architectcafeYou’re invited to join in the Architect Innovation Cafe series of Webcasts. Each session is about 90 minutes and focuses on the latest trends and topics about how new technologies can align with your business needs.

The first sessions are on Silverlight 3 and Windows 7.

An Architect’s perspective on Silverlight 3

October 27, 2009 at 11 am Pacific (2pm Eastern)

Link to Register: An Architect’s perspective on Silverlight 3

Abstract: Many .NET developers are becoming more and more interested in the Rich Internet Application development space, and in particular Silverlight.  In this session we will step back from a detailed implementation technology and take a higher level look at Silverlight from the architect’s perspective.  We will discuss the types of applications where Silverlight makes sense and some scenarios where Silverlight may not be the appropriate technology.  We will also delve into some of the architectural decisions that the architect must consider when writing applications for this platform and where some of the tradeoffs may lie.

Tim Heuer is a program manager for Microsoft Silverlight, a web technology aimed at delivering rich internet experiences to users.  Before this current role, he was a developer evangelist for Microsoft serving the Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana and Utah areas aiming to strengthen and support communities and software developers in these geographies.

Deploying Windows 7 from an Infrastructure Architect’s Perspective

October 28, 2009 at 11 am Pacific (2pm Eastern)

Link to Register: Deploying Windows 7 from an Infrastructure Architect’s Perspective

Abstract: We’ll discuss 5 key areas centered on deploying Windows 7: Developing business justification – Evaluate the capabilities provided by Windows 7 and develop a plan for how to realize business value from these solutions; Where are you today – Explore the differences of preparing for Windows 7 based on your current desktop operating system; Application readiness – Explore the tools and resources available to gain insight into your readiness to deploy Windows 7, Internet Explorer 8, and/or Office 2007/2010; Deployment readiness – Explore the tools and resources available to create a design and deployment solution for your enterprise; Training your employees – Discuss available resources for training your IT Staff and End Users

Doug Klokow has been part of Microsoft Consulting Services for 9 years focused on client desktop deployment solutions. He is part of the Virtual Deployment Practice that is focused on driving early customer deployment on Microsoft client technologies and is also supporting Microsoft’s Desktop Virtualization capabilities and service offerings.

 

Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation

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