ARCast.TV - Tool Assisted VB6 to .NET Migration

There are millions (if not billions) of lines of VB6 code out there. For many businesses, they need this code moved to .NET but they can’t just throw the baby out with the bathwater and start from scratch. They might not be able to afford this, or maybe they couldn’t rebuild it if they tried….


ARCast.TV - Improving SharePoint Development with WCF Services

In this interview, Sahil Malik, a SharePoint expert and Microsoft MVP, shares with Zhiming Xue, a.k.a. “Dr. Z”, his extensive experiences on SharePoint (MOSS) development. Mr. Malik describes a SharePoint development approach that relies on WCF services or contracts, and explains how this approach decouples a SharePoint client or user interface — whether it is…


ARCast.TV - Behind the Cloud::How Microsoft Deploys Azure

One of the most impressive elements on the Microsoft PDC Show floor has been a Windows Azure showcase container.  Designed by Microsoft and built by Dell, this impressive piece of hardware is a key for our datacenter strategy that reduces the time it takes for us to deploy a major datacenter from years to just…


Architecting Solutions with Microsoft Azure AppFabric

In this episode, Damon Squires, principal architect at RDA, discusses with Zhiming Xue where in a typical enterprise solution Microsoft Azure AppFabric — consisting of the Service Bus and the Access Control Service — may be used, how on-premise data are communicated with these services running in the cloud and what benefits such a hybrid…


ARCast.TV - IHI Shines Silverlight on Healthcare Improvement

Recently Bob Familiar had the pleasure of sitting down with Michael Iantosca, CEO of eDefine, Paul Hamnett, VP of Engineering at the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI.org), and Kerri Sweeney, Director of Development at IHI, to learn about a new Silverlight based solution they have created for the healthcare quality industry called the Improvement Map….


ARCast.TV - How Chyron Uses Silverlight for TV Graphics

Have you ever wondered about the production that goes into all the graphics that are shown during your favorite sporting events?  Chyron is the industry leader in all aspects of providing graphics for TV programming. Jim Cirone sits down with Jeff Wolski, Sumit Sahni and Daniel Kim from Chyron to discuss their use of Silverlight…


ARCast.TV - Architects? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Architects!

The art of questioning yourself… Are software architects necessary? Nobody denies the need for software architecture, but many challenge the idea that you need a dedicated software architect to get it. Michael Stiefel compares software to painting to answer this question. Yes we do need architects, but not for the reasons that many think. This…


ARCast.TV - Scalable Tax Solutions With CCH and Windows Azure

While it’s income season for most of us here in the States, for CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business, serving up sales tax information is a full-time job. In this episode of ARCast, Denny Boynton sits down with Jones Pavan and Gurleen Randhawa at the 2009 Professional Developers Conference to discuss their use of Windows Azure…


ARCast.TV - Silverlight Powers State-of-the-Art Healthcare Claims Processing Tools

Ever wonder how the Healthcare Industry could harness the full power of Silverlight to create State-of-the-Art, Game-Changing applications to lower Healthcare costs? In this episode of ARCast.TV, Jeff Barnes sits down with David Darnell from MDI Holdings and Henry Lee from New Age Solution to discuss their innovative use of Silverlight, Windows Communication Foundation, and…


ARCast.TV - Using Architectural Skills to Increase Solution Adoption Success Rates

When solutions fail, is it too easy to blame a given platform than for those really responsible to take responsibility? It more often has to do with one’s level of problem solving skills, planning, and ability to align technology with business strategy. This discussion between Jim Wilt and Zhiming Xue explores challenges that organizations often…