10 things you should know about Silverlight

About: This blog post provides link for an interesting article on Silverlight Greetings, Hope all of you are doing well, sorry for the long gap in blog posts, I was blessed with my third daughter during summers and along with vacation, training and organizing architect forum, I am finally back at the usual pace of…

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Article : .NET 3.0 for architects

About: This post points to the article I have written for InfoQ Greetings, Hope all of your are doing well and hopefully had some time off during summer. I have recently published an article describing the various components of .NET 3.0 , you can find it at http://www.infoq.com/articles/akif-dotnet-architect  Best regards, Mohammad  

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Microsoft to start development in Canada

About: This post is about the new development center Microsoft is opening in Vancouver, Canada Hello,   I am very happy to report that Microsoft Canada and our corporate head office will be opening a software development centre in Greater Vancouver, BC. The Microsoft Canada Development Centre (MCDC) will open in the Fall of 2007 and…

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"Transitioning to an architect role", recording and resource links

About: This post contains the recording and resource links for the fourth and last part of the aspiring architect series Hello, The recording and resource links for the web cast are as follows: 1. Recording: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032338981&Culture=en-CA 2. Architect Journal (Free Subscription) : http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/arcjournal/default.aspx 3. Book : Software Architecture in Practice by Len Bass, Paul Clements…

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"Service orientation and other architectural approaches", recording and resource links

About: This blog post contains recording and resource links for the third Web Cast in the aspiring architect series that was conducted by David Remmer Hello, The links for recording and resources for third Web Cast in the aspiring architect series is as follows:  Recording link:  http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032338979&Culture=en-CA Resources MSDN SOA : http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-ca/architecture/aa948857.aspx Thomas Erl Books: http://www.soabooks.com/ Ontology…

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‘Software development lifecycle and methodologies’ recording and resource link

About: This post contains the resources for the second part of the web cast series focused at aspiring architects Hello, David Remmer conducted the second part of the Web Cast series in which he covered a number of SDLC methodologies and approches including Waterfall, RUP, Agile (SCRUM, MSF) and SDLC tools. You can find the recording of…

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Table top computing

About: This blog post is about table top computing Greetings, I don’t usually blog about ‘cool products’ but I have to make an exception this time. I was blown away by the new table top computer we announced yesterday that bridges the gap between the physical and the digital world. You will be able to…

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Architecture 101 – Recording and resource links

About: This blog post provides links to the articles and frameworks I referenced during my architecture 101 Web Cast yesterday Greetings, Thank you for attending the web cast, it was one of the largest Web Cast we have ever conducted and it was a real pleasure to interact with a lot of you yesterday (we…

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How to become an architect?

 About: This post is about the aspiring architect web cast series starting tomorow Greetings, Just wanted to remind everyone that the (technology-agnostic) web cast series focused on aspiring architects is starting tomorow. https://blogs.msdn.com/mohammadakif/archive/2007/04/25/webcast-series-for-aspiring-architects.aspx Please point those in your organization that might be interested in the topic to the link above for registration. I will also…

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Microsoft at JavaOne 2007 – Final Commentary

About: This blog post is part of the “Microsoft at JavaOne 2007” series; it provides general commentary about the last day and the overall conference. Warning, it is arguably my most controversial blog post to date. Greetings, JavaOne 2007 is over, last night I went to the JavaOne “After dark bash”. The “MiniKiss”, a midget…

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