Posted by: kurtsh | March 8, 2006

EVENT: Financial Services Developer Conference 2006

Please join us for the annual Microsoft Financial Services Developer Conference. Now in its 4th year, it is the leading event for developers and architects in the financial services industry. This annual event offers developers the opportunity to gain insight into Microsoft’s latest and upcoming technologies for the banking, insurance and capital markets industries. After attending this event you will walk away with best practices from industry peers, the latest tools and technologies from Microsoft, as well as information on security and the future roadmap for development technologies. In addition, the conference will offer an excellent opportunity for networking with your peers in financial services.
Building on the successful launch of the experience Financial Services vision, we will explore the practical implementation of industry leading solutions and give you tools and resources to help you apply it throughout your organization. We will feature distinguished speakers from the industry including our partner group and our Financial Services team. In addition, you will experience our customers presenting the value that they have realized through using .NET and the Windows Platform. We will also have showcase presentations from distinguished product managers from our corporate headquarters. Our sessions will be resplendent with demos, current case studies, and future visions of our next generation of Microsoft tools.
This year’s event will be held at the prestigious 4 star Millennium Broadway Hotel, with the keynote delivered in the historic Hudson Theatre, the second oldest theatre in New York where stars such as Barbra Streisand and Louis Armstrong made their debuts, and the Tonight Show was first broadcast. It promises to be an event you will not want to miss! 
Date: April 24-25, Millennium Broadway Hotel, New York , NY
Day 1 planned sessions include the keynote address, the latest on Microsoft in Banking, Capital Markets and Insurance, Building Smart Clients Solutions, Using Visual Studio Team Systems (VSTS), Developing Microsoft Office Solutions with Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO), .NET Security Framework, and Developing Cross Channel Applications with solutions like the Customer Care Framework (CCF).
Day 2 planned sessions include Windows Vista, Using SQL Reporting and Analysis Services, Prescriptive Architecture Guidance for Financial Services, Service Orientation and WSE, Platform Interoperability, Windows Communications Foundation (WCF), Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Threat Modeling, and other vertically focused sessions.
Visit our partner showcase daily featuring leading solutions, software, and resources for the Financial Services industry and get a chance to win one of several great prizes including an XBOX 360!
*Please note that the agenda is subject to change.
For your convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at the host hotel, the Millennium Broadway Hotel. When making your reservations, please reference the Microsoft Financial Services Developer Conference to receive the reduced rate of $259. All reservations must be made no later than April 1, 2006 to receive the discounted rate.
To register for this event, please click here or call 1-877-673-8368 and quote Event ID# 1032287389.  Or go to:
As always, conference attendance is FREE. Breakfast and lunch for both days is provided as well as a welcome reception on the first night of the event. You are responsible for all other travel and hotel expenses.
Be sure to register by April 17th, 2006 as space is limited and fills up quickly!


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