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  • Blog Post: The Enterprise Architecture Center of Excellence (EACOE)

    There is a lot of EA events happening in the next few weeks. The Open Group is having an event that looks to be the most significant in years. They are launching two other practitioner conferences in conjunction with the architecture practitioner conference. The launch of the 1st security and enterprise...
  • Blog Post: Presentations Uploaded

    As followers of my blog know, I do many speaking engagements. Often times I get requests for those decks from the conference or event. Instead of sharing with a select few I thought I would share with everyone. You can find some of the major presentations under my Slideshare profile: http://www.slideshare...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SOA & Business Process Conference 2009

    The annual Microsoft SOA & Business Process Conference 2009 continues again this year with some really exciting features for three days dedicated to customer needs. The conference is the event for customers to receive detailed guidance on Service Oriented Architecture and Business Process Management...
  • Blog Post: Gartner EA Summit - Day 2

    As for the second day of coverage of the EA summit I attended less sessions and did more talking with other architects at the conference so I will not have a whole lot to say about most of the sessions. I did observe that there was quite the drop-off between day 1 and day 2 for some reason. I am not...
  • Blog Post: Gartner EA Summit - Day 1

    So I figured since I already started a thread on the Gartner keynote ( Gartner EA Summit - Emergence Enterprise Architecture Keynote ) I should finish what I started, huh? Just so everyone knows, this is Gartner's London EA Summit event and not the North American event. It does seem a lot smaller than...
  • Blog Post: Gartner EA Summit - Emergence Enterprise Architecture Keynote

    I wanted to give some feedback on some new thoughts from Gartner in their keynote on Emergence Architecture. Overall I thought it was a great keynote presented by Brian Burke and Nick Gall.  It was somewhat of a different theme then in previous years. The keynote centered around "Emergence...
  • Blog Post: Oslo - a tool, a language, a repository

    Douglas Purdy puts it best in his What is Oslo? post a few days ago, Oslo is a tool, a language and a repository. You are still probably scratching your head thinking, well what is it really? Well, the guys over in the connected systems division isn't ready to disclose all details until PDC. I think...
  • Blog Post: Updates - Where has Mike been?

    Just wanted to give the readers of my blog a quick personal update. Some of you may of noticed that my postings have been a bit sparse these past few months. Thanks to those who have stuck around... Well the first piece of big news is that my lovely wife is pregnant with twins. Yes, you heard it right...
  • Blog Post: 19th Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference: Day 1 Highlights

    For those who didn't get the updates. Here is a summary of the activates at the Open Group Conference in Chicago. The Open Group’s 19th Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference kicked off on Monday, July 21st in Chicago.  Industry leaders from near and far convened at the historic...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Strategic Architect Forum 2008

    For those interested, the 2008 Microsoft Strategic Architect Forum (SAF) will happen again this year. Each year my team organizes this conference so that top architects from around the world can get together to collaborate on key challenges in the industry. This year, it will be held in downtown San...
  • Blog Post: S+S Blueprints and Software Factories Focus Groups at TechEd 2008

    I haven't talked about these much but plan on it in the near future. I think there are some real good nuggets of guidance that can be learned from S+S Blueprints and Software Factories. Keep an eye out for some posts about how these relate to the architecture process and Enterprise Architecture in the...
  • Blog Post: Japan Strategic Architecture Forum - Day 2

    So I am a little late with this content...  But I have a good excuse :) The post is a bit delayed as there has been very limited internet connection at the resort. I guess in Japan a resort is really meant to be a resort. Meaning no connections with work. I like that idea... The second and last...
  • Blog Post: Japan Strategic Architecture Forum - Day 1

    Today was the first day of the of the Japan Strategic Architecture Forum (SAF) . So far there have been some great sessions. We will also be posting the presentations online. The Keynote My boss, Simon Guest was the first keynote speaker of the day. He presented Microsoft's architecture strategy for...
  • Blog Post: Japan Strategic Architecture Forum

    Hello everybody! For those of you that read my blog and will just so happen to be in Japan for the Strategic Architecture Forum on the week of April 7th come by my two sessions at the event! I will be talking about Enterprise Architecture at this one. At this event I will be announcing something special...
  • Blog Post: 6th Annual Microsoft Financial Services Developer Conference

    I will be presenting again at the Financial Services Developer Conference on March 12-13, 2008 . If you are going to be present swing by my presentation or stop by to have a chat. The 2008 Microsoft Financial Services Developer Conference will focus on providing developers and architects in Financial...
  • Blog Post: Funny Videos from ODC 2008

    These are really funny and are not necessarily just OBA centric. The first two are really funny!       Office Developer Conference 2008 SWAG Guy Video: ODC2008 Swag Guy   ODC2008 Architect Guy is a really funny video describing architects. Video: ODC2008 Architect Guy Office Developer...
  • Blog Post: Office Developers Conference 2008 Wrap-Up

    What a great conference! Thanks to everyone that attended the conference and my sessions. I will be posting my deck very soon so all of you can see. Also, if you didn't get a chance to come to the Office Developers Conference to see Bill Gate's keynote, you can see the video here. If you would like more...
  • Blog Post: OpenGroup Enterprise Architecture Conference - Day 3

    Keynotes Unfortunately I missed a good portion of the first keynote and then had other business that needed to be taken care of at the time of the last three keynotes. Of the three keynotes that I got to see today one really stood out to me. The "Unanswered Questions about the Enterprise Architect"...
  • Blog Post: OpenGroup Conference - Day 2

    First, a big thanks to everyone that attended my session yesterday. It was a great crowd, even though I was the last presentation of the first day and was the only thing between the audience and the evening entertainment. So thank you for your attention and great questions afterwards. Additionally, thanks...
  • Blog Post: OpenGroup Enterprise Architecture Conference - Day 1

    I thought I would share with you a few of my notes from the OpenGroup conference. I have also added some of my thoughts on the topics.I will cover the Keynotes and Roundtables primarily and add some thoughts where appropriate on other sessions.   Keynote Highlights - Real World SOA (David Linthicum...
  • Blog Post: Office Developer Conference Update

    ODC 2008 is the premier event for Microsoft Office developers, bringing together architects, developers, industry technical experts, Microsoft insiders, and key partners in a public forum to redefine what it means to be focused on 2007 Microsoft® Office system development. We have an incredible...
  • Blog Post: On the road to Egypt next week

    It's been a slow blogging week due to several big projects that I am launching here in the coming months. I look forward to sharing more detail with you when the time is right. In the interim I will be in the Middle East presenting in the city of Cairo, Egypt. I will be at Microsoft's strategic architecture...
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