Author: Lamont


PDC 2008 Architect’s Cut

Microsoft has recently revamped it’s customer facing Architecture Portal.  It now features a selection of sessions from PDC 2008 that are particularly appealing for the architect audience.  Sessions can be launched on demand in the same page, maximized to full screen and eventually downloaded.                   But wait, there’s more! The Patterns & Practics team has been releasing a lot of valuable material as of late, including new...


Patterns & Practices SharePoint Guidance Released

Quick Links MSDN Site: SharePoint Guidance Future Friendly URL: Download: SharePoint Guidance – November 2008 CodePle Site: Community Forum: Guidance at a Glance This guidance helps architects and developers build SharePoint intranet applications.  The guidance contains a reference implementation that demonstrates solutions to common architectural, development, and lifecycle management challenges.  This guidance discusses the following: Architectural decisions about patterns, feature factoring, and packaging Design tradeoffs for comon decisions many developers encounter Implementation...


Distributed Agile Development at Microsoft Patterns & Practices Whitepaper Published

  Distributed Agile Development at Microsoft Patterns & Practices (white paper) + Agile Development Showcase Quick Links Agile Development Showcase Site Whitepaper Download (PDF) White Paper Abstract Distributed development is a fact of life for many teams. Unfortunately most agile methodologies or approaches assume that the team is located in a single team room. Until recently there has been little guidance about how to apply these approaches with a geographically dispersed team. Microsoft’s patterns &...


Microsoft Research Inspires. PDC Day #3 Recap

To read my PDC recaps from Days 1 & 2, click on the links below: Windows Azure Unveiled. PDC Day #1 Recap Windows 7 is Coming! PDC Day #2 Recap Rick Rashid, Senior VP of Microsoft Research gave the keynote today.  In his keynote, he proceeded to review the MSR organization and went down a lengthy resume of MSR accomplishments, areas of investigation and research, and strategic direction moving forward.  In his opening remarks Rashid briefly discussed...


Windows 7 is Coming. PDC Day #2 Recap

  To read my PDC Day 1 recap, click here. Ray Ozzie once again kicked off the keynotes for the day.  Today, the focus was on the client and the Live Services component of the Windows Azure platform.  In his opening remarks, Ozzie further solidified our story around the integration of the PC/Web/Phone and how our strategy will fundamentally change how we as consumers interact with these devices and that consumers demands for this type of...

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