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    Lockheed Martin Architect Development

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    Today we feature a guest post from Lockheed Martin's Dr. Jeffrey S. Poulin, LM Master Architect, LM Fellow, Chair, Joint Architecture Working Group (JAWG) and ADQP In September we in the LM Architect community enjoyed a superb keynote presentation...
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    Architects at Work

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    Architects @ Work! Here in Microsoft’s TED (Technical Evangelism and Development) organization, we believe in hands-on architecture . A good part of our charter involves working with customers on amazing new applications that take our platform...
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    Barry's Rules of Engineering and Architecture

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    Over the years I’ve developed a set of rules I use when building software. They’re far from complete, far from perfect, but I’ve found them useful and perhaps you will too. More importantly perhaps telling you mine will encourage you...
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    Evolution of IT Roles in a Cloud World

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    Hello everyone, welcome back from the summer; here in the Pacific Northwest I can attest it was very sunny and surprisingly hot! One of the topics that frequently comes up in briefings and in discussions with customers is the evolution of roles in...
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    Laws of Process

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    In an earlier post I mentioned how crucial the notion of business process is to enterprise architecture. Businesses are collections of processes, and EA's are often called upon to design the most efficient ways of implementing processes. Over the years...
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    Quantitatively Aligning Business and Technology

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    As enterprise architects we are frequently asked to provide a view into how well our systems, infrastructure and applications support our businesses. These analyses can be used to prioritize investments, redirect resources, plan new applications, and...
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    Using Codename “Orleans” in Enterprise Applications

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    One of the more interesting announcements at the //Build conference in April was the availability (in preview) of the new actor-based cloud framework, codenamed “Orleans” (watch the session here ). I’ve been using Orleans for over...
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    Check out the new Microsoft.com/architecture!

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    As you may have noticed, we've updated the architecture site on microsoft.com ! As promised, we've added lots of new content -- and have lots more in the pipeline, so stay tuned. What's new? Well, first of all, check out Hanu Kommalapati's terrific...
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    Modern Applications

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    These days we talk a lot about “modern applications.” What do we mean by that? Let me begin by telling you a story from my past. My first job in the industry, decades ago, was programming a large UNIVAC mainframe at the National Aeronautics...
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    Building an Enterprise Cloud Strategy

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    It’s time for your weekly one-on-one with your CIO, and she shocks you. “I’ve heard that we can save a lot of money in the cloud, and I’ve decided we need to get there,” she says. “How soon can you return with a migration...
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    Welcome to Architecture @ Microsoft!

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    Hello architects! Welcome to Microsoft’s new architecture site! I’m Barry Briggs, Chief Enterprise Architect in Microsoft’s Developer and Platform Evangelism group, and I’ll be hosting the site as well as contributing to and moderating...
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