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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Reflecting on the last 12 months

In the last 12 months, I did a lot more business planning and management than creating architectural IP. I learnt many new things from my team, and I thank them for their patience and support – such a previlege to work with this team of extremely talented and committed individuals: Michael, Shane, Nick, Jorke (and Scott). Thank you! The list…

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Building Applications Differently when Cloud Services Are Around to be used

So, “it’s the end of the enterprise as we know it”, there is “consumerisation of IT” that we need to figure out how to deal with. The use of some sort of cloud service is inevitable. One thing for sure is that some sort of cloud integration services will be essential to make this new world…

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