One way Microsoft shares information about the formative Service Modeling Language (SML) Specification work is by hosting a series of quarterly "modeling community" briefings. Two briefings were held in June and September during 2006 by webcast (using LiveMeeting); the next briefing will be February 15th, 2007 -- and YOU ARE INVITED!


Each briefing provides management modeling insight to the community of developers and architects. At each meeting, some of the Microsoft staff involved with the SML Specification effort, or working on Microsoft's implementation of the SML Specification, will present on their efforts. Each meeting includes a summary of meetings, conferences, and events of interest to the community. 


For the next community briefing on 15 February, 2007 at 12noon - 1pm Pacific Time, the draft agenda contains these discussions: 

> Update on the SML Specification Efforts
> How Microsoft is implementing the SML Specification in Products
> Microsoft at Modeling Community Events, Conferences, etc.


These community briefings do have a prerequisite: A Microsoft Design Preview Agreement (DPA) form has been prepared and is required to attend these quarterly briefings. The DPA form describes information sharing and feedback usage for each of the briefings. The DPA form applies to potential attendees that have completed a Microsoft Non-Disclosure Agreement; those that have not completed a Microsoft NDA. 



If YOU would like to participate in this series of SML-SDM Community Briefing webcasts, please contact to request a copy of the Microsoft DPA form that you can review. Details on completing and returning the form are provided.