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Microsoft’s Strategy of “Framework First”, “Host Second”

March 22, 2010


I’ll say up front that this post is more of just thoughts in my head vs. any deep insight.  It hit me on Friday (as a result of a discussion list I’m on) that many of the recent additions to Microsoft’s application platform portfolio are first released as frameworks, and only later are afforded a […]

Project Plan Activities for an Architect

March 12, 2010


I’m the lead architect on a large CRM project that is about to start the Design phase (or in my RUP world, “Elaboration”), and my PM asked me what architectural tasks belong in her project plan for this phase of work.  I don’t always get asked this question on projects as there’s usually either a […]

SIMPLER Way of Hosting the WCF 4.0 Routing Service in IIS7

March 9, 2010


A few months back I was screwing around with the WCF Routing Service and trying something besides the “Hello World” demos that always used self-hosted versions of this new .NET 4.0 WCF capability. In my earlier post, I showed how to get the Routing Service hosted in IIS.  However, I did it in a round-about […]

Interview Series: Four Questions With … Mikael Hakansson

March 3, 2010


Here we are at the 18th interview in my riveting series of questions and answers with thought leaders in the “connected technologies” space.   All the MVPs are back from the recently MVP Summit and should be back on speaking terms with one another.  Let’s find out if our interview subject, Mikael Håkansson, still likes me […]


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