I just want to start off by saying thank you to the numerous folks that I received submissions for the Connected Systems Track we will be having at Tech Ed this year.  We tried something new this year.  We lined up the track to provide solutions for common customer problems.  I believe the track will be phenomenal.  I will post the talks shortly. There has already been a lot of energy put into the content that will be delievered.

If I have not already contacted you about speaking, you should expect a thank you email for your submission and know that I have listed you as a potential alternate speaker if one of the selected speakers is unable to attend.

What are Connected Systems?

Connected systems are becoming pervasive as a result of current economic drivers for companies to be more agile and to drive down corporate costs.  New applications no longer live in single process or machine silos.  Applications need to be designed to be a part of a connected network of services to build systems that span multiple machines and reach beyond corporate firewalls.  This track is designed to help you understand how to design, implement, deploy, and manage connected systems today.  It will have in-depth coverage of the emerging Web services world, Service Oriented Architectures, messaging, remote objects, security, and other technologies that comprise Connected Systems using real world application scenarios and demos.