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Architects Rule!

Community blog for architects in the Belgium and Luxembourg region moderated by Bart Vande Ghinste, Enterprise Architect for Microsoft Belgium and Luxembourg.

October, 2008

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About Architecture Rule!

The purpose of this blog is to become the Belgian & Luxembourg community blog of people interested in IT architecture in the broad sense of the word and having a particular interest for MS related architectural matters.   Your interaction will be greatly appreciated and I hope to meet a lot of you in person in the months and years to come!

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    Acceptance Test Engineering Guide by p&p

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    Microsoft patterns & practices is excited to announce the latest addition to the p&p library of software architecture guidance: Acceptance Test Engineering Guide (BETA 1) Quick Links – Codeplex site: http://codeplex.com/TestingGuidance – Project...
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    Distributed Agile Development at Microsoft patterns & practices

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    Microsoft patterns & practices announces the latest addition to the p&p library of guidance: Distributed Agile Development at Microsoft patterns & practices (white paper) + Agile Development Showcase Quick Links – Agile Development Showcase...
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    OSLO: when to Model becomes the application

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    “Oslo” is the code name for a set of modeling technologies currently under development at Microsoft but available as Community Technology Previews since yesterday at PDC. Model based development is not new and has been used over the past 20 years in a...
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    Windows Azure Cloud Computing Platform: white papers

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    Check out these documents straight from a cloud – among others the white papers from David Chappell . Content: Azure Services Platform (.pdf file, 2.6 MB) Cloud Platforms Whitepaper (.pdf file, 822 KB) Azure Services Platform Fact Sheet (.doc file, 40...
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    Office Comes to Your Browser

       Microsoft announced this morning at its PDC conference that the next release of Microsoft Office will include browser-based versions of some of its main office software products - Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. These will be "lightweight...
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    patterns & practices App Arch Guide 2.0 Beta released

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    Today we released our patterns & practices App Arch Guide 2.0 Beta 1 . This is our guide to help solution architects and developers make the most of the Microsoft platform. It's a distillation of many lessons learned. It’s principle-based and pattern...
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    Queuing at the speed of light using open queuing protocol

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    Just to catch your attention…this is not vaporware…AMQP is in production for key banking system at JP Morgan http://www.fsclub.co.uk/past/fsc-181006-jpmorgan-amqp.pdf What is AMQP and what is the role of Microsoft in this? · As part of Microsoft’s ongoing...
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    Windows in the cloud in there!

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    Ray Ozzie just publicly announced our Software + Services platform Azure. The Azure Services Platform is built on the Windows Azure operating system in the cloud. Windows Azure provides service hosting and management, scalable storage and a development...
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    BPM on the Microsoft Platform: BPM for the masses!

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    Today we reached a key milestone as the last set of content for this phase hits our BPM site that we recently re-launched ( http://www.microsoft.com/bpm ). This last set of content includes two 10-minute videos that have the goal of delivering our value...
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    WCF REST Starter Kit goes live October 27

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    With .NET 3.5 we added support for building RESTFul services.  Now we are building momentum towards enhancements in .NET 4.0 with the WCF REST Starter Kit.  The kit includes features and templates designed to make it simple to build Atom Feeds...
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    Harvard: Traditional Recession Tactics Doomed To Fail This Time

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    Harvard Business Publishing: Why Traditional Recession Tactics Are Doomed To Fail This Time How should boardrooms respond to the macro crisis? Is it just a case of recession-as-usual: budget-paring, personnel-slashing, and portfolio-trimming? Not a chance...
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    Small Basic is released - a small and easy to learn development language, based on .NET Framework

    After nearly a year in development, Small Basic is getting announced today to the world as part of the Dev Labs project , by S. Somasegar .  Small Basic is a project that's aimed at bringing "fun" back to programming. By providing a small...
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    CIO in financial crisis: rethink leadership and management

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    CIOs need flexibility in shifting between their leadership and managerial hats to ensure efficient operations, given today’s financial/economic crisis Today, the financial and economic climates in the U.S. are no longer what they used to be in light of...
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    Big Day for Amazon EC2

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    Big Day for Amazon EC2: Production, SLA, Windows, and 4 New Capabilities · Amazon EC2 is now in full production. The beta label is gone. · There's now an SLA (Service Level Agreement) for EC2. · Microsoft Windows is now available in beta form on EC2....
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    Forrester: Architecting In The Zone

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    Common Zone Patterns Zone architectures can be created in an unlimited number of ways based on an organization's unique context and needs. Zones can be differentiated by technology, organization, application portfolios, or combinations of all three. The...
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    60% of all business calls end in a Voicemail system

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    · 40% of all working Belgian people feels “overloaded with information” · 60% of all business calls end in a Voicemail system · 67% of business instant messaging conversations end in a phone call · The last 2 year 34.6 million euros was wasted on “Voicemail...
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    Things To Consider When Firing Your Provider

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    As offshore outsourcing clients continue to feel the pain of providers' resource constraints and escalating costs in India, they are more inclined than in the past to switch providers. Although this is never an easy option, there are ways to protect your...
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    First CloudCamp on the continent on 30/10 in Brussels

    During this event the attendees can exchange ideas, knowledge and information in a creative and supporting environment, advancing the current state of cloud computing and related technologies. see more info on http://lucfields.spaces.live.com/blog/cns...
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    Architecture Journal - Issue 17 – Distributed Computing

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    Just in time for PDC, we are pleased to announce Issue 17 of the Architecture Journal!  You can download the issue here . The theme of this issue is Distributed Computing , and features articles from many MS product groups,  MS Platform Architecture...
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    Silverlight 2 ships!

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    Over the past year Microsoft Silverlight has led the way for developers and designers to create compelling media experiences and Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) on the Web via an easy to use, quickly installed browser plug-in. With the release of Silverlight...
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    Microsoft now the leader in Enterprise search (Gartner)

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    Magic Quadrant for Information Access Technology (Gartner Research, Sept. 30, 2008) Microsoft is positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner, Inc.'s 2008 Magic Quadrant for Information Access Technology. This report assesses vendors with capabilities...
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    .NET Framework 4.0 and “Dublin” Application Server

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      Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 and “Dublin” Announcement Microsoft  announces via significant improvements to our existing Windows Server capabilities in the form of enhancements to both the .NET Framework and extensions to the application server...
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