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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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    Why IT Solutions Are Never Simple

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    An interesting article from Harvard Business School Publishing…. happy reading! Harvard Business: Why IT Solutions Are Never Simple Without concerted effort, what was once neat and tidy becomes marred and messy. Just finding something in the garage feels...
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    Architect Council 2.0 Postmortem

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    The second edition of Microsoft Architect Council happened on 7 Aug afternoon. We had a good small group of senior folks from different enterprises to hear myself and my special guest, Lup Yuen from NCS to share about Web 2.0 technologies, specifically...
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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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    Forrester: From Agile Development To Agile Engagement

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    It’s interesting to see how Agile development has evolved, a very good article from Forrester…. There is a session on Agile methodology in the upcoming Architect Council on 10 Jun. Stay tune….  :-) Executive Summary Agile development practices continue...
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    Hands-on Labs for Microsoft Enterprise Library 4.1 & Unity 1.2

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    Microsoft patterns & practices is excited to announce the release of: Hands-on Labs for Microsoft Enterprise Library 4.1 Hands-on Labs for Unity 1.2 | What’s Enterprise Library | What’s Unity | Content of this Release | Goals | FAQs | About patterns...
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    16 Enterprise Architecture Strategies Learned The Hard Way

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    Good reading….  Source: http://www.ciodashboard.com/architecture/16-enterprise-architecture-strategies-learned-the-hard-way/ ************************************************************************************************************************...
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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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    ARCast.TV - Juval Lowy on The EnergyNet, the next software boom

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    The ongoing economy unraveling is the defining moment of our time. Many professional developers are fearful for their livelihood, as employers and customers cut and slash development plans, and as economic activity grinds to a halt. But not everywhere...
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    Windows Server 2008 Roles

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    Windows Server 2008 eases the task of managing and securing multiple server roles in an enterprise with the new Server Manager console. Server Manager in Windows Server 2008 provides a single source for managing a server's identity and system information...
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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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    Development Perspective of Windows Server 2008

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    So much talk about Windows Server 2008 as an important part of infrastructure. So what does it mean to architects and developers? Let's recap some of the goals ... Application Platform - Flexible Solutions, Connected Systems, Rich Experiences Management...
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    Office Business Applications (OBA) Resources

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    OBA as the consumption layer for SOA SOA allows for decomposition and refactoring of IT assets, however to make it tangible for end users these assets need to be composed into task centric, role based applications. OBA is one of the ways to build these...
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    Announcing Glimmer: a jQuery Interactive Design Tool

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    A new prototype called Glimmer: a jQuery Interactive Design Tool is announced recently.  Glimmer is a WPF-based Windows application that allows you to easily create interactive elements on your web pages by harnessing the power of the jQuery library...
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    Windows Communication Foundation in VS2008

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    A lot of people have been asking me about the differences of WCF and WF in .Net framework 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 as compared to .Net framework 3.0 and WCF/WF extensions in Visual Studio 2005. There are quite a lot of differences in terms of the tooling...
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    patterns & practices - Unity for Silverlight

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    Microsoft patterns & practices is excited to announce the latest addition to the p&p library of software architecture guidance: Unity for Silverlight December 2008 Release (1.2) Quick Links: – MSDN site: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library...
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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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    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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    SEI: People Capability Maturity Model (P-CMM), Version 2.0

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    Most people have heard of CMMI, not sure how many people know about P-CMM. I always strongly believe that people element is always very critical to the success of a project…. read more at the SEI web site… ******** The People Capability Maturity Model...
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    OBA Central!

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    Microsoft Corp has just launched an OBA portal at http://www.obacentral.com . OBA Central is a one-stop resource for OBA solutions. It was launched with great success, the site has had 170,000 hits in the first week itself. This is a community of Microsoft...
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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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    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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    Windows Presentation Foundation application: Outlook 2007 Look and Feel

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    Looking for a cool demo and HOL on how to build an Outlook 2007 UI look and feel with WPF? Here is one, done 90% in Blend 1.0 and 10% with manual XAML. No single third party control used. XBAP demo http://www.00001001.ch/download/HOL/WPF_XBAP/OutlookWPF...
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    Windows Server 2008 Scenarios

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    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 is the next generation of the Windows Server operating system that helps information technology (IT) Professionals maximize control over their infrastructure, while providing enhanced availability and management capabilities...
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    Software + Services (S+S)

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    What is Software + Services (S+S)? Is it Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)? Or is it Software as a Service (SaaS)? Web 2.0? Or some fluffy terminology? If you look at these phenomena – they all have a common denominator of services SaaS – 1:many delivery...
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    SOA Workshop Series for Architects

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    SOA Overview Tuesday, June 12, 2007 8:00am (GMT-8) Pacific Time (US & Canada), Language: English-American Learn how the Microsoft Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) vision and technology can help you realize a more agile and connected enterprise...
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