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  • Blog Post: Windows Server Architect Forum slide decks

    The slide decks used at the last architect forum can now be found at the new location: www.microsoft.com/uk/architectforum Hopefully this will be the location for all future events!
  • Blog Post: TechED 08 Announcements

    Well it’s been a while since I was last at TechEd. IT was 1998 in fact, in Nice, but enough said of that! So here I am as a speaker this time! Who let him in I can hear you say. However, enough of all that. I guess by the time you read this all the announcements during Soma’s keynote will be old hat...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Strategic Architect Forum Session Material available

    Never heard of SAF? You're an important Microsoft Customer and you've been invited before? Well you need to sort that out! It's about the best thing we do when talking about architecture in my opinion (besides Architect Insight of course!). Well either way it's worth checking out some of the sessions...
  • Blog Post: The Goldfish bowl!

    So back to the highs at insight and the goldfish bowls in particular. So what are they? Well simply put you set up a number of chairs in a large circle facing inwards and in the middle you set another circle of typically 5 chairs also facing inwards. The organiser of the goldfish provides the context...
  • Blog Post: Early thoughts on SPA

    I’m just back from SPA and still haven’t had time to really properly unpack my thoughts. However, my desire to get some thoughts off my chest seems to be preventing me from sleeping – so here I am at 2:44am (silly idiot) and apologies in advance for any gibberish that follows – comments as always are...
  • Blog Post: Architect Insight Conference: Save the date!

    Insight the two day Microsoft Conference dedicated to architecture that I've run for the past two years will take place again next year on the 28-29 April so save the date! The theme this year is " The Future of IT " where we're looking out at next generation architectures. What's 'Oslo' all about...
  • Blog Post: PDC 2008 - Save the Date!

    OK - probably old news - in which case so why didn't anyone tell me? So if you've got as many mates as I seem to have then book mark October 27 – 30, 2008 in Los Angeles and keep an eye on http://msdn.microsoft.com/pdc2008 !
  • Blog Post: Office Business Applications Architect Forum

    Thanks to everyone who took part in a really great architect forum yesterday! It was our first forum at the new Microsoft London offices and so there were plenty of teething problems including the light switch which kept on getting pressed descending the audience into darkness! Not to mention the...
  • Blog Post: Running the .NET track at QCon

    I've just been invited to run the .NET track at QCon next year (10-14 March 2008) which is a great honour and responsibility I guess! I was invited to attend as an IASA sponsor last year and was amazed at the quality of the speakers and people who were there. This is a must visit conference to get a...
  • Blog Post: OBA Architect Forum Slide decks available

    You can download all the slides from the recent OBA forum at the following location: OBA: Unlocking the Business Value of IT Does Microsoft Understand Business Integration? Drill Down of OBA Technologies (see David Gristwood's post for more information) The Microsoft Vision for Unified Communications...
  • Blog Post: .NET: Client, Server, Cloud @ Qcon

    Been a bit of fun but I've finally submitted the .NET track agenda for QCon (well it's 90% complete)! The line up I've organised from my colleagues at Ms UK is the best I've seen for a while! http://qcon.infoq.com/london/tracks/show_track.jsp?trackOID=97