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.