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Preparing For TechEd

This being my first time going to TechEd and I want to make sure that I get the most out of it. The first goal is to make sure that I get to the sessions that cover as many topics as possible. This is important for me as a Solution Architect consultant specializing in Microsoft technologies. To this end I have spent some time going through the sessions on the myTechEd site. The other reason for the trip is to connect with the Microsoft development community. This includes both members of my local ......

2012 Chicago IT Architects Group Call For Speakers

We are almost at the start of the new year. The group is currently on our December break from presentations but we are looking to return full steam in January. The Chicago Information Technology Architects Group is community driven and as such we are looking for speakers and topics to keep our community thriving. If you have a topic that you would like to present or know someone who has a topic that they love to talk about in the IT Architecture space please contact me through this blog. del.icio.us ......

SkyDrive and Consumer Cloud Services

Paul Thurrrott recently posted an article on the future of SkyDrive and I was asked what I thought about its future by @UserCommunity. So let’s take a look. The breakdown from Microsoft that Paul described I believe is an accurate representation of users and usages. While I can’t say that I leverage SkyDrive to the extent that it was meant to be I do enjoy having OneNote hosted their and being able to consult and edit it from the desktop, web and Windows Phone. Taking that one step further is the ......

GWB Influencer

I was pleasantly surprised to find out this week that I am now part of the Geeks With Blogs Influencers program. It is hard to believe that it has been 5 1/2 years since I started blogging here. It has always been a great community and it is great to be able to show off how much I appreciate having this soapbox here to share ideas. I look forward to being here a lot longer. Finally, thanks to Jeff and the crew for keeping the lights on and continued improvements. del.icio.us Tags: GWB,Geeks With ......

September 2011 Chicago IT Arch Group Wrap-up

Matt Hidinger gave a high energy presentation around Onion Architecture for this month’s meeting. It was great seeing the history of this architectural approach including its connection to Jeffrey Palermo. Of course drinking from a fire hose takes a while to digest. Get the code and slides here. Please join us for our next meeting and get involved in the Chicago Information Architecture community. del.icio.us Tags: CITAG,Chicago Information Technology Architects Group,Jeffrey Palermo,Matt Hidinger,Onion ......

Architecture Blooming In Chicago

For the last three years the Chicago Information Technology Architects Group has been the only community in the Chicago area for Software Architects, Enterprise Architects, Infrastructure Architects and Database Architects. Suddenly this is changing. The first change was a special interest group created by member of the Chicago .NET Users Group (CNUG). This has just started in the last couple of months. Now it was just announced that IASA is finally launching a Chicago chapter. This is something ......

June 2010 Chicago Architects Group Meeting

The Chicago Architects Group will be holding its next meeting on June 15th. Please come and join us and get involved in our architect community. Register Presenter: Tim Murphy Topic: Document Generation Architectures Location: TechNexus 200 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 1500 Room A/B Chicago, IL 60606 Time: 5:30 - Doors open at 5:00 Sponsored by: del.icio.us Tags: Chicago Architects Group,Azure,Scott Seely ......

May 2010 Chicago Architects Group Meeting

The Chicago Architects Group will be holding its next meeting on May 18th. Please come and join us and get involved in our architect community. Register Presenter: Scott Seely Topic: Azure For Architects Location: TechNexus 200 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 1500 Room A/B Chicago, IL 60606 Time: 5:30 - Doors open at 5:00 del.icio.us Tags: Chicago Architects Group,Azure,Scott Seely ......

Chicago Code Camp Call For Speakers

The Chicago Code Camp is coming up on May 1st, 2010. They are still looking for speaker. If you have a rock’n code demonstration that you would like to present to the community be sure to sign up. If you know someone else who has some ideas that you really think they should share with the world guilt them in to signing up. http://www.chicagocodecamp.... del.icio.us Tags: Chicago Code Camp,call for speakers ......

April 2010 Chicago Architects Group Meeting

The Chicago Architects Group will be holding its next meeting on April 20th. Please come and join us and get involved in our architect community. Register Presenter: Matt Hidinger Topic: Onion Architecture Location: Illinois Technology Association 200 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 1500 Room A/B Chicago, IL 60606 Time: 5:30 - Doors open at 5:00 del.icio.us Tags: Chicago Architects Group,Data Integration Architecture,Mike Vogt ......

2010 Chicago Code Camp Coming In May

The Lake Count .NET User Group is putting on it’s second Chicago Code Camp on May 1st. I would encourage everyone to come out and participate in the Chicago area .NET community. You can register here. Better yet come of with a presentation of your own. I have submitted an abstract for a presentation on Office Open XML. del.icio.us Tags: Chicago Code Camp,presentations,Office Open XML,LCNUG ......

Architects – Can’t We All Be Friends

Lately I have had some run-ins with structural architects who have warned me that calling myself or our user group Architects is against the law in Illinois. I still need to sort out if this is actually the case or not, but it makes me ask a number of questions. Clearly the law was not intended to protect the word Architect. It was meant to protect the profession and protect the public from people who were practicing architecture without proper training. We wouldn’t want buildings and bridges falling ......

March 2010 Chicago Architects Group Meeting

The Chicago Architects Group will be holding its next meeting on March 16th. Please come and join us and get involved in our architect community. Register Presenter: Mike Vogt Topic: Data Integration Architecture Location: Illinois Technology Association 200 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 1500 Room A/B Chicago, IL 60606 Time: 5:30 - Doors open at 5:00 del.icio.us Tags: Chicago Architects Group,Data Integration Architecture,Mike Vogt ......

February 2010 Chicago Architects Group Meeting

The Chicago Architects Group will be holding its next meeting on February 16th. Please come and join us and get involved in our architect community. Register Presenter: Chris McAvoy Topic: Amazon Cloud Services Location: Illinois Technology Association 200 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 1500 Room A Chicago, IL 60606 Time: 5:30 - Doors open at 5:00 ......

Future CAG Topics

In an effort to better serve the Chicago architecture community here is a preview of upcoming topics. January – Dependency Injection and Inversion of Control Containers February – Amazon Cloud Service March – Data Integration Architecture Future: Document Generation Architecture Technorati Tags: Chicago Architects Group,CAG,architecture,user group,PSC Group ......

January 2010 – Chicago Architects Group Meeting

The Chicago Architects Group will be holding its next meeting on January 19th. Please come and join us and get involved in our architect community. Register Presenter: Tim Murphy Topic: Dependency Injection and Inversion of Control Containers Location: Illinois Technology Association 200 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 1500 Room A Chicago, IL 60606 Time: 5:30 - Doors open at 5:00 ......

October 2009 CAG Meeting

The Chicago Architects Group will be holding its next meeting on October 29th. Please come and join us and get involved in our architect community. Register Presenter: David Dickinson Topic: Agile Development Principles and their Practical Application Location: Illinois Technology Association 200 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 1500 Room A Chicago, IL 60606 Time: 6:15 - Doors open at 6:00 ......

July Chicago Architects Group Meeting

The Chicago Architects Group will be holding its next meeting on July 30th. Please come and join us and get involved in our architect community. Register Presenter: You Topic: Current Topics in Architecture Open Discussion Location: Illinois Technology Association 200 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 1500 Room A Chicago, IL 60606 Time: 5:30 - Doors open at 5:15 ......

May Chicago Architects Group Meeting

The Chicago Architects Group will be holding its next meeting on May 28th. Please come and join us and get involved in our architect community. Register Presenter: Sean Blanton Topic: Trends in Continuous Integration and Software Delivery Location: Microsoft - Downers Grove 3025 Highland Pkwy Suite 300 Downers Grove, IL 60515-5506 Time: 6:00 - Doors open at 5:30 ......

February Chicago Architects Group Meeting

The Chicago Architects Group will be holding its next meeting on February 26th. Please come and join us and get involved in our architect community. Register Presenter: Paddy Srinivasan Topic: Cloud Computing Location: Microsoft - Downers Grove 3025 Highland Pkwy Suite 300 Downers Grove, IL 60515-5506 Time: 6:00 - Doors open at 5:30 ......

Chicago Architect Group January Meeting Summary

Angela Binkowski covered Visual Studio 2010 focusing on the architecture tools at the most recent CAG meeting. This was a great evening with a lot of lively discussion. This would have been a great event for people who don’t think that Microsoft listens. As Angela was doing here presentation she was taking notes to bring back to the product team. Some of the highlights that I found interesting included: The Layer Diagram is a component or context diagram of sorts. The nice thing about this document, ......

Chicago Architects Group January 2009 Meeting

The Chicago Architects Group is kicking off a new year with it’s first meeting of the year on January 29th. Please come and join us and get involved in our architect community. Register Presenter: Angela Binkowski Topic: Visual Studio Team Systems 2010: Architect Edition Tools Preview Location: Illinois Technology Assocation 200 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 1500 Room A Chicago, IL 60606 Time: 5:30 - Doors open at 5:15 ......

July Chicago Architecture Group Meeting

The July Chicago Architecture Group meeting will be held at the Downers Grove Microsoft office. Mike Smialek of Daugherty Business Solutions will be speaking on the Evolutioin of Architecture. Please join us and meet your peers in the Chicago architecture community. You need to pre-register because of building security and it also helps us to know how much food to order. Please visit the link below. http://chicagoarchitectsgro... ......

Maintaining Blog Post Lists

I just don't know how other people do it. There are a number of individuals around the blogosphere who create lists on a daily or weekly basis which reflect what they think are hot topics. I have been creating a list that I email out to the members of the .NET community within my company for the last few months. For about the last three weeks I just have not been able to keep up with this effort. Part of the challenge is that I am not finding a lot that looks of interest to me. The raises a dilemma. ......

An Architect's Life As A Consultant

As with any career, consulting has a number of benefits and challenges. As a consultant architect you get to experience more environments than a in house architect. On the other hand you aren't assured that you will be doing architecture on every assignment. One day you may be working as a developer and the next as a project manager. So how do you keep your skills sharp and your resume viable? Your resume is going to be littered with jobs other than the title of architect. Within a project look for ......

To Link List Or Not To Link List

In the past I have had an aversion to link list posts. I have picked up a large number of blog subscriptions and most of these lists just contain what I have already seen. Lately my opinion has changed slightly. I am trying to evangelize within the company that I work for. In order to grow awareness of what is going on in the community as a whole I have started sending out emails with a distilled list of blog links. I figure if I have already found what I think are the jewels I can save others the ......

Creating A Paint.NET Effect Plugin

This is an area that I have not explored before. That is the creation of plug-ins and community property. Add to that the fact that the most graphical programming I have done is frame by frame line drawing animation on an Apple II. In this case I ran into a challenge online that requested an effect that Paint.NET did not offer. My first adventure started with a version of CodeLab published by BoltBait (sorry I don't have a real name). It is a tool that launches as an effect within Paint.NET giving ......

David Hayden On .NET Rocks

This latest show really interested me since the topic was Enterprise Library. It is a subject that is near and dear to my heart since I spent significant amount of time working on a few chapters of a book for the 2.0 release. I have to admit I haven't had much time to keep up lately and had even forgotten that they had moved it to CodePlex. I found the application blocks that were added for 3.0 exciting. The fact that there is now a validation application block and a policy injection application ......

Now That Is Dedication To Your Product

Yesterday I posted about adding whatIf functionality to a PowerShell script. Less than 24 hours later I had a comment from Jeffrey Snover of the PowerShell team. This isn't the first time that I have noticed hits to my blog from Microsoft addresses after posting on one subject or another. I find the fact that the product teams are keeping an eye on the community reassuring. Keep up the good work guys ......

Pay It Forward

One of my hobbies is photography (webshots, zooomr) and I was listening to The Digital Photography Show podcast where the guest was Kevin Kubota. He presents photography seminars and is offering scholarships to his seminars. The interesting part of the application is that you have to describe what charity work you do. He said that he figures if he is doing something for you then you should be doing something for your community to show that you are serious. So how does this relate to architecture ......

Architect Community and Resources

Being an architect or becoming an architect is not an easy thing to do. In most companies if there is even a single architect you are lucky. This means that you are on your own to figure out what an architect should really be. No wonder no one can agree on what an architect is. One thing I would like to see is an apprenticeship and mentoring program within the architect community. Experience is key to becoming an architect, but there are component skills that can be grown and nurtured. We need to ......

CSLA.NET Gets a New Forum

For those who don't subscribe to Rocky's blog, he just announced that the MSN group is being replaced by a new Community Server forum. There has been an extremely active community around his books for a number of years. If you have any interest or questions about the framework I would recommend that you join this forum ......

Why Performance and Scalable is Required Reading

We are in the middle of addressing some production issues at my current client. One of them involves an ASP.NET application which is slow to respond at times and other times does not seem to respond at all. The fun part is that there is nothing from the application side which is giving us a clue as to what is going on. This has been going on for a while and people are starting to get frustrated, so it was decided to call the experts from Microsoft. So we start having conference calls and the MS representatives ......