Architects…Who? – Part II

Let’s talk about architects in Microsoft. The architects in Microsoft I know grew threw the ranks as Software Design Engineers and are extremely technical in nature. If a normal programmer knows 10 things about a thing, then an architect for the thing knows 500 different things about the thing. For instance, Christopher Brumme probably knows…

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Architect…Who? – Part I

It’s been an exciting job building a Microsoft Technology Center from the scratch – all right almost from scratch. The most important job of creating and selling the business value prop behind setting up a MTC is done by my boss – Sheila Gulati. From that point, I was tasked with setting up the MTC…

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2005 Cyber security bulletin by CERT

CERT has published an Cyber security bulletin for Year 2005. Here is the snippet This bulletin provides a year-end summary of software vulnerabilities that were identified between January 2005 and December 2005. The information is presented only as a index with links to the US-CERT Cyber Security Bulletin the information was published in. There were…

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Building Colloborative Solutions Content released

We have been running a series of Architecture Workshop under the theme of ‘Solution Architecture Series’. The idea behind the SA series is to create a workshop that is focused on building a specific type of applications – for example, apps like typical web based OLTP application or a  Business Intelligence App or High performance…

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Microsoft Technology Center in Bangalore

I am happy to announce that we are building a Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in Bangalore. MTC is a world class facility that offers several services to customers and partners (ISVs and SIs) to architect and build high quality, world class, robust applications using our technologies. The services offered are free of charge and the…

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SQL Server Architecture Workshop content posted

The content for the SQL Server Architecture Workshop (decks + samples) have been posted in a Gotdotnet workspace called .NET Architecture Workshops. Please follow the link to register yourself with the workspace to download the content. I will post the CLR Architecture workshop content soon. I am also looking forward to hear from you regarding…

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Performance Clinic Content posted

I and my colleague Govind Kanshi have been going around India talking about performance tuning as part of the Performance Clinic Workshop. The content for the workshop (decks + samples) have been posted in a Gotdotnet workspace called .NET Architecture Workshops. Please follow the link to register yourself with the workspace to download the content….

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An Ode to interop

Pat’s obsession has caught up with me as well…My daughter was singing this all the time after we visited Disneyland…  Inspired by ‘Small World’ song of Disneyland   It’s a small world after all Hence we should Inter…op It’s a small world after all Make sure we can interop   (IBM Interop) It’s a world…

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An Ode to Interop

Pat’s obsession has caught up with me as well…My daughter was singing this all the time after we visited Disneyland…  Inspired by ‘Small World’ song of Disneyland   It’s a small world after all Hence we should Inter…op It’s a small world after all Make sure we can interop   (IBM Interop) It’s a world…

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EVMs and Indian Elections

 India, world’s largest democracy, just recently successfully completed the general election for its parliament. For the first time in its history, India has successfully used EVM (Electronic Voting Machines) for the polls in all the constituencies.   Obviously, usage of EVMs have been the highlight of the election. Obviously, it didn’t get the attention it…

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