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  • Blog Post: Model Driven Development – Microsoft joins OMG

    Object Management Group (OMG) are a modelling standards group. Last week at Tech-ed 2008 I gave a talk that included, amongst other things, a quick demo of the UML designers in the April CTP of Rosario (the next version of Visual Studio Team System). Lots of people have asked since what is our direction...
  • Blog Post: Twenty one words for Services

    Off the back of Gianpaolo Carraro's tour of New Zealand NZ ARCast has just released this interview of Gianpaolo Carraro by Lukas Svobda taken when Gianpaolo was here on his last day in Auckland. One of the gems in the interview is Gianpaolo's pronouncement that "Services is an overloaded term" - he then...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Saas and S+S Architect Director coming to New Zealand

    Read it first on NZ ARCast . Further to this entry on NZ ARCast I am delighted that Gianpaolo Carraro (GP), Director, DPE, Platform Architecture is coming down to New Zealand to give a series of talks on Saas and Software plus Services (S+S). He will be talking to Independent Software Vendors,...
  • Blog Post: The Enterprise Framework Factory (the EFx Factory) - an architectural-guidance software factory - Jezz Santos

    Jezz Santos used to be based here at the Wellington office of Microsoft NZ. He has a reputation for designing and building robust solutions that are reliable and fault tolerant - two critical attributes for building distributed systems. Now based in Finland Jezz has continued with his software factory...
  • Blog Post: When to WF versus When to Biztalk & BPEL

    Speaking of SOA and implementing open standards on the MS platform I probably get quizzed once a week about Biztalk versus WF. Well thanks to Guy Burstein I now have an excellent reference piece here http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/bursteg/archive/2007/03/20/10607.aspx Guy lists 4 simple questions...
  • Blog Post: IT Architecture summit - Auckland NZ - 15 thru 16 March 2007

    I presented on Web services specification developments, mainly W3C Oasis based, at the IT Architecture summit in Auckland last week. Thanks to Brighstar for doing a great job in organising this conference. Two of the key questions people kept asking me were 1. Is this 'stuff' (WS-*) for real now...
  • Blog Post: Kiwibank - Using .NET 3.0 to quietly get on with it

    Last year, along with Jeremy Boyd and chief architect - Bohdan Szymanik, I had the pleasure of working with rapidly growing Kiwibank who had a common problem experienced by most larger organisations - just how do you link and leverage a whole bunch of different systems on different platforms and move...
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