Michael Platt's WebLog

Computer Engineering

April, 2006

  • Presentation 2.0: Beyond Power Point

    The Architect Strategy Team here at Microsoft has suddenly gone gung ho over a new presentation style called " Beyond Bullet Points" from Cliff Atkinson (here's one by Ron for example). Having looked through a few presentations in this style and also...
  • Mexico

    Just returned from presenting Edge at the Regional Architect Forum in Mexico. I've been to Mexico before but not Mexico city so it was an interesting and fun trip but I passed on the ants eggs and grasshoppers. The cactus soup was excellent however. ...
  • Microsoft Live

    I think this is a really excellent article: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2006/05/01/8375454/index.htm
  • Enterprise 3.0 at DrKW

    Vin sent me a link to this article by Phil about Enterprise 3.0 at DrKW and their 4 pillars of Enterprise 3.0 which, as he pointed out, are very similar to the 4 pillars of Edge: Publishing = Rich Content Discovery = Discovery Fulfilment = Relationship...
  • Web 2.0 in the Army

    Who says that there is no place for Web 2.0 in the enterprise? Here is a great example from the US Army.
  • Enterprise 2.0

    In the last week there has been a ton of discussion around the take up of Web 2.0 techniques in the Enterprise starting with a paper called " Enterprise 2.0: The Dawn of Emergent Collaboration " by Andrew P. McAfee of the Sloan business school which had...
  • IBM on Architecture

    What is a software architecture? http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/library/feb06/eeles/index.html They use the IEEE standard. I still prefer my definition: http://blogs.technet.com/michael_platt/archive/2006/03/27/423300.aspx Characteristics...
  • Luke on Spark

    Luke Kowalski has blogged about his spark experience here: http://blogs.oracle.com/lukekowalski/2006/04/12#a12 Thanks Luke!
  • More Spark Blogging

    There have been a number of very interesting blogs come out recently as part of the Spark follow-up. Richard Veryard wrote about designing for uncertainty , a topic Steve Davis covered, Jeff Schneider's model , which I must admit I preferred the hand...
  • IT's Perfect Storm

    I was sat in the office this afternoon talking about the changes in business and monetization, the changes in social computing and communities and the changes in technology that are supporting these and realized how far reaching and impact what is happening...
  • New types of Databases

    Back in 1988 I was working with a brand new Oracle 8 database building a billing application for a major telco and we came up with an architecture which had two databases, one for logging the billing information and then one which was updated from this...