Novell at IT Forum

I was meant to be giving a Novell Netware talk at the UK IT Forum on Jan 13 in Birmingham but read the slides and couldn’t make head nor tail of them so got the expert Planky to agree to do the talk instead. I am going to give him a hand which means I have…

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Mainframe at IT Forum

I am giving the HIS talk at the UK IT Forum on Jan 13 in Birmingham and so am busy preparing. The product group have been incredibly helpful and the webcasts make a huge difference from the last time I did a HIS talk (COMTI Cedar Bank Demo). I am going to do some blogcasts as…

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Software Tools Event

This free one-day event will provide an overview of the current landscape around tools, methods and processes for application development, specifically covering Microsoft’s position on methods and direction on tools, and an overview of Agile methodologies, plus a customer case study. The day will end with a Q&A discussion session giving the opportunity to put…

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MSDN Connection: Getting the right information to you

This isn’t very architecturally focused, technical or even very earth shattering but it is something I have been moaning about for ever and someone has finally fixed. So what is it? It is the ability for people to register their interests with Microsoft and get a personalised web page and RSS feed.   To my…

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Semantic Web, Ebay, Google and Amazon

A few days ago I blogged about the importance of Google, Amazon and ebay in commerce going forward at http://blogs.msdn.com/michael_platt/archive/2004/08/02/205421.aspx .   Today I found an interesting story about the Semantic web and Google which looks forward to 2009 (and was written in 2002, talk about a time warp!). This gives a view on how…

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Mobile Communities

At Microsoft in the UK we have all been issued with the Orange E200 Smart Phone as our mobile phone. Now whilst I am not very keen on phones I have been impressed by what these smart phones can do (see http://blogs.msdn.com/michael_platt/archive/2004/06/17/157937.aspx).   These phones are beginning to be the hub of new mobile communities…

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Event Driven Architecture EDA

There has been a lot of buzz recently about the latest Three Letter Acronym (TLA); Event Driven Architecture or EDA. Gartner have defined this in a set of whitepapers at http://www4.gartner.com/pages/story.php.id.8911.s.8.jsp   This has been picked up by the press at http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1615434,00.asp and http://www.computerworld.com/softwaretopics/software/appdev/story/0,10801,81133,00.html   The concept here is to have set of “agents” which…

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Google, Ebay, Amazon and Web Services

So I am still working on my super dooper Goolizer program and am getting various bits of it to work, then today I saw this article in infoweek:   http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=V4X32HXZIC5HUQSNDBGCKHQ?articleID=25600140   This was really exciting to me as it validated my thinking and what I am doing with my google based application.   There are…

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Enterprise Architecture Article

CNet published and interesting article at http://news.com.com/Enterprise+architects+clean+house/2100-7343_3-5278754.html?tag=nefd.lede about Enterprise Architecture which I pretty much agreed with. They cover the importance and value of EA, the history and reasoning behind it, some good definitions of architectural types, comment on outsourcing and training and give an idea of the salary range. I just wish I earn that…

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