New Blog at UNSW

My new work place at UNSW just provided me with a new blogging home http://blogs.unsw.edu.au/annaliu/ see you over there!

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Change is Good – Change Challenges

I’ve resigned from Microsoft, and will be taking up an A/Professorship in Services Engineering at the University of NSW. To quote one of my favourite blogger – James Hamilton – ‘Change is good, change challenges, change forces humility, change teaches’. I am looking forward to the new challenge and learning opportunities this change brings me!…

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Application Architecture Guide 2.0 Final Release

J.D.Meier announced it – it’s here – Application Architecture Guide 2.0 Final Release! Very kind of the team to acknowledge me when I really have only made some contribution towards version 1 years ago! Hopefully in my next job I will be able to create more IP again!

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My Dilemma at PDC and Sydney Film Festival

The dilemma I always have at PDC and the Sydney Film Festival is – there are so many wonderful concurrent sessions – which one do I go to? this year – I think I’ve worked out a great formula that suits me – I’m sticking to the Advanced or Expert sessions. And so far, not a…

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Microsoft R&D Job Opportunities

This note came in from HR, looks interesting – hope to see some of you there! Venue: Microsoft office, 1 Epping Road, North Ryde, 2113 Date: 3rd October, 2008 Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm (Seated by 12:50pm) Agenda: 12:20pm -12:50pm – Guest arrival and registrations 1:00pm – 2:20pm – Presentation by Enwei Xie (China Research and…

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ACS Adelaide IT Architecture Special Interest Group

Daniel Brown dropped me a note to let me know this is happening in Adelaide: When & Where: · Where: Excom Education, 191 Pulteney Street, Adelaide (map) · When: 9th of October (09/10/2008) @ 5:30PM Agenda: The agenda for this month’s evenings activities are: ·5:30pm – arrive, relax and network ·5:45pm – welcome and introductions…

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PDC 2008 Sessions Sneak Peak

https://sessions.microsoftpdc.com/public/sessions.aspx great sessions, great speakers lineup – why on earth did I give my complimentary PDC pass to Michael?

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My Official Duties at TechEd Australia and New Zealand

From the TechEd Speaker portal: GEN003Women in Technology Luncheon03/09/2008 13:15-14:15 Bayside Terrace ARC203Understanding Software-Plus-Services: A Perspective01/09/2008 14:15-15:30 NZ Room 2, SkyCity ARC203Understanding Software-Plus-Services: A Perspective03/09/2008 10:15-11:45 Parkside Auditorium See you there!

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Cloud Computing and Middleware Market Size

Marcus from Stefan’s team blogs about this new research note from Merrill Lynch: “by 2011 the volume of cloud computing market opportunity would amount to $160bn, including $95bn in business and productivity apps (email, office, CRM, etc) and $65bn in online advertising”. Since I am someone that does not get a good sense of scale…

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