[Application Development Trends] Serious Price Tag Overshadows Cloud Computing

While big players (including Microsoft) and not so big are still improving their cloud offerings, there still persist some doubts about those cost savings that cloud proponents use as main argument. These advantages come at a cost, a researcher warned at the Black Hat Briefings security conference. Read full story Learn about Windows Azure cloud…


[CIO] Company Helps ISVs Assess Cost of Microsoft’s Windows Azure

With the commercial release of Windows Azure scheduled for later this year, one Microsoft partner is giving ISVs a tool to figure out how much deploying their application might cost once Microsoft starts charging for the cloud-computing platform. Read full story


Gazelle: MS’ Own Browser OS

“I would like to see Web applications achieve function and quality parity with desktop apps,” Helen J. Wang says. Wang is senior researcher in the Systems and Networking group at Microsoft Research Redmond, is working on ways to evolve the browser into an operating system that supports an increasingly sophisticated Web environment. Read full story


June Newsletter – Architecture in Turbulent Times (Issue 20)

The goal of our Architect role is to align IT with the course of business, and being that almost every business has been challenged as a consequence of the current economic slowdown, we—as architects—are challenged to make our architectures follow the pace of business that these days is particularly changeable and unstable. Sign up for…


May Newsletter – SOA Call for Papers

Sign up for this newsletter | Unsubscribe | Update your profile SOA Call for Papers May 2009   SOA Keys for Success Call for Papers The 21st issue of the Architecture Journal will be devoted to SOA Keys for Success. While Cloud, Utility, and Green Computing trends emerge as probable candidates for the top of…


April Newsletter – TechEd Special Edition (Issue 19)

We have decided to stop our print edition and become a fully digital resource. With the dynamic and flexible digital format, you can search inside articles, send by email, and access related information and multimedia with a simple mouse-click.   Sign up for other newsletters | Unsubscribe | Update your profile Issue 19 April 2009…