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What is “Oslo”?

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On the second official day of the PDC 2008, me and many colleagues from the Dutch .NET community attended the introduction session titled “A lap around Oslo”. Up to this session, Oslo was something nobody really knew about other than that is was somewhat related to the next evolution of SOA and D...

October 31, 2008

Windows 7 at the PDC

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This morning, at the second keynote of this PDC, some of those Microsoft guys demoed Windows 7 and it is awesome. I´m not going to repeat the nice features because the Windows 7 team has already blogged about it with some nice screenshots. Check it out at here.

October 28, 2008

Windows Azure announced

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On Monday morning, at the PDC 2008 keynote, Microsoft announced Windows Azure, a new platform for hosting and enabling something what they call ‘services in the cloud’. It was, as seems to be traditional for keynotes, an awful presentation, but the idea is quite interesting. In essence (from what...

October 27, 2008

Live from LA

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Well, here I am. After an agonizing 11-hour flight from Amsterdam to LA in a Boeing 747-400, I’m finally in the City of Angels, also known as Los Angeles California. Fortunately, the entire Dutch .NET community joined me on this KLM flight, so we spend loads of time discussing architecture….NOT. ...

October 27, 2008

Slides and demo code from the SDN Conference 2008

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For the attendees who have visited my two sessions on building a service oriented architecture using architectural best practices, check out the introduction slides here and the slides with best practices over here. Also, build 2187 of the demo application can be downloaded from this location. I...

October 8, 2008