The Association of Information Technology Professionals and De Sales University welcome Microsoft to the next Lehigh Valley chapter meeting.

Please join us for a half-day introduction to key technologies that will drive the next generation of the Internet.  See how new business applications will be created by combining rich software applications with rich Internet services.  Microsoft calls this evolutionary step, Software + Services.  

AGENDA:

 1:1  - 2:15pm - Building Rich Internet Applications with Silverlight

Microsoft® SilverlightTM is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web.

 2:15 - 3:15pm - Windows Live Platform

This session provides a comprehensive look at the Windows Live collection of services, capabilities, software, and APIs, etc., as well as examples of how the various services can be incorporated into solutions.

 3:30 - 4:30pm - How Does Design Impact Architecture

For the past few years Architecture in the IT industry has largely focused on data centers.  While it is important to get these operational items right, none of them have ever closed a deal, made an important business decision, or created a new market. As these IT architectures mature, it is time to return the focus of architecture to where it can have the biggest impact and greatest value for the business: the user.

3:30 - 4:30pm - How Does Design Impact Architecture

Attendees will get a hands-on chance to explore Microsoft Popfly, a new mashup that will help ground all of the early sessions.

 7:15 - 8:15pm - Microsoft Keynote: Software + Services

The future business application landscape is a combination of local software and Internet services interacting with one another. Software makes services better and services make software better. And by bringing together the best of both worlds, we maximize choice, flexibility and capabilities for our customers.

Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Time: AITP Pre Session, 1:15pm - 6:00pm, Check-in at 1:00 PM
AITP Meeting Starts 6:00pm - 9:00pm; Keynote: 7:15pm

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Dinner Cost $20 / attendee

Location:
De Sales University
2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA 18034
(610) 282-1100

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