TechEd USA 2009 wrap up

Friday concluded this year’s TechED: North America. We were delighted to have thousands of developers, IT professionals and technology decision makers in attendance, gaining insights into how to make their applications, infrastructures and businesses more innovative and cost effective. Both continue to be core priorities in today’s economy.   Bill Veghte announced the availability of…

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A Spirited Debate…

As everyone knows, there is no shortage of passion in the tech industry. Naturally, there are many viewpoints out there, which leads to another thing I always enjoy….a spirited debate.  Just so happens that I’m having one right here as a result of the recent WebSphere Loves Windows campaign and benchmarking results. I’d like to…

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The "Benefits" of Singularity… Thoughts on the Events of the Week

Even before the events of  early this week, we were fielding questions about a homogenous hardware / software approach.  Apple being the obvious example – clearly there is a segment that is willing to pay significantly more for a closed hardware / software experience.  The argument is an interesting one and is something that is…

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Microsoft Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Latest Magic Quadrants for Application Infrastructure

The latest round of research is out from Gartner, and they have positioned Microsoft in the Leaders Quadrant of all three Application Infrastructure Magic Quadrants. The Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure for SOA Composite Application Projects , Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure for New Systematic SOA Application Projects,  and the Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure…

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TechEd Developer 2008

I had the pleasure of being in Barcelona this week for the TechEd Developer conference.  Highlights – getting to talk to several hundred developers about WF / WCF / Dublin /Oslo.  Lowlights – it’s Barcelona, what could be a lowlight? TechEd capped off the most interesting 8 weeks I’ve ever had in software.  In under two…

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PDC Day 2 – "M" Under OSP, "Lap Around Oslo" & More Services

Day 2 of PDC started off with another fantastic keynote address, thanks to Ray Ozzie, Steve Sinofsky, Scott Guthrie, and David Treadwell. They gave some additional details about Windows 7 as a platform for developers, and then passed the torch to Chris Anderson and Don Box for a live coding session. Of course this was…

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PDC Day 1 – Azure Services Platform, CTP availability and much more!

Well, we’re finally here, on the ground in LA at PDC. After months of speculation, chatter and building curiosity about Microsoft’s next move in the cloud space, we’ve officially gone on record with the details.  It’s always interesting to take a quick look back at what’s been said up to this point; I have to…

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Countdown to Oslo: Introducing "M" and "Quadrant"

Robert Wahbe and I were out on the road this week meeting with press and members of the dev community to talk more about Oslo. For those of you who have been following Oslo, the timing won’t come as a surprise: almost exactly one year ago, we announced it at the SOA BP Conference. Our…

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The Road to PDC – .NET Framework 4.0 and “Dublin”

We’re within a month of this year’s Professional Developer’s Conference, and like a lot of folks, I’ve bought my ticket and booked my hotel.  We’ll unveil a lot of new technology there, but I’d like to provide an early look today at a couple things.  You may have already seen some of the news this…

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