Software Architecture and "The Halo Effect"

The Halo Effect and the Characteristics of Successful Cloud Migration Projects Recently I was discussing with some colleagues the characteristics of modern, Internet Scale, Applications. It was some interesting discussion and I will highlight some of the points in another post. About the same time I was reading the book The Halo Effect by Phil Rosenzweig (http://the-halo-effect.com/). In…

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Microsoft Azure Camp April 21-22 in NYC

Microsoft AzureCamp   Accelerate Your Business to the Cloud!   Marketing Coding Deploying Networking Winning Fun Who should Join?   Startups and ISVs currently planning, or already working to extend their solution to the cloud and leveraging technologies such as .NET, Java, PHP, Python, Ruby on Rails, etc.   Event Information This 1.5 day event…

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What drives the adoption of new technologies?

I was reading an interesting article about the real innovation drivers in enterprises by Stephen Swoyer. http://www.esj.com/news/article.aspx?EditorialsID=3125 The question rendered  is: Why does upper management rather approve and finance cost saving than efficiency projects? This is a very good and valid question, when and why do companies innovate? Well, as a technologist I would say…

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Should we rewrite all legacy software??

very often we talk about legacy systems. But when exactly does source code change into a legacy? Well, first thing to do is to see what wikipedia tells us: “Legacy code is source code that relates to a no-longer supported or manufactured operating system or other computer technology. The term can also mean code inserted…

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Building up Facebook profile

One of the activities I am currently undertaking is to explore Facebook and its possibilities to leverage it as a platform for professional networking. I think there is a lot of potential value in making use of those kinds of activities. Check my profile and leave me a message on Facebook if you are interested:…

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ISV Architect Evangelist Newbie

My first entry on my MSDN blog :-). Exactly two weeks ago I started a new and exciting position as a ISV Architect Evangelist at Microsoft. After 11 years at Siemens it is a great experience to join a dynamic team of great individuals to help Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to realize their full potential using…

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