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  • Blog Post: Change is Good - Change Challenges

    I've resigned from Microsoft, and will be taking up an A/Professorship in Services Engineering at the University of NSW . To quote one of my favourite blogger - James Hamilton - 'Change is good, change challenges, change forces humility, change teaches'. I am looking forward to the new challenge and...
  • Blog Post: Application Architecture Guide 2.0 Final Release

    J.D.Meier announced it - it's here - Application Architecture Guide 2.0 Final Release ! Very kind of the team to acknowledge me when I really have only made some contribution towards version 1 years ago! Hopefully in my next job I will be able to create more IP again!
  • Blog Post: Thinking Strategically about Cloud Computing

    I'll be speaking at this Cloud Computing conference in Sydney on 3rd December. Hope to see you there!
  • Blog Post: My Dilemma at PDC and Sydney Film Festival

    The dilemma I always have at PDC and the Sydney Film Festival is - there are so many wonderful concurrent sessions - which one do I go to? this year - I think I've worked out a great formula that suits me - I'm sticking to the Advanced or Expert sessions. And so far, not a single dissapointment. Short...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft R&D Job Opportunities

    This note came in from HR, looks interesting - hope to see some of you there! Venue: Microsoft office, 1 Epping Road, North Ryde, 2113 Date: 3rd October, 2008 Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm (Seated by 12:50pm) Agenda: 12:20pm -12:50pm – Guest arrival and registrations 1:00pm – 2:20pm – Presentation by Enwei Xie...
  • Blog Post: ACS Adelaide IT Architecture Special Interest Group

    Daniel Brown dropped me a note to let me know this is happening in Adelaide: When & Where: · Where: Excom Education, 191 Pulteney Street, Adelaide ( map ) · When: 9 th of October (09/10/2008) @ 5:30PM Agenda: The agenda for this month’s evenings activities are: ·5:30pm - arrive, relax and network...
  • Blog Post: PDC 2008 Sessions Sneak Peak

    https://sessions.microsoftpdc.com/public/sessions.aspx great sessions, great speakers lineup - why on earth did I give my complimentary PDC pass to Michael ?
  • Blog Post: My Official Duties at TechEd Australia and New Zealand

    From the TechEd Speaker portal: GEN003 Women in Technology Luncheon 03/09/2008 13:15-14:15 Bayside Terrace ARC203 Understanding Software-Plus-Services: A Perspective 01/09/2008 14:15-15:30 NZ Room 2, SkyCity ARC203 Understanding Software-Plus-Services: A Perspective 03/09/2008 10:15-11:45 Parkside Auditorium...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Architect Journal Reader

    Simon tells me that the Architecture Journal Reader is coming soon: In his own words: "At the Strategic Architect Forum (SAF) this week we released the new Architecture Journal Reader . Based on the WPF NewsReader SDK, the Architecture Journal Reader delivers an visually exciting, immersive, and searchable...
  • Blog Post: GeekGirlBlogs is here!

    Bronwen, Catherine and the team have been working on this exciting project - GeekGirlBlogs . Check it out! and let us know if you're also a GeekGirlBlogger - I'm sure Bronwen would be happy to add you onto the list.
  • Blog Post: Jorke Odolphi - The Web Platform Architect

    Jorke is our newest member of the team, and is our deeply technical 'hosting geek'. He's been busy with preparing for this training course - all about Windows Server 2008 and IIS for hosting . Get in early - seats are limited!
  • Blog Post: Via Windows Live

    Bronwen is doing some cool stuff for the Live developer community! Go and be part of it!
  • Blog Post: Finally - Darryl is Blogging too!

    Darryl Chantry is one of my all time favourite story tellers, just so happens he's also a great software architect from Kiwi land!!
  • Blog Post: Catch Don Ferguson again - at the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Launch

    via Andrew and Dave , here is the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 launch event - you'll find plenty of gems in this agenda , and can even catch Don Ferguson if you missed out on seeing him last time . The event registration link is at http://www.microsoft.com/australia/servers/biztalk/event/default.mspx .
  • Blog Post: International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2008) CFP

    Call for Papers, Workshop Proposals, Tutorial Proposals 30th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) May 10-18, 2008 Leipzig, Germany http://icse08.upb.de/ DRIVING WORLD BUSINESS The International Conference on Software Engineering is the premier software engineering conference, providing...
  • Blog Post: Looking to The Year 2012 as My Next Challenge

    The ICT industry is at an inflexion point. My career is at an inflection point. Looking at the various enterprise challenges of application integration, business process orchestration and management, services governance, etc there is no doubt still an abundance of interesting architecture problems to...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Beta 3 Live on www.microsoft.com

    this great story just arrived my inbox: "...we’re extremely proud to announce that the www.microsoft.com site is running 100% on our next generation web platform!!" For those of you curious about the scale and availability of www.microsoft.com : - Availability YTD – 99.83% (Measured by Keynote Systems...
  • Blog Post: Nerds FC II is now on SBS

    Season II on SBS again, we firstly watched my cousin Johnny Truong (AstroNerd) from Season I , followed by the new series, where Chris Anderson , albeit a 28th year old, made it through the audition... Chris tells me that he found out about the audition from my blog, he now also has a Nerds FC website...
  • Blog Post: SOA Workshop Series for Architects

    this notice came through my inbox today: SOA Overview Tuesday, June 12, 2007 8:00am (GMT-8) Pacific Time (US & Canada), Language: English-American Learn how the Microsoft Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) vision and technology can help you realize a more agile and connected enterprise by using...
  • Blog Post: Australian Architecture Forum 2007

    A number of great architects in the community pulled together this rare solution architecture event . Looking at the agenda , there should be a lot of best architectural practices and lessons learnt shared amongst peers, and guidance from some great luminaries in the industry - such as Don Ferguson ...
  • Blog Post: FITT Mentoring Program - Expression of Interest

    this arrived in my inbox today: FITT is delighted to announce a new trial Mentoring Program. This mentoring program supports two of FITT’s primary objectives: Inspire women in the industry to achieve their personal aspirations and potential AND Assist women to broaden their understanding of the ICT industry...
  • Blog Post: Beijing 2008 Olympics Torch Relay Map

    Love the look and feel of this Silverlight application on the Beijing Olympics site ... time to get in touch with my distant Chinese relatives and figure out how to get some Olympics tickets!
  • Blog Post: Career Opportunities at Windows Live

    Someone asked me about Microsoft's commitment in Live Services today. Watch visitmix.com for the exciting announcements. and check out the career opportunities at Windows Live .
  • Blog Post: Innovation from BizTalk Lab

    Dave blogged about the exciting Internet Service Bus from the BizTalk Labs , I can't wait to see some really interesting process orchestration to happen on the internet now with this cool technology. Also nice to see I can log in with my Information Card on the BizTalk Identity Service page !
  • Blog Post: CardSpace Authentication going Live!

    Daniel Bartholomew has been working hard on various CardSpace projects . He shares his experiences, thoughts and lessons learnt on this post . Good to see he's built the CardSpace DotNetNuke module ready for testing ! I'm off to help him out...
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