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Simon Thurman, Microsoft UK

 Simon  Thurman

Simon is an Architect in the Developer Group. Over the past 17 years he has architected and developed software on mainframes, client server architectures and the Internet. Such memorable software includes: ensuring that you have the correct address, routing algorithms, and streamlining the house moving process. Today at Microsoft he helps customers do innovative things with new technology to deliver business value. The rest of his time is spent with his wife and daughters and mountain biking.

Presentation: "The Interoperable Platform"

Time: Friday 14:00 - 15:00

Location: Wordsworth Room

Abstract: When you choose Microsoft what does that mean? Are you also making the choice to develop isolated solutions, to discard previous investments, and to use tools and environments that can only target the Microsoft platform? The simple answer to these questions is, no. This session will expand on that answer through discussing these areas in more detail. We'll look at the choices of interoperability that the platform offers, and how the tool environment can be used for heterogeneous development.