March, 2006

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About Anna Liu

Anna Liu is currently an Architect Advisor at Microsoft Australia, where she works with the community of architects involved in enterprise and application architecture. Her goal is to understand enterprises' IT challenges, and to help them with building successful systems through the use of architecture patterns, proven best practices, and reusable frameworks. Anna has extensive experience in the financial services industry and specialises in designing high performance and highly scalable distributed systems.
 
Prior to joining Microsoft, Anna was a Senior Researcher and Project Manager at CSIRO, where she led the Middleware Technology Evaluation project. Her group evaluated various middleware technologies through rigorous benchmarking studies and provided middleware acquisition advice to various Australian Government agencies and the Financial Services industry.
 
Anna holds a PhD (Computer Science UNSW) and a BE (Computer Engineering UNSW). She has also held various academic appointments including a senior lectureship at the University of Sydney, and a visiting scientist position at the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. She is also a frequent speaker on software architecture and distributed systems topics at International Conferences including OOPSLA and ICSE.

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    Research meets Practice

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    I'm giving a feature presentation on Software Factories at the 2006 Australian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC) 18-21 April Sydney Australia. This conference aims to bring practitioners and researchers together in the one place, to discuss and...
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    Call for Management and Reporting System/Process ideas

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    Frank Arrigo just announced our new team structure , so far it's been great fun being part of the big family. One challenge Frank has given me as part of our career discussion recently is: " I would like to have Anna assist in putting some structure...
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    Enterprise Architecture lessons learnt

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    The Sydney Architect Council is a quarterly event that I run that consist of a close-knit community for knowledge sharing for Sydney based senior IT architects. We engage in proactive dialogues with each other - on how to better architect business critical...
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    Web 2.0 and SOA 2.0

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    The MS Architect Journal issue 6 is out! And this table taken from the article "Taking Governance to the Edge" really echos well with me... Table 1 Comparing SOA 1.0 and SOA 2.0 SOA 1. SOA 2. Supply-side oriented Supply-demand...
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    Frank Arrigo's new girl

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    It's official now, I'm Frank Arrigo's new girl. It's very exciting to be part of the greater technical evangelism team, working alongside the developer/IT Pro evangelists such as Coatsy , Chuck , Kleefy , Jeff , Dave and Dave ! So the first thing...
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    Evaluating Service Oriented Integration Technologies

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    ever since my article on Evaluating Service based integration technologies appeared on the Microsoft Architect Journal, I've been receiving queries from various interesting parts of the world - such as this one I received today: " My name is XXX, I...
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    International Women's Day Luncheon

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    Over 350 people joined together to celebrate the success, leadership and influence achieved by women in the Australian ICT industry on International Women's Day 8 March 2006. Photographs of the event are available on the FITT website http://www.fitt.org...
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