Here's the latest on the UK Architect Forums we have planned. Looking at numbers it seems that the news is already well out there so I'd suggest registering now as space is running out.
Office Business Applications Architect Forum - 13th September, London
Office Business Applications are an emerging class of application that helps businesses unlock the value of their line-of-business (LOB) systems and turn document-based processes into real applications. Office 2007 has expanded off the desktop embracing the concepts of SOA and leverage the fundamental shift to combining software plus services. In this forum we will discuss the architectural elements of the Office Technical Platform and discover how these elements can be applied across several business scenarios.
Windows Security Architect Forum - 11th December, Reading
Security alongside reliability and interoperability is central to Microsoft’s software design philosophy. Yet it is still an area where Microsoft is perceived to continually under achieve. However, security is a very broad term that can be used to describe a great many number of IT scenarios. In this forum we will discuss the central role of security in the architecture of Windows Server 2008 (codename Longhorn) in relation to a number of Systems Management scenarios.
The Services Revolution Architect Forum – 19th February 2008, Reading
Today, we face an exciting shift in our industry. Technology breakthroughs are transforming the way technology solutions are created, delivered, and used. The line between consumer and business use of technology is continuing to blur, and people have come to expect the same functionality and user experience at work and at home. The cause of this transformation is the combination of ever-more-powerful devices, expanding data storage capacity on devices and in massive data centres, and the near ubiquity of broadband networks.
The first such Internet-based services were delivered over the Web and consumed in a Web browser. However, every day it becomes clearer that market demand exists for both on-premise software and hosted services—and that such an approach is necessary to deliver the seamless computing experiences home and business users have come to expect. This approach, which Microsoft calls Software + Services, is an additive model that goes beyond packaged software to give customers increased flexibility and choice in deployment options.
Having attended the OBA event can you give me the URL for the presentations.
Last week I presented a session on integration at an Architects Forum , along with some of my colleagues
Writing as an actual chartered architect, a title I fought long and hard to attain, I'm getting really pissed off with you IT chaps adopting this title. You are not architects, there's a law against this, go and find your own professional title before people like me start suing you.
I was interested in finding a forum for REAL architects, you know, the one's that design buildings, and all i get is a bunch of nerds who thinks it's OK to co-opt the name of an ancient lineage that stretches back to prehistoric times. How very arrogant. You wouldn't use "doctor", would you?