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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: January Newsletter – Cloud Computing and the New Decade

    We have left the century’s introductory decade behind us. Will the Cloud be massively adopted during the 2010s? Let's take a look what industry experts have to say. Sign up for other newsletters | Unsubscribe | Update your profile Cloud Computing January 2010   Cloud Computing and the New Decade...
  • Blog Post: Software Development Trends and Other Predictions for 2010

    J.D. Meier, program manager with MS Patterns and Practices team, summarizes key trends to watch for 2010. When doing that, J.D. declared “putting it together is a time-consuming exercise, but it’s one of the most important things I do for the year. It helps me see the bigger map. With the bigger map...
  • Blog Post: [Information Week] MS as a Player in Open Government

    The software vendor is using Sharepoint, Bing, SQL, Azure, and other tools to seize a chunk of the open government market. Read full story…
  • Blog Post: [Information Week] Microsoft Azure Supports Federated ID

    A federated identity can be used to provide a single sign on to multiple applications, both in the enterprise and in the cloud. Microsoft has adopted a "claims-based architecture" in its approach to managing the identities of users in its Azure cloud. At its Professional Developers Conference...
  • Blog Post: [Network World] Microsoft Begins Paving Path for IT, Cloud Integration

    Microsoft launched at PDC a serious effort to build IT into its cloud plans by introducing technologies that help connect existing corporate networks and cloud services to make them look like a single infrastructure. "Azure is looking at the second wave," says Ray Valdes, an analyst with Gartner...
  • Blog Post: November Newsletter - Modeling and SDLC Call for Papers

    For the 23rd issue of the Architecture Journal , we’re looking for interesting, thought-provoking and insightful articles about Architecture Modeling and its role inside a broader Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) . Sign up for other newsletters | Unsubscribe | Update your profile Modeling and Processes...
  • Blog Post: [eWeek] SugarCRM Brings CRM Play to Windows Azure

    SugarCRM has announced that it will offer its CRM applications on the Windows Azure to enable its customers and value-added resellers (VARs) to benefit from the real-time scalability, high availability and on-demand infrastructure of the Microsoft cloud platform for Web applications and services. Read...
  • Blog Post: On-Premises or in the Cloud, One Consistent Composite Application Experience for Developers

    Windows Server AppFabric is a set of integrated technologies that make it easier to build, scale and manage Web and composite applications that run on MS web server IIS.   Read full story… Windows Server AppFabric developer center Features and capabilities Architectural Overview
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Cloud Services Vision Becomes Reality With Launch of Windows Azure Platform

    Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of the Windows Azure platform at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) . In his opening keynote address, Ray Ozzie, chief software architect at Microsoft, described Windows Azure and SQL Azure as core elements of the company’s cloud services...
  • Blog Post: [Sydney Herald] Microsoft raises cloud computing concerns

    Microsoft released a "white paper" on the issue in conjunction with an International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy in Madrid. "We want to take the initiative in regard to our position on privacy in the cloud," Microsoft senior director of privacy strategy Brendon Lynch...
  • Blog Post: Architect Café – November 2009 – Save the Dates

    We keep bringing you 90-minute Architect focused Webcast to educate on the latest trends/topics and how new technologies can align with your business needs.   Save the Dates!! November 24, 2009 at 11:00am – 12:30pm PST An Architect’s perspective on Silverlight 3 Many .NET developers are becoming...
  • Blog Post: The Economist on How Win7 Marks the End of an Era and the Beginning of a Battle in the Clouds

    Much of computing will no longer be done on personal computers in homes and offices, but in the “cloud”: huge data centres housing vast storage systems and hundreds of thousands of servers, the powerful machines that dish up data over the internet. Web-based e-mail, social networking and online games...
  • Blog Post: Architect Cafe | September 2009 Series

    DAY 1 – September 28, 2009 at Noon PST From the Trenches: Using Architectural Skills to Increase Solution Adoption Success Rates Jim Wilt (Chief Software Architect for Metrics Reporting Inc.) Products, Solution Frameworks, and Development Tools are too often touted by vendors and development teams as...
  • Blog Post: A Closer Look at an Internet Service Bus (a 90’ Talk)

    Look under the hood of the Microsoft .NET Services service bus - the protocols we use- and how to use the services from non-Microsoft platforms and languages. Learn which part of the messages and requests the Building Block service inspects, which parts are not inspected, and how you can verify this...
  • Blog Post: [CIO] Five Lessons from Microsoft on Cloud Security

    The software titan reviewed its security approach to cloud computing and developed new strategies. Here's what one Microsoft cloud expert says he's learned. Discuss risk with customers. The security of cloud services worries many customers, and it should. Pay attention to compliance. Larger enterprise...
  • Blog Post: [NYTimes] In the New Data Center, It’s Roofs Off and Taxes Down

    Google and Microsoft continue to spar over both their data center designs and how much information they reveal about the inner workings of their vast computing centers. Read full story Microsoft’s Generation 4 Modular Data Center Vision
  • Blog Post: [Network World] Nokia deal fuels Microsoft's cloud, collaboration, management strategies

    The company's ongoing strategy has been to create a single management platform for Windows, non-Windows platforms  and devices on the back of its System Center tools. Microsoft has been working in the past few years to widen its management capabilities to include mobile devices, Linux and virtual...
  • Blog Post: [Redmond Developer News] Survey: Cloud Dev Efforts on the Rise

    The move to the Internet cloud will pick up steam in the next year for developers, according to a new survey from Santa Cruz, Calif.-based Evans Data Corp. Nearly half (48 percent plus) of the 500-plus developers surveyed expects to deploy private cloud applications in the coming year. Development for...
  • Blog Post: [Application Development Trends] Serious Price Tag Overshadows Cloud Computing

    While big players (including Microsoft) and not so big are still improving their cloud offerings, there still persist some doubts about those cost savings that cloud proponents use as main argument. These advantages come at a cost, a researcher warned at the Black Hat Briefings security conference. Read...
  • Blog Post: [CIO] Company Helps ISVs Assess Cost of Microsoft's Windows Azure

    With the commercial release of Windows Azure scheduled for later this year, one Microsoft partner is giving ISVs a tool to figure out how much deploying their application might cost once Microsoft starts charging for the cloud-computing platform. Read full story
  • Blog Post: Gazelle: MS’ Own Browser OS

    “I would like to see Web applications achieve function and quality parity with desktop apps,” Helen J. Wang says. Wang is senior researcher in the Systems and Networking group at Microsoft Research Redmond , is working on ways to evolve the browser into an operating system that supports an increasingly...
  • Blog Post: June Newsletter – Architecture in Turbulent Times (Issue 20)

    The goal of our Architect role is to align IT with the course of business, and being that almost every business has been challenged as a consequence of the current economic slowdown, we—as architects—are challenged to make our architectures follow the pace of business that these days is particularly...
  • Blog Post: May Newsletter – SOA Call for Papers

    Sign up for this newsletter | Unsubscribe | Update your profile SOA Call for Papers May 2009   SOA Keys for Success Call for Papers The 21st issue of the Architecture Journal will be devoted to SOA Keys for Success . While Cloud, Utility, and Green Computing trends emerge as probable candidates...
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