2008 Microsoft Worldwide Launch Event: February 27 2008

You are one of the unsung heroes of technology. The work you do every day helps your company to be more competitive, and now Microsoft launches three powerful new products to make it even easier for you to be a hero every day. Three ways to be a hero. One event to launch them. See…

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MIX08: March 5-7 2008 at Las Vegas

March 5 – 7, 2008 The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino Las Vegas, Nevada Now in its third year, MIX is an intimate opportunity for cutting-edge technical, creative and business strategists to engage Microsoft in a conversation about the future of the web. Come explore the latest wave of opportunities and help redefine the boundaries between:…

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The Microsoft Certified Architect Program

My colleague Joe Shirey just put together a series of eight posts that cover the process of the Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) program and “what would I tell someone interested in the program”. Joe is one of the board members of the MCA program that has helped to shape it since its inception. He offers…

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PDC08!

I’m excited to let you know that Microsoft will hold the next Professional Developers Conference (PDC) October 27-30, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. More information on registration will be available shortly.  For now, please save the date!      The PDC is the definitive Microsoft event for software developers and architects. PDC participants will have…

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2007.12.04 MSDN PowerSeries Event in Irvine, CA

I had the opportunity to present at the MSDN PowerSeries event in Irvine, on Software + Services, Windows Live Platform, and the Office Platform. It was a tough act to follow after Lynn Langit’s morning session, but the audience was great and allowed me to talk about these topics at an architecture level and not…

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Describing Web Platform Stack

Context In an earlier blog post I talked about "Web as a Platform" (in Web 2.0’s context) and briefly described a layered and componentized perspective in looking at the Web platform in general. And I thought it would be more clarifying to illustrate what a Web platform stack might look like, so this post is…

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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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Thoughts from the WebbyConnect Summit

I had the opportunity to attend the WebbyConnect Summit on October 3-5 at Laguna Beach. It was a series of non-technical panel discussions on the various growing trends on the Web, and their social and cultural impacts, especially with respect to the media and internet industries. Topics discussed include: Web as an essential media channel…

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