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Interacting with Clouds From Visual Studio: Part 2 – Amazon Web Services

January 15, 2013


In this series of blog posts, I’m looking at how well some leading cloud providers have embedded their management tools within the Microsoft Visual Studio IDE. In the first post of the series, I walked through the Windows Azure management capabilities in Visual Studio 2012.  This evaluation looks at the completeness of coverage for browsing, […]

Book Review: The New Kingmakers

January 14, 2013


I just finished reading the fascinating new mini-eBook “The New Kingmakers” from Redmonk co-founder Stephen O’Grady. This book represents a more in-depth analysis of a premise put forth by O’Grady a couple years back: developers are the single most important constituency in technology. O’Grady doubles-down on that claim here, and while I think he proves […]

January 2013 Trip to Europe to Speak on (Cloud) Integration, Identity Management

January 4, 2013


In a couple weeks, I’m off to Amsterdam and Gothenburg to speak at a pair of events. First, on January 22nd I’ll be in Amsterdam at an event hosted by middleware service provider ESTREME. There will be a handful of speakers, and I’ll be presenting on the Patterns of Cloud Integration. It should be a […]

Interview Series: Four Questions With … Tom Canter

January 2, 2013


Happy New Year! Thanks for checking out my 45th interview with a thought leader in the “connected technologies” space. This month, we’re talking to Tom Canter who is the Director of Development for consultancy CCI Tec, a Microsoft “Virtual Technology Specialist (V-TS)” for BizTalk Server, and a smart, grizzled middleware guy. He’s seen it all, and I […]


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