Mike Walker's Ramblings about Industry Architecture

My Blog has Moved

location = "http://www.MikeTheArchitect.com"; I just moved my blog to www.MikeTheArchitect.com . The...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/20/2009

Finally Made it to the Top

A teammate and I were chatting about search ranking and I was telling him about how I am battling it...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/12/2009

Microsoft Green Computing Commitment

There has been some really great announcements coming from Microsoft in terms of Green IT and...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/11/2009

Mapping Current State Architectures across the Enterprise

All the time I get the questions about how to do current state architecture or “as-is” architecture...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/11/2009

The Value of Wisdom

As you can see I am playing a bit of catch up as TED has been over for awhile. Barry Schwartz makes...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/03/2009

The Nemesis of Software Architecture

I had an interesting conversation with a friend of mine that resulted in some disagreements on root...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/02/2009

Infosys' Enterprise Architecture Survey 2008 - 2009

Last week Sohel Aziz’s Enterprise Architecture (EA) team at Infosys released there annual EA survey...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/24/2009

Open Group merger with the Global Enterprise Architecture Organization (GEAO)

  There is more big news on the Open Group front these days with the just announced a merger...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/23/2009

Massive P&P Compile of Resources for Architects

As some of you may know I aided with the Application Architecture Guide 2.0 materials which will...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/18/2009

Extended Enterprise Architecture Framework (E2AF) Template

Mike Kavis posted a high level cheat sheet for the Extended Enterprise Architecture Framework (E2AF)...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/09/2009

10 Misperceptions and challenges of Model Driven Development

Ran across an interesting post from Johan den Haan in which he shares his thoughts on the Top Ten...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/06/2009

Pragmatic Approach to Describing Solution Architectures

I just published a new article on the Microsoft Enterprise Architecture Center entitled, A Pragmatic...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/04/2009

TOGAF 9 Release and Impressions

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of talking with Allen Brown, president of the Open Group regarding...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/02/2009

Calgary Offering 1 Day EA Course

The Canadian IT Architecture Connection blog posted about a one day EA course that may be...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/29/2009

Taking the Data Center to Sea

A interesting post from Michael Bullock talks about Google’s new patient approach to put data...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/29/2009

Reducing the Cost of IT

I ran across a good post by Ed Carroll called "Reducing the Cost of Engineering/IT" on the CIO...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/28/2009

Two New Walker's Join the World

I am excited to announce a new Microsoft employee product, two new Walker's. On Thursday January...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/26/2009

Forrester: Leadership in IT Planning and EA Tools Report

If you would like a free version of the report from Forrester Troux is giving away a limited number...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/21/2009

The Enterprise Architecture Center of Excellence (EACOE)

There is a lot of EA events happening in the next few weeks. The Open Group is having an event that...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/21/2009

Leadership Qualities of an Enterprise Solution Architect

Gabriel Morgan really hit the ball out of the park with his post on Enterprise Solution Architects...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/20/2009

Microsoft's Generation 4 Data Center Vision - the Architects' Perspective

I ran across an interesting post and interview on the MS Data Center Blog on the infrastructure...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/20/2009

Presentations Uploaded

As followers of my blog know, I do many speaking engagements. Often times I get requests for those...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/20/2009

Pragmatic Enterprise Architecture Framework (PeaF)

Another EA framework player emerges in 2009, the Pragmatic Enterprise Architecture Framework (PeaF)....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/18/2009

Azure CTP Released

In this release both the Windows Azure Tools & the SDK was updated Windows Azure Tools for...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/15/2009

Facebook Shakes Things Up

Facebook is the hot new platform to integrate to these days. Yes, I said platform… Facebook isn’t...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/14/2009

Is Product Architecture the same as Solution Architecture? NO!

1I6 had an interesting e-mail thread with some folks here at Microsoft talking about delivering...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/06/2009

John Doerr gives advice on Economy and advice on first Federal CTO

John Doerr at Web 2.0 Summit - (Credit: CNET Networks / Josh Lowensohn) For those who are concerned...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/06/2008

Distributed Agile Development Patterns & Practices Guide

Microsoft Patterns and Practices (P&P) has released set of guidance today, Distributed Agile...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/30/2008

Just Released: Acceptance Test Engineering Guide

Microsoft patterns & practices announced today the latest addition to the p&p library of...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/30/2008

Ray Ozzie's Azure Keynote Overview

In case you missed it, you can see a clip of Ray Ozzie giving an overview of Azure. If you want more...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/29/2008

Oslo Roundup

I have talked a little bit about Oslo in the past (Oslo Sneak Peak) but not too much given the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/29/2008

Office Web Applications

There hasn't been a shortage of announcements this year at PDC. The next big one besides Windows 7...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/28/2008

Microsoft Azure Services Platform

Another announcement at PDC today from Ray Ozzie was the Azure Services Platform. This is an...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/27/2008

Windows Live ID now supports OpenID Identity Framework

It looks like the Windows Live product teams are giving some love to OpenID with committed support...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/27/2008

Hacking an Election, Really?

Watching the news last week and over the weekend it is almost humorous to see the spin going on...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/27/2008

Interview with GM for the Microsoft Cloud Services Data Center

This is a great web cast for all those infrastructure architects out there wondering what happens...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/27/2008

Microsoft SOA & Business Process Conference 2009

The annual Microsoft SOA & Business Process Conference 2009 continues again this year with some...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/22/2008

New "Real World" SOA Site

Today was the launch of that the new "Real World SOA happens {here}” site. This is one of...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/22/2008

The Numbers Behind Organizational Change

In a fairly recent whitepaper from IBM, global services did a worldwide survey across various roles...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/17/2008

IEEE on Software Architecture Podcast

There is a new architecture podcast out from IEEE that will be hosted by Grady Booch. If you do not...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/15/2008

Silverlight 2.0 Released

You can download Silverlight 2 from here.  To learn more , visit...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/14/2008

Architecture Journal 17 - Distributed Computing

Hot off the press the new Architecture Journal 17. The theme of this journal issue is Distributed...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/13/2008

Where the US Candidates Stand on Five Technology Issues

CIO.com wrote an insightful article summarizing the US Presidential Candidates stance on technology...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/09/2008

Want more Oslo... Here's a sneak peek

We are less than T-3 weeks to PDC and there will be a lot more details on the new Oslo initiative....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/09/2008

SOA Software Announces Expanded SOA Governance for Microsoft .NET Framework

SOA Software today released an expanded version of it's popular SOA governance suite for a series of...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/07/2008

Microsoft will soon release 'Windows Cloud' OS

This is going to be a relatively short post. Mostly just link love to Computer World. It's a high...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/02/2008

Gartner EA Summit - Day 2

As for the second day of coverage of the EA summit I attended less sessions and did more talking...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/29/2008

ArchiMate - The Emerging Architecture Modeling Standard?

At the Gartner EA Summit in London it seemed like there was quite a bit of talk on the solution...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/26/2008

Gartner EA Summit - Day 1

So I figured since I already started a thread on the Gartner keynote (Gartner EA Summit - Emergence...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/24/2008

Gartner EA Summit - Emergence Enterprise Architecture Keynote

I wanted to give some feedback on some new thoughts from Gartner in their keynote on Emergence...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/23/2008

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