The registration website just opened for the upcoming BPM&I conference, Oct 3-6 in Redmond.  The agenda is still being finalized, but the technical tracks, keynote by David Chappell, and networking opportunities with partners, customers, MVPs and MS field make this conference worth checking out.

 
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Overview

Microsoft’s Business Process Management and Integration Conference is the event for our partners, customers and field personnel to get up to speed on new and updated solutions for Business Process Management (BPM), SOA and Workflow. Over 4 days, attendees will learn about the strategies and technologies that Microsoft is delivering over the next year, such as BizTalk Server, WinFX, and Office 2007. Three technical tracks will provide depth and detail into best practices for building BPM solutions, SOA guidance, and implementing BizTalk Server. A business development track will focus on the business value of BPM for both customers looking to optimize their processes and for partners looking to expand their practices. Whether you need to get up to speed, or are ready to dive deep, this is the event for technical training, networking, and business development for partners and customers interested in BPM, SOA, and Workflow.

Registration

Join Microsoft staff, valued partners, customers and industry thought leaders at the Microsoft Conference Center from October 3-6, 2006. Registration is $199.00, with an early bird discount price of $149.00 if you register by July 21st.

Agenda & Sessions

Each session, meeting, and program event at the Microsoft Business Process Management and Integration Conference is designed to expand your knowledge of key emerging technologies, demonstrate proven strategies for implementing solution, explain Microsoft’s long-term strategy and roadmap, and add value to your organization’s integration and workflow solution portfolio.

The conference consists of four tracks. One track will be focused on BizTalk Server 2006 and the roadmap for 2007 and beyond.  Two of the technical tracks will center on Service Oriented Architecture and Business Process Management.  The fourth track will discuss the business value of BPM for customers and market opportunities for partners.

  • Keynote presentation from industry expert David Chappell
  • Discussion focused "Chalk Talk" sessions 
  • Hand-On-Labs
  • Partner Expo

Much, much more!
Click here for details on the agenda.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Over 20 Microsoft partners are expected to showcase their latest solutions and technologies demonstrating their newest innovations- allowing attendees to test-drive key technologies and receive one-on-one, informed answers to questions.
If you are interested in sponsorship, please contact Robert Bannerman at robann@microsoft.com.

Community & Networking

Beyond the structured sessions, the Microsoft Business Process Management and Integration Conference will also provide many networking opportunities with people who share your professional interests.  We will be hosting several evening events to help encourage and foster community-building activities between partners, customers, and Microsoft employees.  Throughout the year be sure to check out the community sites to access the most current information.

Instructor Lead Training

Conference sponsor and BizTalk Server training partner, Quicklearn, is offering a series of classes before and after the conference for the convenience of attendees. Furthermore Quicklearn is providing a 35% discount for conference attendees. Use the links below to find out about the specific classes and to register. Make sure to include the discount Registration code: ‘BPI06’ when you register for one of these classes.

9/25-9/29 (5-days) – BizTalk Server 2006 Deep Dive
9/30-10/2 (3-days) – BizTalk Server 2006 - Service Oriented Architectures (SOA)
10/9-10/13 (5-days) – Double Header - Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) & Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)

Quicklearn contact:
Greg Bulette  gregb@quicklearn.com
Quicklearn  "Technology Training Solutions"
www.QuickLearn.com  425-256-2573