Last week marked the launch of the Application Platform blog hosted by Steve Guggenheimer.  The blog, called Crossbar, is a forum for Steve and guest bloggers to increase awareness for the Application Platform and the actions customers/partners should take to achieve optimization. Steve will blog on hot industry topics such as S+S and SOA, talk about conversations he had with customers around the world, break news, and invite others in and outside of his organization to weigh in on topics.  http://blogs.msdn.com/stevengu/