Farewell to Architecture and Stuff

I have decided to stop posting to this blog in order to devote more time to posting on our Ignition Showcase Team Blog. If you have enjoyed following my posts here then be aware that I intend to continue to post to the Ignition Showcase blog about Cloud related topics, Windows Azure and assorted architecture…

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Microsoft is “All In” the Cloud

Those of you who know me know that for over two years I have been a strong believer in the Cloud in general and of Microsoft’s Windows Azure Cloud Platform in particular.  I am a strong believer in the Microsoft Software Plus Services (S+S) philosophy that the best way to build modern applications is to…


Architect Cafe Webcast Series

I am part of a team that is putting on a series of architecture webcasts this month. Please tune in. March 25, 2010 at 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST Title:  Extending Your Sites Reach with IE8 Add On Features Abstract Today’s users are getting more sophisticated and they expect more features from the sites and services…

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TechNet & MSDN Events Present: Real World Azure

We invite you to explore Windows Azure™ – Microsoft’s platform for building and deploying cloud based applications – from a real world point of view! During this event, we’ll review critical lessons Microsoft IT has learned migrating internal line-of-business applications to Windows Azure™. What is Windows Azure™? When should I use it? How does it…

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Major Sea-change for Microsoft and Open Source

Microsoft made a major announcement yesterday that will affect those of us who architect systems using Microsoft, non-Microsoft, mixed vendor and Open Source technologies. We have announced a set of broad-reaching changes to our technology and business practices to increase the openness of our products and drive greater interoperability, opportunity and choice. These changes are…