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My New Blog I’m blogging again, seriously this time. Since I wanted to do some customization to my site, I decided to set up my own WordPress blog domain. You can find my latest blog entries at: http://fredchong.net/ or update your RSS feed to point to: http://f...
Cloud Computing for ICT4D It has been almost two years since I blogged my last entry, and lots of changes have taken place: I’ve taken on a different role in the Microsoft consulting services organization and had the opportunities to do some really interesting work in emergi...
Application Marketplaces and the Money Trail This paper describes the forces behind long tail software economics and the architecture of application marketplaces.
In addition, the paper also explains the different roles and benefits of application marketplaces to ISVs, hosters, VARs and enterpr...
The Forces of Long Tail Software and Services Chris Anderson's book on "the business of selling more of less" has enlightened people's thinking about current market economics where modern day technology and the Internet has enabled long tail ecommerce to flourish. For this blog post, I thought i...
The SaaSy Tale of Martians and Venusians Our latest paper is an attempt to match-make software vendors and hosters. The paper explains why their futures are dependent on each other, what they can expect from one another, and how they can have a congenial marriage together.
Interview with .NET Rocks I spoke with Carl and Richard at .NET Rocks earlier this year. Click on the .NET Rocks image below to hear the recording:
Implications of Self-, Outsourced- and OEM-Hosting The last couple of month I've been talking to many software vendors in China and Singapore and the topic of SaaS hosting is a recurring pain point highlighted by those I met. More often than not, my attempt to reassure them that my architecture team...
SaaS in Innovation Celebration Event It's been almost 4 weeks since I landed in Beijing and began working with my colleagues in China. 2 weeks ago, I had the unanticipated opportunity to be involved in the organization of Imagination Festival - an event held at Beijing University celebr...
Spring Time Christmas Gift: SaaS Architecture Workshop I just finished conducting a 3-day SaaS architecture workshop for our internal employees and ISV partners last week. The workshop content includes presentations on a bunch of SaaS architecture topics, such as: SaaS architecture tenets: Gianpaolo int...
Windows XP Version of Litware HR Available We recently released an updated version of Litware HR sample application that runs on Windows XP.
This updated release answers the feedback that we are getting from the codeplex community to have a version that most developers can run and test on the...
SaaS in China Besides my technical role in developing SaaS architecture guidance, I've had the privilege to be deeply involved in molding the SaaS industry in China. Over the course of the last year, I've travelled to different cities in China, working with my col...
Architecture Dimensions of the SaaS Ecosystem GP and I wrote an article on "The Architecture Dimensions of the SaaS Ecosystem" for the International Association of Software Architects (IASA) Special SaaS Issue newsletter a few months ago.
In this article, we provided an overview on the market p...
Dave is a member of Microsoft’s Corporate Standards policy team. He is involved with all of Microsoft’s global standards around server & tools which includes everything from XML to WS-*, from W3C to Oasis and ISO, all Office standards including Office Open XML, and all vertical industry standards from the enterprise markets to Microsoft Dynamics products
Fred Chong Fred Chong is a Solution Architect on Microsoft's Architecture Strategy Team
Gianpaolo Carraro Gianpaolo Carraro is a Solution Architect on Microsoft's Architecture Strategy Team
Harry Pierson Pierson is an Architect with Microsoft IT’s Integration Center of Excellence
Javed Sikander Javed is Group Program Manager for the Industry Solution Architecture Team at Microsoft. He and his team are engaged in addressing the challenges of Architects and Technical Decision Makers in six key industries
John deVadoss John deVadoss is the Director of Architecture Strategy on Microsoft's Architecture Strategy Team
John Evdemon John Evdemon has been designing and deploying enterprise systems for over two decades. He is currently focused on BPM and SOA as a member of Microsoft's Developer and Partner Evangelism Architecture Strategy Team
Mike Walker is an architect with Microsoft's Architecture Strategy Team in Redmond. His focus is Enterprise Architecture and the Financial Industry (Banking, Capital Markets, Insurance Value Chain, etc).
Moin Moinuddin Moin Moinuddin is a Retail Industry Architect on Microsoft's Architecture Strategy Team
Nigel Watson Watson is an Architect Evangelist at Microsoft in Melbourne, Australia
Ramkumar Kothandaraman Ram is an Architect Evangelist with Microsoft in India. He blogs on subjects ranging from object-relational mapping to the traits of good architecture
Ron Jacobs Ron Jacobs is an Architect regarding Microsoft's Architecture Strategy Team and the host of Skyscrapr's ARCast series
Ryan Plant Ryan Plant is an Architecture Advisor for Microsoft in the United States. Ryan is also a Microsoft Certified Architect in Solutions and a member of the MCA Board of Directors
Simon Guest is a Group Program Manager in the Architecture Strategy team at Microsoft, specializing in creating content and communities for the Architect audience. Drawing on over a decade of experience as a consultant in various industries, Simon enjoys taking an objective and pragmatic approach to developing solutions using Microsoft technology. A frequent speaker at conferences worldwide, Simon also enjoys writing, and is the author of the 'Microsoft .NET and J2EE Interoperability Toolkit' by Microsoft Press