The Microsoft Architects Journal is new to MSDN and we’re really happy to make it available at http://msdn.microsoft.com/architecture/journal/ . The two issues published to date contain some of the best writing on architectural topics we’ve published so far.

Topics in the new spring issue http://msdn.microsoft.com/architecture/journal/
-Metropolis
-Service Orientated Architecture – Considerations for Agile Systems
-Service Orientated Architecture Implementation Challenges
-Business Patterns for Software Engineering Use – Part 1
-Messaging Patterns in Service Oriented Architecture – Part 1 

Topics covered in the inaugural issue http://msdn.microsoft.com/architecture/journal/
-Best Practices for Rule-Based Application Development
-Business Process Decomposition and Service Identification Using Communication Patterns
-DasBlog: Notes from Building a Distributed .NET Collaboration System
-Enterprise Architecture Design and the Integrated Architecture Framework
-Metadata-Driven Application Design and Development
-Understanding Service-Oriented Architecture