LOBApps

Enterprise Services for LOB Applications deployed on the Microsoft Application Platform

October, 2010

  • Is there more to LOB than SAP?

    Thomas's opening blog implied that LOB wasn't just about SAP but also JD Edwards, Peoplesoft and Siebel. So where is all the JDE, PSFT and Siebel content? It is time for a change, time to slow the tidal wave that is SAP, time for Iron Man to stand upto...
  • Cheap vs. Cost-Effective: The Underestimated Role of the DBA

    Several weeks ago one of our joint customers with SAP complained about the capabilities of SQL Server and announced to migrate his SAP landscape to a competitive database platform if Microsoft wouldn’t fix “the problem”. The key issues, for which the...
  • Twelve Methods of Flipping your Innovation/Operations Position

    Think about the typical bell curve most SAP and other LOB IT organizations face today when it comes to investing in innovation (strategic or incremental), core IT operations, and operational excellence. I call this the “Innovation/Operations Spectrum...
  • Geographically dispersed cluster configuration for SAP on Windows / SQL Server

    Our competitors often mention to our customer base, that it is not possible running a SAP environment on the Windows / SQL Server platform, which is distributed over two different datacenters with high availability or disaster recovery functionality....
  • CoE Job Opening: Hiring an LOB Application Platform Architect

    The LOB Application Platform team is looking for an additional team member. If you’re an experienced architect with deep and solid technical roots in Microsoft’s application platform, looking for challenging opportunities around some of the largest and...
  • New link for Brazil case studies

    Dear followers For those who couldn't access the link of Brazil case studies another public link is available Case studies can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/pt/br/case-studies.aspx You can view the video at http://www.microsoft...
  • The Most Important Thing

    As we roll into a new fiscal quarter here at Microsoft, I’ve had a question stuck in my mind: What’s the most important thing? Is it family? Well, yes. A job well done? Sure. Billable utilization? No doubt. Taking care of others? Yes again...
  • LOB Applications and Microsoft IT

    When I talk to either prospective or current customers of Microsoft's Application Platform (Windows and SQL Server), a topic of discussion that is often brought up is how Microsoft internally runs either SAP or other LOB applications. Fortunately, Microsoft...