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About Jürgen writes...

I'm an Architect and Microsoft Certified Architect (Solutions) working for the Microsoft Headquarter in the EMEA (Europe, Middle-East, Africa) Timezone. I'm using my Blog rarely, and usually will only blog about things which I found very interesting, or are exceptional from my perspective, or I think everybody should know.

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    Reboot with Exchange2003 takes a long time

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    On my home server running W2K3 and Exchange2003 I found that a reboot or shutdown takes extraordinary long (~20 min.). Maybe it is Ok that it takes so long and is so hard to bring down W2K3 :-) I analysed the syslog and found that E2K3 seems to run...
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    WCF Extensibility is simply great

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    This week was one of the rare opportunities where I was in a situation to write real code for a real customer. I got the permission of my manager to do a Proof-of-Concept to get hands on experience with WCF. The scenario was a customer who has a TANDEM...
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    The next generation of the Web is just around the corner...

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    and maybe you want to participate in one of the events where some of the most influential individuals and Microsoft illuminates discuss how the Web of the future might look like? Bringing together geeks as well as business professionals will create a...
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    Dejavu

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    It sometimes amuses me to see old things coming back as brandnew stuff and see people trying to convince the world that this new invention now changes the world, requires new thinking, new architectures etc. etc. Now the advocates of "contract first...
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    No more blog editing inside the Browser:-)

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    You're like me and don't like all those Web-Controls allowing you to edit HTML inside the browser? Lost text sometimes? Not really high fidelity? So finally there might be a cure: Windows Live Writer is here . This is of course my first posting using...
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    New role

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    I'm actually now starting with a new role inside Microsoft, working as an Architect Evangelist (AE) for the EMEA (Europe, Middle-East and Africa) Headquarter of Microsoft. I'm working there for Arvindra Sehmi's team, my AE colleagues are Beat Schwegler...
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    1:0

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    This is really unbelievable. The most interesting tournament since Italy 1990. And it reminds us all that soccer is a team play and that not always the best individuals decide a game but the best team spirit, dedication and fighting spirit as well as...
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    Smartphone programming

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    I recently got my QTEK 8080 smartphone and I like it, although it is a new experience to wait now also for the phone until it has booted... As a peronal proof of concept how easy it is to write code for such a phone I ported a tiny game which I wrote...
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    David Chappel on SOA and Reuse

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    David Chappel has an interesting entry in his Opinari newsletter about SOA and the Reality of Reuse . Worth a read.
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    Programming Prolog with .NET

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    Have a look at P# from Edinburgh University...
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    First SaaS Architects Forums delivered

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    Last week (15-Nov) in Vilnius/Lithuania and yesterday in Athens/Greek we delivered our first two Architects Forums explaining and discussing the concepts and challenges of Software as a Service (SaaS). The events had good attendence and we received very...
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    SaaS at ARCast

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    Ron Jacobs compiled a great series of five ARCast episodes with a company doing a SaaS (Software as a Service) application. Have a look! ARCast.TV - SaaS @ Work - Remend Overview ARCast.TV - SaaS @ Work - Remend Architecture Overview ARCast.TV - SaaS...
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    SaaS in the real world:-)

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    Last week on our way back from a team offsite in Davos we stopped in a small village whose name really deserved a stop and a snapshot:-)
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    Microsoft Certified Architect

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    Last Tuesday I was in Barcelona and went through the board level interview to become a Microsoft Certified Architect. The bright guys at the review board challenged me a lot and I had some hard times to answer their questions and to defend my position...
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    New Microsoft SaaS site is live!

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    Visit http://www.microsoft.com/saas , the new top level place if you want to learn what Microsoft is doing in the SaaS space.
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    ECMA-376 vs ODF

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    Our competitors seems to get a bit nervous about Microsoft supporting the ECMA-376 standard becoming an ISO standard. They filed complaints against this move. ECMA-376 represents decades of experience with document processing and a large number of engineers...
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    What does "elegance" mean for software?

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    This Thursday evening I had a business meeting with Damir Tomicic and during that we also had some fun chat. I explained him some thoughts I'm carrying with me for a long time now about what "elegance" means when we talk about software. He seemed to find...
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    Talking about SFU on Linux Event

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    Next Thursday (June 24th) I'll represent Microsoft on the largest Linux event in Germany (" Linux Tag 2004 "). I'll talk about Windows Services for UNIX ( SFU ) from the developers perspective. I'll try to deliver a few key messages: It is easy...
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    Sie sind da!

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    Morgen, am 8. Februar 2006, startet die dreitägige Show in Karlsruhe mit der Microsoft den Release von Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 und BizTalk Server 2006 in Deutschland zelebriert. Ich selbst werde dort an allen drei Tagen sprechen, und zwar...
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    Traveling can still be quite an adventure

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    This week I was on a roundtrip to Stockholm - to deliver just another SaaS Architects Forum - and to Madrid for a meeting. My flight back yesterday evening boarded exactly as scheduled, but then they grounded us for two hours in Madrid because air traffic...
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    SaaS Sample application released today

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    Look here for more details about the just released sample application. It is demonstrating how to apply many of the architecture principles published by my colleagues Gianpaolo Carraro and Fred Chong . Technorati tags: SaaS , Architecture , LongTail
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    Migrating Server for NFS 32-Bit to 64-Bit

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    This holidays I'm migrating my server from W2k3 R2 32-Bit to 64-Bit. I did it the usual way: I've a secondary DC as a VM on my workstation, and I assigned all the master roles to it. Then demoted my server and did a fresh install for the 64-Bit OS. I...
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    Web Services and I18N strangeness

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    I'm currently trying the Amazon Web Services (AWS) with .NET and of course I'm browsing the german catalog using the german locale. The strange thing is that strings containing german umlaut characters (like ä,ö,ü ...) arrived in .NET strings...
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    CeBit 2004

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    Today I arrived at the CeBit in Hannover where I will stay until Wednesday. As expected for Sunday there are not so much business customers but more the kids, families and geeks. So I' ve a quite relaxed day and found some time to walk around. This...
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    German MSDN Architects Connection is live

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    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...
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