Enterprise Architecture framework comparison on MSDN

Browsing the MSDN Architecture Center I ran into a nice article on descriptions and comparisons of the major Enterprise Architecture frameowrks.  I always go back and forth with my feelings on Enterprise Architecture.  Everyone knows we need it, but it’s so hard to get right that it has a pretty bad reputation in most large organizations.  Enterprise…

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Architecture Thursdays webcasts for aspiring architects (May 24th)

A well respected colleague of mine is working on a series of webcasts for aspiring architects, this should prove to be an incredibly valuable series especially for everyone who is a part of GulfSkyscrapers. I’ll be attending and I invite all of you to join me.  We’re planning on hosting this at Microsoft Offices with…

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Microsoft Architect Forum: SaaS session

A great overview of Software as a Service (SaaS) from Kevin Sangwell. 12pm Kevin – SaaS – An Overview – publish.pdf

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Micrososft Architect Forum: SOA session

Here is my presentation on Service Oriented Architecture.  I tried to make this a practical guide and discuss what I consider a very important (but often neglected) aspect to a successful SOA implementation, business modeling.  It is in powerpoint 2007 format, the 2003 version is too large to post, but I will convert to PDF soon…

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Microsoft Architect Forum – Dubai March 27th

Thanks to all for attending the first (of many) Microsoft Architect Forum in Dubai last week.  As promised, I’m posting the slides from the sessions for everyone who attended and for those who did not have a chance.  Each session is posted seperately, most are already online (see attachment to each blog entry covering the session),…

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Architecture is Magic!

That seemed to be consensus of some very long discussions with Udi.  In essence, I’d like to have a way to make architecture more concrete, have a roadmap for how someone can become an architect, have some way to rate how good architects are, and make our profession more understandable for others and was looking…

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