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Architecture Journal editor has chosen several articles that may be of interest. Topics represent forward thinking regarding how you architect your systems.
The Architecture Journal is an independent platform for free thinkers and practitioners of IT architecture. New editions are issued quarterly with articles designed to offer perspective, share knowledge, and help you learn the discipline and pursue the art of IT architecture.
Scalibility: 10 Ways to Take your Site from One to One Million Users
At the Future of Web Apps conference Kevin Rose (Digg, Pownce, Wefollow) gave a cool presentation on the top ten down-and-dirty ways you can grow your web app. He took the questions he's most often asked and turned it into a very informative talk.
Rich Internet Applications: An Architect's perspective on Silverlight 3
A high level look at Silverlight. Types of applications where Silverlight makes sense and scenarios where Silverlight may not be the appropriate technology. We will also delve into some of the architectural decisions that the architect must consider when writing applications for this platform and where some of the tradeoffs may lie.
InfoQ: Controlling Your Architecture
How to control the code architecture manually, statically and dynamically in order to avoid an architectural drift leading to a big-ball-of-mud.
Design Microsoft Infrastructure Using a Prescriptive Architectural Approach
The Infrastructure Planning and Design guides complement Microsoft's step-by-step product documentation, with an architectural design approach. The guides lead you to an infrastructure design that is optimized for your performance and fault tolerance requirements and is right for your business.
Gartner Identifies New Approach for Enterprise Architecture
Analysts advised companies to adopt 'emergent architecture', also known as middle-out EA and light EA, and set out definitions of a new approach.
Bruce D. Kyle ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation