Cloud Computing and Azure Presentation at South Bay .NET User Group

I had the privilege of speaking to the community at the South Bay .NET User Group again, on March 12, 2009; onsite at the Honda campus in Torrance, California. Thanks to everyone who made the time to attend! For those who are interested, the slide decks I used can be found via the links below.


Cloud Computing and the Microsoft Platform

It has been a couple of months since I wrote about cloud computing and Microsoft’s plans and strategies. Now that Azure Services Platform has been unveiled at PDC2008, and after having the opportunities to discuss it with a community of architects from major enterprises and startups via the Architect Council series of events, I can…


Microsoft Implementing Software Plus Services

Microsoft has been talking about “Software + Services” (S+S) as its vision of the future for a while now (see related posts on S+S: Microsoft Platform Overview & Talking about Software Plus Services). People like Bill Gates and Ray Ozzie often talk about the applicable patterns and trends that exemplify this concept, even though they…


Microsoft Platform Overview

I also had the privilege of speaking at the South Bay .NET User Group, at their April monthly meeting, held at the Honda Motors U.S. headquarters campus in Torrance, CA. The topic of this presentation was an overview of the neat and new things on the broad Microsoft platform, to help distill an understanding of…


Talking about Software Plus Services

I had the privilege of speaking at the southern California IASA (International Association of Software Architects) meeting, and connect with the great group of people there. I talked about "Software Plus Services" (S+S). In essence it is a vision of the future. Microsoft came up with this "S+S" moniker, but it is just intending to…


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…


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…