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  • Blog Post: Rise of the cloud ecosystems

    I had the opportunity to participate at this year’s CloudConnect conference, with my session on Building Highly Scalable Applications on Windows Azure, which is mostly an update from my earlier... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ...read more
  • Blog Post: A Day of Multicore Programming in the SF Bay Area

    A Day of Multicore Programming on the .NET Platform Friday March 4 th , 2011 8:00 am Welcome 8:30 - 5:00 pm Sessions Microsoft San Francisco Office 835 Market St Suite 700 San Francisco California 94103 Cores, cores, cores — so much opportunity, so little guidance...
  • Blog Post: Designing for Cloud-Optimized Architecture

    I wanted to take the opportunity and talk about the cloud-optimized architecture, the implementation model instead of the popular perceptions around leveraging cloud computing as a deployment model.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my ...read more
  • Blog Post: Building Highly Scalable Java Applications on Windows Azure (JavaOne 2010)

    JavaOne has always been one of my favorite technology conferences, and this year I had the privilege to present a session there. Given my background in Java, previous employment at Sun Microsystems,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my ...read more
  • Blog Post: Active Directory and BizTalk in the Cloud?

    A colleague pointed me to an interesting blog post – Two products Microsoft should set free into Cloud, which ended with this question: So Microsoft – here is a market that is begging to be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ...read more
  • Blog Post: Standardization in the Cloud – Necessity or Optional?

    This is a widely discussed topic as well, along with many others. A recent panel discussion at GigaOm’s Structure 2010 conference had some pretty interesting comments about the question. Sinclair... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ...read more
  • Blog Post: SOA with .NET and Windows Azure

    Yes that is a book and it is now available! http://soabooks.com/net http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0131582313 http://www.informit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=0131582313 I had the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full ...read more
  • Blog Post: Microsoft In-Person Architect Councils in the West Region (December) ~ 2101: A Cloud Odyssey

    Architect Council | 2010: A Cloud Odyssey The forecast for 2010 is looking very cloudy, with every technology company delivering some type of cloud offering, and analysts estimating that almost everyone will try some form of cloud computing. But from ...read more
  • Blog Post: December Architect Innovation Cafe Webcast - Securing REST Services with the Access Control Service

    Each month through June 2010, we'll bring you a 90-minute Architect focused Webcast on the latest trends/topics and how new technologies can align with your business needs. Date/Time : December 22, 2009 at 11:00am - 12:30pm PST Title : Securing REST-Based ...read more
  • Blog Post: WEBCAST Architect Council | Innovation is the Name of the Game

    ARCHITECT COUNCIL | Innovation is the Name of the Game Architects: Adverse times are also best times for innovation! Choosing the right battles to fight, and reinventing ourselves with less resources are par for the course today. However, not all innovation ...read more
  • Blog Post: Architect Cafe | August 2009 Series

    EVENT OVERVIEW Adverse times are also best times for innovation! Choosing the right battles to fight, and reinventing ourselves with less resources are par for the course today. However, not all innovation needs to be revolutionary or transformative. In fact, in the current economic crisis, opportunities...
  • Blog Post: Architect Council | Pragmatic Patterns for Architects - WrapUp

    We have just completed this webcast series of Architect Council events. Thanks to everyone who attended for taking the time and providing your valuable feedback (the winners of our giveaways will be notified by email). As usual, if you have any specific topics you’d like to see in future events, please...
  • Blog Post: Pragmatic Patterns for Architects

    EVENT OVERVIEW “Cloud computing will supersede traditional IT”, “SOA will enable business agility”, “my way or the highway”, etc. We’ve all heard this type of proclamations before, as many look to the “next big things” in technology to exact sweeping changes and solve many issues; truth is, technologies...
  • Blog Post: Architect Council | The Importance of the Client - WrapUp

    Joe Shirey and I ( Woody Pewitt ) have recently concluded a series of Architect Councils titled The Importance of the Client. In 2 weeks and 1 day we did 10 events in 7 cities and while it is always great to meet customers working with our tools and technology due to the break neck travel involved we...
  • Blog Post: Videos from the recent Architect Council Series

    A lot of people have commented on how much the liked the videos from the last Architect Council series and if they were publicly available.  Here they are: IE8 History of the Internet Envisioning Video – the potential future of computer interaction Enjoy.
  • Blog Post: Architect Council | The Importance of the Client

    Over the last couple of years, there has been a lot of innovation around of technologies that make it easier for the end user of an application to interact with systems.  This innovation has been a boon for the end user because it has provided them a more natural interface with systems that span...
  • Blog Post: Series - Cloud Computing and Microsoft

    This is an ongoing series of posts and studies on cloud computing and related concepts, and the Microsoft platform and strategies. This post will serve as an index of related posts on this blog, and will be updated periodically. Read the full article on David Chou’s blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/dachou...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Computing and the Microsoft Platform

    It has been a couple of months since I wrote about cloud computing and Microsoft’s plans and strategies . Now that Azure Services Platform has been unveiled at PDC2008 , and after having the opportunities to discuss it with a community of architects from major enterprises and startups via the Architect...
  • Blog Post: SOA – End of Life 2009.01.01

    It has just been a few days since Anne Thomas Manes at Burton Group published her post “ SOA is Dead; Long Live Services ”, and it has stirred up quite a storm of comments in the blogosphere. Most of what I read though, seem to be in alignment with what Anne Thomas Manes said - SOA met its demise on...
  • Blog Post: Does a Company Need a Chief Engineer / Chief Software Architect / Chief Anything?

    Interesting post by Scott Bellware on Toyota's Chief Engineer and the impact of the role on Toyota's planning and production.  With the recent talk of the new administration in the US appointing a CIO for the first time; it got me thinking about the importance of a single individual to the technical...
  • Blog Post: Architect Council – San Francisco 2008.12.18

    Here are the content for the Architect Council event at Microsoft's San Francisco campus on Thursday, December 18, 2008. We would like to thank everyone who made the time to attend, and sharing your feedback. We appreciate the kind comments, as well as areas we need to improve upon. If you have any further...
  • Blog Post: Architect Council – Bellevue 2008.12.16

    Here are the slides we presented at the Architect Council event at Microsoft's Bellevue campus on Tuesday, December 16, 2008. We would like to thank everyone who made the time to attend, and sharing your feedback. We appreciate the kind comments, as well as areas we need to improve upon. If you have...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Computing and the Impact on Architecture

    Cloud computing is a disruptive force that has the potential to change everything, but how do we take advantage of it? At Microsoft, cloud computing is a major component of our technology strategy and platform, and a rich and massively scalable cloud platform called the Azure Services Platform was...
  • Blog Post: Architect Council - Irvine 2008.12.11

    Here are the content for the Architect Council event at Microsoft's Irvine campus on Thursday, December 11, 2008. We would like to thank everyone who made the time to attend, and sharing your feedback. We appreciate the kind comments, as well as areas we need to improve upon. If you have any further...
  • Blog Post: Architect Council - Phoenix 2008.12.09

    Here are the content for the Architect Council event at Microsoft's Phoenix campus on Tuesday, December 9, 2008. We would like to thank everyone who made the time to attend, and sharing your feedback. We appreciate the kind comments, as well as areas we need to improve upon. If you have any further questions...
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