Popfly as a Web Platform

Primer Microsoft Popfly (www.popfly.com), currently in beta since October 2007, is a web site and tool to help people create and share web sites, mashups, and other kinds of experiences. This service, in my opinion, is a really interesting and innovative product Microsoft has delivered this year. From an architect’s perspective, Popfly can be considered…

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Web 2.0 – A Platform Perspective

Background & Primer "Web as a Platform" has been a much discussed topic since Tim O’Reilly used it as a tagline in the first Web 2.0 conference back in October of 2004, then described in more detail in a 2005 article, and the subsequent "Mind Map" graphic: Since then many interpretations of the "Web platform"…

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MSDN "PowerSeries" Event on Software plus Services (S+S), Windows Live, and Office Application Platform

December 4, 2007 – Irvine, California The emerging technology macro-trend today is the convergence of the Web and physical worlds, often referred to as the disappearing boundaries between the on-line and off-line worlds. This trend underscores a shift from using web browsers on personal computers as the only way to connect on-line, to a model…

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