Computer Sciences and Consciousness: Journal on Sustainable Computing Just Released

 The theme of this issue,  “Green Computing,” is especially important and timely: As computing becomes increasingly pervasive, the energy consumption attributable to computing is climbing, despite the clarion call to action to reduce consumption and reverse greenhouse effects. At the same time, the rising cost of energy — due to regulatory measures enforcing a “true…

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Tech•Ed 2009 North America: Architecture Track Call for Papers

 You are cordially invited  to submit a title and abstract for a Breakout Session, Hands-on Lab, Interactive Theater Session, Tech•Ed Online Tech Talk,  or Tech•Ed Online Panel Discussion for the Architecture track at Tech•Ed North America 2009. The Architecture [ARC] track has become a key contributor at Tech•Ed and we plan to continue leading the…

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Microsoft Generation 4.0 Data Center Vision

[Extracted from InfoWorld]:  “Microsoft has come up with a faster,  cheaper way to build its datacenters over the next five years, and it says other companies could use its methods too. Microsoft’s approach, described by General Manager Michael Manos in a blog post Tuesday, uses a modular design in which standard units of computing, cooling,…

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PDC 2008. Architect’s Cut

 Although, except some  few, almost all PDC 2008 breakout sessions are available both online or offline (previous download, of course), one may feel that bitter frustration derived from the overwhelming quantity of them Typical questions I ask myself in these emotionally mixed situations are “Wow, what a repository of data! Will I have the time…

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Application Architecture Guidance 2.0 – Beta 1 Just Released

 Better than just  making promises is offering some realities and this is coming real After the auspicious success that the original Application Architecture Guidance (version 1.0) had had, there was a series of books on fine tuning aspects such as security, performance, scalability, smart client internals, web applications and so on But all that happened…

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Just Released: The Architecture Journal #17 on Distributed Computing

Considerations for Designing Distributed Systems Architectural Patterns for Distributed Computing Head in the Cloud, Feet on the Ground Architecture Journal Profile: Microsoft Robotics Group On Distributed Embedded Systems Using Events in Highly Distributed Architectures Caching in the Distributed Environment Distributed Applications in Manufacturing Environments Receive the magazine FOR FREE Are you interested in writing for…

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ASAP: Messaging Services

 Resuming our training for  Aspiring Architects, here we got from MS India a third series, this time focused on the Messaging Infrastructure, its planning, constraints, scalability, etc I want to thank Ramnish Singh (Infrastructure MCA in MS India) for this contribution, that I’m confident that will help a lot IT Pros raise the bar, start thinking…

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ASAP: The Network

 After the initial  success of the original Aspiring Software Architects Program, there was a second series focused on Infrastructure Architecture, especially related to Identity and Group Management, network planning, availability and so on The program was a complete success so I asked Ramnish Singh (Infrastructure MCA in MS India) for the chance of making all these…

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ASAP: Application Development

 ASAP, Aspiring Software  Architects Program, was a series of web casts originally delivered for aspiring application architects in India. It brought Champion Architects from Microsoft’s partner organizations who were challenged by Microsoft host, Vikram Rajkondawar to share their experience, challenges faced, pitfalls and lessons learnt across interesting topics The program was a complete success so…

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Making Room for an Exception

 A new friend I got,  J.D. Meier, is leading a project intended to provide renewed Architecture Guidance for the Microsoft platform, and specifically for .NET applications J.D. was compiling input from different sources and launched a web site for his project in CodePlex (a Microsoft portal for community projects, most of them available with code,…

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