Beat Schwegler's 2 Cents

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change - Charles Darwin

Architect and Develop Search-Enabled Enterprise Applications

I have to admit that I fell in love with Enterprise Search... Finding stuff within an Enterprise is...

Author: beatsch Date: 08/17/2007

The Iron Architect is back...

Simon just announced this year’s Iron Architect problem! I’m already looking forward to see some...

Author: beatsch Date: 06/01/2007

We just got a superstitious rebate

Last week, I was speaking at the Developer Summit in Stockholm. It was after the speaker dinner when...

Author: beatsch Date: 05/29/2007

TechEd Europe, I'm coming...

After Tech·Ed Israel and Tech·Ed US, Europe will be my third TechEd this year and I'm really looking...

Author: beatsch Date: 11/02/2006

My Tuesday at JAOO

What a day it was. I was surfing on a great wave while attending sessions about DSL, AJAX and Agile...

Author: beatsch Date: 10/04/2006

http://tempuri.org needs to be updated soon...

I'm really looking forward to see the following lines on http://tempuri.org:...

Author: beatsch Date: 09/04/2006

Finally an msdn site on SaaS

Go to http://msdn.microsoft.com/architecture/saas/ to get more information on SaaS.

Author: beatsch Date: 08/16/2006

Speaker Idol - Are you the Next Speaker Star?

I’m super excited about the “Tech·Ed Europe: Developers” Speaker Idol contest. I believe this is a...

Author: beatsch Date: 08/14/2006

Service-Oriented Modeling for Connected Systems – Part 1

Due my intense travel I completely forgot to blog that the first part of Arvindra and my paper on...

Author: beatsch Date: 05/08/2006

From Batman to Service BAT

I’m really happy to announce that the Service BAT workspace went public yesterday! What started as...

Author: beatsch Date: 04/06/2006

It’s not about the Feature, it’s about the Scenario!

I just came back from South Africa where Arvindra, Ingo and myself delivered the Architect Forum on...

Author: beatsch Date: 03/16/2006

Why Restaurants aren’t run by the Software Industry (part 2)

In my last post, I discussed some assets that restaurants enable to deliver high quality dishes on...

Author: beatsch Date: 02/27/2006

Why Restaurants aren’t run by the Software Industry

Last week, I attended a great cooking class as part of my Architect Bootcamp delivery in Denmark. It...

Author: beatsch Date: 02/19/2006

Great articles about the tools for architects

Just in case you haven’t already seen it: Bill Gibson published a series of great articles about the...

Author: beatsch Date: 12/20/2005

We're looking for a new colleague

We (Arvindra, Kevin & I) are looking for a bright new colleague in the role of a Solution...

Author: beatsch Date: 12/19/2005

Melted Cheese #2

Thanks to Maarten, the second installment of the Melted Cheese Effect has been published.

Author: beatsch Date: 11/02/2005

Project Batman

If you’re wondering why I was so quiet just have a look here…I’m currently working with the...

Author: beatsch Date: 09/06/2005

The agenda of our PDC pre-conference...

PDC is getting closer and so does our pre-conference “Patterns and Practices for Designing Service...

Author: beatsch Date: 09/01/2005

The three part model is going to the PDC

I’ve just came back from a podcasting session with Ron Jacobs. We recorded some podcasts about the...

Author: beatsch Date: 08/01/2005

Web Services Security Patterns

Are you interested in Web Services security? If the answer is yes, you have to get the CTP of the...

Author: beatsch Date: 07/20/2005

TechEd - What a great week...

TechEd Europe was a blast and I’m really proud that I was part of it! As a track owner for the ARC...

Author: beatsch Date: 07/10/2005

Melted Cheese Effect...

You can find the first installment of a series of article about services and contracts here. Well...

Author: beatsch Date: 07/10/2005

TechEd Europe: Your input is required

All our tracks will host a panel. This allows you to have your question answered by an impressive...

Author: beatsch Date: 07/01/2005

Virtual Indigo Track @ TechEd Europe

I'm really happy about the massive Indigo coverage we're going to have at TechEd Europe. Since this...

Author: beatsch Date: 06/20/2005

You want to have fun, you come to my room...

I know I’m late but Gregor’s list of the best quotes on TechEd US is just great!Hey Gergor, you’ve...

Author: beatsch Date: 06/16/2005

About common sense and service contracts...

I’m currently thinking a lot about guidance and best practices around service contracts. There exist...

Author: beatsch Date: 06/03/2005

Web Services Competency Workshop in a Box

Eliaz just uploaded the latest version of my Web Service Competency Workshop. You can download ~20MB...

Author: beatsch Date: 05/25/2005

Are you interested in a daylong training on Connected Systems and Service Orientation?

If your answer is yes, come and join Arvindra and myself @ the Architecture Boot Camp for Building...

Author: beatsch Date: 05/12/2005

Web Services - Resources, Books, Tools and Events

I’ve just compiled an incomplete list of Web Services related resources: Online Resources...

Author: beatsch Date: 05/12/2005

Update on the ARC and CTS track @ TechEd Europe

As a co-track owner of the Architecture and the Connected Systems tracks, I’m really pleased to...

Author: beatsch Date: 05/12/2005

Great time ahead

I’ve just came back from my skiing holidays in Zermatt. It was great fun! The weather and snow...

Author: beatsch Date: 04/12/2005

Web Services Quiz: Issue 10 - the Answer

The correct answer to Issue 10 was already mentioned by Andrew & Mario: Service T1 will deny...

Author: beatsch Date: 03/15/2005

For all who attended my Web Services Competency Workshop in Madrid: Here’s a link to the...

Author: beatsch Date: 03/12/2005

What's more important: service & ambience or food?

While I was sitting in a lovely restaurant in Spain I was thinking about the most important thing...

Author: beatsch Date: 03/10/2005

Web Services Quiz: Issue 10

YAWSQ (Yet Another Web Services Quiz) Let me describe the following scenario: Web Service T1...

Author: beatsch Date: 02/23/2005

EMEA Web Services Competency Workshop in Norway

Are you interested in Web Services architecture and technology and coincidentally live in Norway? If...

Author: beatsch Date: 02/22/2005

Speaking in Russia is different

Because half of the audience wasn’t very comfortable with English my workshop got simultaneously...

Author: beatsch Date: 02/16/2005

About a flight, a train ride and a Web Services Workshop

When my alarm clock rang on Monday the 14th of February at 6.15 am, I had no clue what I’m going to...

Author: beatsch Date: 02/16/2005

What would be your favorite session at TechEd Europe 2005?

I’m really excited to assist Arvindra with this year’s TechEd Europe 2005 content planning for the...

Author: beatsch Date: 02/12/2005

Having trouble to create rpc/literal proxies on .NET?

You have to get the just released WSCF (aka WsContractFirst) tool! Beside some other new features;...

Author: beatsch Date: 12/08/2004

Thoughts on Web Service Contracts: The different artifacts

I’m currently thinking about Web Service contracts with the goal to achieve the highest level of...

Author: beatsch Date: 11/14/2004

Web Services Quiz: Issue 9 - the Answer

Both, Christian and Davanum were absolutely right with their answers: Issue 9’s Operation Add (part...

Author: beatsch Date: 10/31/2004

Interested in Z#?

A. Wöß and H. Mössenböck from the University of Linz just published the following courseware:...

Author: beatsch Date: 10/20/2004

Web Services Quiz: Issue 9

YAWSQ (Yet Another Web Services Quiz) This issue is really interesting. It beautifully demonstrates...

Author: beatsch Date: 10/07/2004

JAOO 2004: My retrospection

Last week’s JAOO was great. After two presentations, two panels, three social events and a lot of...

Author: beatsch Date: 09/27/2004

Back alive and ready for JAOO

After two and a half week of perfect rock climbing in Southern France and Northern Italy I’m back...

Author: beatsch Date: 09/16/2004

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