As you know, our next Microsoft SOA & Business Process Conference will be taking place January 26-30, 2009 in Redmond, WA.  At this time, we’re still accepting session submissions and would love to hear your stories on how you are using a SOA & BPM solutions today to lower costs and achieve your business objectives.   Case studies describing best practices and lessons learned provide unrivaled insight and perspective from the in-the-trenches work that you are engaging in everyday.  We realize that our customers would rather hear from peers, which is why we have dedicated a majority of our sessions for customer stories. 

Session submissions: Sessions are 1 hour in length and can be delivered in either breakout or chalk-talk styles. To submit a session, please complete the fields below. All speakers will have their conference fee waived and non-Microsoft speakers will receive a $1000 stipend. Please make sure to specify which conference (see below), either customer or partner, the content is for.  The call for sessions will close on November 14, 2008 and confirmation will be sent out by November 25, 2008.  Final presentations must be submitted by December 16, 2008

Please fill out the attached document and send to:


Session Submission Form

Speaker Name


Speaker Title




Speaker Email




Conference: Customer or Partner?




Session Title


Session Level


Session Abstract


Objective 1


Objective 2


Objective 3



Content Tracks

Track 1: SOA & BPM Best Practices

The SOA & BPM Best Practices track will highlight case studies including technical architecture and business results attained through applying SOA to create business solutions.  Sessions will target lessons learned and best practices to deliver SOA projects.  We will examine key scenarios like Composite Applications and Service Connectivity and various technologies and patterns applied to achieve business results.  In addition, guidance will be provided on the practical realities regarding how to achieve a SOA today, and sponsorships within your organization.  Additional insights will be provided on the latest technical trends including cloud computing and its business and technical impact for your organization so that you can build a sound, long-term SOA strategy.

Track 2: Technologies 

Next-generation technologies are enabling companies to better connect with their customers, rapidly execute on business change and gain better control on compliance and business insights.  This track will focus on Microsoft and partner technologies for the development, deployment, integration, and management of service oriented business applications. We will dive deep into both existing versions and the future of technologies such as the .NET Framework, Windows Server, BizTalk Server, Visual Studio, Cloud Services, and Oslo.


Please direct all general inquiries including content submission and case studies to:

Best Regards,

Marjan Kalantar