PDC is over, it was awesome! Now, off to Sydney

What a week at the PDC! With the CTP release Azure Services Platform I don’t think that anyone is doubting anymore about Microsoft ability to understand and execute on "the cloud". But PDC was not only about the cloud, there was tons of stuff on the "this side of the cloud" i.e. the client with…

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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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Cloudy Future for the Enterprise and most likely for ISVs too

As I mentioned previously, the study of clouds (cloud computing of course) is becoming a very popular topic in the software industry. In the last couple of weeks alone, I read tens of articles on the subject. I found many of them proposing various type of taxonomies for cloud computing, utility computing, PaaS etc. even…

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Nephologist: The Hottest Job in the Software Industry!

Nephology (from the Greek word nephos for ‘cloud’) is the study of clouds and cloud formation. It seems to me that everybody in the IT industry wants to be an expert in cloud these days; cloud computing that is. Jokes apart, one thing I learned from the real clouds is that : Atmosphere is a…

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