This evening the German MSDN Architects Connection http://www.microsoft.com/germany/architecture went live! The fabulous Thomas Fickert and his team did it again and provided the essential insights and help with the MSDN infrastructure to make this portal a reality. Over the last months Damir Tomicic took the lead and talked to a lot of people, put a lot of creative thinking into the structure and the offerings of the portal, and given the constraints we had to follow, I believe the result is a very good first step. We went through some hard times, but now it's there and it is up to you, our fellow German architects - whether Microsoft oriented or not - to adopt the portal and help us to drive a community.
I personally own the Security, Identity & Access knowledge area and you may read my periodical editorials there. You can also find some profile information about me.
So, have fun on our new architectsconnection.
P.S.: I've just learned that the official "Go-Live" is next thursday, it's still in kind of beta mode, profiles are not fully enabled.