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Author: smguest Date: 07/30/2007

THIS BLOG HAS MOVED - PLEASE UPDATE YOUR FEEDS!!!

I've had a happy time on http://blogs.msdn.com, but having decided to make some changes to my site,...

Author: smguest Date: 10/16/2006

Summary of SPARK UX

Software Architects have a tough job. They need to be experts in mapping business needs to...

Author: smguest Date: 10/06/2006

Looking for a User Experience Architect Evangelist

I have a new position in my team looking for a User Experience (UX) Architect Evangelist. I'm still...

Author: smguest Date: 10/06/2006

What do you need to know to be an IT Architect?

Update: This post has moved to here. My team has been spending a fair amount of time recently asking...

Author: smguest Date: 09/10/2006

Come Help Build a Better Architect Community!

Who do you know that gets to play at work all day? It could be you. If you know the latest Web 2.0...

Author: smguest Date: 09/07/2006

Renaming GTD Tasks in Outlook 2007

While using Outlook 2007 as my GTD tool, one of the things I’ve been missing is having the ability...

Author: smguest Date: 09/05/2006

Call For Papers: Architecture Journal Issue #10

Microsoft’s Architecture Journal is a quarterly magazine, providing a world-class forum for the...

Author: smguest Date: 08/31/2006

SPARK UX 1 - 3 Oct, Half Moon Bay, CA

SPARK UX the two faces of design A FORUM TO EXPLORE THE INTERSECTION OF ARCHITECTURE AND EXPERIENCE...

Author: smguest Date: 08/10/2006

Launching Applications in Vista 5472

Scott has a great post about replacing “start/run” to launch applications quickly – I’ve used a...

Author: smguest Date: 08/08/2006

Saving Memories

When I was growing up I used to take a lot of photos. Armed with an old Canon 35mm SLR, a few...

Author: smguest Date: 08/03/2006

Windows Vista 5472 - First Impressions

I took the leap yesterday and installed Vista (5472) and Office 12 (4228) on my main machine (a...

Author: smguest Date: 07/29/2006

Call for Papers: Architecture Journal Issue #9

Microsoft’s Architecture Journal is a quarterly magazine, providing a world-class forum for the...

Author: smguest Date: 07/05/2006

ARC202 - Slides from TechEd 2006

I've now uploaded my slides (hosting space courtesy of Mark) from my user experience presentation at...

Author: smguest Date: 06/15/2006

ARC202 – Putting the User Back into SOA (TechEd)

Thanks to all that came to my session today (ARC202 – Putting the User Back into SOA) at 10.45am. I...

Author: smguest Date: 06/13/2006

Implementing Getting Things Done using Outlook 2007

Last week, I made the switch from Office 2003 to Office 2007 Beta 2. Prior to the upgrade I was...

Author: smguest Date: 06/04/2006

Putting the User back into SOA - my first ARCast!

After the US NAF (National Architect Forum) last month, I sat down with Ron Jacobs to record my very...

Author: smguest Date: 05/19/2006

Architecture Journal - now in 8 languages!

Issue #7 of the Architecture Journal is now available in 8 languages (English, Spanish, Brazilian...

Author: smguest Date: 05/19/2006

Microsoft at JavaOne 2006

I can't believe it's been a year since I was at JavaOne last year - it seems like only yesterday I...

Author: smguest Date: 05/16/2006

Cliff Atkinson / Beyond Bullet Points

Cliff Atkinson is my new hero. For those that don't know, Cliff put together an MS Press book called...

Author: smguest Date: 05/10/2006

Iron Architect at TechEd US 2006

Coming to TechEd US this year? Think you are a pretty good architect? Think you are the best...

Author: smguest Date: 05/08/2006

Getting Things Done - Command Line Processor

I’ve been doing a ton of work recently around user experience (UX) – and the importance of UX for...

Author: smguest Date: 05/07/2006

PhotoMontage in Microsoft Expression Graphic Designer

I've been playing around with the "photo montage" effect in Microsoft Expression Graphic Designer....

Author: smguest Date: 05/05/2006

Mix06

On Sunday I'll be heading down to the Mix06 conference in Las Vegas. Over the past few months I've...

Author: smguest Date: 03/13/2006

T-Mobile MDA

A couple of weeks ago I switched from Verizon Wireless to T-Mobile, and at the same time had the...

Author: smguest Date: 03/13/2006

"Insufficient System Resources Exist to Complete the API"

I have a Toshiba Tecra M4 with 2Gb of RAM. I've had the machine for a while now and every so often,...

Author: smguest Date: 03/13/2006

WSCF 0.6 Released!

Congratulations to Christian and the guys over at Thinktecture on their v0.6 release of WSCF! New...

Author: smguest Date: 02/27/2006

5 Tips for running Windows Vista 5270 on a Virtual PC

I’ve recently setup Vista 5270 as a VPC on my Toshiba Tecra M4 Tablet. I was going to install it on...

Author: smguest Date: 02/24/2006

New Forum for Architect Events

Are you involved in running or supporting architect-related events? Would you like a place to share...

Author: smguest Date: 02/22/2006

Moving Beyond SOA

John DeVadoss (my manager and the guy who runs the architecture team at Microsoft) has been on the...

Author: smguest Date: 02/13/2006

Move to Vonage

A couple of weeks ago I switched from my current VOIP provider, SunRocket, to Vonage. The reason to...

Author: smguest Date: 02/12/2006

Call for Abstracts: Issue 8 of the Architecture Journal

Microsoft’s Architecture Journal is a quarterly magazine, providing a world-class forum for the...

Author: smguest Date: 02/10/2006

How can you tell if a “Web Service” really is a Web Service?

I was asked the question "How can you tell if a Web Service really is a Web Service?". If someone...

Author: smguest Date: 01/26/2006

JNBridge releases an Interop Blog

Given my new role, I seem to have less and less time recently to keep up with the latest...

Author: smguest Date: 01/25/2006

5 Options for Backing Up My Home PC - Part II

I would like to say thanks to everyone that submitted comments to my previous post. This is what I...

Author: smguest Date: 01/22/2006

5 Options for Backing Up My Home PC

I'm recovering from losing both the power-supply and hard disk of my home PC after we just moved...

Author: smguest Date: 01/21/2006

TechEd 2006 – Call for Speakers!

Would you like to shape the future by presenting a session in the Architecture track at TechEd 06...

Author: smguest Date: 01/17/2006

Announcing Microsoft's Architecture Forums

I’ve been a fan of Internet Newsgroups and Forums for many years – it still amazes me how these...

Author: smguest Date: 01/05/2006

Open Postion in My Team

Would you like to work with the best architects in Microsoft, capturing their ideas and sharing them...

Author: smguest Date: 12/16/2005

Architect Personas

I’ve sat through many architect events over the past few years and one thing that always strikes me...

Author: smguest Date: 12/12/2005

Is this what they mean by being "Service Oriented"?

Wes (formerly from webMethods) forwarded me this snapshot from a shopping mall in TX. (Apparently...

Author: smguest Date: 12/12/2005

Ron's PodCast with Steve Cook

In the first of his "ArcTalk" series, Ron Jacobs interviews Steve Cook about DSLs and Software...

Author: smguest Date: 12/05/2005

Would you like to write for the Architecture Journal?

Microsoft’s Architecture Journal is a quarterly magazine, providing a world-class forum for the...

Author: smguest Date: 11/28/2005

Beta of Scrum Add-In for VSTS available

A few guys at Conchango (for whom I used to work :-) have created a Scrum plug-in for VSTS. Good...

Author: smguest Date: 11/21/2005

JavaOne 2005 Speaker Award

I came back from vacation today to find I had won a "JavaOne 2005 Speaker Award" for being in the...

Author: smguest Date: 11/21/2005

Ron's Webcast on Windows Workflow Foundation

Ron sat down with John Evdemon (Architecture team) and Paul Andrew (Windows Workflow Foundation) in...

Author: smguest Date: 11/04/2005

Microsoft acquires FolderShare

I'm a big fan of FolderShare, so I'm very pleased to see this.

Author: smguest Date: 11/03/2005

My New Role

Working on interoperability at Microsoft over the past few years has been a phenomenal experience. I...

Author: smguest Date: 10/31/2005

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