April Newsletter – Debates on the Cloud

Sign up for other newsletters | Unsubscribe | Update your profile   April 2010       Windows Azure Design Patterns One of the challenges in adopting a new platform is finding usable design patterns that work for developing effective solutions. The Catch-22 is that design patterns are discovered and not invented. Nevertheless it is…


Windows Azure Design Patterns (Webcast)

One of the challenges in adopting a new platform is finding usable design patterns that work for developing effective solutions. The Catch-22 is that design patterns are discovered and not invented. Nevertheless it is important to have some guidance on what design patterns make sense early in the game. This webcast attacks the problem through…

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February Newsletter – Virtualization Call for Papers

We are calling for papers on Virtualization for the 24th Architecture Journal. If you are interested in participating, submit your proposal by Thursday, March 11 end of day. Sign up for other newsletters | Unsubscribe | Update your profile Virtualization Call for Papers February 2010   VIRTUALIZATION PRACTICES AND TECHNIQUES Call for Papers We are…


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…


Security Guidance: Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) – Version 4.1a

As part of its commitment to a more secure and trustworthy computing ecosystem, Microsoft releases the SDL process guidance 4.1a. IT policy makers and software development organizations can leverage this content to enhance and inform their own software security and privacy assurance programs. The Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle Process Guidance 4.1a includes SDL for Agile…

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September Newsletter – Service Orientation Today and Tomorrow (Issue 21)

More than five years after the introductory article titled “Understanding Service-Oriented Architecture”, thousands of SOA projects have been kicked off, and several of them are still being completed. These days, we have a better understanding about its ROI, low-hanging fruits, hidden costs, and other realities; and the basic, incipient SOA discussion is today specialized in…


[PC World] Microsoft Aims to Spark New Business for Web Developers

Microsoft has launched a program that gives Web development professionals the chance to get free software and technical support to help them get new businesses off the ground. Web development companies with less than 10 employees can apply for the new WebsiteSpark program, which was unveiled at the PICNIC conference in Amsterdam Thursday. Read full…


Security Verification: BinScope Binary Analyzer

The BinScope Binary Analyzer is a Microsoft verification tool that analyzes binaries to ensure that they have been built in compliance with Microsoft’s Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) requirements and recommendations.  BinScope checks that SDL-required compiler/linker flags are being set, strong-named assemblies are in use, and up-to-date build tools are in place. BinScope also reports on…

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July Newsletter – User Experience (UX)

Some architects consider this topic to be critical, some others consider that only UX specialists must deal with it. Sign up for other newsletters | Unsubscribe | Update your profile User Experience July 2009   User Experience Month Dear Architect, We want to start by thanking you for all the submissions you sent in for…


Acceptance Test Engineering Guide, Beta 2

How to decide if software is ready for you and your customers. The authors are looking forward to your feedback. Get this beta