East Region arcCouncil - The topic this month is Web 2.0

Please join us on February 12th at a local Microsoft office for the next arcCouncil meeting on Web 2.0. Architecture. Michael Platt, Director of Web Architecture Strategy at Microsoft in Redmond will examine the business, social and technical drivers behind this platform and Microsoft’s vision and technologies for the future.  Dion Hinchcliffe, President and CTO, Hinchcliffe & Company and Editor-in-Chief, Web 2.0 Journal | AjaxWorld Magazine will provide an informative exploration of the key aspects of Web 2.0 as it applies to creating application architectures and will explore specific architectural principles and software design issues.

If you are new to the arcCouncil, it is a bi-monthly meeting of industry architects and features guest presentations by Microsoft product architects, industry luminaries and customers. An arcCouncil is one several program offerings provided under the Microsoft arcStream program. Launched last fall by the Microsoft East Region Developer & Platform Evangelism team, arcStream is the premier technical program for architects in the east. arcStream provides a constant flow of technical information as well as networking opportunities for enterprise, solution, infrastructure and aspiring architects.

Learn more now by jumping into the arcStream at http://www.arcStreamEast.net

Lunch is provided and attendees will have the opportunity to win a Zune!


10:30am – 11:00am arcCouncil Kickoff

11:00am – 12:15pm    Web 2.0 and Microsoft

Today, new social movements, advances in technology, and forces within business are colliding to create a landscape overflowing with challenges and opportunities. In many cases, these forces have driven the deployment of new technologies and the adoption of new behaviors, adding multiple layers to an already complex set of issues that must be navigated. Architects are searching for a solution to manage this complexity. SOA, ESB, Software as a Service, Web 2.0, and Edge are all elements of the solution, but are they the complete picture? Are they a sufficient answer to the issues? Can they be used together in a productive and efficient fashion? We have the opportunity now to think about what the platform of the future looks like; for software architects to take a step back and to forecast what lies over the horizon. This presentation examines the business, social and technical drivers behind this platform and examines Microsoft’s vision and technologies for the future.

Speaker Bio:  Michael Platt is Director of Web Architecture Strategy in the architecture strategy group at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond where is responsible for setting Microsoft’s future web architecture strategy. He has extensive experience in Architecting Web and Enterprise Applications for large multinational Enterprises. He has been with Microsoft for 10 years in a number of management, strategy, presales and consultancy roles. Michael has some 30 years of experience in the IT industry with IBM and Microsoft in research, design, development, pre sales and consultancy positions. He has an Honours Degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering and a number of published dissertations and patents.

12:15pm - 1:00pm       Lunch

1:00pm – 2:15pm        Applying Web 2.0 Patterns and Best Practices

Emerging new methods for leveraging the intrinsic strength of the Web for building effective online applications and Web sites have often been described with the term "Web 2.0".  Though sometimes shrouded in hype, a formal understanding of the next generation of design patterns and business models for building successful Web apps has begun to form.  This presentation provides a fast-paced, informative exploration of the key aspects of Web 2.0 as it applies to creating application architectures for online products and services, inside or outside the firewall.  Specific architectural principles and software design issues will be explored including architectures of participation, harnessing collective intelligence, federated software ecosystems, lightweight programming models and standards, convergence of Web 2.0 with SOA, and an emerging new discipline, something known as Enterprise 2.0.

Speaker Bio:  Dion Hinchcliffe is a well-known enterprise architecture thinker and advisor, who speaks, writes, and collaborates actively with clients in the Fortune 500, federal government, and Internet startup community. Mr. Hinchcliffe also helps lead the industry by evolving the thinking around Web 2.0 in both the enterprise and consumer space for ZDNet and the SOA Web Services Journal. He edits the respected Web 2.0 Journal and AjaxWorld Magazine for SYS-CON Media. He has been quoted by BusinessWeek, CNET News, Wired Magazine, CIO Magazine, and many other well-known industry periodicals. Mr. Hinchcliffe is also is a regular speaker on the topic of Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 and has presented or keynoted at Interop, JavaOne, SOA Web Services Edge, Web Builder 2.0, AjaxWorld, Office 2.0, and other major software conferences.

2:30pm – 3:30pm        Panel Discussion

3:30pm                         Zune Giveaway


We hold 10 arcCouncils simultaneously along the East coast! To Register: please locate the Microsoft office nearest you (locations listed below) and then click on the registration link or visit http://msevents.microsoft.com/ and search on the Event ID for the event you wish to attend.  When you register for a particular location you will get more details on that event’s specific agenda.

Microsoft Corporation - Fort Lauderdale, FL
6750 North Andrews Ave., Suite 400
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Register  Event ID: 1032320488
Directions to Fort Lauderdale Location

Microsoft Corporation - Waltham, MA
201 Jones Rd., Sixth Floor
Waltham, MA 02451
RegisterEvent ID: 1032320472 
Directions to Waltham Location

* Healthcare and Life Science Panel Session from industryStream!

Microsoft Corporation - Farmington, CT
Pondview Corporate Center
74 Batterson Park Road
Farmington, CT 06032
RegisterEvent ID: 1032320479
Directions to Farmington Location

Microsoft Corporation - New York, NY
1290 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10104
Register  Event ID: 1032320480
Directions to New York City Location

* Financial Services Panel Session from industryStream!

Microsoft Corporation - Malvern, PA
Great Valley Corporate Center
45 Liberty Blvd., Suite 210
Malvern, PA 19355
Register  Event ID: 1032320481
Directions to Malvern Location

Microsoft Corporation - Pittsburgh, PA
30 Isabella St., 2nd Floor
Alcoa Business Services Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Register  Event ID: 1032320484
Directions to Pittsburgh Location

Microsoft Corporation - Reston, VA
12012 Sunset Hills Rd.
Reston, VA 20190
Register  Event ID: 1032320485
Directions to Reston Location

Healthsouth Corporation - Birmingham, AL
1 Healthsouth Pkwy S
Birmingham, AL 35243-2358
Register  Event ID: 1032320486
Directions to HealthSouth Corporation

* A special note of thanks to Healthsouth for hosting this month's arcCouncil meeting in Birmingham!

Microsoft Corporation - Durham, NC
Microsoft Raleigh/Durham Office
4825 Creekstone Drive, Suite 190
Durham, NC 27703
Register  Event ID: 1032320487
Directions to Durham Location

Visit http://www.arcStreamEast.net to learn more about arcStream and meet the team!

We hope you enjoy these events. In addition to arcStream, we offer devStream – for Developers; industryStream - for Financial Services and Health and Life Sciences industry-specific content; and teamStream – focused on team development and Visual Studio Team System. Let us know if you are interested in learning more about all other Streams. For information or questions, please email the East Region DPE Marketing .