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…

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January Newsletter – Cloud Computing and the New Decade

We have left the century’s introductory decade behind us. Will the Cloud be massively adopted during the 2010s? Let’s take a look what industry experts have to say. Sign up for other newsletters | Unsubscribe | Update your profile Cloud Computing January 2010   Cloud Computing and the New Decade Dear Architect, Greetings and happy…

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Software Development Trends and Other Predictions for 2010

J.D. Meier, program manager with MS Patterns and Practices team, summarizes key trends to watch for 2010. When doing that, J.D. declared “putting it together is a time-consuming exercise, but it’s one of the most important things I do for the year. It helps me see the bigger map. With the bigger map, I have…

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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] 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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Revenue Assurance: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Toolkit Beta

The IIS Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Toolkit is an IIS7 extension that helps identify search engine and user experience optimizations for Web sites. The following features are included: Site Intelligence Reporting and error identification for broken/invalid links, duplicate content, tag validation, etc. Visibility into user routes, referring pages and other patterns Drilldown into page resource…

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Architect Cafe | September 2009 Series

DAY 1 – September 28, 2009 at Noon PST From the Trenches: Using Architectural Skills to Increase Solution Adoption Success Rates Jim Wilt (Chief Software Architect for Metrics Reporting Inc.) Products, Solution Frameworks, and Development Tools are too often touted by vendors and development teams as solutions to customer business problems. Why do development teams,…

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Role of the Architect in Turbulent Times (a 90’ Talk)

With faltering economies and the resulting shift of priorities – architects must be ready for change in their role. Innovative new technologies such as Cloud Based Computing, Software as a Service and Virtualization open up new and exciting opportunities for architects to show value in their organizations. In this session we will discuss how the…

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[TechFlash] Can Windows 7 make PCs green?

Microsoft’s environmental impact isn’t limited to its massive data centers or its commuting employees. With hundreds of millions of PCs draining batteries and tapping into power outlets around the world, even a small tweak in Microsoft Windows can influence global energy consumption. Which explains why the next version of the program, Windows 7, is such…

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