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!…


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!


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…


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…


PDC 2008 Sessions Sneak Peak great sessions, great speakers lineup – why on earth did I give my complimentary PDC pass to Michael?


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!


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…


Newest Additions on my Book shelf

I know, in this web 2.0 age, books seem to be incredibly old fashioned! I must admit I succumb to wikipaedia a lot more nowadays than the good old library… but every now and then, I get a gem! Nick has already picked up one recent addition – this is a great present from Greg….


Microsoft Architect Journal Reader

Simon tells me that the Architecture Journal Reader is coming soon: In his own words: “At the Strategic Architect Forum (SAF) this week we released the new Architecture Journal Reader.  Based on the WPF NewsReader SDK, the Architecture Journal Reader delivers an visually exciting, immersive, and searchable reading experience for all issues of the Journal, available…


Jorke Odolphi – The Web Platform Architect

Jorke is our newest member of the team, and is our deeply technical ‘hosting geek’. He’s been busy with preparing for this training course – all about Windows Server 2008 and IIS for hosting. Get in early – seats are limited!