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Architectures for your Next Generation Business Applications

Last week 140 Architects took a deep dive into Architectures for your Next Generation Business Applications. We want to thank you for your presence! According to your feedback this was a valuable experience, that fulfilled your expectations. To have another look at the different sessions, please find the recordings below. For those who missed the event, you can take a look now!

The Future of User Experience and the Emotion Commotion

August de los Reyes (Microsoft) – The competitive environment for technology is changing, and its impact on user experience is deep: capabilities, features, and functions are no longer enough. Emotional engagement will distinguish successful consumer and enterprise experiences of the future. Designing in this world requires we change the way we think about people and products. This presentation provides a brief overview of a counter-intuitive emotional design approach and its application to things to come.
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Next Generation LOB Applications

Simon Guest (Microsoft) – Many organizations have chosen the Microsoft platform as a standard for LOB (Line of Business) applications. What does this investment look like moving forward? What comes after MFC and Windows Forms? How do WPF and Silverlight 3 change things? What about exposing data and generating reports? This session will answer these questions and explore technologies such as the ADO.NET Entity Framework, .NET RIA Services, WPF, and Expression Blend, to show end-to-end examples, tips, and techniques to create a roadmap for your next generation LOB applications.
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Setting-up a WPF line-of-business software factory

Olivier Raulot, Cristovao Figueiredo, Augusta Guernier (Getronics) – This session explains how to concretely and pragmatically set up an efficient WPF Software Factory that enables you to quickly build high-quality, rich applications that will blow away the expectations of "the business". Learn how to integrate the "Interactive Designer" role into your development process including from a tools perspective (glimpse of VS2010), take advantage of a navigation framework and a components suite, as well as maximise re-use in a WPF world via Styles and control templates packaging and the concept of toolkits. You will dive into a couple of world-class Belux customer cases that were build using this WPF Software Factory. Note that these concepts/tools equally well apply to Silverlight applications.
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Building Business Centric Applications with Silverlight 3 and .NET RIA Services

Brad Abrahams (Microsoft) – Discover Microsoft .NET RIA Services and Silverlight 3 and how they simplify the traditional n-tier application architectures by integrating the ASP.NET and Silverlight platforms. The RIA Services provides patterns for writing application logic that runs on the mid-tier and controls access to data for queries, changes and custom operations. It also provides end-to-end support for common tasks such as data validation, authentication and roles. Learn also how Silverlight 3 improvements enable rapid development and make your development process more productive.
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Patterns for Cloud Computing

Simon Guest (Microsoft) – Everything that you read these days seems to suggest that you should be moving to the cloud. But where do you start? Which applications and services should you be moving? How do you build the bridge between on-premises and the cloud? What client architecture patterns does it enable. And more importantly, what should you be looking out for along the way? Based on real-world scenarios, this session explores a set of pattern for applications that best take advantage of the cloud, together with working examples on the Windows Azure platform. This session provides the tools and knowledge to determine whether cloud computing is right for you, and where to start.
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