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    evangelism can't last forever

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    As you've probably guessed, I'm no longer posting on Architecture topics. I'm still with Microsoft but I'm no longer the resident evangelist. Instead I've taken on the challenges of security and platform strategy (you'll have to ask me in person what...
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    VB.net team coming to town

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    The VB.net team is coming to Dublin next week. They will be joined by our own Rob Burke and Dominick Baier , a security expert from Develop Mentor . There will be one-day technical seminars held in Belfast and Dublin on April 10 th and 11 th respectively...
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    Web Developer competition for Ireland

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    My team-mates Rob and Clare have just announced a great competition for web developers in Ireland . So if you want to expose your team to web development, try out some free (as in beer :-)) software and potentially win some great prizes then check it...
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    Architect Forum - slides and comments

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    Thanks to everyone for a fantastic turnout at the 'Software Factories' Architect Forum on Wednesday last in Dublin . We had 90 Architects listen to Beat (his blog has the 'why restaurants aren't run by developers story) and Ingo discuss this in some depth...
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    Architect Forum - Dublin, March 1st, Software Factories

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    Great news, the Architect Forum, such a success over the past 3 years is back in Dublin on March 1st. Attended by 75 of Irelands leading Architects, this is a great way to meet your peers and discuss an architectural topic with some leading speakers....
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    Office 12

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    I'm researching Office 12 at the moment. Looking at Office as a solution developer, things got really interesting with Office 2003. The core scenarios moved from document CRUD to include collaboration via Sharepoint integration and the Information Bridge...
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    New Architecture Forum

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    Belated happy new year. I had a tech free Christmas break :-( but now that I'm back its time to get stuck in to content development for a series of Architecture talks I'm hoping we can run in the community over the next few months. If you are interested...
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    New PAG guide

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    A new Patterns and Practices guide " Web Services Security " has just been released. Its based on WSE 3.0 but as always with the PnP material it focuses on best practice and design fundamentals that can be applied in other scenarios, such as Windows Communications...
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    Calling IT Pro's

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    Many of you have been using our MSDN connections experience to keep updated on events that we run in Ireland. This is going from strength to strength and you can still sign up. Lacking so far, has been something similar for what we call IT Professionals...
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    The Vista is fine when the Momentum is good

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    Thanks to the members or Momentum for the opportunity to speak about Windows Vista last week. I was asked to follow up on some questions. Sorry for the delay but it took me a while to get to them. As I researched these areas it really brought home to...
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    Cork questions

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    Thanks to everyone in INDA Cork for a great turnout last night for the community launch of Visual Studio 2005. For those of you wanting more please do attend the official launch in December in Cork . Sorry that I couldn't show more in the short time,...
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    Windows Workflow Foundation

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    At PDC, Windows Workflow Foundation was announced. I got my first look at Don Box and Dharma Shukla's talk which was excellent. All our applications contain workflow, some is associated with the application itself such as screen transitions etc., but...
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    Microsoft Ceritication and The Open Group Compared

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    Microsoft MCAP and The Open Group Architect Certification compared: Last week the ICS launched their IT architects network . This seems like a great idea and we should all support. I spoke alongside James De Reeve from The Open Group about the topic...
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    Certification questions please

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    Given that I am speaking on the Microsoft Certified Architect Program (MCAP) next week. Please send me any questions you may have. I will of course include, how to sign up, when it starts, how much it costs etc. However if you have other questions about...
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    Microsoft Certified Architects

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    [Fixed the broken link] I'm speaking at the Irish Computer Society's innagural meeting of the IT Architects Network. The event is free to all and I will be speaking on the new Microsoft Certified Architect Program which I know many of you are interested...
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    Podcast for Archs

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    Has it really been two months !!! Sorry about that. I've been on my holidays, but more importantly I've been to PDC. I'll be blogging about my take on the new technology previewed over the next few weeks. For today, my colleagues on the Architecture...
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    Command time and space...

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    ...with sql Server 2005 and 'Alter your universe with Visual Studio 2005'. Really nicely done - check out this developer marketing site for our new tools.
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    Journal 5

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    Journal 5, the fifth edition of Microsoft's Journal for Architects is out. You can view the online version here and also sign up for a printed copy to be posted to you.
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    Farewell Longhorn

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    The name for the next version of Windows has just been announced. I must say that Longhorn was one of the best known codenames ever, probably a function of us having been talking about it since before PDC 2003. Vista - like it. On another note, I'm...
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    Where have all the application architects gone ?

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    I really enjoyed Scott's article on his highlights from the architect track at Tech Ed U.S. I couldn't resist some of his quotes, which reminded me of debates I've had with many of your over the past 12 months. Don’t let my quote pinching prevent you...
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    Tech Ed Europe envy

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    Sorry for radio silence. Once again there is a huge crowd from Ireland headed to Tech Ed. I won’t be there this year but Rob and Clare will be and there is an Irish party again this year. The Arc track looks really impressive and you should add some Arc...
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    New Architecture centre

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    Our Architecture centre is now up on the microsoft.com site . You should check it out. You can subscribe to the journal (printed) and you can also see more detail on the Architect Certification process (albeit with more to follow soon). Bill
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    Whidbey Beta 2 install

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    Got my Beta2 DVD in the post last week. So I thought I'd throw it onto my machine (I normally use Virtual Machines but whats good for the goose and all that). The SQL Express install that occurs as part of the VS install, failed. So I decided that I would...
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    Tech Ed Architecture Track

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    If you thinking about going to TechEd this year then stop thinking and get booking. The early bird reduced rate ends on Friday, 20th. http://www.mseventseurope.com/teched/05/pre/content/default.aspx There is a full architect track again this year...
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    Go for it - Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2

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    Great news, you can sign up now and receive Visual Studio 2005 beta 2 on DVD for free ! (Note that the signup is a little longwinded but persevere as it’s worth it). Bill
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