Software + Services is Microsoft's approach for the next generation of computing. Central to the strategy is bringing together the best of cloud-based services and the software that resides on a world of devices. The power of local client or on-premises server software combined with the reach and always up-to-date nature of services in the cloud will be more compelling than software OR service only approaches. The Software + Service approach is a confluence of multiple industry phenomena including SaaS, SOA, and Web 2.0. While different vendors are evolving their offerings from different starting points, the entire industry is converging on the Software + Service approach.

The speakers will share their views on Microsoft’s Software + Services, review Microsoft Azure Services Platform and applications with demonstrations, and discuss services requirements common to the services platform such as interoperability, identity, data management, and service management.

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Sponsor: Computer Society
Speakers: Ashish Jaiman and Zhiming Xue, Microsoft
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Place: Microsoft, 12012 Sunset Hills Rd., Reston, VA
Directions: From the Capital Beltway, take Exit 45A (Rte. 267 West) towards Dulles Airport. After approx. 8 miles, take Exit 12 Reston Pkwy (Rte. 602) and turn right to go North on Reston Pkwy, then turn left onto Sunset Hills Rd.
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Contact: Tom Starai at starai@ieee.org.