We (Microsoft) recently announced that we are the official Technology Partner for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth games in March. You can check out the announcement here. I have to say though, withouth a doubt the best part of the article reads;
"Microsoft's BizTalk Server and SQL Server will be combined to provide a sophisticated data aggregation solution that will bring together competition results from 20 different venues, which will then be available for publication on the Internet "
Woohoo! Ok, so I am a little biased 😉 Other interesting facts from the article;
When not competing, athletes will be able to relax in a special Xbox game zone, where the latest games will ensure the competition continues beyond the official events.
Windows Server 2003, along with a broad range of .NET server technologies, will be the base platform for the Games' online operations
Microsoft Content Management Server will provide Games officials and journalists with an easy-to-use web based solution for authoring and publishing news and stories about the Games
Hope to see you all there!