Why: CQRS is the new 'hotness' but beyond a desire to use the latest 'fad' what might actually lead you to adopt this approach over a conventional layered architecture. Looking back we will explore how some of the debates in the DDD community about how to implement Eric Evans ideas led people to the CQRS solution. We will look at some of the problems with aggregates and repositories that CQRS helps with and how the vision of seperating core from other domains is simplified. We will also look at simple steps to begin moving your layered application in the CQRS direction and give you a taste of what is to come. By the end of this session you should understand the problems that transitioning to CQRS will help you to resolve.