Does a Company Need a Chief Engineer / Chief Software Architect / Chief Anything?

Interesting post by Scott Bellware on Toyota’s Chief Engineer and the impact of the role on Toyota’s planning and production.  With the recent talk of the new administration in the US appointing a CIO for the first time; it got me thinking about the importance of a single individual to the technical direction of an…

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Architect Council – San Francisco 2008.12.18

Here are the content for the Architect Council event at Microsoft’s San Francisco campus on Thursday, December 18, 2008. We would like to thank everyone who made the time to attend, and sharing your feedback. We appreciate the kind comments, as well as areas we need to improve upon. If you have any further questions…

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Pandora arrives on Windows Mobile

My favorite, and the most popular music streaming service on the web, Pandora, has finally arrived on Windows Mobile! Read the full article on John Stame’s blog at http://jcstame.wordpress.com/2008/12/18/pandora-arrives-on-windows-mobile/

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SeaDragon on iPhone

Back in July’08 I had written a post about Deep Zoom as part of the Silverlight 2 cool features that originated from SeaDragon which is a Live labs project which provide users a new way for people to interact with content.  It allows users to explore collections of super high resolution imagery, from a 2…

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SlideShare PowerPoint Ribbon – it’s S+S!

SlideShare, the most popular social site for presentations on the web, released a SlideShare Ribbon Add-in for PowerPoint, the most popular desktop presentation software in world. The SlideShare Ribbon Add-in for PowerPoint enables the sharing and social features of SlideShare and makes them accessible without leaving PowerPoint. Read the full article on John Stame’s blog…

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Architect Council – Bellevue 2008.12.16

Here are the slides we presented at the Architect Council event at Microsoft’s Bellevue campus on Tuesday, December 16, 2008. We would like to thank everyone who made the time to attend, and sharing your feedback. We appreciate the kind comments, as well as areas we need to improve upon. If you have any further…

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Cloud Computing and the Impact on Architecture

Cloud computing is a disruptive force that has the potential to change everything, but how do we take advantage of it? At Microsoft, cloud computing is a major component of our technology strategy and platform, and a rich and massively scalable cloud platform called the Azure Services Platform was just unveiled at PDC by Ray…

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Architect Council – Irvine 2008.12.11

Here are the content for the Architect Council event at Microsoft’s Irvine campus on Thursday, December 11, 2008. We would like to thank everyone who made the time to attend, and sharing your feedback. We appreciate the kind comments, as well as areas we need to improve upon. If you have any further questions and/or…

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My Azure Services Talk at ProDev Partner Briefing

Earlier this week, John Stame gave a talk at a Microsoft ProDev Partners Briefing at our Mountain View Campus. Read the full article on John Stame’s blog at http://jcstame.wordpress.com/2008/12/13/my-azure-services-talk-at-prodev-partner-briefing/

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Yahoo! Internet Explorer 8 Accelerators

Yahoo! recently built and deployed to the IE 8 Gallery two very useful Accelerators!  Now with the Yahoo! Map accelerator you can at any web page while browsing plot an address or location using interactive Yahoo Maps and with Yahoo! Search accelerator you can get text search suggestions. Read the full blog post on Raj…

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