The conference will be held next week at Hyatt Regency Bethesda Maryland. Microsoft will present sessions include two keynote sessions and one panel discussion. See a full program here.

COM.Geo 2010 provides free admissions to Microsoft Cloud Computing Focus Groups and Courses. Here is the free registration information:

1) Free admissions to Cloud Computing Focus Groups at the conference:

Are you interested in Cloud Computing? Please take this opportunity to help shape future cloud computing services by taking this short online survey by the Microsoft Business Platform Division. You will have an opportunity to participate in an in-person interview and discussion on cloud computing with Microsoft Development/Product Team while at the conference. To get the free admissions to Cloud Computing Focus Groups, please finish the survey (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/com-geo-cloudcomputing) and then register for Free Courses in (2).

2) Free admissions to Microsoft and Oracle Courses  (http://www.com-geo.org/program_courses.htm)

3) The latest COM.Geo 2010 Newsletter (http://www.com-geo.org/news/cfp_2010-06_01.htm)

Microsoft Sessions:

Spatial Data Streaming Or Streaming Spatial Data: Just Stream It the Way You Like

Balan Sethu Raman (Microsoft Distinguished Engineer), Dr. Mohamed Ali (Microsoft SQL Server)

Monday June 21  9:45AM - 10:30AM

This talk covers the "Today of Geospatial" and introduces to the audience several geospatial directions at Microsoft, e.g., SQL Server Spatial, Bing Maps, SQL Server, Business Intelligence(BI), SQL Spatial Library, and then, goes into the "Future of Geospatial": geostreaming and, more specifically, geostreaming in the cloud. The talk is divided into two parts: The first part provides a 10,000 foot view of various geospatial efforts at Microsoft. The second part of the talk introduces the Microsoft SQL Server StreamInsight approach to geostreaming. This talk provides the unique lessons that have been taken over the last few years, an industrial perspective of the problem, and definitely a vision of how the .geo term will be one of the hottest terms over the coming decades. Read more...

Applications for Cloud Computing

Mark Eisenberg  (Azure Solution)

Wednesday June 23  10:20AM - 11:10AM

With all of the hype around cloud computing it is reasonable for decision makers to ask “yes, but what is really good for?”. This talk will establish a baseline for discussions around what cloud computing is, what it isn’t and how it should be applied to real world applications. Successful deployments over the past year will be shared along with generic examples of applications that can definitely benefit from the cloud paradigm. Finally, a brief overview of Microsoft’s cloud offerings with emphasis on the cloud development platform will be provided.

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Panel Discussion: Windows Azure Platform and Application Development

Wednesday June 23  1:15PM - 4:30PM

Moderator:

Dr. Zhiming Xue
Senior Architect Evangelist
Microsoft Corporation

Panelists:

Wayne Beekman
Co-Founder of Information Concepts
Information Concepts

Vishwas Lele
Chief Technology Officer
AIS

Mark Eisenberg
Windows Azure Solutions Specialist
Microsoft Corporation