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ARCHITECTURE | EVANGELISM | CLOUD COMPUTING
 I am a Software Solution Architect, MBA, published author, invited speaker and strategic technology visionary with 14+ years of achievement to drive innovative and cost effective software portfolio solutions that increase competitive advantage and market share. Recognized expert in software architecture and cloud computing. I have diverse experience in enterprise, high-growth, and incubation environments within a variety of industries. 

 I also published numerous novel articles in the area of software engineering and software architecture. I am selected Program Committee Member at prestigious international conferences. I was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Software Architecture (180 worldwide) 2005-2008.

Specialties:
• Cloud Computing
• BigData
• Technology Strategy
• Software Architecture
• Technology Evangelism
• Research & Development
• Program Management
• Author
• Public Speaker

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    Microsoft Office to go online — for free

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    For consumers, Microsoft plans to make the browser-based versions of Office 2010 a free part of Windows Live next year, but hasn't decided whether they will include advertising. The applications run in Safari , Firefox , and Internet Explorer. More details...
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    Silverlight 3 and Blend 3 Released :-)

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      http://seethelight.com/ Some of the cool new features are: Perspective 3D Out of Browser Validation UI & DataForm H.264 Navigation Framework DeepZoom Smooth Streaming* SaveFileDialog WriteableBitmap Pixel Shaders DropShadow/Blur Built-in Effects...
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    Short Flight over VSTS 2010 and “Oslo

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    I published a short screencast that shows how to define a simple model using the modeling language "M", compile the definition into an Image and install this image into the Repository. After that I show how to use Quadrant to use the defined...
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    Some Cool Features using Bing for Internet Search

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    Microsoft has just released a great new search service called Bing™. I’m excited about it and I wanted to share it with you – I think it can really help! Here’s some cool things you can try: Get hard to find information, like customer service numbers...
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    Windows Task Bar in 10 Minutes – Part IV: Preview and Window Peek

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    I posted the fourth, and last, part of my Screen-Cast series on implementing the Windows 7 Taskbar features in less than 10 minutes :-) (well, I ran little over this time , sorry but I also wanted to show the Windows Peek feature). The short video shows...
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    Windows 7 Taskbar in 10 Minutes – Part III: JumpList

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    I posted the third part of my ScreenCast series on implementing the Windows 7 Taskbar features in less than 10 minutes :-) (well I ran little over this time ;-), sorry). The short video shows how to leverage the Windows 7 JumpList feature for your application...
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    Windows 7 Taskbar in 10 Minutes -- Part I: Progress Bar

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    NOW in HD quality so you can actually follow the implementation on screen...... :-) I posted the first part of a ScreenCast series on implementing the Windows 7 Taskbar features in less than 10 minutes at Channel9. The short video on Channel 9 showing...
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    Write Applications for the Windows Mobile Marketplace

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    Distribute your Windows Mobile applications globally easily. Check out the new developer center for Windows Mobile developers, that provides you with all the information you need to get started. Key Features Achieve global distribution Marketplace will...
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    New “How Do I” (HDI) Videos Available

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    Good morning and welcome to a new week :-). It was raining all weekend so I took the time to work on some more cloud-ish stuff. I am going to release a few pod casts on the .NET Services soon on Channel 9. Stay tuned…… In the meantime, I just got to know...
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    Join TechEd North America May 11-15

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    What can I expect? Expect a lot. You'll go back to your office with knowledge and expertise that only five days at Tech·Ed can offer. You can learn about today’s cutting edge trends, helping you make life easier for you (and everyone else) at work. But...
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    Short Interviews of Microsoft Partners @ the 1st ISV Software Architecture Workshop in NYC

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    I posted a few nice interview videos that we did after the Software Architecture Workshop in NYC on Channel9. Check them out :-) Al Perez from Total Computer shares his experiences as early adopter of WPF in an interview with Larry Gregory, Senior Director...
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    IE 8 Performance

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    With IE 8 being expected to be released any day now http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/archives/2009/03/12/2003438292 the discussions are not only focusing around the new features such as Accelerators or WebSlices, but also on the question of performance...
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    Microsoft Web Platform Available Now :-)

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    The Microsoft Web Platform Rock solid Web hosting on Microsoft's most up-to-date Web platform, including: Windows Server 2008 IIS 7 ASP.Net SQL Server 2008 Web PHP and MySQL Expression Web and Visual Web Developer Express Click here for a complete list...
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    Azure “How Do I” (HDI) Videos

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    One of the big buzzwords today is "cloud computing" these days and it is on the very top of mind with most people. Microsoft's Azure is a key part of Microsoft's strategy to provide a services platform. The first set of a comprehensive HDI’s...
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    Windows 7 Audio Issues on Lenovo T61p

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    In a previous post I wrote about my experiences with installing Windows 7 on my Computers and I mentioned that the speakers on my Lenovo T61p do not work with Windows 7. While that was true and little annoying, I usually mute the speakers and use a headset...
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    1st ISV Software Architecture Workshop in NYC :-)

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    In direct response to the feedback we received at the CTO Roundtable of our managed partners, we are organizing an exclusive, and by invitation only, Software Architecture Workshop (SAW) for our managed partners and Solution Architect MVPs. The event...
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    Because it is everybody’s business

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    Microsoft started a new advertising campaign. I like the featured spots with Quicksilver and Coka-Cola…. Check them out at the WSJ:
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    Experience of installing and using Windows 7 Beta

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    Last week I installed the Windows 7 Beta Build 7000 on two of my computers. For my work Laptop I decided to do a fresh install whereas I decided to do an upgrade for my Home PC. New Installation on my Lenovo T61p The clean installation of Windows 7 Beta...
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    Technologies and Architecture in 2009…. Happy new year…..

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    First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR. I hope everyone had a nice and relaxing time during the holidays, I certainly did (even though the time was flying by and I had difficulties getting back to work because of airport delays, unscheduled stop over, mobs of people...
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    The Modeling Language “M”

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    After a high level look at the “Oslo” platform in my last post I want to take a little deeper look into the new modeling language “M”. As I mentioned, M is a textual language to define sa model that is stored in the database. Just this fact is really...
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    Looking at the “Oslo” Modeling Platform

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    The last 3 years I was working a lot on evolving the Software Factories Paradigm and applying it to industry problems. Part of this effort I spent researching Domain Specific Modeling Languages with the Microsoft DSL Toolkit which is part of the Visual...
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    Global Study Tour to China and Vietnam

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    I figured that most of you are still digesting the announcements from PDC last week, so today I will write about a little off-topic. As one of the last activities for my MBA at NYU Stern I went to China and Vietnam to meet with executives of local companies...
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    Windows Mobile on iPhone?!

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    I saw this and figured it is something to share -- no matter if it is real or not…. It definitely  is an interesting idea…..
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    Multi-touch without Touch?

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    Perhaps you saw my post on our team blog about the availability of the Surface SDK to participants of the PDC sessions in LA the end of October. Today I saw something even cooler. Imagine you could use your webcam and move some markers to navigate your...
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    Visual Studio Team System 2010 Revealed

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    Yesterday the product team of Visual Studio team system started to reveal some of the new features in Visual Studio and today the announcements concentrated on the Architecture edition. Watching the screen casts I got really excited about the new capabilities...
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