Gianpaolo's blog

thoughts of a dotcom refugee happily expatriated at Microsoft

February, 2006

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    Hava Data Will Travel (don't ask me, ask Roger)

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    If you have been reading my recent posts, you must have noticed that I have been talking about data. Well, the person who knows the most about data that I know, has started blogging . Cool! Here is a post discussing when and where you should be considering...
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    Multi-Tenancy, metadata driven everything and you are my #1 customer

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    In my recent discussion about SaaS, I get often asked what multi tenancy means. Here is my "current" take: In a pure multi-tenant architecture a single instance of the hosted application is capable of servicing all customers (tenants). Unlike...
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    After Data in SOA, Data in the context of Internet Scale app

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    There isn't a day now that I don't see some emails/posts/blogs on data related issues. A few days ago I wrote about data in the context of SOA , I also blogged about a Gatner webcast on this topic. Today I saw Dare's post discussing data issues in...
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    Before you MIX, make sure you SPARK!

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    Many know about MIX , the 72-hour conversation hosted by Microsoft. Not as many know about another discussion hosted by Microsoft the week-end before MIX: SPARK . SPARK is the first in a series of high-level forums hosted by Microsoft that use a workshop...
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    gianpaolo's hierarchy of software needs

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    Most of us know Maslow's hierarchy of human needs As its name suggest, Maslow's pyramid illustrates a hierarchy of needs than humans seek. It is only once a layer is taken care of that one concentrates on the next layer. For example, it is only...
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    Gartner folks must read my blog :)

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    A few days ago I bloged about the importance of data in the context of Connected Systems (SOA) Today I was made aware of a webcast Gartner is doing on that topic (see abstract below) Most organizations today are moving steadily toward implementing...
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    Wanna talk SaaS?

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    On Thursday March 2, Fred and I will be animating a BoF (Birds of a Feather) on SaaS Architecture at the SaaS Summit in Napa Valley, abstract here: Single instance, multi-tenancy – if this sounds like a lofty technical goal for the SaaS solution you...
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    Blue Ocean Strategy and Architecture

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    I have started reading Blue Ocean Strategy ; I had seen Renee presenting her book here at Microsoft a few weeks after being published but I had not had the chance to actually read it until now. It's quite interesting so far. The authors explain the...
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    SaaS Architecture Guidance: coming soon to a theater near you!

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    It is no news that there is an increasing interest on Software as a Service (SaaS); some would even say that SaaS is a bit over hyped. Regardless of whether it is hyped or not, many ISVs and startups have started investing (or are about to invest) in...
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    Data in the context of Connected Systems (a.k.a. SOA)

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    Last Monday, Roger Wolter joined my team from the SQL Server product team. Roger is well known in the data community and has spent a lot of time lately on SQL Service Broker . Welcome Roger. This prompt me to follow-up on my SOA, 6 blind men and...
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    1 day 1 blog: as simple as that

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    From now on, a s imple rule: 1 day, 1 blog. If he can do it, so can I. :) Some entries will be good, others won't. Some will be deep, others will be very light. It doesn't matter, that's the whole point. P.S. Some friends told me it won't be a week...
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    Architect T-Shirt anyone?

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    Harry just introduced DevHawk Designs if you are an architect and looking for a T-Shirt, you might want to consider this one . I might buy a bunch of those for my team.
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    Longhorn

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    After almost 18 months in Seattle, I finally managed to spend a week-end in Whistler . It was fantastic. Of course, how could I have gone to Whistler without going to the mighty Longhorn Saloon after which the next release of Windows Server is named ...
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    1000 emails

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    I was archiving my emails and I realized that I have sent just over 1000 emails since Jan 1 2006 (and 6 blog posts) 1) am i doing anything else other than sending emails?? 2) do I have my email/blog priorities right? very scary...
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    SOA, six blind men and an elephant

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    The Parable of the Blind Men and the Elephant teaches a great lesson: although the six blind men in the story were partially right, they were all in the wrong. They were wrong because they assumed that the partial view they had of the elephant was the...
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