New Financial Components Released for Insurance and Capital Markets

      Claims Processing Reference Architecture Claims Processing Reference Architecture provides quality services in the field of Auto Insurance Claims Processing however these components can be leveraged for other forms of claims processing such as: Home, Medical, Mortgage, and other general claims processing services to work on behalf of clients for better advanced services….


Updates to the Financial Services Component Library

Hello everyone! More news on the Financial Services Component Library front.  I have developed a series of videos that give a solution overview. These are helpful for those that want to see these components in action before downloading. There have also been updates to the source code and the MSI installers. Links See below for…


Financial Services OBA Component Library

At the Office Developers Conference this week I announced the release of the Financial Services OBA Component Library. The Financial Services OBA Component Library is a comprehensive set of OBA components that span across key areas in the Banking, Insurance and Capital Markets industries. The components are built in a composite way. This enables customers…


Capital Markets Architecture Center Launched!

We launched the Capital Markets Architecture Center last week with loads of great articles. Stevan Vidich was critical to the success of this one. You can find the capital markets page at: Look for more great Financial Services guidance out on MSDN at:      Tags: Financial Services


And the winner for The Top IT Server Spender goes to…Financial Services

According to a recent Gartner analyst report by Kiyomi Yamada the Banking, Insurance and  Capital Market industries spend more than any other industry. So how much did they spend, a whapping 13 billion dollars. What a turn of events over the past 10 years. If it was 1995 a server really wouldn’t be taken seriously,…


Microsoft Financial Services ISV Banking and Capital Markets Partner Summit “Let’s Make Business Happen” will be the theme of our Financial Services ISV Partner Summit.  Our goal is to talk about future technology, Microsoft account team integration, discussion of new sales channels and vertical specific initiatives. The Financial Services Team at Microsoft is hosting this 2 day summit on March 27 – 28, 2007. …


Software Factories for Financial Services

Recently a colleage asked me if Microsoft had any reusable patterns or factories for the financial services industry. Instead of just replying to him I thought I would share this with the rest of you as well. As most of you know, Microsoft has been focused on the horizontal strategy for some time now. However, this…


Enterprise Architecture in Financial Services

Recently I have attended many conferences (TechEd, Gartner and SAF) and a common thread keeps emerging. Enterprise Architecture (EA). There is quite a bit of interest in EA. Given my previous experience as an Enterprise Architect I am well versed in the challenges out there today. In my current role at Microsoft I am trying…


I will be Presenting at NAPFA

The 2007 National Association of Personal Advisors (NAPFA) & Virtual Office News Technology Tools for Today Conference is the place to find out what you need to know about MS VISTA and MS Office 2007 to keep your office running smoothly. I will be presenting on how Vista and Office 2007 will address the Financial…


Gartner Enterprise Architecture 2006 Conference Wrap-Up

This year’s Integration and Enterprise Architecture Summit was overall pretty good. You can see a fundamental shift from the “Ivory Tower” EA that was discussed a few years to more of an iterative or pragmatic EA program. Taxonomies and methodologies are starting to mature.  It was also very clear that Financial Services dominated the conference…