Architect Roundtable – Best Practices in Application Infrastructure Design and Management


10:30 - 11:00am
11:00 - 12:15
12:15 - 12:30
12:30 - 1:45pm
1:45 - 2:00pm

Arrival and Welcome
Featured Presentation
Lunch Break






Date & Time




Microsoft Corporation – Reston, VA
12012 Sunset Hills Rd., Reston, Virginia

October 16, 2007

10:30 AM–2:00 PM


Event ID: TBD



Microsoft Corporation – Malvern, PA
45 Liberty Blvd., Malvern, Pennsylvania

October 19, 2007

10:30 AM–2:00 PM


Event ID: TBD



Best Practices in Application Infrastructure Design and Management

An application infrastructure strategy that is integrated into the application lifecycle will lead to more manageable systems, reduced costs, improved availability, and enhanced services delivery. In this roundtable, we'll discuss and explore best practices in application infrastructure, and we'll see how you can ensure maximum reliability of your applications prior to deploying them in production. We'll look at the tools and methodologies available today for monitoring and managing your applications and your systems. The presentation is followed by an interactive discussion session by all participants.


This event is sponsored by AVICode -- the leading provider of real-time, always-on .NET application monitoring tools that are used throughout the application lifecycle.  AVIcode has developed the .NET Management Pack for MOM 2005, the Design for Operations Integration Kit which bridges development and operations teams, and the .NET Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007.


Who should attend? Architects, system administrators, and application managers.


Speaker’s Bio

Victor Mushkatin is the co-founder and CTO of AVIcode, Inc. Mr. Mushkatin has developed numerous business-critical applications over the past 10 years for the financial, insurance, energy, and telecommunications industries. He has been working closely with Microsoft's Development Division and Windows Enterprise Management Division since 2001, incorporating .NET application management into Microsoft's Visual Studio and MOM products. Mr. Mushkatin is a frequent speaker at various .NET User's Groups, and is in the process of co-authoring a book entitled "Developing Manageable Applications Using Visual Studio .NET and Microsoft Operations Manager: Design for Manageability". Mr. Mushkatin holds a master’s degree in computer science and has two Microsoft certifications, MCSD and MCSE.


Host and Moderator


Zhiming Xue “Z" is a Microsoft Architect Evangelist based in the Mid Atlantic area. He has more than 12 years of software development, consulting and IT experience, specializing in enterprise application architecture, development and integration. While with Microsoft Services he played technical and architectural roles on many consulting projects for large enterprise customers in both the commercial sector and the public sector.  He has presented various topics at Microsoft events and local user groups. Through his blogs and publications he has reached readers in the U.S., China and other countries and regions. He holds a Ph. D. in Management Science from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a professional certification from American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), as well as several Microsoft certifications. He can be reached through his blog at



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