Top-Ten Upcoming Architecture-Changing Technologies
The next year or so will bring the introduction of many new technologies that will change the way that you architect, design, build and deliver your solutions. This talk will walk through ten of the technologies that are most likely to bring the biggest benefit to you as an architect. We’ll walk through technologies such as Silverlight 2.0, ASP.NET 3.5, Volta, SSDS, Windows Live Platform, and more – we’ll discuss the architectural vision behind each of them, and provide information on how you can start preparing to leverage these technologies today. When you see the technologies together, you’ll realize just how much the game is going to change over the next few years.
In some cases, we have demos of new technology. For technologies that are still under wraps, we’ll provide information that is useful to you as an architect without breaking any NDAs.
Mickey Williams is Director, Center of Excellence at Neudesic.
Mickey Williams is the director of the technology strategy team at Neudesic. A Visual C# MVP, he has extensive experience building mission-critical applications on a wide variety of platforms, and has authored nine books on Windows programming.
BizTalk Development Best Practices that experts use
Seasoned BizTalk consultants tend to accumulate best practices as they implement BizTalk solutions across various projects and clients. In this session we will share some of the tips, techniques and tools that professional BizTalk developers use on a daily basis to improve the quality of their deliverables and reduce development time and effort. We will start with infrastructure aspects such as how to set up projects, naming conventions, and automating tasks for highly repeatable results. Next, we will look at architectural patterns and design approaches that yield more efficient, better performing, more extensible and more robust BizTalk solutions. Join us to learn how you can avoid common pitfalls and improve your BizTalk development experience.
Brian and Chris have been doing this presentation throughout southern California, to rave reviews. If you’re doing any BizTalk development, or are planning to, this is a “must see” presentation.
Based in San Diego, Brian Loesgen is a Principal Consultant with Neudesic, a firm that specializes in .NET development and Microsoft server integration. Brian is a 5-time Microsoft MVP for BizTalk Server. Brian has extensive experience in building sophisticated enterprise and mobile solutions. In addition, Brian has been involved with advanced Enterprise Service Bus solutions, and was a key architect/developer of the “Microsoft ESB Guidance” released by Microsoft in Oct 2006. He is a co-author of 6 books, including “BizTalk Server 2004 Unleashed”, and is currently working on “SOA with .NET”. He has written technical white papers for Intel, Microsoft and others. Brian has spoken at numerous major technical conferences worldwide. Brian is a co-founder and past-President of the International .NET Association (ineta.org). He is the President of the San Diego .NET user group, leads the San Diego Software Industry Council SOA SIG, and is a member of the Editorial Board for the .NET Developer’s Journal. Brian is also a member of the Microsoft Connected Systems Division Virtual Technical Specialist Team, and is part of Microsoft’s Connected Systems Advisory Board. Brian’s blog is http://geekswithblogs.com/bloesgen.
Chris Romp (MCAD, MCTS) is a Technology Specialist for Microsoft, specializing in SOA and BizTalk Server and serving enterprise customers in the Southern California district. Chris began his career as a DBA and eventually a Network Engineer for a small VAR in Des Moines, Iowa, before relocating to Southern California in 2002. Eventually Chris began working extensively with Microsoft Dynamics GP and building integration systems using Microsoft SQL Server, ASP.NET web services, and BizTalk Server, prior to joining Microsoft in early 2007.
Daniel Egan has just been elected President of INETA NorAm. Daniel, an ASP.NET MVP who just recently was also selected as a Microsoft Regional Director in Southern California and was Technology VP with INETA is replacing Amanda Murphy. Amanda, a SharePoint MVP from St Johns, Newfoundland, has done a super job leading this all volunteer organization for most of the past year but had to step down to to allow time for career and family. We'll miss her. Daniel and the technology team are putting the finishing touches on the new, long in coming, INETA web site. Look for it going live shortly.