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Services are like Lego ?
There are common analogies used in I.T. and in Architecture there is a rather popular one and that is drawing a comparison between building applications and constructing Lego models.ZapThink have written an interesting article that explores whether this is actually a wise thing to do specifically in the context of service orientation ......

Posted On Friday, December 15, 2006 8:00 AM

Are Web Serivices turning into Bloatware ?
Pete Lacey in his post here has raised some very good points that are worth discussing.For my take I think we are stuck between a rock and a hard place, we need an interoperability standard that does all the good stuff like security and transactions, but simple? I know that technologies like Microsoft's WCF has gone along way to abstract the developer away from the fun to be had at the WS-* level but is this the right answer ? And I am still hearing story's that Java et al can't access Web Services ......

Posted On Thursday, December 14, 2006 3:45 PM

EVO (Exchange/Office 2007 & Vista) Business Launch
I was at Eileen Brown’s EVO Launch, sorry, Exchange, Vista and Office Launch, (yeah who are we kidding EVO is less of a mouthful, I even caught our HP account manager saying 'EVO' to) and I have to say it was a pretty impressive day mainly because most of the content was demo based, hardly a PowerPoint in sight, just used to link the sessions together, this is an amazing achievement! The day was split into four sections that where themed based such as ‘security and value to the business’, ‘simplicity ......

Posted On Thursday, December 14, 2006 3:15 PM

Where have I been hiding ?
I haven't blogged for a few weeks and there are perfectly good reasons for that, Firstly, I've been playing with all the new technologies such as WF, WCF, Office 2007 and Vista. Vista was fun getting it to work on my Toshiba P100 laptop, but thanks to http://www.laptopvideo2go.com I have a fully functioning Nvidia 7600 Go graphics card and Aero is running just sweet and DirectX games are just fine (infact I think they run quicker!) However these are not officially supported drivers so use them at ......

Posted On Friday, December 8, 2006 4:48 PM

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