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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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    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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    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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    Forum II + Happy Hour:“How to Fail Miserably as a Cloud Software Provider"

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    The Silicon Alley Council in NYC invites you to another great session, Part II of our series with focus on cloud computing: http://www.meetup.com/siliconalleycouncil/ This month’s event is VERY exciting. We are going to hear directly from the creators...
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    Zune HD Available for Pre-Order Today

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    Zune HD, the next generation of Microsoft Corp.’s portable digital media player, is available now for pre-order and is set to hit store shelves on Sept. 15. The player, available in 16GB and 32GB capacities, is the first touch-screen Zune and includes...
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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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    VSTS 2010 Beta Installation and Error 1500. Another installation is in progress.

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    Yesterday I installed the Windows 7 Enterprise RTM version on my Laptop, followed by VSTS 2010 beta, and SQL 2008. Everything appeared to be going well, but then later this morning I tried to install some other application and I got a variety of errors...
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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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    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 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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    Gunther Lenz chats with Jim Zimmerman, CTO of Thuzi

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    Gunther Lenz ISV Architect Evangelist with Microsoft, interviews Jim Zimmerman, CTO of Thuzi and author of the Windows Azure Toolkit for Facebook and the CloudPoll reference application. Learn what the toolkit has in store and check out CloudPoll http...
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    Windows 7 Release Dates Announced

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    Brandon LeBlanc posted the detailed release dates for Windows 7 on The Windows Blog . Below you can find a summary of the information: For Partners & OEMs download Windows 7 RTM from Microsoft Connect or MSDN on August 6th . Microsoft Partner Program...
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    CloudPoll goes viral……

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    CloudPoll attracted over 5,000 individual users last month , but did you create or answer a poll on CloudPoll and share your poll on Facebook?! No? Then check it out now, on http://bit.ly/CloudPoll ! Our very own CloudPoll http://bit.ly/CloudPoll reference...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Vote for your Favorite Emerging Microsoft Technology

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    We want to hear what emerging Technology gets you excited :-). Vote for your favorite emerging Microsoft technology on Facebook http://bit.ly/FavMSTech : or go to CloudPoll to see all polls @ http://apps.facebook.com/CloudPoll ISV Architect Evangelist...
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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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    Total Computer Lights-Up Windows 7

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    In a recent interview I had the chance to talk Al Perez, Chief Architect at Total Computer ,about their latest release of Total Enforcement and how Microsoft technologies, and in particular,  the new Windows 7 features were essential for the rapid...
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    The Windows Azure Discover Event is coming to NYC

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    The Windows Azure Discover Event is coming to NYC on January 24, 2012… We are hosting a half-day Windows Azure Discover Event (part of world-wide series brought to you by Metro – Microsoft’s Early Adopter Program and is free of charge) in New York City...
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    Ignition Showcase 1.25.11

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    Microsoft Events! MIX11 Early Bird Savings Ends Feb 11   Microsoft Management Summit 2011 Microsoft ISV News Entrepreneurship Discussion with Steve Forte   Find the Training That You Need to Succeed Cloud Power on Ignition Showcase   Microsoft...
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    Ignition Showcase 12.07.10

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    Imagine Cup – Students Solving the Worlds Toughest Problems with Technology   Silverlight Updates!   The Future of Microsoft Silverlight - Silverlight 5 Announced Windows Azure Updates! The Future of Windows Azure AppFabric Windows Azure SDK...
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