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  • Blog Post: April Newsletter – Debates on the Cloud

    Sign up for other newsletters | Unsubscribe | Update your profile   April 2010       Windows Azure Design Patterns One of the challenges in adopting a new platform is finding usable design patterns that work for developing effective solutions. The Catch-22 is that design patterns...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Design Patterns (Webcast)

    One of the challenges in adopting a new platform is finding usable design patterns that work for developing effective solutions. The Catch-22 is that design patterns are discovered and not invented. Nevertheless it is important to have some guidance on what design patterns make sense early in the game...
  • Blog Post: February Newsletter – Virtualization Call for Papers

    We are calling for papers on Virtualization for the 24th Architecture Journal. If you are interested in participating, submit your proposal by Thursday, March 11 end of day . Sign up for other newsletters | Unsubscribe | Update your profile ...
  • Blog Post: Tech*Ed North America 2010 - Architecture Track Call for Content

    We have begun the planning for Tech·Ed North America 2010 , which takes place in New Orleans from June 7-10, 2010 , and the first step is to request Breakout Session topic ideas from experts like yourself. We hope you will consider submitting one or more session ideas before the January 15 deadline ...
  • Blog Post: Security Guidance: Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) - Version 4.1a

    As part of its commitment to a more secure and trustworthy computing ecosystem, Microsoft releases the SDL process guidance 4.1a. IT policy makers and software development organizations can leverage this content to enhance and inform their own software security and privacy assurance programs. The Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: September Newsletter – Service Orientation Today and Tomorrow (Issue 21)

    More than five years after the introductory article titled " Understanding Service-Oriented Architecture ”, thousands of SOA projects have been kicked off, and several of them are still being completed. These days, we have a better understanding about its ROI, low-hanging fruits, hidden costs, and other...
  • Blog Post: [PC World] Microsoft Aims to Spark New Business for Web Developers

    Microsoft has launched a program that gives Web development professionals the chance to get free software and technical support to help them get new businesses off the ground. Web development companies with less than 10 employees can apply for the new WebsiteSpark program, which was unveiled at the...
  • Blog Post: Security Verification: BinScope Binary Analyzer

    The BinScope Binary Analyzer is a Microsoft verification tool that analyzes binaries to ensure that they have been built in compliance with Microsoft’s Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) requirements and recommendations.  BinScope checks that SDL-required compiler/linker flags are being set, strong...
  • Blog Post: July Newsletter – User Experience (UX)

    Some architects consider this topic to be critical, some others consider that only UX specialists must deal with it. Sign up for other newsletters | Unsubscribe | Update your profile User Experience July 2009   User Experience Month Dear Architect, We want to start by thanking you for all the submissions...
  • Blog Post: Acceptance Test Engineering Guide, Beta 2

    How to decide if software is ready for you and your customers. The authors are looking forward to your feedback. Get this beta
  • Blog Post: Security Threats: Code Analysis Tool .NET (CAT.NET) Preview

    CAT.NET is a binary code analysis tool that helps identify common variants of certain prevailing vulnerabilities that can give rise to common attack vectors such as Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), SQL Injection and XPath Injection. The tool can function as a plug-in for Visual Studio 2005/2008, FxCop custom...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Service Bus Toolkit 2.0

    The Microsoft BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0 provides architectural guidance, patterns and practices, and a collection of BizTalk Server and .NET Framework components to simplify the development of enterprise-scale solutions on the Microsoft platform. Get the toolkit
  • Blog Post: Security Guidance

    As part of its commitment to a more secure and trustworthy computing ecosystem, Microsoft releases the SDL process guidance v4.1. IT policy makers and software development organizations can leverage this content to enhance and inform their own software security and privacy assurance programs. Get the...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile Architecture Blueprint

    The Windows Mobile development platform with .NET Compact Framework as the foundation, has evolved into a very powerful offering to mobile developers. But, some things remain the same, and one of these is the view on mobile solutions as being a part of a bigger whole. The primary goal of this series...
  • Blog Post: Threat Modeling Tool 3.1

    This tool allows non-security subject matter experts (SMEs) to enter already known information, including business requirements and application architecture which can then produce a feature-rich threat model. Get the tool…
  • Blog Post: Application Architecture Guide 2.0

    Design-level guidance for the architecture and design of applications built on the .NET Framework. It focuses on the most common types of applications, partitioning application functionality into layers, components, and services, and walks through their key design characteristics. Get this guidance
  • Blog Post: Application Building Blocks: Enterprise Library 4.1

    The Microsoft Enterprise Library is a collection of application blocks designed to assist developers with common enterprise development challenges. Application blocks are a type of guidance, provided as source code that can be used "as is," extended, or modified by developers to use on enterprise development...
  • Blog Post: Dependency Injection Container: Unity Application Block 1.2

    The Unity Application Block (Unity) is a lightweight, extensible dependency injection container with optional support for instance and type interception. It facilitates building loosely coupled applications and provides developers with the following advantages: Simplified object creation, especially...
  • Blog Post: FxCop 1.36

    FxCop is an application that analyzes managed code assemblies (code that targets the .NET Framework common language runtime) and reports information about the assemblies, such as possible design, localization, performance, and security improvements . FxCop is intended for class library developers. However...
  • Blog Post: Health Monitoring: Designing Manageable Applications

    This guide describes how to create applications that are easier to manage. When used alongside the associated code artifacts, this guide should help dramatically simplify the process of creating manageable applications, and therefore reduce the costs associated with application operations. This guide...
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