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There are two mega-trends that are blending the world of telecommunications and the web: voice becoming a web application; and cloud computing - applications that run in highly scalable hosted environments.  This blog addresses those trends from a technical, economic and behavioral perspective highlighting my thoughts and work in this space.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

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    IMS 2.0 World Forum – Keynote Panel

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    I participated in the IMS 2.0 World Forum keynote panel this morning.  The topic was how to achieve IMS Globalization.  In preparation for the discussion we were asked to give thought to a number of questions that needed to be addressed. ...
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    Cloud Computing, Government and Privacy

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    There was an interesting article on CNET News on September 12, 2008 describing a forum on cloud computing hosted by Google.  The article provides a series of quotes from members of the panel. Notable comments from Mike Nelson, a visiting professor...
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    Interview on SaaS/CaaS and Cloud Computing

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    This interview from the Internet Telephony Conference has been posted on TMCnet CaaS community site .  In this interview with Charles Studt, VP of Product Management and Marketing from IntelePeer, and me we discuss SaaS/CaaS and Cloud Computing and...
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    Broadband World Forum, Paris, France, October 28th -Public Speaking Event

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      I will be speaking at the Broadband World Forum in Paris on October 28th.  If you will be in attendance and would like to speak with me about Telecommunications and /or Cloud Computing please let me know.  My abstracts are: 12:30 Microsoft...
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    Using Visual Studio DSL Tools to Simplify Network Activation

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    Travis Brown and Gary Sidhu from Qwest Communications and I have written a whitepaper on the benefits of using the Visual Studio DSL toolkit for a software system that activates IP VPNs for a telecommunications network service provider. The whitepaper...
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    Rackspace.NET

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    Today I want to talk to you about the cloud, about developing on the Windows platform, and about how the new Rackspace Cloud Visual Studio 2010 Plug-In seamlessly ties these together. But before I get to that, let me spend a few minutes reflecting on...
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    What Matters?

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    Last month I sat on a SaaS panel during the Internet Telephony conference in Los Angeles.  The panel began with opening statements from the speakers, and much to my surprise the first speaker went into a diatribe on the notion of SaaS as a concept...
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    Internet Telephony Conference and Expo

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    I will be on a SaaS panel at the Internet Telephony Conference and Expo in Los Angeles on 9/17/2008 (details below).  If you're attending the conference and interested in chatting about SaaS/CaaS/S+S/Design Patterns/.NET/Baseball/Bicycling/Jazz/or...
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    More on Internet Telephony Conference on September 17

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    SOA Telecom Architect , an on-line publication focused on service oriented telecommunications software, published this press release on the panel that I will be part of discussing SaaS (and CaaS).  Also participating in this panel are representatives...
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    SIP – The Next Frontier

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    ...applications using SIP can communicate with an end-user wherever they are, on whatever device they specify, using multiple forms of media (video, voice, and data). ...
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    Cloud Expo, Santa Clara, CA, November 2 - Public Speaking Event

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      I will be speaking at the Cloud Expo in Santa Clara, CA on November 2 from 2:25 to 3:10.  If you will be in attendance and would like to speak with me about Telecommunications and /or Cloud Computing please let me know.  My abstract is...
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    Azure Promotion Card

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    Welcome to those of you who are coming to my blog for the first time from the Azure Promotional Card. In the next few weeks I will be updating this blog with interesting examples of solutions built on Windows Azure.
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    Ribbit for Silverlight (R4SL) – Deep Dive Event

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    Ribbit, a subsidiary of British Telecom, has been working with Microsoft on a project called Ribbit for Silverlight (R4SL).  R4SL is a set of drag/drop Silverlight controls that make it easy for Designers/Developers to create communications enabled...
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    'Cloud Computing' in Xchange Magazine

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    The January issue of Xchange Magazine, a telecommunications industry publication, presents a number of articles on cloud computing for the telecommunications industry.  Since no other industry faces as profound transformation from cloud computing...
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    Communications as a Service Goes Mainstream

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    Over the last couple of weeks both the mainstream media and  industry-specific publications are raising the awareness of Communications as a Service.  Back in April I did a presentation at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Telecom2009...
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    Communications as a Service (CaaS)

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    Communications as a Service (CaaS) is an architecture for communications applications. CaaS extends the principles of a Software as a Service (SaaS) architecture by adding a control layer based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), The ability to...
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    Interop, NYC, October 20/21- Public Speaking Event

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      I will be giving a couple of talks at Interop in New York City on October 20 and October 21.  Please let me know if you will be attending the conference and feel like talking about the cloud.  My abstracts are as follows: Wednesday, October...
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    Architect Innovation Cafe Webcast

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    I will be doing a cloud-computing webcast on November 25.  The abstract and registration link are below. November 25, 2009, 11:00am – 12:30pm PST Title: Cloud-computing architecture – designing multi-tenant applications on Windows Azure. Speaker...
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    Harvard Business School Cybersymposium

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    I will be on the Cloud Providers panel at the Harvard Business School Cybersymposium on Saturday, November 21.  This panel will explore the benefits and obstacles of cloud computing as seen through the eyes of cloud providers. While many companies...
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    Silverlight and WPF Workshop in NYC 9/3/2008

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    My colleague Michael Scherotter, a User Experience aficionado, will be conducting a Silverlight and WPF workshop in NYC on 9/3/2008.  Foe more details on this workshop, please go to Michael's blog at: http://blogs.msdn.com/synergist/archive/2008...
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    Microsoft Architecture Journal

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    The latest issue of The Architecture Journal from Microsoft has been published and my latest article, "We Don't Need No Architects!" has been included in this issue.  My article examines the profession of architecture in the field of information...
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    An Introduction to the Blog...

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    Writing about architecting communications solutions is like catching a tiger by the tail – narrowing down the amount of detailed information and background material required to provide a cohesive description on how to architect communications software...
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    Supercomm 2009

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    SUPERCOMM 2009 is at McCormick Place in Chicago From October 21 to October 23 2009.  I will be presenting at the Building Broadband Business pre-show summit on October 20.   The title of my presentation is Programmable Communications -...
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    Service Syndication for CaaS at NXTCOmm

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    I will be at NXTComm next week talking about Services Syndication for Communications as a Service (CaaS) solutions.  Services Syndication allows for the aggregation of CaaS services into a cohesive product offering and addresses many of the management...
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    Ribbit for Silverlight Released

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    Ribbit for Silverlight (R4SL) was a collaborative project between Microsoft and BT’s Ribbit subsidiary.  I mention R4SL below at the Ribbit Spawn event.   R4SL is a set of drag/drop Silverlight controls that make it easy for Designers/Developers...
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