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Book: Dominic Betts, Jérémi Bourgault et al, Building Elastic and Resilient Cloud Applications: Developer’s Guide to the Enterprise Library Integration Pack for Windows Azure™

The Introduction to this 220p. book, Building Elastic and Resilient Cloud Applications: Developer’s Guide to the Enterprise Library Integration Pack for Windows Azure™ is given by Mark Aggar, Senior Director Environmental Sustainability, Microsoft Corporation. He makes the point that energy use … Continue reading

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Poster: WindowsRT Common Network API Posters

This set of three posters in PDF format visually maps out the Http, Background Transfer and TCPIP Socket API’s available to Windows RT devices. The  document is however designed for US paper sizing’s (Ledger/Tabloid,  11.0 x 17 inches, approx. A3). … Continue reading

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C++ Conformance Roadmap Visual C++ : The road to C++14 wave

Microsoft has released further progress (Visual C++ Compiler November 2013 CTP) towards  adding advanced capabilities (esp. generic lambdas) to its C++ programming language the so called C++14 draft proposal from the  ANSI/ISO international standards. The announcement can be found here.  

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Sharepoint 2013, Sharepoint Server 2013, Sharepoint Online: Recent Sharepoint Guidance and Posters

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Architecture (Poster) Information in this model helps you understand architectures that apply to server applications, Office Web Apps Server, app management, databases, workflows, wide-area networks, monitoring, newsfeeds, distributed cache, high availability, and disaster recovery. Mobile Architecture … Continue reading

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Book: Developer’s Guide for Microsoft Enterprise Library 2nd edition

The second edition of the documentation for  the open source Enterprise Library (matching the v6.0 code release) has been made available in multiple digital formats and can be purchased in print from Amazon as a paperback (Dominic Betts, Julian Dominguez … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper V- Component Architecture Posters

Microsoft have made available as a series of PDF files a number of useful posters relating to their most recent virtualisation solution, Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V. The description summarises then well: “These posters provide a visual reference for understanding … Continue reading

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Poster: .Net Universe 2013 Poster

This is the download description: “This poster shows how the trends are changing in .NET as we´re moving from a single large .NET Framework to a more loosely coupled and autonomous libraries and sub-frameworks, many of them even published as … Continue reading

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Infrastructure as a Service IaaS: Product Line Architecture ~ Fabric Architecture Guide, Fabric Management Architecture Guide & Deployment Guide

Microsoft Corporation have made available three substantial documents for consideration when constructing private clouds.  The Fabric Architecture Guide ( Adam Fazio, David Ziembicki, Joel Yorker Infrastructure-as-a- Service Product Line Architecture, Fabric Architecture Guide, Microsoft Corporation, May 2013, 112pp). The document … Continue reading

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Book: Exploring CQRS and Event Sourcing: A journey into high scalability, availability and maintainability with Windows Azure

The Patterns and Practices team have released a new book  (Dominic Betts, Julián Domínguez, Grigori Melnik, Fernando Simonazzi & Mani Subramanian, Exploring CQRS and Event Sourcing: A Journey into high scalability, availability and maintainability with Windows Azure, Microsoft Corporation, July 2012 … Continue reading

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Poster: Microsoft Business Intelligence at a Glance Poster

Microsoft have assembled a useful poster  (34 x 44 in) as a PDF outlining Microsoft’s Business Intelligence propositions. Targeted at enterprise architects and IT implementer’s. “The poster summarizes the benefits of Microsoft’s BI technologies and depicts them by layer: client … Continue reading

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Book: N-Layered Domain-Oriented Architecture Guide with .NET 4.0

This guide to Domain Driven Design (DDD) and Microsoft.NET was developed by software architects from Microsoft Spain. The initial release of the 475 page publication garnered some criticism from architects but most of those concerns are addressed in version 2.0 … Continue reading

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Book: Microsoft Application Architecture Guide 2nd edition

The guide helps you to: Understand the underlying architecture and design principles and patterns for developing successful solutions on the Microsoft platform and the .NET Framework. Identify appropriate strategies and design patterns that will help you design your solution’s layers, … Continue reading

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