Joe Cleaver's Blog

Platform Strategy Observations for Financial Services and a wee bit of other stuff too!

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    ANNOUNCING...Retail Financial Services Silverlight Demo!!

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    In my last post, I mentioned that we recently completed our 6th Annual Financial Services Developer Conference in NYC. While the conference theme was HPC and Software plus Services (S+S), we did have another announcement that we made, the availability...
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    Finanacial Services Developer's Conference

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    Hello again, I haven't written since December as things have gotten very busy with Executive Briefing's, etc.. I did want to mention our upcoming Financial Services Developer's Conference in New York City on April 25th and 26th at the Grand Hyatt...
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    Industry Chat #2 is Live!

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    First, a BIG thank you to David Isbitski and Daniel Chait ( Lab 49 ) for presenting at last week's Financial Services Industry Council. The speakers were excellent, the topics were interesting, and we gave away a bunch of cool prizes (then had drinks...
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    Financial Services Industry Council - 10/16 - New York City

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    Financial Services Industry Council Financial Services Industry Council, launched last fall, is the premier program for Decision Makers, Architects and Developers with an industry focus brought to you by the Microsoft. The Industry Council provides a...
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    Whew...another one down...BUT..

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    Wow, what an amazing week last week. If you've been reading my blog in the past, you'll know that most of our team's time has been spent on getting ready for the 6th Annual Financial Services Developer Conference, that was held March 12, 13th at the Marriott...
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    2008 - What's Next?? Many, Many Things...

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    OK, so in previous posts, I promised to be better about keeping my blog up-to-date, and I actually kept that promise for a while. But, like many New Year's resolutions (thankfully this wasn't one last year), I neglected to be consistent for a long time...
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    Upcoming Event...not to be missed!

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    Hello again!! Now that I've gotten a chance to catch my breath after so much traveling this summer, I wanted to take a moment to tell you about an upcoming event that I'm hosting. The 1st meeting of the Financial Services Industry Council that I hold...
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    ReMIX

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    ReMIX is going to be HUGE. If you would like to attend, please see the details below. And, for reading my blog, you will get $100 off of registration (please make sure you use the CODE RM07INTB when registering)!! Please drop me a note if you do register...
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    Mix 2010 - Another Great Year

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    Hello again everyone...it's been a while since my last post, but that won't come as a surprise to anyone who actually reads my blogs! One reason for the delay is that I've been waiting for our annual Mix event to conclude. For those of you who know...
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    Industry Chat #3 - "Distributed Caching" (Lab49 & ScaleOut Software) - LIVE!!

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    Join myself and Joe Rubino for our really fascinating discussion with Marc Jacobs from Lab49 and Bill Bain from ScaleOut Software where we discuss "Distributed Caching for Server Farms"...what it is and why you should care. The total length is just...
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    Industry Chats and Industry Councils...

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    'Welcome one, welcome all'... I guess that's my new intro to everything! Like Frasier Crane "Go ahead, I'm listening". 2 items of note that I wanted to mention: Joe Rubino and I are conducting a series of 'Financial Services Industry Chats' podcasts that...
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    6th Annual Financial Services Developer Conference - DON'T MISS IT

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    This is ONE event you don't want to miss....it's free, it's valuable and there's a ton of opportunities to meet and speak with Microsoft folks, our partners and other customers!     March 12-13, 2008 Marriott Marquis Hotel New York, NY As always...
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    "Hello, World"

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    Let me start off by profoundly apologizing to anyone and everyone who happens upon this blog. This is my first attempt, so I thank you for reading and welcome any comments and feedback. I've been thinking about what to write about for some time and...
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    Innovation/Showcase on Internet Explorer 8 and Silverlight 3

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    Join us at Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 and Silverlight 3 Innovation Showcase where you can learn how IE8 & SL3 features deliver the best web experience for your users.  Register today to see what Innovation can do for you! During this showcase...
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    2008 Financial Services Developer Conference (ALREADY??)

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    Yep, the dates for the 2008 Financial Services Developer Conference have been released. March 12, 13 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. Many of my colleagues and cohorts have posted this as well, but we need to make sure everyone we know writes...
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    Upcoming Events...

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    In my last post , I posted a link to our upcoming Financial Services Industry Council and Architect Roundtable. Thank you to all of you that have registered. It should be a great event and I really think you'll get a lot out of it. To that end, I'm going...
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    New (FY) Year...New Focus

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    I have just returned from our global meeting in Orlando (MGX - Microsoft Global Exchange), where we have the opportunity to not only hear about, honor and celebrate all of our accomplishments as a company from the last fiscal year, but also to hear about...
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    Time for my semi-annual post!

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    We at Microsoft have just finished our Fiscal 2007 year at the end of June, and needless to say, the months leading up to that completion were a bit busy. In my last post, I wrote about the Financial Services Developer Conference that was about to take...
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    INNOVATION SHOWCASE

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    Post LTU 1 Interoperability Bridges and Lab Center – Collaboration Improve Interoperability Web 2 Creating PHP CRUD Apps with SQL Server on-premise or in the Azure Cloud Web 3 GodMode for Developers in Windows 7 Windows 7 4 ARCast.TV - An Overview of...
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    Why can’t things be easier?

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    How many times have you called your cell phone carrier, or your cable provider and received an automated message to authenticate yourself (phone number, address, etc..)?  Then, the split second you get someone on the phone, they do what?  They...
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    The MSDN Developer Conference is coming…Are you ready?

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    The nature of software development is radically changing... Are you ready? Prepare yourself for a demanding future. Attend the MSDN Developer Conference . Experience Microsoft’s Cloud Computing Platform Create applications that seamlessly bridge the gaps...
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    Innovation Showcase Headlines – 11/9/2009

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    Lots of terrific articles posted this week on the Innovation Showcase news site. Read about new features in Visual Studio 2010 , check out David Chappells’ whitepaper on the SharePoint 2010 Developer Platform and see video interviews with Don Box and...
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    Learn new skills and differentiate yourself in today’s tough job market. Learn more.

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    This week Microsoft is launching Thrive for developers. ( www.microsoft.com/thrivedev ) . Although the economic news is looking a little brighter, we know it’s still tough out there…. to help Microsoft has put together Thrive - a website  all about...
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    Windows 7 Beta 1 for MDC Attendees

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    Breaking news!!! Attend an upcoming MSDN Developer Conference and you will receive a Windows 7 Beta 1 DVD. Register today and you’ll get the best of the PDC in your own backyard and hear all of the exciting announcements around the Azure Services Platform...
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    Innovation through Industry Solutions – Financial Services

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    Are you frustrated with all the conflicting information out there when it comes to investments, mortgages, insurance, etc? Well, soon you'll be able to walk into your bank and sit in front of a Microsoft Surface table and have it all displayed for you...
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