Cloud Services Architecture symposium

As indicated in various press articles and blog entries in the recent weeks, PDC will be Microsoft’s ‘coming out’ party for its cloud services platform. These additional platform assets will create a vast array of new possibilities, but at the same time introduce new architectural elements that architects and developers will have to master. Remember…

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Multi Tenant Data Access (MTDA) Blueprint

Although cloud storage fabrics are very cool, a lot of multi-tenant applications will be build against a database. Based on some work we did on our super famous sample application LitwareHR 🙂 , we just released a blueprint providing guidance on writing a SQL Server based, single instance, multi-tenant data access layer. (thanks Michael for…

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Software + Services for Architects Webcast

A couple of weeks ago, I recorded a webcast (~1hour) going through some of the architectural challenges faced by ISV architects in building S+S solutions, as well as the ones faced by architects in large enterprises consuming S+S solutions. Below a couple of slides from the webcast: The Enterprise Perspective (Big Pharma) The ISV Perspective…


You liked LitwareHR v1, You loved LitwareHR v2, You are going to die for LitwareHR ‘cloud storage’ edition :)

More seriously… Eugenio just announced and released on Codeplex the latest drop of LitwareHR. Although the application UI was treated with a welcomed ‘facelift’ (we were told that LitwareHR UI was "too 1990s"), the main effort for this release was to move from local storage infrastructure (SQL Server) to ‘cloud storage’ in the form of…

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LitwareHR v2 Webcast

Yesterday I recorded a 25min. walk through of litwareHR v2 (recording available here) Even though the primary goal of LitwareHR is to elevate architectural best practices in a Software + Services world, this particular webcast does not dive very deep in the architecture of the application, rather it shows what the application does. If you…