Architecture On-Demand Web Cast Series

The Microsoft Consulting Services Infrastructure Architects have setup a new blog that walks through and announces upcoming web casts from their team. You can find the site at: http://blogs.technet.com/mcstalks/ In there words the site is set out to accomplish: The aim of each presentation is to share our real world experience of designing and architecting…

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The model or the people?

Chris Potts wrote an insightful post on People versus Models. Chris’s article goes into the current challenges in banking and contrasting that with architecture practices. He exposes some interesting points from The Economist that references EA processes by stating: ‘What separates the winners and the losers is not models, but management.’  He references this week’s…

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Architect Role Taxonomy

Paul Priess wrote an interesting post called The foundation skill set for architects. He also wrote for the Microsoft Architecture Journal 15 – The Role of an Architect. In this post, he provides a link to the IASA recently published Architect Taxonomy (click here to download the pdf). He talks a bit about how other…

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Zachman Updates

In recent letter from Zachman International they have announced two updates the popular Zachman Framework. They are relatively small. Here are the details: Engagement and Market Strategy will change in 2009. The ZIFA organization has been dissolved.  There was a minor update to the framework. This brings the framework to version 2.0.   All in…

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Live Mesh: More Slots Available, No Wait List

In April Live Mesh was announced at the Web 2.0 conference and opened it up for people to try out our platform experience — the first evidence of what scenarios our platform is capable of enabling. Today the Mesh Team are increasing the number of available slots in the Live Mesh Technology Preview, and expanding the…

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The Microsoft Certified Architect Board Member Unravels the Process

Loud Sigh who just joined the Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) Review Board wrote a great post on how to prepare for the review board, why you should do it and share his own experience going through the MCA certification process. I do like how Loud points out that the certification isn’t just an exam on…

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