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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.

March, 2009

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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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    Twitter was live in 1935 in London…

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    Just to be on the safe side: this is an attempt to humor, not an attempt to downplay Twitter in any way!
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    Internet Explorer 8 was just released to the web

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    As you probably heard by now, IE8 was released and you can download it here . Why would you upgrade to IE8? Simply because it is faster, easier (e.g; webslices and accelerators)  and more secure. Read more about it here .
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    NASA: The Good News About COTS

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    You’ve heard the stories. Organizations pin their hopes for improving software systems on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products only to be burned by poor quality, lack of service, and failures to deliver on time. The propulsion system failure aboard...
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    ZDNet: SOA delivering; SOAP out, REST in

      The ground under SOA — long solid SOAP territory — appears to be shifting to more lightweight service approaches. A new survey of 270 business professionals, just released by InformationWeek, finds that one out of four have moved into service oriented...
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    Microsoft partners with Cisco on new Unified Computing System

    Microsoft announced its partnership with and support of Cisco’s Unified Computing System entrance into the server datacenter market as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM).  Through this agreement, Cisco will pre-package, resell and support Windows...
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    Deep Zoom Mardi Gras

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    Try it here: http://www.smh.com.au/interactive/2009/mardigras/silverlight.html What is it? Richer storytelling through pictures’ to their audience for any major event -  from the world’s largest Mardi Gras, to bush fires, to sporting events etc The...
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    Is Cloud Computing Really Risk Transference?

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    Great article about managing (security-) risks in a Cloud Computing world: “The current buzz in the technology industry is all about this idea of Cloud Computing. It goes by many many names but we’ll just stick with this one to eliminate confusion. Sure...
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    Forrester: Architect's Contribution to Packaged Apps Selection

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    Long but “must read” about: what has changed in the selection process (e.g. is RFP still  relevant?) how to minimize the influence of “politics” in decisions what exactly your role as an enterprise architect should be in this process. Executive Summary...
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    Avanade: 2009 Global Survey of Cloud Computing

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    Executive Summary Executives around the globe are facing a conundrum. In the midst of widespread economic turmoil, a recent global survey of C‐level executives and IT decision‐makers shows a clear, collective mandate: use technology to cut the cost of...
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