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    Multi-tenant Data Architecture Slide Deck Now Available

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    This is the companion slide deck for the multi-tenant data architecture paper we published recently. Single instance, multi-tenancy is the three-headed monster (scalability, configurability and multi-tenant efficiency) that haunts every SaaS ISVs....
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    MSDN SaaS Architecture Website Launched!

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    Today, my team launched the SaaS architecture website on MSDN. Over time, we would like this to become the premier site where our customers can go and find information about SaaS architecture approaches and solutions, and case studies of customer adoption...
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    Architecture Session at SaaSCon

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    Gianpaolo and I will be presenting an architecture session at the SaaScon in September. We’ll be talking about SaaS architecture from these three dimensions: delivery, consumption and hosting, which should be interesting to different players in the...
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    Enabling the Long Tail of SaaS Providers

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    I love the long tail metaphor. It explained the business model behind Amazon, Netflix, Web 2.0 and now SaaS. In my first SaaS paper , I used the long tail to explain the potential business software buyer market. Lately, I’ve been thinking about...
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    SaaS ARCast with Ron Jacobs

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    Recently, my colleague Ron Jacobs interviewed Gianpaolo and me on the SaaS topic. Check out the audio interview .
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    Federated Identity and SaaS

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    In addition to the SaaS architecture papers, I’ve also recently published a paper on federated identity: Federated Identity: Scenarios, Architecture and Implementation . Before taking on the job of tackling SaaS architecture guidance, identity and...
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    SaaS Architecture Guidance Validation

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    I just came back from a long vacation, and before that I was cranking on the two SaaS architecture papers that are now available here: Architecture Strategies for Catching the Long Tail Multi-tenant Data Architecture I have been receiving...
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    Thinking about SOA and SaaS: it’s a way to live and play

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    I like to think of service orientation as a lifestyle, in a healthy way. Whether you are already a health freak or the couch potato desperately in need of exercise, fantasize with me for a moment, that you are Mr. and Miss Olympic athlete, with...
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    WSA article: Single Instance Multi-Tenancy Demystified

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    Check out our article at the Washington Software Association website: http://www.wsa.org/resources/publications/newsbytesonline/article.asp?ArticleID=337
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    SaaS is a journey, walk with us

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    Lately, my colleague Gianpaolo and I have been talking to many SaaS startups and SaaS company wannabes. Our current verdict: single instance, multi-tenancy is still a black art that only selected few have been able to master. Looking through the...
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    The Making of Web Services Security Guide

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    The Web Service Security Guide has been released! It seems like ages ago when I thought about how this whole Web services security guidance thing got started. In fact, it was ages ago… It all began the winter of 2003. At the request of my...
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    Intro

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    I’m a solutions architect in the Architecture Strategy team at Microsoft where I spend my time thinking, mining and prescribing architecture concepts, models, patterns and approaches for building software solutions that meet today’s enterprises’ needs...
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