S+S Blueprints and Software Factories Focus Groups at TechEd 2008

I haven’t talked about these much but plan on it in the near future. I think there are some real good nuggets of guidance that can be learned from S+S Blueprints and Software Factories. Keep an eye out for some posts about how these relate to the architecture process and Enterprise Architecture in the near…

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Japan Strategic Architecture Forum – Day 2

So I am a little late with this content…  But I have a good excuse 🙂 The post is a bit delayed as there has been very limited internet connection at the resort. I guess in Japan a resort is really meant to be a resort. Meaning no connections with work. I like that idea……

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Japan Strategic Architecture Forum – Day 1

Today was the first day of the of the Japan Strategic Architecture Forum (SAF). So far there have been some great sessions. We will also be posting the presentations online. The Keynote My boss, Simon Guest was the first keynote speaker of the day. He presented Microsoft’s architecture strategy for Software + Services (S+S). He…

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Japan Strategic Architecture Forum

Hello everybody! For those of you that read my blog and will just so happen to be in Japan for the Strategic Architecture Forum on the week of April 7th come by my two sessions at the event! I will be talking about Enterprise Architecture at this one. At this event I will be announcing…

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6th Annual Microsoft Financial Services Developer Conference

I will be presenting again at the Financial Services Developer Conference on March 12-13, 2008. If you are going to be present swing by my presentation or stop by to have a chat. The 2008 Microsoft Financial Services Developer Conference will focus on providing developers and architects in Financial Services a clear roadmap of the…

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Funny Videos from ODC 2008

These are really funny and are not necessarily just OBA centric. The first two are really funny!      Office Developer Conference 2008 SWAG Guy Video: ODC2008 Swag Guy   ODC2008 Architect Guy is a really funny video describing architects. Video: ODC2008 Architect Guy Office Developer Conference 2008 User Experience Humor video Video: ODC2008 User…

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Office Developers Conference 2008 Wrap-Up

What a great conference! Thanks to everyone that attended the conference and my sessions. I will be posting my deck very soon so all of you can see. Also, if you didn’t get a chance to come to the Office Developers Conference to see Bill Gate’s keynote, you can see the video here. If you…

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OpenGroup Enterprise Architecture Conference – Day 3

Keynotes Unfortunately I missed a good portion of the first keynote and then had other business that needed to be taken care of at the time of the last three keynotes. Of the three keynotes that I got to see today one really stood out to me. The "Unanswered Questions about the Enterprise Architect" Len…

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OpenGroup Conference – Day 2

First, a big thanks to everyone that attended my session yesterday. It was a great crowd, even though I was the last presentation of the first day and was the only thing between the audience and the evening entertainment. So thank you for your attention and great questions afterwards. Additionally, thanks to David Linthicum on…

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OpenGroup Enterprise Architecture Conference – Day 1

I thought I would share with you a few of my notes from the OpenGroup conference. I have also added some of my thoughts on the topics.I will cover the Keynotes and Roundtables primarily and add some thoughts where appropriate on other sessions.   Keynote Highlights – Real World SOA (David Linthicum) Overview Dave suggests…

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