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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: 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: 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: Cloud Computing and Middleware Market Size

    Marcus from Stefan's team blogs about this new research note from Merrill Lynch: "by 2011 the volume of cloud computing market opportunity would amount to $160bn, including $95bn in business and productivity apps (email, office, CRM, etc) and $65bn in online advertising". Since I am someone that does...
  • 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: Newest Additions on my Book shelf

    I know, in this web 2.0 age, books seem to be incredibly old fashioned! I must admit I succumb to wikipaedia a lot more nowadays than the good old library... but every now and then, I get a gem! Nick has already picked up one recent addition - this is a great present from Greg . Half way through it already...
  • 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: 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: "Place To Space" Revisited, Framework for thinking about Next Web Business Models

    Michael convinced me to skip a Saturday with the family, and instead, going along to Barcamp 2 , meeting, chatting to tech brains and generally hanging out at the Sydney Web 2.0 start up scene. Thanks to Beat , I was also equipped with some nice visual schematics (based on the book Place To Space ),...
  • Blog Post: My Interview Style

    I've been doing lots of interviews recently, whilst building up the core team. There are still quite a few more open positions - that I'm in the loop for interviewing. Interviewing people is something that takes good practice and good preparation. Good preparation definitely pays off - highly evident...
  • Blog Post: Launching your product in a new country

    Austrade has this great resource . You'll find a set of country profiles on technology markets catering for the Australian startup/exporter!
  • 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: 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: 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...
  • 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...
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