June, 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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    Chatting to Dr Patrick Chan about SOA

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    I met Dr Patrick Chan , Head of Emerging Technologies, IDC Asia Pacific over lunch today. It was part of a roundtable discussion hosted by IDC, with participants from the architect, senior manager community from the various major platform vendors. ...
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    Blogging from MS Word 2007

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    I’ve been on leave for the last fortnight, catching up with lots of family, and attending the Sydney Film Festival ! There are lots of interesting new things in my inbox now, so will be chatting about them soon… And hey blogging from Word 2007 is...
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    Links to my ACS NSW Chapter Software Factory Presentation

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    I enjoyed meeting and chatting to 20 or so enterprise developers/architects/business analysts and managers last night at the 'Enterprise Software Development' Special Interest Group of ACS NSW Chapter. I promised to put my presentation up on my blog...
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    Software factories presentation at ACS SIG

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    Thanks to Frank for the reminder - I'm actually on annual leave this fortnight, but I am scheduled to do a NSW Chapter Enterprise Solutions Development Special Interest Group presentation this coming Thursday evening - I will discuss how an organization...
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    Hooked on Powerpoint 2007 SmartArt

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    I've been using Office 2007 Beta 2 for a week now, and I'm absolutely hooked on Powerpoint2007 SmartArt. With this cool new feature, basically, you can type in the list of bullets on your slide (as usual), and then through a couple of button clicks (insert...
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    Meeting Virtual Earth guru

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    Today I had the privilege to meet Niall McDonnell - Lead Software Development Engineer for Virtual Earth Platform , Niall was just the sort of guy I expected a Lead Engineer to be like - soft spoken, unassuming, but with lots of substance! and boy did...
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    Infocard is not the son of Passport

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    Passport was designed to solve two problems: Identity Provider for MSN: for this pupose, Passport has proven to be useful, catering for 250M+ users and 1 billion logons per day Identity Provider for the Internet: unsuccessful The lessons learnt...
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