SBS respects Web 2.0 Phenomenon

One of my all time favourite “The Movie Show” from SBS has not been on air for a while, and a quick look up online reveals this: nice to see SBS acknowledges key web 2.0 characteristics: ‘Consumer becoming Producer of Content’ and ‘Merging Brand Experiences across multiple platforms’.

Career Opportunities at Windows Live

Someone asked me about Microsoft’s commitment in Live Services today. Watch for the exciting announcements. and check out the career opportunities at Windows Live.

Innovation from BizTalk Lab

Dave blogged about the exciting Internet Service Bus from the BizTalk Labs, I can’t wait to see some really interesting process orchestration to happen on the internet now with this cool technology. Also nice to see I can log in with my Information Card on the BizTalk Identity Service page!

Virtual Earth MasterClass

This invitation arrive in my inbox today – “You’re invited to attend a Virtual Earth Seminar, including a masterclass with Johannes Kebeck! Never before has it been so easy to track your assets, find your customers, manage your mobile sales force & engineers or make sure your customers find you before they find a competitor!…

Software As A Service – Sydney User Group

This long awaited meeting request arrived my inbox just now… When: Thursday, 1 March 2007 6:00 PM-8:00 PM (GMT+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney. Where: Microsoft, 1 Epping Road, North Ryde *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Successfully delivering and utilizing Software as a Service (‘SaaS’) requires partnerships and collaboration between ISV’s, service providers and business users.    To help foster this community,…

Building Highly Scalable Architecure and Web Infrastructure

with the buzz of Web 2.0, and the ever increasing volume of user requests online, building highly scalable web infrastructure and software architecture is of paramount importance. The challenge of building scalable software is nothing new, and in fact, the same old principles of ‘design for scalability’, ‘building for scalability’, ‘testing for scalability’ all still…


Roundtable Discussions from December 2006 Sydney Architect Forum

As per my previous blog, Nigel presented ‘Software As A Service’ to the Sydney Architet Council gathering recently. Here is my ‘raw’ notes from the roundtable discussions: from the enterprise architecture perspective, the central IT can function as a ‘provider of service’, ‘hoster of service’, hence all the architectural issues applicable to a SaaS provider could…

AIIA Business Briefing: Hotspots for our industry in 2007

I attended the end of year AIIA briefing last week. While I don’t normally attend such a ICT industry business gathering, I couldn’t resist this time, as the speaker lineup was just too good to miss: Roger Allen, Executive Director, Allen & Buckeridge Pippa Leary, Product and Marketing Director, Fairfax Digital Ted Pretty, Senior Consultant,…


Sydney Architect Council – Software As A Service

Nigel is leading the presentation and conversation focusing on the topic of Software As A Service at the council gathering tomorrow. Looking forward to an exciting open discussion around this hot topic… Here is the presentation description: “TOPIC: Software as a Service – Catching the Long Tail From small start-ups to large enterprises, software as…