Innovation/Showcase on Internet Explorer 8 and Silverlight 3

Join us at Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 and Silverlight 3 Innovation Showcase where you can learn how IE8 & SL3 features deliver the best web experience for your users.  Register today to see what Innovation can do for you! During this showcase we will discuss how you can Expand your Business Reach with Internet Explorer…

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Virtual ARCHITECT COUNCILs | Innovation is the Name of the Game

Architects:  Adverse times are also best times for innovation!  Choosing the right battles to fight, and reinventing ourselves with less resources are par for the course today.  However, not all innovation needs to be revolutionary or transformative. In fact, in the current economic crisis, opportunities for innovation can be found in aspects of our core…

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Introduction to ASP.NET MVC Framework

Thanks to everybody who came out to the Ft. Lauderdale Architecture/Agile group meeting last Tuesday evening, 2/19/2008.  There certainly seems to be a huge interest in the ASP.NET MVC Framework these days.  Even though it is still in its infancy as a CTP (Community Technology Preview),  it promises to gain functionality and capabilities rapidly as…

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Orcas for Architects - Special Holiday Extended Version

For those of you who are interested in a deeper dive on some really great new features of the .NET Framework 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 – here are links to my extended talk on these topics: NET 3.5, Visual Studio Enhancements Lifecycle tools ALM, C#, VB9, Interop, LINQ ParallelFX PLINQ – Be sure to…

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Tampa Bay International Association of Software Architects (IASA) - November 28th Meeting

After a highly successful inaugural meeting of the Tampa IASA chapter last month, we have secured Cory Foy from Microsoft to present at our next session.   Abstract: You can run, you can switch jobs, and you can write unit tests, but invariably at some point you will run into legacy code. Legacy code hides in many…

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Do Software Architects really just draw on the Whiteboard?

I’ve given this talk several times now and I always find that most folks in the industry can relate to what the role is really all about, what the common pitfalls are, and what the secrets to success are in this sometimes difficult role… Here are my favorite thoughts on the subject – all condensed into a useful slide deck for…

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Tampa Bay International Association of Software Architects (IASA) - Inagural Monthly Meeting

It’s not just all about drawing on the whiteboard…Come join us for the inaugural meeting of the Tampa Bay IASA Chapter on Tuesday evening, October 30, 2007: I will be joining with fellow local Architects Tom Fuller and Jose Manners to discuss the topic of the “Role of the Software Architect” – and to dispel the often…

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East Region arcCouncil - The topic this month is Web 2.0

Please join us on February 12th at a local Microsoft office for the next arcCouncil meeting on Web 2.0. Architecture. Michael Platt, Director of Web Architecture Strategy at Microsoft in Redmond will examine the business, social and technical drivers behind this platform and Microsoft’s vision and technologies for the future.  Dion Hinchcliffe, President and CTO, Hinchcliffe…

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