Sorry it's been so long since I posted, I've been very busy with projects, vacation, and the holidays. Below is a link to the Microsoft Architect Journal vol 9. The theme of this issue is Software Factories. I'd also call your attention to the article on the Perspective Based Architecture Method, by Lewis Curtis and George Cerbone. Both are Microsoft Certified Architects like myself and I have heard Lewis present this approach and I think there is some valuable material in there. In the near future I'll write a post on how I use some of these concepts on my projects.