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  • Blog Post: Architect Innovation Cafe - December 2009 Series

    January 15, 2010 at 11:00am – 12:30pm PST Securing REST-Based Services with Access Control Service Michele Leroux Bustamante The Access Control Service (ACS), part of Windows Azure platform AppFabric, makes it easy to secure REST-based services using a simple set of standard protocols. In addition to...
  • Blog Post: 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 a practical stand point, how should organizations leverage cloud computing effectively? Is it...
  • Blog Post: Architect Innovation Cafe - November 2009 Series

    November 24, 2009 at 11:00am – 12:30pm PST An Architect’s perspective on Silverlight 3 ( View Recording | Download Slides ) Tim Heuer Many .NET developers are becoming more and more interested in the Rich Internet Application development space, and in particular Silverlight. In this session we will step...
  • Blog Post: Architect Innovation Cafe - October 2009 Series

    October 28, 2009 at 11:00am – 12:30pm PST Deploying Windows 7 from an Infrastructure Architect’s Perspective ( View Recording | Download Slides ) Doug Klokow We’ll discuss 5 key areas centered on deploying Windows 7: Developing business justification – Evaluate the capabilities provided by Windows 7...
  • Blog Post: Architect Council Events

    Facilitated by Microsoft, the premise of this group is to provide an open forum where architects can meet to discuss technologies with their peers. This forum will provide first-hand experience and best practices that will enable its members to learn from each other and transfer knowledge. Please join...
  • Blog Post: Architect Innovation Cafe - Online Webcast Events

    Architect Innovation Cafe is a monthly online webcast series of events, hosted by Microsoft. Here you can find a listing of all past events, as well as scheduled upcoming events. For the Architect Council quarterly in-person briefing series, please visit http://blogs.msdn.com/sac/pages/architect-council...
  • Blog Post: Architect Cafe | September 2009 Series

    DAY 1 – September 28, 2009 at Noon PST From the Trenches: Using Architectural Skills to Increase Solution Adoption Success Rates ( View Recording | Download Slides ) Jim Wilt Products, Solution Frameworks, and Development Tools are too often touted by vendors and development teams as solutions to customer...
  • 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: 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: Beyond SOA – Why User Experience Matters

    Most companies are on the road to SOA. Now the big challenge is delivering on the promise of this investment – showing value to business sponsors. With all the focus on back-end plumbing, the end-user is no longer a high priority. Are your solutions delivering a great user experience? Should they and...
  • Blog Post: 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 the...
  • 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: Microsoft 2008 Technology Preview

    Keeping with tradition, this set of Architect Councils is a preview of the 2008 wave of Microsoft technology. These meetings are a chance to network with peers in SoCal and get a sneak peek of Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008, and SQL Server 2008. Facilitated by Microsoft, the premise of...
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