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    Microsoft Security Guidance Center launched!

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    Patch management, together with desktop and server security are issues of critical importance to systems administrators and IT managers. To help simply the tasks of keeping systems up to date, Microsoft has launched the Security Guidance Center . From...
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    Look inside my book...

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    Sample pages (the contents and index pages) now finally available on Amazon!
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    WRAF 2004!

    For Monday and Tuesday of this week I am at the WRAF (West Region Architect Forum) at Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe. Although it was an excellent day of skiing on Saturday, I'm really here to run a series of breakout sessions on 'enterprise interoperability...
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    Pat Helland on TheServerSide.net

    Pat Helland (also from the .NEAT team in Redmond) talks about Distributed Computing Architectures in his tech talk on TheServerSide.net. Look out for his famous 'HST' acronym ;-)
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    The Architect Journal

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    For those that have not yet seen this, our EMEA HQ publishes an architect-focused newsletter called the Architect Journal (or JOURNAL for short), for which I sit on the editorial board. The focus of the journal is to create a platform where software...
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    John's blogging!

    Blogging in the .NEAT team is spreading quicker than the MyDoom virus! Welcome John , who I'm sure will have some great thoughts and observations around SOA.
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    Removing the intimacy to create services

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    Ram is back from vacation has been blogging on the subject of SOA and OO . While I agree with option C in Ram’s post, some of his comments took me back to the PDC talk where Don was explaining the difference between a service and an object...
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    Welcome Michael Platt!

    Michael Platt (a former member of .NEAT before returning the UK) joins the blogging world with his inaugural post . I look forward to hearing more about the work he has been doing, especially in the area of Enterprise Architecture (particularly Models...
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    Displaying .NET Windows Forms from Java SWING

    This article is the result of a prototype I completed late last year. The prototype investigated if and how Windows Forms in .NET could be invoked from a Java application written using SWING. This approach is helping customers today to migrate to a .NET...
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    Project Niobe

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    Every once in a while, it’s nice to let off steam and blog about a project you’ve been working on for the past few months. Well, it’s my turn and the project in question is a prototype I’ve been working on with a number of customers...
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    TheServerSide.NET announced!

    As a previous Java/J2EE developer, TheServerSide.com was always one of my well used and well visited resources. (In fact, I believe it was my home page for some time). Run by TMC (The Middleware Company), in the past few years the site has attracted a...
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    MS Bloggers on http://blogs.msdn.com!

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    http://blogs.msdn.com goes live today, sharing the same infrastructure as weblogs.asp.net. Here's some more info: http://blogs.msdn.com/saraw/archive/2004/01/09/49103.aspx
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    Welcome David

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    A co-worker of mine (and fellow ex-Pat), David Hill joins the blogging foray...
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    Updated Links

    Now that using .Text seems stable (not that it ever was unstable, but my blog was moving around so much), I've taken the time to update the links section to the left of this page. New stuff includes links to all of the PDC materials available on MSDN...
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    Some real headline news

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    Occasionally, it's refreshing to see news headlines that concentrate on the real issues that we face, frightening as they may be.
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    Ram Blogging!

    My 'next door neighbor', Ram now has a blog. Some good architectural posts and comments here...
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    PocketPC Top 5 Free Utilities

    After my battery ran out last night (a problem with an SDIO driver I was using), I had the enviable task of re-installing all my PocketPC applications. While doing this, I thought I would take the opportunity to list my top five free applications and...
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    Patterns and Practices Guide Released

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    This week, the Microsoft Patterns and Practices Group released a new guide: Application Interoperability .NET and J2EE . This new guidance is based upon the concepts of my book and has a primary aim of showing an end-to-end reference application called...
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    Moved again...

    I've moved again. Redirect to http://www.simonguest.com...
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    SQL CE Exposed

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    (Re-post from my old blog...)   Occasionally, I get that ‘wow, that’s cool’ feeling when looking at some technology.     This happened to me late last week when I was doing some work with SQL CE on my PocketPC device.   Now...
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    More movies...

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    (Re-post from my old blog...) For some reason, the past week has definitely been one for catching up on movies.  The latest batch include: Phonebooth (2/5 - disappointingly short and predictable) 28 Days Later (3/5 - an original British film...
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    Matrix Revolutions

    (Re-post from my old blog...) Saw Matrix Revolutions on Monday.  Hmmm...   Thought the original was awesome - a little disappointed with the originality (or lack thereof) in parts 2 & 3.
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    About the book...

    (Re-post from my old blog...) I' ve had a few emails recently asking about the book and wanting to find out some more information before laying down the money to purchase it.   Given the 'one liner' we have on Amazon about it, I think this is a fair...
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    Moved again!

    I've moved again...  (but fortunately my domain name allows me to easily change sites).  Hopefully this will be the last time for a while.
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    SQL CE Exposed

    My first SQL CE Smart Client...
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