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Mohammad is a Senior Architect tasked with supporting strategic account teams across Canada. He is also a member of the Microsoft Architecture Editorial Board and is passionate about documenting best practices for software architecture. Prior to joining M

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  • Blog Post: Aspiring Architect Series - 2008

    About: This blog post is about the upcoming Aspiring Architect Series Greetings, Based on suggestions I received from my blog readers, I have organized the next part of the architect series and have lined up a great set of speakers. Please share the links with your peers, I hope that you...
  • Blog Post: Videos - Canadian Strategic Architect Forum

    About: This post is about CSAF 2008 Hello, The annual Canadian Strategic Architect forum was held in Vancouver this week, one of the participants has been blogging about the event and has compiled the links to the video recordings of the sessions delivered at CSAF. We had a number of Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Architect Jobs

    About: This blog post is about architect job opportunities Greetings, I was recently contacted by my friends at PetValue and the BC government to help them find some good architects, I am posting the links here, please go through them and circulate them in your circle of friends as well http...
  • Blog Post: Resources: Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008, SQL 2008

    About: This post contains the list of resources about Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008 and SQL 2008 Greetings, I want to thank all of you who attended the Architect Track at launch and provided feedback; here are some of the resources we mentioned during our track. General 1. Joel...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft to start development in Canada

    About: This post is about the new development center Microsoft is opening in Vancouver, Canada Hello, I am very happy to report that Microsoft Canada and our corporate head office will be opening a software development centre in Greater Vancouver, BC. The Microsoft Canada Development Centre...
  • Blog Post: Table top computing

    About: This blog post is about table top computing Greetings, I don’t usually blog about ‘cool products’ but I have to make an exception this time. I was blown away by the new table top computer we announced yesterday that bridges the gap between the physical and the digital world. You will be...
  • Blog Post: SAF agenda and recordings

    About: This blog post is about the CSAF agenda and recordings Hello, Last week we hosted 150 architects from across Canada in Vancouver for the 3 day Canadian Strategic Architect Forum. Everyone who attended the forum received a full copy of the Office 2007 Professional and Vista Ultimate plus...
  • Blog Post: Strategic Architect Forum

    About: This a blog post about Canadian Strategic Architect Forum, Vancouver 18-20 Greetings, I am writing this post from my hotel in Vancouver where we are holding the Canadian Strategic Architect Forum. We are extremely excited to host 150 enterprise, solution and infrastructure architects from...
  • Blog Post: Architect forum slide deck

    About: This blog post is about how to download the User Experience slide deck presented at the architect forums Greetings, We were very pleased to have Simon Guest (Director, Architectural Strategy Team) present at architect forums in four Canadian cities recently. He presented some really interesting...
  • Blog Post: Job Opening: Architect Advisor

    About: This post is about the Architect Advisor job opening in my group Greetings, Are you a Solutions Architect who wants to have a big impact on Enterprise Customers? We are looking for an Enterprise Architect (or aspiring Enterprise Architect) who would love to engage with Architects and...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Release to Manufacturing

    About: This post is about Vista RTM Greetings, Vista is out! Yes it has been released to manufacturing; it is being released simultaneously in 5 languages and we have worked with hundreds of OEMs to ensure that we have more than 50% more device drivers at RTM than XP. Vista is also the first operating...
  • Blog Post: Office 2007 Released To Manufacturing

    About: This post is about Office 2007 RTM Greetings, I am very pleased to report that today Microsoft released Office 2007 to manufacturing, office 2007 is a very significant evolution, in addition to making business users more productive it is also meant to provide a development platform/base...
  • Blog Post: BC and Alberta Architect Forums

    Note: This posts contains information and registration links for British Columbia and Alberta Architect Forums Hello, The fall sesion of the architect forums in Alberta and British Columbia will be held in Calgary and Vancouver respectively. The Architect forums are designed to give an opportunity...
  • Blog Post: Job openings in my group

    About: This post is about two opportunities open in my group at Microsoft Canada ; please send an email to Mohammad.akif@microsoft.com if you are interested in finding out more or would like to recommend any candidates, I will keep your interest and recommendations completely confidential. Greetings...
  • Blog Post: WinFX rebranded as .NET 3.0

    About: This post is about the rebranding of WinFX as .NET 3.0 Hello, Microsoft has decided to rebrand WinFX as .NET 3.0, this is purely a branding decision with absolutely no impact on the actual framework, its components or their delivery schedule. As many of you are aware WinFX is scheduled to...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming events - Interoperability Seminar, ISV Architect Forum and others

    About: This email contains information about some interesting events being held in May and June 2006 Hello, Here are some of the upcoming events for the month of May and June, all of these events (except for JavaOne) are free and provide an excellent opportunity to learn and network with...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Editorial

    About: This post contains a copy of the MSDN Flash editorial that I wrote, it contains information about the realDevelopment tour, Vista Beta program and code master challenge. (My series on smart clients continue in the next post) From the Editor ...
  • Blog Post: April's fool spoof, MSN search

    About: This email is about the MSN search spoof Hello, Hope all of you are well, to those who have inquired about my long-promised series on smart clients; I am almost done with the part 1 and will post it within a week. Today, on a lighter note, I wanted to provide a resource that you can use...
  • Blog Post: VS Live in Toronto

    About: This post provides some information about the world’s premier independent Microsoft developer conference to be held in Toronto from April 24-27, 2006 and provides a discount code that will get you 10% off the registration fee. This is a great conference for networking with your peers, microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Financial Services Architect Forum - Part 3/3

    About: This is the third and last post in a series of posts about the spring session of the financial services architect forum, this post focuses on the ‘Identity management and federation’ and ‘Data center virtualization’ panel discussions by architects from Bank of Nova Scotia, Royal Bank of Canada...
  • Blog Post: Financial Services Architect Forum - Part 2

    About: This is the second in a series of posts about the spring session of the financial services architect forum, this post focuses on the ‘SOA Governance, managing J2EE and .NET services’ and ‘J2EE and .NET interoperability’ sessions, presented by the Lead Architect of Amerpoint and the Chief Technology...
  • Blog Post: Financial Services Architect Forum - Part 1

    About: This is the first in a series of posts about the spring session of the financial services architect forum, this post focuses on the key note address by the Vice President of Enterprise Architecture at Royal Bank of Canada who talked about the role of architecture in a modern progressive organization...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Architecture Web Casts

    About: This post is about the upcoming Architecture Web Casts in the month of February and March February 16: Architecting Toronto.com with ASP.NET 2.0 Toronto.Com attracts over 700,000 unique visitors per month, and offers comprehensive and searchable access to business and event listings. In...
  • Blog Post: Financial Services & Vancouver Architect Forums

    About: This post describes the upcoming Financial Services Architect Forum ( Toronto ) and the Vancouver Architect Forum in Canada. I will post the highlights of the forums to the blog as well. There is no cost for becoming a member of the forum, however, membership is limited and is by invitation only...
  • Blog Post: Different Versions of Visual Studio 2005

    About: This post contains an updated illustration that describes the various versions of Visual Studio, I have edited the picture to include the recenly announced Visual Studio for Database Professionals Hello everyone, I have created a product tree for Visual Studio 2005 and the salient features...
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