Greg Willis

Thoughts on emerging technology and cloud architecture

July, 2007

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About Greg Willis

I'm a strategic technical advisor and enterprise architect with over 20 years commercial experience in the digital media, IT, telecoms and finance industries.  I joined Microsoft Australia in 2004.

My professional profile and personal contact information can be found on LinkedIn at:   My personal website is at

My prior experience includes architecting high-traffic (and in other cases high-hype) web sites in the halcyon days of Web 1.0 before the web world generally worried about such trivial matters as business models and revenue.

My focus is now on emerging technologies and the adoption of cloud platforms - specifically their role in extending enterprise and ISV architecture.  I also have an on-going fascination with digital media and rich user experiences consumed across multiple devices.

Little known fact:  In the Marvel universe I am apparently able to manipulate gravity.

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    Hype Cycle 2.0

    While I was on John's blog the other day I stumbled upon this Hype Cycle. LOL: Not sure of its original source but I'd like to meet the analyst that put this one together.
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    SOA in the Real World

    I was gathering some material for a Gartner summit next week in Sydney (we're a sponsor) and was pleased to see that John's excellent book on 'SOA in the Real World' is now published and available online. Recommended if you want a pragmatic perspective...
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    My alter ego is more notable than my boss

    I was just reflecting on the now famous Frankipedia incident and what really constitutes notability with the wisdom of crowds. Frank has certainly made a major impact on thousands of people in the development community in Australia and I suspect is at...
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    Delivering a SaaS Application Portfolio

    Recently when talking to an enterprise customer about SaaS and multi-tenancy considerations and it became clear that our guidance around architecting for SaaS is being read and applied. I think this is partly because reference implementations like Litware...
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    Claiming this blog on Technorati

    Technorati Profile So, send in those web spiders...
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    Welcome to my blog!

    Hi, my name is Greg Willis. I have spent the last 3 years working for Microsoft's Communications Sector team and I've recently moved over to the Developer and Platform team here in Australia as an Architect Evangelist. With this move I have joined...
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