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Linda Chong is the Engagement Manager working at Microsoft Consulting Services in Singapore. She is responsible for engagement delivery quality and customer satisfaction by structuring and managing deals through to completion.

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About Senior Project Manager - Linda Chong

A dynamic and meticulous professional who has more than 13 years of extensive IT experience on management, consulting, evangelism, architecture design/review, pre-sales engagement and systems integration in the areas of SOA, Web 2.0, e-business/e-commerce and enterprise application integration (EAI). In my current role, my portfolio at Microsoft Consulting Services includes project management and presales engagement, focusing primarily on application development opportunities and engagements such as .NET consulting, solution architecture, SOA, SQL Server/BizTalk/SharePoint consulting, etc. My previous role in Microsoft was the Architect Evangelist. In the Architect Evangelist role, I played the lead role from Microsoft in driving thought leadership and platform adoption in SOA, Software+Services, Web 2.0 and other emerging technologies to enterprise customers and partners on the Microsoft platform. I also represented Microsoft in SiTF SOA Chapter as a member of the executive committee team to drive the adoption of SOA in conjunction with IDA. Prior to Microsoft, I was working with IBM Consulting Services. Back in my consulting days, I worked on mega projects that span the entire SDLC from conducting requirement/assessment study, mapping of client’s business processes/requirements to IT solutions, solutioning, macro/micro design to deployment. I had led a team of more than 60 people (including enterprise customers under my leadership) in delivering mainframe migration projects.

Specialties
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Web 2.0
Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)
E-Business/E-Commerce Consulting
Project Management
Program Management
Enterprise Marketing

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    Microsoft Regional Architect Forum (RAF) - flagship event!

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    The flagship event for architect for the year is ON! I'm sure all the attendees will be charmed by the rich contents and delivery of our MS Corp speakers! May 16 th , 2007 Intercontinental Hotel / Singapore Ballroom, Level 2 Dear Architects, Please...
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    Silverlight Resources

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    bits & bytes · Get silverlight · Telerik RadControls – 3d virtual rooms using control based framework · DLR & IronPython · Silverlight developer reference “poster” · Forums – installation, troubleshooting · Electric rain harmony (coming summer...
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    Check out the new Skyscrapr!

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    Skyscrapr is Microsoft site for architecture content and community. It’s hard to believe how quickly the first year has passed since we first created the site, and during this time we’ve been exploring many new ways of connecting with people who want...
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    Webcast series for aspiring architects

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    IT Architect as a profession is gaining lots of highlight recently.... more and more folks in the IT industry are looking at pursuing a career as an IT Architect, just like an architect in the construction industry.... Microsoft recognises this trend...
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    Microsoft Regional Architect Forum, 16 May, Intercontinental Hotel Ballroom

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    If you are unable to view this message, please copy and paste this link into your browser http://www.ap-businessit.com/msforum/index.html May 16 th , 2007 Intercontinental Hotel / Singapore Dear Architects, Please join us for RAF07, the Microsoft Regional...
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    Successful launch of the first edition of Microsoft Architect Council on 19 April!

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    It was a small group of 11 but a closely knit one. This architect council is meant to be small and targeted. I kick start this architect council with a session on Office Business Application on the latest Microsoft Office Platform. My utmost kudos to...
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    Office Business Applications (OBA)

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    I've been blogging about SOA stuff... in actual fact, I'm also actively evangelising on Office Business Applications (OBA). There is an OBA portal. Check these out! Friendly URL: www.microsoft.com/office/oba/ Direct URL: http://office.microsoft.com/en...
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    SOA Readings...

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    MS Corp has published 2 solid books on SOA/service orientation. 1. Dynamic Modeling-Aligning Business and IT http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6DD54E09-A5BD-42AB-BE0D-1CF1C580009A&displaylang=en This volume looks at how you...
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    More SOA Stuff...

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    During my Architect Council, I hear quite a few architects are still very keen to learn about SOA and how to use SOA in their environment. My response is that SOA is not a one size fits all. Microsoft doesn't package SOA as a product like others. It really...
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    Architect Council 19 April 2007

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    I am organising the first Architect Council on 19 April. This council will provide an unique opportunity for technical decision makers/senior architects to meet, network and discuss industry-wide issues. They will also share their ideas and experiences...
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    Architecture Ideas

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    Architecture community starts here.... Link to Architecture Ideas Happy reading!
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    Microsoft Enterprise Application Development Platform - Post Event Update

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    Summary On 27 Feb 2007, Microsoft DPE team ran a half day event to educate the industry on the latest Microsoft Enterprise Application Development Platform. This included .Net framework 3.0 (Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Communication Foundation...
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    Architect Resources

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    You'll be surprised by the sheer amount of information you can find on architecture on Microsoft web site. Below are some of the good resources... Skyscrapr is your window into the architectural perspective. Solution, Infrastructure, Industry, and Strategic...
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    What is Microsoft SOA?

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    Everyone has been asking about Microsoft SOA. So what is it? Officially, you can refer to www.microsoft.com/soa . This is a new customer-facing mini solution center that has been launched. Don't be surprised if you find SOA parked under Microsoft BizTalk...
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    JEE to .Net

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    I hear some customers wanting to migrate their JEE/Java applications to .Net. As part of my continuous efforts to help my customers, I will be conducting a 3 days workshop/training for them. Then it will be followed by 2 days of migration assessment where...
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    新年快樂!!!

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    祝大家 : 新年快樂 Happy Chinese New Year !! 過去的一年裡,多少有得罪大家的地方,但是請大家相信: In the last year, I am sure I did something that might have displeased you. Hope you will believe that : 我還是溫柔的,請不要生我的氣! I am still soft & gentle, please don’t get angry...
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    Microsoft Enterprise Application Development Platform Update - Tues 27 Feb 2007

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    The value of what people do in the digital space has increased in recent years. The Internet itself has become more complex, criminalized and diabolic. Online identity theft, fraud, and privacy concerns are on the rise. At Microsoft, we believe that many...
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    Happy New Year!

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    It's a fresh start for me! New year, new partner (Nick) at work, kids going to school.... Let's hope everything will be better in 2007!
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