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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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    Money CAN buy happiness

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    In the past, if anyone asked me if money can buy happiness I would clearly answer with a bold "NO". Reading an article from Harvard Business School might just change this answer in the future. According to the study, giving as little as $5 increases...
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    Microsoft NYC -- G.O.O.D. (Global Out Of the Office Day)

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    This morning I stopped by Central Park in NYC for the G.O.O.D in collaboration with Sheraton. It was a very nice set-up to work in a very relaxed atmosphere. There were tables with Laptops and web cameras set up and ready to go. Sheraton provided towels...
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    Mythbuster -- A typical day at Microsoft?!

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    Before the well deserved weekend, I thought I post something a little bit more on the lighter site. After half a year at Microsoft, many of my friends asking me how I like working for Microsoft. So I started this blog post. I was asking myself; what is...
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    Microsoft to join OMG

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    While Model Driven Software Development (MDSD) was a core objective for Microsoft for many years, the decision to not use the OMG standards in the modeling tools (with exception of Visio) for developers was always a topic for heated discussion. Like in...
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    Can we apply concepts from operations to software development????????

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    This blog is based on a group assignment we (the Nutmeg group) had in the operations class at NYU Stern School of Business. I thought it would be of interest, so I just took it and published it here.... Industry Background The software industry...
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    Blueprints and Guidance Packages

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    I just wrote a nice post on guidance packages <=> blueprints on our team blog. So if you are interested in Software Factories, Guidance and Automation, or Blueprints,.... then I recommend reading the post @ http://blogs.msdn.com/usisvde/archive...
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    Stay tuned for Blueprints and EATK =>Soon on this channel

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    TechReady7 was a great experience and after a week of non-stop information in-flow the point of saturation is reached. Lot's of the stuff that was presented is still under NDA, so even though I would like to talk about it I can't ;-(. But stay tuned,...
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    Getting Ready for TechReady7

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    Now that my commitments are set for FY09, I did a great presentation on DSLs and Software Factories at Dr. Dobb's Architecture and Design World 2008 with Christoph Wienends, and drank the cool-aid at MS101 I am now looking forward to a week in Seattle...
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    What is in store for FY09 :-)? Here some early thoughts......

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    Currently I am looking into what is coming up in the new FY which started on July 1st. It seems I will work on .NET 3.5 SP1 and VSTS "Rosario" as the main technology as well as SQL 2008, WPF, and Silverlight as secondary focus. This means you will see...
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    New Software Factories Introduction Article

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    I just finished a band new article with the topic "Introduction to Software Factories" and published it @ http://architects.dzone.com/ . Within the article I discuss the motivation for Software Factories, the basic building blocks, and how Software...
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    Composite Rich Internet Application Architecture, what is your take on it?

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    In a recent webcast Murray and I introduced the Composite Rich Internet Application (CRIA). As you can see we introduced another four letter acronym (since all the 3 letter ones were already take ;-)) and we explain the implementation of such an application...
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    Composite Rich Internet Applications (CRIA)

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    Next week will be our first ISV Developers Community meeting and Murray Gordon and I are presenting on Composite Rich Internet Applications based on Prism ( http://www.codeplex.com/prism ) and Silverlight ( http://silverlight.net ) . Thanks to Jared Bienz...
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    Want to be an Architect?

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    There is a really cool aspiring architect series in the works, and if you are interested in becoming a software architect you should definitely check it out. It is a great opportunity to get a handle on what it means to be an architect, what skills you...
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    What drives the adoption of new technologies?

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    I was reading an interesting article about the real innovation drivers in enterprises by Stephen Swoyer. http://www.esj.com/news/article.aspx?EditorialsID=3125 The question rendered is: Why does upper management rather approve and finance cost saving...
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    Where are all the ISV Developers?

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    Technorati Tags: startup , ISV , MicroISV , Software , Industry , Event Last week I was researching community events that are of interest to ISV developers on the East Coast. The first challenge that I experienced was how to distinguish ISV specific events...
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    Should we rewrite all legacy software??

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    very often we talk about legacy systems. But when exactly does source code change into a legacy? Well, first thing to do is to see what wikipedia tells us: " Legacy code is source code that relates to a no-longer supported or manufactured operating...
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    Architects Zone

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    I will be publishing a series of articles on http://architects.dzone.com/ . The current plan is to: 1.  Do a reprint of the Software Factories article on Architects, .NET Zones (maybe SOA zone if applicable) ... . 2.  Select a chapter (or two...
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    If you are in or around NYC on June 19th, then save the date....

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    June 19th, I will present to the NYC .NET User Group....... Thursday, June 19, 2008 Software Factories, Why Should I Care? This session will present current work done in the area of Software Factories. We will discuss...
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    MVP Summit 2008

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    This week was the MVP summit in Redmond. Around 2,000 MVP’s were invited to come to Redmond to meet with the different product teams and to learn, engage, discuss, and give feedback. This year, for the first time, some of the summit was done in an OpenSpace...
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    Building up Facebook profile

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    One of the activities I am currently undertaking is to explore Facebook and its possibilities to leverage it as a platform for professional networking. I think there is a lot of potential value in making use of those kinds of activities. Check my profile...
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    DSL talk at Dr. Dobb's Architecture & Design 2008

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    Architecture & Design World 2008 I will present on Thursday July 24th at the Architecture and Design World 2008 in Chicago. In this presentation I will discuss the experiences we gained using Microsoft DSLs, within VSTS in a real industry...
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    ISV Architect Evangelist Newbie

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    My first entry on my MSDN blog :-). Exactly two weeks ago I started a new and exciting position as a ISV Architect Evangelist at Microsoft. After 11 years at Siemens it is a great experience to join a dynamic team of great individuals to help Independent...
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