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  • 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: 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: 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: Building Applications Differently when Cloud Services Are Around to be used

    So, "it's the end of the enterprise as we know it", there is "consumerisation of IT" that we need to figure out how to deal with. The use of some sort of cloud service is inevitable. One thing for sure is that some sort of cloud integration services will be essential to make this new world of software...
  • Blog Post: From Impedences to Enterprise Adoption of Cloud Services to Doing Things differently in the Brave New World

    Stacey blogged about the 10 Reasons Enterprise Aren't Ready to Trust the Cloud . Immediately, the conservative enterprise architect in me couldn't have agreed more. I then picked the brains of my esteemed architect colleagues Nigel and Greg , and it sounds like they're also making the same observation...
  • Blog Post: RIA Architecture - An Emerging Software Architecture Discipline

    RIA brings about many benefits over the traditional simple web applications - richer user interface/experience, better responsiveness through asynchronous client-server communication, network efficiency, etc, it is no wonder RIA is getting so much interest in the industry. However, with the more sophisticated...
  • 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: 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: My Free Intellectual Property Sold Online?

    This came through to my inbox today via an alert service: " British Library Direct: Rigorous Evaluation of COTS Middleware ... Rigorous Evaluation of COTS Middleware Technology . Author. Gorton, I. Liu, A. Brebner, P. Journal title. COMPUTER -IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY- ..." Wow, it'd cost about AU$30 to...
  • 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: Some more interesting facts abuout MSCOM

    thanks to Martin, I thought these were interesting facts! "MSCOM is made up of more than 20,500 URL's and hosts 16 million pages and is available in more than 30 languages. According to available metrics, http://*.microsoft.com received 35.4 billion page views in FY06. On average http://*.microsoft.com...
  • 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: 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Reference Application Pack for Loan Origination Systems

    Mike Walker has been doing some great work in packaging up some great guidance on building Loan Origination Systems : In the loan origination business, there are many business drivers for banks: process consolidation, regulatory compliance, and faster product delivery (loan completion). Loan products...
  • Blog Post: CommSee - Architect Experience Captured via ARCast

    Ever so often, people would be asking me for case studies/lessons learnt from a 'real world SOA' project. So it's probably always timely to remind everyone of this series of videos that Ron Jacobs recorded last year, that captured the live interviews of the various architects working on the CommSee project...
  • Blog Post: Software As A Service - Sydney User Group

    This long awaited meeting request arrived my inbox just now... When: Thursday, 1 March 2007 6:00 PM-8:00 PM (GMT+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney. Where: Microsoft, 1 Epping Road, North Ryde *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Successfully delivering and utilizing Software as a Service (‘SaaS’) requires partnerships...
  • Blog Post: Building Highly Scalable Architecure and Web Infrastructure

    with the buzz of Web 2.0, and the ever increasing volume of user requests online, building highly scalable web infrastructure and software architecture is of paramount importance. The challenge of building scalable software is nothing new, and in fact, the same old principles of 'design for scalability...
  • Blog Post: More CardSpace/.NET 3 training Available

    Following on the CardSpace hands on lab that Nigel Watling helped me with last year , quite a few of you out there have been asking me for pointers to additional .NET 3 and CardSpace training. Here is one that Sharmilla has put together - to happen in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Enjoy!
  • Blog Post: Roundtable Discussions from December 2006 Sydney Architect Forum

    As per my previous blog , Nigel presented 'Software As A Service' to the Sydney Architet Council gathering recently. Here is my 'raw' notes from the roundtable discussions: from the enterprise architecture perspective, the central IT can function as a 'provider of service', 'hoster of service', hence...
  • Blog Post: AIIA Business Briefing: Hotspots for our industry in 2007

    I attended the end of year AIIA briefing last week. While I don't normally attend such a ICT industry business gathering, I couldn't resist this time, as the speaker lineup was just too good to miss: Roger Allen, Executive Director, Allen & Buckeridge Pippa Leary, Product and Marketing Director,...
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