user experiences) 

Session: Building Secure and Scalable OBAs

Speaker: Ted Pattison

Abstract:

Patterns and practices to address security and scalability requirements in an OBA Solution Architecture. 

Session: Architectural Patterns to address Compliance and Regulatory requirements in OBAs

Speaker: John Holliday

Abstract:

Patterns and practices to address compliance and regulatory requirements in an OBA Solution Architecture. 

Session: Deploying Real World SharePoint Solutions (Notes from the field)

Speakers: Paul Holdaway, Martin Kearn - MCS Consultants

A broad end-to-end overview of deploying and managing SharePoint Solutions. Presented by MCS consultants specializing in IW solutions built on the Microsoft Office System

Session: Composite OBAs - The Office System as a Composite Application Platform

Speakers: Javed Sikander and Karthik Ravindran (Microsoft)

Abstract:

Architectural patterns to leverage the Microsoft Office System as a composite application platform. 

Session: OBA Industry Solutions - Financial Services

Speaker: Mike Walker, Architect (Microsoft)

Abstract:

OBA Solution Architectures for the Financial Services Industry

Session: OBA Industry Solutions - Public Sector

Speaker: Lamont Harrington, Architect (Microsoft)

Abstract:

OBA Solution Architectures for the Public Sector Industry

Session: Solution Architectures for integrating Microsoft Dynamics AX with the Microsoft Office System

Speakers: Chary Gotumukkula, Architect (Microsoft) and Bryan Yamanaka (Fine Solutions)

Abstract:

Solution Architectures for building OBAs for Microsoft Dynamics AX

Session: Solution Architectures for integrating Microsoft Dynamics GP with the Microsoft Office System

Speakers: Dennis Bottjer (SpringPoint)

Abstract:

Solution Architectures for building OBAs for Microsoft Dynamics GP

 Thanks - Karthik.