Architecture Review Boards

Recently here at Microsoft we had a number of email threads on the purpose and value of architecture review boards (ARB’s) for IT organizations. As the CTO for Microsoft IT for a number of years, I created (actually, re-created) and chaired our ARB, and we learned a lot about them: what worked; what didn’t; what added value to…

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Architects at Work

Architects @ Work! Here in Microsoft’s TED (Technical Evangelism and Development) organization, we believe in hands-on architecture. A good part of our charter involves working with customers on amazing new applications that take our platform in new directions or demonstrate exciting new use cases. Here are some examples of “epic”technologies and applications we’re working on…

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Welcome to Architecture @ Microsoft!

Hello architects! Welcome to Microsoft’s new architecture site! I’m Barry Briggs, Chief Enterprise Architect in Microsoft’s Developer and Platform Evangelism group, and I’ll be hosting the site as well as contributing to and moderating this blog – all dedicated to you, the IT architect. Why an architecture site? Why an architecture blog? Well, you could…

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