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…


[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…


[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…


The Economist on How Win7 Marks the End of an Era and the Beginning of a Battle in the Clouds

Much of computing will no longer be done on personal computers in homes and offices, but in the “cloud”: huge data centres housing vast storage systems and hundreds of thousands of servers, the powerful machines that dish up data over the internet. Web-based e-mail, social networking and online games are all examples of what are…


Microsoft to Shift Servers, Culture to New Green Lab

Microsoft’s Redmond Ridge 1, a new computer lab being built a few miles from the Redmond campus, aims to consolidate existing computer labs on campus and help shift company culture to remote software development, while reducing the company’s carbon footprint by 12,000 metric tons. Read press pass… [Seattle Times] New Microsoft server lab opening in…


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,…


Virtualization: Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Now Available

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is a stand-alone product that provides a reliable and optimized virtualization solution enabling organizations to improve server utilization and reduce costs. With the addition of new features such as live migration and expanded processor and memory support for host systems, it allows organizations to consolidate workloads onto a single physical…


A Closer Look at an Internet Service Bus (a 90’ Talk)

Look under the hood of the Microsoft .NET Services service bus – the protocols we use- and how to use the services from non-Microsoft platforms and languages. Learn which part of the messages and requests the Building Block service inspects, which parts are not inspected, and how you can verify this. Also, learn how to…


[NYTimes] In the New Data Center, It’s Roofs Off and Taxes Down

Google and Microsoft continue to spar over both their data center designs and how much information they reveal about the inner workings of their vast computing centers. Read full story Microsoft’s Generation 4 Modular Data Center Vision


[Redmond Developer News] Survey: Cloud Dev Efforts on the Rise

The move to the Internet cloud will pick up steam in the next year for developers, according to a new survey from Santa Cruz, Calif.-based Evans Data Corp. Nearly half (48 percent plus) of the 500-plus developers surveyed expects to deploy private cloud applications in the coming year. Development for the cloud is also happening…