Microsoft and OPC Foundation Host Developer Conference

Feb. 1, 2005
A developer conference will be held in April on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash., to preview the new OPC Unified Architecture specification and its Microsoft technology.

Attention all OPC Foundation members and prospective members. A not-to-be-missed developer conference will be held April 19 and 20, 2005, on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash., to preview the new OPC Unified Architecture (UA) specification and its Microsoft technology, called Indigo. This event is an opportunity for the OPC Foundation members to get a firsthand look at OPC UA, and to meet the developers of the OPC UA technology and the Microsoft Indigo staff.

Highlights of this important conference include:

• A real and practical demonstration of the OPC UA and Microsoft technologies,

• Detailed overview of the how, what and why behind the OPC Unified Architecture,

• Overview of Microsoft Indigo and Whidbey technologies, specifically focused at the needs of the OPC solutions developers,

• Technical sessions about the details of OPC UA, with sample code to take home,

• How-to sessions for migrating earlier OPC DCOM-based products to the OPC Unified Architecture,

• Sessions on redundancy, reliability, and security

• And an “Ask the Experts” evening event.

OPC UA, which has been under development for about 18 months, combines the functions OPC provides today, through various specifications for data exchange and other high-level communications tasks, into a single unified set of base services for secure, reliable and interoperable transport. Indigo is a set of Microsoft .NET technologies for building and running connected systems. It is a new breed of communications infrastructure built around the Web services architecture.

The OPC Unified Architecture is the wave of the future. It brings forward and ties together the existing OPC technology, that has been in development and use over the last 10 years, into an integrated platform. It migrates the earlier DCOM architecture to an architecture that is based on Web Services.

Don’t miss this chance to find out how OPC UA can make a difference in your organization. Rub elbows with the experts. Exchange information with colleagues. Be a part of the most important event for developers and users of interoperable communication solutions in the last 10 years.

The event kicks off on Tuesday morning April 19, and completes late afternoon Wednesday, April 20. To register, click here.