Anna Liu's Weblog

New Blog at UNSW

My new work place at UNSW just provided me with a new blogging home...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/13/2009

Change is Good - Change Challenges

I've resigned from Microsoft, and will be taking up an A/Professorship in Services Engineering at...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/02/2009

Application Architecture Guide 2.0 Final Release

J.D.Meier announced it - it's here - Application Architecture Guide 2.0 Final Release! Very kind of...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 12/18/2008

Thinking Strategically about Cloud Computing

I'll be speaking at this Cloud Computing conference in Sydney on 3rd December. Hope to see you...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/03/2008

My Dilemma at PDC and Sydney Film Festival

The dilemma I always have at PDC and the Sydney Film Festival is - there are so many wonderful...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/30/2008

Microsoft R&D Job Opportunities

This note came in from HR, looks interesting - hope to see some of you there! Venue: Microsoft...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/29/2008

ACS Adelaide IT Architecture Special Interest Group

Daniel Brown dropped me a note to let me know this is happening in Adelaide: When & Where: ·...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/27/2008

PDC 2008 Sessions Sneak Peak

https://sessions.microsoftpdc.com/public/sessions.aspx great sessions, great speakers lineup - why...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/29/2008

My Official Duties at TechEd Australia and New Zealand

From the TechEd Speaker portal: GEN003Women in Technology Luncheon03/09/2008 13:15-14:15 Bayside...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/29/2008

Cloud Computing and Middleware Market Size

Marcus from Stefan's team blogs about this new research note from Merrill Lynch: "by 2011 the volume...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/10/2008

Reflecting on the last 12 months

In the last 12 months, I did a lot more business planning and management than creating architectural...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/06/2008

Building Applications Differently when Cloud Services Are Around to be used

So, "it's the end of the enterprise as we know it", there is "consumerisation of IT" that we need to...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/04/2008

From Impedences to Enterprise Adoption of Cloud Services to Doing Things differently in the Brave New World

Stacey blogged about the 10 Reasons Enterprise Aren't Ready to Trust the Cloud. Immediately, the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/04/2008

New FY Resolution

ok, here's to FY09, wish me luck - my new financial year resolution is to once again blog regularly,...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/03/2008

Celebrating International Women's Day

FITT is running the IWD luncheon again - but sadly we missed out - as it was a booked out event way...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/07/2008

On Facebook Finally

I feel like a luddite to admit this - but I've only just registered on Facebook today! Despite the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/07/2008

Newest Additions on my Book shelf

I know, in this web 2.0 age, books seem to be incredibly old fashioned! I must admit I succumb to...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/04/2008

Virtual Earth Academic Research Collaboration Award

To get a peek into what current R&D are happening around the online geo-information area, here...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/21/2008

RIA Architecture - An Emerging Software Architecture Discipline

RIA brings about many benefits over the traditional simple web applications - richer user...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 12/20/2007

Microsoft Architect Journal Reader

Simon tells me that the Architecture Journal Reader is coming soon: In his own words: "At the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/15/2007

GeekGirlBlogs is here!

Bronwen, Catherine and the team have been working on this exciting project - GeekGirlBlogs. Check it...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/30/2007

Jorke Odolphi - The Web Platform Architect

Jorke is our newest member of the team, and is our deeply technical 'hosting geek'. He's been busy...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/25/2007

Prospects for Consumer-oriented Online Services in Spatial Information

I popped into the CRCSI conference on Monday. There were some very interesting Global Big Issues...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/20/2007

Via Windows Live

Bronwen is doing some cool stuff for the Live developer community! Go and be part of it!

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/10/2007

Finally - Darryl is Blogging too!

Darryl Chantry is one of my all time favourite story tellers, just so happens he's also a great...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/31/2007

Catch Don Ferguson again - at the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Launch

via Andrew and Dave, here is the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 launch event - you'll find plenty of gems in...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/29/2007

"Place To Space" Revisited, Framework for thinking about Next Web Business Models

Michael convinced me to skip a Saturday with the family, and instead, going along to Barcamp 2,...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/27/2007

My Interview Style

I've been doing lots of interviews recently, whilst building up the core team. There are still quite...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/24/2007

My Free Intellectual Property Sold Online?

This came through to my inbox today via an alert service: "British Library Direct: Rigorous...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/15/2007

International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2008) CFP

Call for Papers, Workshop Proposals, Tutorial Proposals 30th International Conference on Software...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/15/2007

Launching your product in a new country

Austrade has this great resource. You'll find a set of country profiles on technology markets...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/15/2007

Web 2.0 Traffic Demand on Broadband Infrastructure

I attended an AIIA luncheon recently, where Sol Trujillo CEO of Telstra was the guest speaker. Sol's...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/06/2007

Looking to The Year 2012 as My Next Challenge

The ICT industry is at an inflexion point. My career is at an inflection point. Looking at the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/05/2007

Nerds FS Charity Match

this arrived in my inbox today from my famous cousin: "Hi Everyone, Just letting you know, Ners FC...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/25/2007

Some more interesting facts abuout MSCOM

thanks to Martin, I thought these were interesting facts! "MSCOM is made up of more than 20,500...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/13/2007

Windows Server 2008 Beta 3 Live on www.microsoft.com

this great story just arrived my inbox: "...we’re extremely proud to announce that the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/13/2007

Warren Centre Innovation Lecture 2007 - Dr Chris Nicol

I attended the Warren centre 2007 Innovation lecture given by Dr Chris Nicol. I've known of Chris...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/13/2007

Nerds FC II is now on SBS

Season II on SBS again, we firstly watched my cousin Johnny Truong (AstroNerd) from Season I,...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/10/2007

SOA Workshop Series for Architects

this notice came through my inbox today: SOA Overview Tuesday, June 12, 2007 8:00am (GMT-8) Pacific...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/03/2007

ReMIX Australia 2007 Registered Attendees

This is the event that Shane, Scott, Michael, Dave, Frank, Nick and Nick have all blogged about....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/29/2007

Australian Architecture Forum 2007

A number of great architects in the community pulled together this rare solution architecture event....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/28/2007

FITT Mentoring Program - Expression of Interest

this arrived in my inbox today: FITT is delighted to announce a new trial Mentoring Program. This...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/27/2007

SBS respects Web 2.0 Phenomenon

One of my all time favourite "The Movie Show" from SBS has not been on air for a while, and a quick...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/09/2007

Beijing 2008 Olympics Torch Relay Map

Love the look and feel of this Silverlight application on the Beijing Olympics site... time to get...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/09/2007

Career Opportunities at Windows Live

Someone asked me about Microsoft's commitment in Live Services today. Watch visitmix.com for the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/01/2007

Innovation from BizTalk Lab

Dave blogged about the exciting Internet Service Bus from the BizTalk Labs, I can't wait to see some...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/25/2007

Mobile Interface Innovation from HCI and Data Visualisation Researchers

It's wonderful to see the research results from the HCI and data visualisation research communities...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/27/2007

CardSpace Authentication going Live!

Daniel Bartholomew has been working hard on various CardSpace projects. He shares his experiences,...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/27/2007

Reference Application Pack for Loan Origination Systems

Mike Walker has been doing some great work in packaging up some great guidance on building Loan...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/26/2007

Virtual Earth MasterClass

This invitation arrive in my inbox today - "You’re invited to attend a Virtual Earth Seminar,...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/20/2007

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