Upcoming MSDN Architecture Webcasts

Includes two webcasts presented by our local Developer Community Champion, Geoff Snowman, and one of our local Regional Directors, Vishwas Lele:

MSDN Architecture Webcast: Interoperability and Migration Between .NET and COM (Level 200)

Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time

Edward Jezierski, Ron Jacobs, Microsoft Corporation

Learn how the interoperability features of the Microsoft .NET Framework enable developers to continue using traditional Active Server Pages, Component Object Model applications, and Microsoft Win32 DLLs, making it easier to choose if and when to migrate existing managed code to .NET.


MSDN Architecture Webcast: ASP to ASP.NET (Level 300)

Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Asli Bilgin, .NET Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Are you thinking of migrating from ASP to ASP.NET? This webcast will walk you through the architectural design considerations that must be addressed before you determine a migration strategy from ASP to ASP.NET. The various migration strategies will be explored, such as vertical and horizontal migrations, as well as providing best practices for choosing a migration strategy. We will also drill down into the development process, pointing out tips and tricks for migrating your code to Microsoft ASP.NET. Architectural and syntactical design differences between ASP and ASP.NET will be reviewed and we will provide you tips for working with managed code in Microsoft Visual Studio .NET.


MSDN Webcast: Patterns and Anti-Patterns in SOA (Level 200)

Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Jeromy Carriere, Senior Architect Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Service-Oriented Architecture is becoming a frequently-discussed style of architecture, design and implementation. This webcast presentation covers four principles which guide the architecture, three patterns for success in adopting an SOA and two anti-patterns which represent common mistakes that should be avoided.


MSDN Architecture Webcast: Web Services and Services Oriented Architecture (Level 200)

Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Pacific Time

Rebecca Dias, Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

How will service-orientation factor into the future of your applications and systems development? What scenarios can you accomplish today and in the future with Microsoft tools to build the next generation of connected systems? These are just some of the questions you will be able to answer by the end of this webcast. Companies are faced with a variety of business goals and pressures and complicating these business goals are complex IT challenges including heterogeneous and siloed systems. Organizations are implementing Service-Oriented design to leverage IT assets to satisfy business imperatives and lower integration costs. In this session we'll discuss the investment Microsoft has made in Web services and the simplification of service-orientation through programming abstractions. Throughout this presentation real customer scenarios will be discussed demonstrating the power of Web services on the Microsoft Platform.


MSDN Webcast: Practical Architecture (Level 100)

Friday, February 18, 2005 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

David Solivan, .NET Architect Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Reusable patterns are in high demand, especially within financial services. In this webcast, we will review common architectural patterns and application block implementations, as well as exploring several financial services case studies where the patterns were successfully used. These patterns will be mapped to high-profile, real-life, customer solutions, highlighting the key considerations.


MSDN Architecture Webcast: An Introduction to Service-Oriented Architecture (Part 1 of 2) (Level 200)

Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Geoff Snowman, Vishwas Lele, Microsoft Corporation

This webcast is the first in a two-part series introducing service-oriented architecture (SOA). In this session, we focus on the architectural concepts underlying SOA. Gain an understanding of the key tenets and benefits of SOA, as well as the trends in application development that led to its creation. We will also consider the differences between SOA and just doing Web services, and explore the resources available as part of Microsoft's Enterprise Development Reference Architecture (EDRA).


MSDN Architecture Webcast: An Introduction to Service-Oriented Architecture (Part 2 of 2) (Level 200)

Monday, February 28, 2005 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Geoff Snowman, Microsoft Corporation

This webcast is the second in a two-part series introducing service-oriented architecture (SOA). In this second session, we focus on technologies for implementing SOA. After presenting an overview of the basics of Web services and new standards, we will show how Microsoft implements those standards in the latest version of Web Services Enhancements (WSE). Learn how to use Microsoft BizTalk Server to implement SOA, and get an early look at "Indigo" - the future of Web services at Microsoft.