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Free SharePoint and BizTalk Training in Atlanta on 10/28/2004

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Come to one of the upcoming workshops at the Atlanta Microsoft Office to hear RDA present on SharePoint 2003 on Oct 28 at 9:00 am and BizTalk 2004 on Oct 28 at 1:00 pm.

Workshop Details:

Date:                   Thursday, October 28, 2004

Time:                   9:00 am (SharePoint 2003) and 1:00 pm (BizTalk 2004)

Where:                 Microsoft’s Atlanta Office

How to Register:


SharePoint Agenda

Introduction to SharePoint Portal Server (SPS) 2003: A general introduction, including:

·         What is Windows SharePoint Services?

·         Windows 2003 Server Licensing

·         SPS Primary Features: Team Sites, Document Collaboration, Document Versioning, Office 2003 Integration.

·         Collaboration: Sites, Document Libraries, Document Workspaces.

·         Integration: Web Parts and Adding Web Parts to Sites

·         Personalization: Apply Theme, Setting Web Part Properties

·         Administration: Site Settings, WSS Settings.


Introduction to Windows SharePoint Services (WSS): A general introduction to WSS, the differences between WSS and SPS and WSS features:

·         Differences Between SPS and WSS

·         WSS Additional Features

o        Site organization and navigation

o        Content topics, targeted news

o        Personalized sites

o        Content search

o        Organization-wide alerts

o        Enterprise application integration (Single Sign-On).


·         Office 2003 Integration with SharePoint


·         Portal Customization and Configuration


·         Building Solutions with SharePoint

o        Introduction to Web Parts

o        Web Parts and Connections.


·         Office Solution Accelerators High Level Overview


BizTalk Agenda

Introduction to E-Business and BizTalk

A general introduction to E-Business concepts and to BizTalk 2004.

·         E-Business Integration

o        Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)

o        Business to Business (B2B)

o        Business Process Management (BPM)

·         BizTalk 2004: What’s new in BizTalk 2004, a high level discussion of the typical solution flow, supported standards, and architecture


The Developer Experience

The BizTalk development environment and key functionality.

·         Developer Experience: Tours the BizTalk Development Environment

·         Demonstration: BizTalk Visual Studio 2003 development environment

o        Schema Editor and Mapper

o        Orchestration Designer

o        Deployment Wizard

o        Message Delivery Test

·         XML Web Services: Present BizTalk’s enhanced support of Web Services

·         Demonstration: How to easily consume and publish Web Services


Security and Scalability

Discuss BizTalk’s security features and methods for scalability.

·         Security: Authentication and Enterprise Single Sign-on

·         Scale Out: Application and database server scalability and fault tolerance


The Information Worker Experience

What does BizTalk offer to the Information Worker from a feature and configurability perspective?

·         Business Process and Rule Definition: The Business Process design environment, and the Business Rule editor

·         Demonstration

o        Business Rules Editor

o        Using Business Rules in an Orchestration

·         InfoPath, Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), and Human-Based Workflow: Methods for the Business Analyst and Information Worker to configure, monitor, and interact with BizTalk


The IT Professional/Administrator Experience

Ways for the IT Professional to monitor and control the environment.

·         Tracking, Debugging, and Administration

·         Demonstration

o        System Administration Console

o        Health and Activity Tracking (HAT)

o        Orchestration Debugging


Trading Partner Management

BizTalk’s built-in mechanisms to manage very large numbers of trading partners