The Microsoft Federal Architect Forum is scheduled to take place Wednesday, May 10 and Thursday May 11, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA.

The Federal Architect Forum is our team's annual gathering of Architects and Technology Officers from various government agencies and the Federal Partner and SI community.  This is the most important Microsoft event we hold for Architects in the Federal space and will provide a unique opportunity for you to obtain early insight into technology roadmaps and to directly influence Microsoft’s strategies going forward.

This year we have 4 keynotes:

Software Architecture on the Edge: Moving Beyond SOA
John deVadoss, Director, Architecture Strategy, Microsoft

Enterprise Edge
Anders Vinberg, Architect Windows Management, Microsoft

Patterns of Participation
Harry Pierson, Architect, Microsoft

Visual Studio 2005 Team System: A New World of Opportunity
Doug Neumann, Program Manager, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Microsoft

A sample of the sessions include:

Architecture: Changing the Rules of the Game - John deVadoss, Director of Architecture Strategy, Microsoft
SOA in the Real World - Brenton Webster, Solutions Architect, Microsoft
Service Oriented Database Architecture - Roger Wolter, Solutions Architect, Microsoft
From Username and Password to Infocard - Steve Woodward, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
An In-Depth Lap Around the Windows Presentation Foundation - Rob Relyea, Lead Program Manager, Microsoft
Microsoft Web Platform Brian Goldfarb, Lead Product Manager, Microsoft

Who should attend:

You should attend if you are a senior technical staff member or CTO empowered with making or influencing software architecture decisions for development and integration projects for the US Federal Government

Enterprise Architects - define long- and medium-term IT strategy and vision, and are responsible for defining the scope of individual projects for the Federal Government.

Solution Architects - primarily concerned with design and development of software systems for the Federal Government, including both custom-developed and externally-sourced components.

To register, please visit http://www.dynamicevents.com/FAF06/. We have a limited number of seats available, so register soon and if we're able to to confirm your registration we'll email your confirmation within 24 hours.

Thanks!

-Darryl