mini thinkweek

I spent a big chunk of my week off doing my own “mini thinkweek lite”. (No I am not trying to emulate mighty Bill). I have to say: I LOVED it!   The #1 thing I learned? There are soooo many extremely interesting technology areas that I don’t spend enough time on…I have been concentrating…

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Does your computer play classical music at boot time?

It’s been around since 1997 but I have to confess that I didn’t know that… From http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q261186  SUMMARY During normal operation or in Safe mode, your computer may play “Fur Elise” or “It’s a Small, Small World” seemingly at random. This is an indication sent to the PC speaker from the computer’s BIOS that the…

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Business or Technology?

Today I took my parents (visiting from Europe) and my kids to Redmond Town Center. While they were having pastries whose sizes only exist in the US, I quickly went to Border’s. While I was walking towards the Computer section and see what latest book they had on RoR, AJAX or any other trendy Web…

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gianpaolo’s blog: take 3

After going public on July 12 2004 and a fresh start on June 1 2005 which did not last long, here is my 3rd attempt to start a blog. What was the trigger? 3 things actually:   (a) Classical, late night, New Year resolution type of thinking. Resolution #7: (re)start my blog (but this is…

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Pillar 2: Identity and Access

To better illustrate this pillar I will use the registration at TechEd as an analogy.   When you go to the registration desk at TechEd you are asked a picture ID (this can be your driver license, your passport etc.). The picture ID, contains a irrefutable proof of the first/last name you claim having; once…

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5 pillars get high interest @ TechEd Europe

Based on TechEd Europe pre conference attendees’ votes, my session (ARC315: the 5 Pillars of Connected Systems) has been placed in the keynote room. This obviously adds some “pressure” but I am very pleased to see that this topic (which will be at the core of our activities next year) is getting very high interest…

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Pillar 1: Messaging

> In the next following days I plan to write a series of short articles What I meant was: sometime in a few weeks, I will be writing a few posts provide additional information about the pillars… :-); I suppose next time I will not to mention when the next post will be… one can only…

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5 Pillars of Connected Systems

TechEd was for John  and I the “5 pillars of Connected Systems coming out” party, as we both talked about them in our respective sessions.   The premise is quite simple: Although absolutely fundamental; the next generation applications that enterprises want to build (what enterprises often refer as SOAs) require architectural principles and platform enablements that…

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Developer – Architect divide?

Here are 2 sample feedbacks I received from my session at TechEd 2 days ago.   8 8 8 9 8 This was a good architecture talk. I wish some of my firm’s enterprise architects had been there to see it. The concepts even apply to a heterogeneous systems environment, like ours, which I found…

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Architect position at Microsoft Corp

Want to contribute to the 5 pillars of Connected Systems? The Windows Server Evangelism team in Redmond, is looking for an architect driving the early adoption of Longhorn server application platform to the enterprise. This person will engage with global/major enterprises on architect design sessions, proof of concepts etc. this person will also extract deep technical evidence…

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