Last year's SOA and Business Process conference was our biggest yet! Customers, Partners, Press and Analysts from all over the world joined us for four focused days on the technology behind Service Oriented Architecture and the Business Process applications that sit on top of the infrastructure.  This year we will focus our attention on both current and future technologies with a special emphasis on pieces that have entered the market after last year's event (.NET 3.0, BizTalk Server 2006 R2, etc.)  If you haven't already, please take time to review the conference and register early as we expect spaces will sell out quickly.

Here are the details: Microsoft is pleased to announce the 2007 Microsoft SOA & Business Process Conference to be held from October 29th through November 2nd, 2007 at the Microsoft Conference Center on the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, WA. During 4 days of breakout sessions, chalk talk discussions, hands-on-labs, peer networking, social events, and interaction with the Microsoft product groups you will learn about both Microsoft’s current portfolio and long-term strategy for SOA & Business Process initiatives. Whether you are a developer, architect, or business decision maker we will have something for you with tracks spanning the full spectrum of technology, architecture, and business value topics.

What You Can Expect

  • Keynote Sessions by Senior Microsoft Executives and Technical Leaders
  • Over 60 Breakout and Chalk Talk Sessions
  • Hand-On-Labs
  • Customer Case-Studies & Roundtables
  • Birds of a Feather Reception
  • Ask The Experts Reception
  • Partner Expo

Registration for the 2007 Microsoft SOA & Business Process Conference is now open! Take advantage of early bird special discounts on registration for the first 200 participants! For full conference details and to get started with registration please visit the conference website at: www.mssoaandbpconference.com; Please direct any questions including press, analyst and sponsor inquiries to MicrosoftEvents@DynamicEvents.com.


Track Information 

 

Tools Track
The Tools track will provide details on the broad portfolio of SOA and business process tools and technologies available from Microsoft and its partner ecosystem. You can expect sessions on everything from the new designers coming in Visual Studio “Orcas” to the wide array of offerings from our SOA & Business Process Alliance partners. You will also see how to leverage new tools in BizTalk Server 2006 R2, Office System 2007, System Center, and others.

Solution Architecture Track
The Solution Architecture track will focus on the design and implementation of service oriented and business process solutions. We will provide best practices and proven patterns for handling challenges with many aspects of solution architecture including: data, identity, user experience, messaging, workflow, and rules. We will also focus on key capabilities such as service and process analysis and design, service enablement, service composition, process modeling, service instrumentation, service & process lifecycle management and others.

Infrastructure Architecture Track
The Infrastructure Architecture track will focus on the organizational and technical issues faced when planning and establishing service oriented and business process infrastructures in the enterprise. We will provide guidance and best practices on topics ranging from designing and implementing shared infrastructure for service and process management to overcoming cultural challenges when defining standard governance processes. We will also focus on key infrastructure capabilities such as service virtualization, SLA management, policy enforcement, service and process monitoring, governing service consumption and others.

Business Value Track
The Business Value track will focus on issues ranging from business capability analysis to establishing a SOA roadmap to defining metrics to measure your return on investment. We will provide case studies and guidance to ensure your SOA and business process initiatives demonstrate value quickly and stay focused on business goals. Whether you are a partner practice manager evaluating the business opportunity of SOA and business process or an enterprise decision maker evaluating the potential return on investment of your SOA and BPM initiatives, the Business Value track is for you.