SOA Overview

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

8:00am (GMT-8) Pacific Time (US & Canada),
Language: English-American

 

Learn how the Microsoft Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) vision and technology can help you realize a more agile and connected enterprise by using an IT infrastructure that can help streamline business processes, increase customer responsiveness, and improve interactions with key partners.

 

Presenters: Kris Horrocks and Yumay Chang, Microsoft Corporation

 

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Messaging & Communications

Friday, June 15, 2007

8:00am (GMT-8) Pacific Time (US & Canada),
Language: English-American

 

Applications commonly communicate with other applications, both inside and outside the organization. Modern applications also must often fit into a service-oriented architecture (SOA), exposing some of their functionality as interoperable services accessible by other software. Achieving these goals requires support for service-oriented applications to communicate with other services.
In this session we’ll share with you the technology Microsoft provides to build web services that support the latest WS-* standards endorsed by all major vendors. In addition, we’ll tie it in with the previous discussion around Software Factories and show how Microsoft supports rapid development of these services through tooling support.

 

Presenters: Steve Swartz and Don Smith, Microsoft Corporation

 

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Business Process & Workflow

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

8:00am (GMT-8) Pacific Time (US & Canada),
Language: English-American

 

In this session we will discuss the Business Process and Workflow capabilities necessary in service oriented architecture and provide guidance for selecting the most appropriate technology from Microsoft’s portfolio. We will discuss the requirements for service composition in client applications, composite services, service intermediaries, and line of business applications. In addition, we will examine the differences between general purpose workflow platforms, domain specific workflow products, and cross organization business process concerns.

 

Presenters: Kris Horrocks, Microsoft Corporation

 

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Tools & Modelling

Friday, June 22, 2007

8:00am (GMT-8) Pacific Time (US & Canada),
Language: English-American

 

The advance in tooling has allowed business to drive down the cost of development by over 100% in the last 10 years. However, in the same period of time the number of successful projects has not increased significantly.  In fact it has consistently run at right around 30% of projects are deemed successful.  Software development, as currently practiced, is slow, expensive and error prone, often yielding products with large numbers of defects, causing serious problems of usability, reliability, performance, security and other qualities of service.

 

This talk addresses how to identify typical customer pains in software development  and shows how Microsoft tools offer a solution that enables collaboration across the extended team of project managers, architects, developers, testers, and business stakeholders and allows new solutions to be developed faster, cheaper and better though industrialization of software development.

 

Presenters: Erik Gunvaldson, Don Smith, Microsoft Corporation

 

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User Experience

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

8:00am (GMT-8) Pacific Time (US & Canada),
Language: English-American

 

Usability is critical to the success of a application. Well-designed applications give users a greater sense of trust in the application, improve customer satisfaction and reduce support and training costs.  If an application is not easy to use, then the user will not be productive with the software. For companies that rely on their web presence to drive business, an attractive website instills customer confidence whereas an unattractive UI can prove costly when competitors are only a mouse click away.

 

In this session we’ll look at how Microsoft technology enables the development of attractive software and website through the use of styles and templates and how to share common design elements across your application through the use of resources.

 

Presenter: Brett Johnson, Microsoft Corporation

 

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SOA Workshop Series: Enterprise Service Bus

Friday, June 29, 2007

8:00am (GMT-8) Pacific Time (US & Canada),
Language: English-American

 

This webcast explores the service oriented capabilities necessary to support mediated service communication and our guidance for implementing an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) on the Microsoft platform. In addition, we will discuss the increasing need for broadly available service bus capabilities beyond the edges of the enterprise.

 

Presenter: Kris Horrocks, Microsoft Corporation

 

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Federated Data

Friday, July 6, 2007

8:00am (GMT-8) Pacific Time (US & Canada),
Language: English-American

 

The data is a constant in any SOA project, and SOA project that ignores data issues is likely to fail.  In this section of the course, we will discuss the issues that should be considered when architecting the data portion of your SOA project.  Top issues include scalability, where if your new service becomes wildly successful, the database may not be able to handle the increased load.  Availability, where transform tightly coupled systems into a set of loosely coupled services that can be reused across the enterprise may actually cause the system as a whole to be more fragile.  Data consistency, where using services to break data silos can expose and exacerbate issues with inconsistent and duplicate data.

 

This talk shows how to solve each of these issues on the Microsoft platform. In particular we will talk about Microsoft database technology scale-up/scale-out, in asynchronous messaging support and how to do Master Data Management so that your SOA project has access to a consistent view of data.

 

Presenter: Roger Wolter, Microsoft Corporation

 

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SOA Workshop for Architects: Identity and Access

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

8:00am (GMT-8) Pacific Time (US & Canada),
Language: English-American

 

The main reason that identity is now such a hot topic is based upon the fact that there is more opportunity to connect. High bandwidth communications via the Internet are now almost ubiquitous and span a broad range of scenario within organizations, between organizations, at home and elsewhere This has resulted in a rapid increase in the adoption of products and services available via the internet, and many of these services require some form of user authentication, but with the proliferation of phishing schemes there is no safe way to say who you are on the internet.

 

In this session we will show you Microsoft’s solution on identity and access can addresses these common concerns presented by the web, and how through identity federation a user can access  services that require a different set of credentials in a transparent fashion.

 

Presenter: Kim Cameron, Microsoft Corporation

 

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SOA Workshop for Architects: Governance and Management

Friday, July 13, 2007

8:00am (GMT-8) Pacific Time (US & Canada),
Language: English-American

 

As companies grow, their IT infrastructures grow along with them. But more often than not, the pace of that growth is uneven.  As applications, functionalities and people are added across the board at various points in time, the complexity of the enterprise multiplies and the harder it can be to manage and, more importantly, to keep secure.  


A dynamic system is Microsoft’s vision for what an agile business looks like—where IT works closely with business in order to meet the demands of a rapidly changing and adaptable environment. Come hear about Microsoft’s technology strategy for products and solutions that help businesses enhance the dynamic capability of its people, process, and IT infrastructure using technology.

 

Presenter: Jeff Johnson, Microsoft Corporation

 

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-Suresh