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  • Blog Post: Summary of SPARK UX

    Software Architects have a tough job. They need to be experts in mapping business needs to technology, understanding the IT organization, and domain specific areas such as service orientation, workflow, security etc. One of the areas that often gets overlooked however is User Experience (UX). If many...
  • Blog Post: What do you need to know to be an IT Architect?

    Update: This post has moved to here . My team has been spending a fair amount of time recently asking this question "What is it that you need to know to be an IT Architect?". What you should be reading? What skills should you be honing? Who should be following? Recently, I had the opportunity...
  • Blog Post: Call For Papers: Architecture Journal Issue #10

    Microsoft’s Architecture Journal is a quarterly magazine, providing a world-class forum for the publication of unique articles on how good architecture can help create great implementations. Microsoft’s Architecture Journal is available as a printed subscription (you can order your own here ) and also...
  • Blog Post: SPARK UX 1 - 3 Oct, Half Moon Bay, CA

    SPARK UX the two faces of design A FORUM TO EXPLORE THE INTERSECTION OF ARCHITECTURE AND EXPERIENCE DESIGN Too often today, software products and interactive experiences fall short of their potential because the user experience does not serve the interests of its users. The engineering...
  • Blog Post: Call for Papers: Architecture Journal Issue #9

    Microsoft’s Architecture Journal is a quarterly magazine, providing a world-class forum for the publication of unique articles on how good architecture can help create great implementations. Microsoft’s Architecture Journal is available as a printed subscription (you can order your own here ) and also...
  • Blog Post: ARC202 - Slides from TechEd 2006

    I've now uploaded my slides (hosting space courtesy of Mark ) from my user experience presentation at TechEd 2006 this week. You can find them here: PowerPoint 2003 Format (60Mb) PowerPoint 2007 Beta 2 Format (20Mb) *** Update - Fixed link (again) ***
  • Blog Post: ARC202 – Putting the User Back into SOA (TechEd)

    Thanks to all that came to my session today (ARC202 – Putting the User Back into SOA) at 10.45am. I really enjoyed putting the talk together and appreciate all the feedback (yes, I know the title of the talk needs changing for next time). For those looking for the PPT, I am working on it! The deck...
  • Blog Post: Putting the User back into SOA - my first ARCast!

    After the US NAF (National Architect Forum) last month, I sat down with Ron Jacobs to record my very first ARCast . The topic was "Putting the User back into SOA" - you can listen to it here .
  • Blog Post: Architecture Journal - now in 8 languages!

    Issue #7 of the Architecture Journal is now available in 8 languages (English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Simplifed Chinese, Japanese and Korean). To access these in PDF format, visit http://www.architecturejournal.net and select the lanuage from the top menu. Enjoy.
  • Blog Post: Cliff Atkinson / Beyond Bullet Points

    Cliff Atkinson is my new hero. For those that don't know, Cliff put together an MS Press book called Beyond Bullet Points . In the book, he describes a new way of compiling and putting together presentations using PowerPoint (without bullet points!). I used this style in a recent keynote I did at the...
  • Blog Post: Iron Architect at TechEd US 2006

    Coming to TechEd US this year? Think you are a pretty good architect? Think you are the best architect at the conference? Now you can prove it by entering our "Iron Architect" competition as part of the Architecture Track. You'll get the chance to work on a solution to a real life problem and submit...
  • Blog Post: Moving Beyond SOA

    John DeVadoss (my manager and the guy who runs the architecture team at Microsoft) has been on the road talking about "Moving Beyond SOA", the latest of which was a session at VSLive. His messages appear to be generating some buzz - including reports by both eWeek and InfoWorld .
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2006 – Call for Speakers!

    Would you like to shape the future by presenting a session in the Architecture track at TechEd 06 (June 11 th – 16 th in Boston )? We are looking for dynamic and enthusiastic speakers to talk on a range of architectural topics as part of our track. Specifically, we are looking for three types of...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Microsoft's Architecture Forums

    I’ve been a fan of Internet Newsgroups and Forums for many years – it still amazes me how these bring people together on subjects that they are very passionate about. As I’ve been looking into resources for our community however, it’s clear that we need something similar for people to post architecture...
  • Blog Post: Holiday Web Casts!

    Have some spare time during the holidays to catch up on new technologies? Mohammad Akif, an Architect Evangelist in Canada, has recorded two new webcasts that are worth checking out... Using Visual Studio for Deployment Modeling The new modeling features in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 can help...
  • Blog Post: Architect Personas

    I’ve sat through many architect events over the past few years and one thing that always strikes me is how different one self claimed “architect” attendee can be from another. For example, I saw two architects sitting together at a recent event – one was clearly very interested in the impact of architecture...
  • Blog Post: Ron's PodCast with Steve Cook

    In the first of his "ArcTalk" series, Ron Jacobs interviews Steve Cook about DSLs and Software Factories. You can check it out here !
  • Blog Post: Would you like to write for the Architecture Journal?

    Microsoft’s Architecture Journal is a quarterly magazine, providing a world-class forum for the publication of unique articles on how good architecture can help create great implementations. Microsoft’s Architecture Journal is available as a printed subscription (you can order your own here ) and also...
  • Blog Post: Beta of Scrum Add-In for VSTS available

    A few guys at Conchango (for whom I used to work :-) have created a Scrum plug-in for VSTS. Good reading if you are interested in agile development. http://blogs.conchango.com/howardvanrooijen/default.aspx
  • Blog Post: Ron's Webcast on Windows Workflow Foundation

    Ron sat down with John Evdemon (Architecture team) and Paul Andrew (Windows Workflow Foundation) in his Webcast today. Well worth a listen to understand how Windows Workflow Foundation can affect your architectural decisions, although to be honest my favorite bit is the sounds effects ;-)
  • Blog Post: MTOM Blogcast

    For those that didn't get to attend my session at JavaOne or TechEd Europe this year, here is a 5 minute "blog cast" of my MTOM interop demo - as I described in this earlier post . See how easy it is to use WSE 3.0 CTP and JAX-WS to send a binary attachment between Java and .NET. (...oh, and apologies...
  • Blog Post: Custom Exception Handling in Indigo

    One question I frequently get asked is "how do I handle exceptions over Web Services?" If you've ever tried passing exceptions using Web Services you'll likely be able to relate to the issues. The main problem is that the majority of toolkits don't have a great way to deserialize generated SOAP Faults...
  • Blog Post: How to do MTOM Interop

    In my JavaOne session yesterday I showed (what I believe to be) the first MTOM Interop demo between .NET and Java using publicly available toolkits. For those that don't know MTOM (Message Transmission Optimization Mechanism) is the new specification for optimizing the transmission and/or wire format...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft ARC (Architecture Resource Center)

    Our team has released a new architecture section on microsoft.com. Check it out to see: The latest issue of the Architect Journal Architecture focused events and Webcasts Details on the Microsoft Certified Architect program Architect-related blogs and bloggers
  • Blog Post: Microsoft at TechEd also ;-)

    As I mentioned in my last post I'll be at JavaOne this year - but before that of course I'll be making my way down to TechEd! I'll be presenting on Saturday 4th for TechEd Academic at the University of Florida. I always enjoy the academic sessions as it helps put different perspectives on many topics...
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