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Musings from David Chou - Architect, Microsoft

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  • Blog Post: Rise of the Cloud Ecosystems

    I had the opportunity to participate at this year’s CloudConnect conference, with my session on Building Highly Scalable Applications on Windows Azure , which is mostly an update from my earlier presentations at JavaOne and Cloud Computing Expo. I was pleased to learn that the cloud-optimized design...
  • Blog Post: Unplug from your day job. Be inspired at MIX

    One of my favorite annual conferences is back again this year in Las Vegas. Yes, despite the fabulous location and the plethora of distractions it provides. ;) Join the conversation at MIX – see the latest tools and technologies and draw inspiration from a professional community of your peers and experts...
  • Blog Post: Designing for Cloud-Optimized Architecture

    I wanted to take the opportunity and talk about the cloud-optimized architecture, the implementation model instead of the popular perceptions around leveraging cloud computing as a deployment model. This is because, while cloud platforms like Windows Azure can run a variety of workloads, including many...
  • Blog Post: SOA with .NET and Windows Azure

    Yes that is a book and it is now available! http://soabooks.com/net http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0131582313 http://www.informit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=0131582313 I had the privilege to participate as a member of a very esteemed and talented authoring team for this book that includes Thomas Erl...
  • Blog Post: Live Streaming for the Best Party at PDC09!

    Can’t make it to Los Angeles for The Underground @ PDC ? You will miss hanging out with the Lakers Girls, 500+ techies, drinks, etc.; but you can still be a part of the action! The Underground will live stream these special presentations so no matter where you are, you can to hear from Microsoft and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Recite – Voice Notes as a Service

    Microsoft just announced a new service intended for mobile devices, called Recite . In short, it allows people to record voice notes using their mobile devices, and then use voice again to search against saved “notes”, then Recite will “recite” the identified note. More details can be found on the Recite...
  • Blog Post: Freebie – A t-shirt for Taking a Survey!

    “Are you a PC?” Get a FREE “I’m a PC” black, cotton t-shirt by taking a short survey…honest, it’s less than 10 questions!  Click here to take the survey and get your t-shirt. [UPDATE 2009.02.04] : Our apologies – the response has been overwhelming and the supply of t-shirts allocated for this survey...
  • Blog Post: Series - Cloud Computing and Microsoft

    This is an ongoing series of posts and studies on cloud computing and related concepts, and the Microsoft platform and strategies. This post will serve as an index of related posts on this blog, and will be updated periodically. Cloud Computing Cloud Computing and the Microsoft Platform (2009.01.13)...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Computing and the Microsoft Platform

    It has been a couple of months since I wrote about cloud computing and Microsoft’s plans and strategies . Now that Azure Services Platform has been unveiled at PDC2008 , and after having the opportunities to discuss it with a community of architects from major enterprises and startups via the Architect...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Tag – Interactive Mobile Bar Codes

    One of the interesting items announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week was Microsoft Tag ( http://www.microsoft.com/tag ). It is a different kind of bar code, intended to be read by cameras in cell phones and mobile devices with Internet connectivity. Each tag can be generated and managed...
  • Blog Post: Architect Council - Mountain View 2008.11.18

    Here are the content for the Architect Council event at Microsoft's Mountain View campus on Tuesday, November 18, 2008. We would like to thank everyone who made the time to attend, and sharing your feedback. We appreciate the kind comments, as well as areas we need to improve upon. If you have any further...
  • Blog Post: TechDays08 Talk - Microsoft Cloud Services Architecture

    Here are the slides for my talk at the TechDays08 event in Costa Mesa on Thursday, November 13, 2008. I'd like to thank everyone who made the time to attend. Personally I really enjoyed the interactive questions and was glad to share this information with the community, even though I wasn't able to go...
  • Blog Post: Architect Council - Cloud Computing and Impact on Architecture

    Cloud computing is a disruptive force that has the potential to change everything, but how do we take advantage of it? At Microsoft, cloud computing is a major component of our technology strategy and platform, and a rich and massively scalable cloud platform called the Azure Services Platform was just...
  • Blog Post: Event - TechDays 08 Orange County

    If technology is the backbone of your business, you won’t want to miss out on the TechDays ’08 event in Costa Mesa, CA. Filled with exclusive product information presented by insider experts, TechDays ’08 will show developers, IT professionals, IT executives, and partners how Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates' Real-World Tour

    So the much anticipated Microsoft consumer advertising campaign finally kicked off. We first saw the "Shoe Circus" TV spot, and just now the second episode, "New Family", was released. The series can be found on Microsoft's website , and other usual places on the Web. Episode 1: Shoe...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Computing and Microsoft

    Here's a popular topic. ;) A quick search in the blogsphere finds countless number of posts and comments proclaiming the inevitable (or already happening) decline of Microsoft as we near the age of cloud computing. A small sampling of some well-known publications finds comparatively less dramatic...
  • Blog Post: PDC2008 - A Futures Look at the Microsoft Platform

    Microsoft's Professional Developer Conference (October 27-30, 2008) is coming to the Los Angeles Convention Center again! 2005 was the last time PDC was held, also in LA. That event unveiled the pieces that make up of what we know today as .NET Framework 3.0, as well as Windows Vista, Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: Is Open Source Ready for Prime Time?

    Well that's an obvious question. And you'd be surprised if you were expecting Microsoft to say no to it. :) Fact is, Microsoft has learned / adapted to embrace and support open source communities and models. I had the opportunity to speak at the UCLA Anderson School of Management's IS Associates event...
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