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At the Future of Web Apps conference Kevin Rose (Digg, Pownce, Wefollow) gave a cool presentation on the top 10 down and dirty ways you can grow your web app. He took the questions he's most often asked and turned it into a very informative talk.

 
A high level look at Silverlight. Types of applications where Silverlight makes sense and scenarios where Silverlight may not be the appropriate technology. We will also delve into some of the architectural decisions that the architect must consider when writing applications for this platform and where some of the tradeoffs may lie.

 
How to control the code architecture manually, statically and dynamically in order to avoid an architectural drift leading to a big-ball-of-mud.

 
The Infrastructure Planning and Design guides complement Microsoft’s step-by-step product documentation, with an architectural design approach. The guides lead you to an infrastructure design that is optimized for your performance and fault tolerance requirements and is right for your business.

 
Analysts advised companies to adopt ‘emergent architecture’, also known as middle-out EA and light EA, and set out definitions of a new approach.

 
At Microsoft Research, the Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement Research Group (ESM) studies large-scale software development and takes an empirical approach.

 
The virtualization environment requires new control policies, processes, and standards, and as these come into place they will require new audit process and procedures.

 
5 key areas centered on deploying Windows 7: Business justification; Preparing for Windows 7 based on your current desktop operating system; Application readiness; Deployment readiness and Training your employees.

 
A talk on how to glue together the application development world and the business operations one in an automated, virtualized and cloud computing environment where everything moves faster than ever.

 
Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 focuses on the core pillars of developer experience, support for the latest platforms, targeted experiences for specific application types, and core architecture improvements.


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