Saturday, January 26, 2008

February ArcReady Event in Cleveland

Who: Microsoft

What:  ArcReady - Service Lifecycle Management

When: 2/5/08 9:00am -- 12:00pm

Where:  Park Center III, 6050 Oak Tree Boulevard, 3rd Floor Cleveland


The ArcReady series (presented by our own regional Microsoft Architect Evangelist, Josh Holmes) has been a great educational series, the latest installment comes to NEO at the beginning of February. Registration can be found here, and a summary follows.

While many organizations are starting to benefit from Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), many are now challenged with efficiently scaling the number of services provided and the number of consumers supported through their current approach and implementations. These organizations are starting to recognize the profound need for capabilities provided through service lifecycle management to help them address these challenges.
The Enterprise SOA Solutions team together with the Central Region Architect Evangelists will take a look at how organizations can attain a higher level of value from SOA through the development of a service lifecycle management strategy. We will look at the end-to-end service lifecycle, from service design, development, and deployment to versioning and retirement as well as the significance of infrastructure elements, such as repositories, registries, and intermediaries to facilitate and coordinate those stages.
This talk will also expose the impact this paradigm has on the culture and organizational makeup of IT departments.