Project Performance Corporation (PPC) is a management consulting firm based in the DC metro area. It integrates world leading expertise in the areas of environment and energy with cutting edge IT and global management. Its clients include government agencies and Fortune 500 organizations. In this…
In this interview,
Greg Galipeau, Project Manager and senior consultant of RDA, discusses with
Zhiming Xue about customizing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) based solutions. With demos Greg walks through each of the three customization options -- using the SharePoint Designer tool,…
It is common to hear of massive IT failures; projects that are over budget, late, poorly aligned to business needs, or all of the above. Often, the resulting losses are in the hundreds of millions of dollars. The cause is almost always the same: uncontrolled
complexity. The solution to…
Dr. Zhiming Xue interviews
Steve Michelotti, senior solution architect at
e.magination. Steve discusses what his team had to do to build a highly available 64-bit based web solution that supports a demanding service level agreement (SLA): more than 3 billion daily transactions, 99.99% of all…
This ARCast features Michael Manos
who leads all the datacenters for Microsoft globally. Michael is leading Microsoft’s transformation into massive scale datacenter environments for Web 2.0 and online services. Michael is interviewed by
Bob Familiar interviews
Stephen Tarmey of Tyco Software House on how he discovered the Concurrency and Coordination Runtime in the
SDK and used it to implement a high throughput asynchronous I/O pattern.
Andrew Espinosa, Principal User Experience Engineer at
Monster.com, discusses their adoption of Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX with
Bob Familiar. Andrew talks about some challenges they had and what the benefits are now that they have ASP.NET AJAX deployed.
Architecting an enterprise or web application for high performance, scale, and availability can be a challenge without an appropriate caching strategy. One approach is to leverage a distributed caching platform to support the needs of performance, scale,
and availability. In this ARCast episode,…
Companies need infrastructure to integrate services for internal enterprise systems, services running at business partners, and systems accessible on the public Internet. And companies need be able to start small and scale rapidly.
Joe Shirey talks to Clemens Vasters, senior program manager on…
Are software architects necessary?
Nobody denies the need for software architecture, but many challenge the idea that you need a dedicated software architect to get it.
Michael Stiefel compares software to painting to answer this question. Yes we do need architects, but not for the reasons…