Title: Getting to know .NET 3.0

Even if .NET is not your platform of choice the .NET framework has become widely used through many larger public and private sector organizations in New Zealand. This talk is about the latest version of the .NET framework and covers both integrating with and using the .NET framework version 3.0.

This presentation will describe;

  1. Where is .NET going and why has the Services Orientated Architecture (SOA) approach become so important in understanding it's direction;
  2. .NET 3.0 and its relationship with earlier versions of the .NET framework (1.0,1.1,2.0);
  3. Some specific leverages of the .NET framework including Workflow and WS-* (Oasis, W3C open standards for web services);
  4. Integrating with and developing for the .NET 3.0 platform;

Presenter: Mark Carroll

Architect, Developer and Platform Strategy, Microsoft New Zealand Limited

Mark holds a New Zealand Institute of Management (NZIM) Diploma of Business Management and a Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) degree majoring in Management. His technology selection and architectural approaches are focused on understanding the mix of business drivers affecting their suitability for a particular organisation and applying those through Enterprise Architectures that have a strong business architecture focus. He enjoys employing those skills with a variety of customers and communities within New Zealand.

Before joining Microsoft Mark was with Statistics New Zealand where he was heavily involved with evaluating and choosing technologies that would support the goals of the architectures developed. In the preceding nine years at Statistics New Zealand Mark was also engaged, as both a participant and as a project manager, in a variety of Enterprise, Infrastructure and Application development projects including Security projects, Identity integration, Portals, Year 2000 and Enterprise Architecture establishment.

Mark has also been involved in a number of IT industry groups holding offices as Secretary for GOVIS - a NZ public sector collaboration organisation, until his departure from Public sector, and as current President of Software Quality New Zealand (SQNZ). Mark has also presented at a number of local conferences and events most recently mostly focused on Enterprise and Software architectures. Mark is also the Convenor of the New Zealand Microsoft Architect's council.



The Wellington Java User Group thanks our hosts!

Wednesday, 13th.
December, 2006

5.00pm for 5:15-6:30pm

Microsoft New Zealand Limited
Mobil on the Park
Level 12
157 Lambton Quay

In our ongoing tradition, after this talk we intend to repair to a pub for some light R&R. All who would like to discuss points raised during the talk in a more congenial atmosphere are welcome!