I’m always on the lookout for those special gems that will give you key insights into architecting. The idea is to stay ahead, have practical solutions that you can use, and a roadmap for your future planning. So put these webcasts into your calendar and forward to your team members.
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February 16: Architecting Toronto.com with ASP.NET 2.0

Toronto.Com attracts over 700,000 unique visitors per month, and offers comprehensive and searchable access to business and event listings. In this web cast, Scott Howlett from Imason and Karen McGregor from Microsoft Canada will explore the architecture for the new Toronto.Com site that was launched in October 2005
http://www.microsoft.com/canada/events/event_details_ww.aspx?event_id=1032289764

February 23: Using Visual Studio for deployment modeling

This web cast provides an overview of the new modeling features and a demonstration of the deployment modeling capability that is designed to improve and automate the interaction between development, infrastructure, and operations teams.
http://www.microsoft.com/canada/events/event_details_ww.aspx?event_id=1032289766

March 2: Tracking the life of a business requirement

This web cast demonstrates the new integration capabilities between Microsoft Office Excel, Microsoft Office Project, and Microsoft Visual Studio. We track a business requirement from its definition in Excel to its completion in Visual Studio, so you can see how the new integration capabilities work on a practical level.
http://www.microsoft.com/canada/events/event_details_ww.aspx?event_id=1032289769

March 9: J2EE and .NET, similarities, differences and interoperability

This Web Cast provides an overview of the similarities and differences between the J2EE and .NET framework and discusses the architectural strategies and mechanisms for deploying interoperable solutions based on the two technologies. The speaker will discuss interoperability case studies and introduce a framework that allows you run diverse technologies under a context-enabled solution.
http://www.microsoft.com/canada/events/event_details_ww.aspx?event_id=1032289781
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Thank you,
Stephen Ibaraki