December Newsletter – Taking Business Intelligence beyond the Business Analyst (Issue 22)

In this, the 22nd issue of The Architecture Journal, you’ll get our coverage on business-intelligence (BI) aspects of which architects like you and me need to be aware today. Sign up for this newsletter | Unsubscribe | Update your profile Issue 22December 2009 Taking Business Intelligence beyond the Business Analyst Letter from the Editor Dear…

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[Ars Technica] Windows Server 2008 R2 More a Brand New OS than an “R2”

Windows Server 2008 R2 may sound a lot like its predecessor, but in many substantial ways it’s a brand new product, despite the simple "R2" tacked on the end. Ars takes a detailed look at all the new stuff that’s hidden under that "R2" moniker. Read full coverage…

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Tech*Ed North America 2010 – Architecture Track Call for Content

We have begun the planning for Tech·Ed North America 2010, which takes place in New Orleans from June 7-10, 2010, and the first step is to request Breakout Session topic ideas from experts like yourself.  We hope you will consider submitting one or more session ideas before the January 15 deadline. Breakout Sessions are the…

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[Information Week] Microsoft Azure Supports Federated ID

A federated identity can be used to provide a single sign on to multiple applications, both in the enterprise and in the cloud. Microsoft has adopted a "claims-based architecture" in its approach to managing the identities of users in its Azure cloud. At its Professional Developers Conference in L.A. recently, it announced a Microsoft Identity…

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[Network World] Microsoft Begins Paving Path for IT, Cloud Integration

Microsoft launched at PDC a serious effort to build IT into its cloud plans by introducing technologies that help connect existing corporate networks and cloud services to make them look like a single infrastructure. "Azure is looking at the second wave," says Ray Valdes, an analyst with Gartner. "That wave is what happens after raw…

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November Newsletter – Modeling and SDLC Call for Papers

For the 23rd issue of the Architecture Journal, we’re looking for interesting, thought-provoking and insightful articles about Architecture Modeling and its role inside a broader Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Sign up for other newsletters | Unsubscribe | Update your profile Modeling and Processes November 2009 Architecture Modeling and Processes Call for Papers Dear Architect,…

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[eWeek] Microsoft’s Parallel Push Takes Another Step Forward

Microsoft is working to deliver parallel programming capabilities to the masses, in the way that perhaps only the software giant can. The company is pursuing data parallelism, a form of parallelization of computing across multiple processors in parallel computing environments. Read full story…

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[eWeek] SugarCRM Brings CRM Play to Windows Azure

SugarCRM has announced that it will offer its CRM applications on the Windows Azure to enable its customers and value-added resellers (VARs) to benefit from the real-time scalability, high availability and on-demand infrastructure of the Microsoft cloud platform for Web applications and services. Read full story…

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Asynchronous, Event-Driven Programming with Reactive Extensions for .NET (Rx)

Rx is a library for composing asynchronous and event-based programs using observable collections. The “A” in “AJAX” stand for asynchronous, and indeed modern Web-based and Cloud-based applications are fundamentally asynchronous. In fact, Silverlight bans all blocking networking and threading operations. Asynchronous programming in by no means restricted to Web and Cloud scenarios, however. Traditional desktop…

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