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Communications and Clouds

There are two mega-trends that are blending the world of telecommunications and the web: voice becoming a web application; and cloud computing - applications that run in highly scalable hosted environments.  This blog addresses those trends from a technical, economic and behavioral perspective highlighting my thoughts and work in this space.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

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    Silverlight and WPF Workshop in NYC 9/3/2008

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    My colleague Michael Scherotter, a User Experience aficionado, will be conducting a Silverlight and WPF workshop in NYC on 9/3/2008.  Foe more details on this workshop, please go to Michael's blog at: http://blogs.msdn.com/synergist/archive/2008...
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    Service Syndication for CaaS at NXTCOmm

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    I will be at NXTComm next week talking about Services Syndication for Communications as a Service (CaaS) solutions.  Services Syndication allows for the aggregation of CaaS services into a cohesive product offering and addresses many of the management...
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    Communications as a Service (Caas) on Channel 9

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    My colleague Michael Scherotter and I had a couple of conversations about CaaS on Michael's Communicating show on MSDN's Channel 9. The first show contains an overview of CaaS.  This show talks about: the evolution in telecommunications equipment...
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    Feedback on "we don't need no architects"

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    It's been over a week since The Architecture Journal published it's latest issue and my article " We Don't Need No Architects ." The intent of this article was to present some of the common perceptions of architects in the IT community and look at the...
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    Microsoft Architecture Journal

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    The latest issue of The Architecture Journal from Microsoft has been published and my latest article, "We Don't Need No Architects!" has been included in this issue.  My article examines the profession of architecture in the field of information...
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    Adjunct Professor at University of Denver

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    I'm teaching a graduate course at the University of Denver for the winter quarter of 2008. The course is "Process Analysis and Design" and I have created a Live Space with a blog for the class. For anybody interested in following the progress of the class...
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    Communications as a Service (CaaS)

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    Communications as a Service (CaaS) is an architecture for communications applications. CaaS extends the principles of a Software as a Service (SaaS) architecture by adding a control layer based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), The ability to...
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    SIP – The Next Frontier

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    ...applications using SIP can communicate with an end-user wherever they are, on whatever device they specify, using multiple forms of media (video, voice, and data). ...
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    An Introduction to the Blog...

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    Writing about architecting communications solutions is like catching a tiger by the tail – narrowing down the amount of detailed information and background material required to provide a cohesive description on how to architect communications software...
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