January 26, 2011 at 10:34 AM
It's being an interesting trend where heterogeneous services were exposed and now can be consumed by a variety of consumers, say, publishers with PDFs, online content with Netflix. The underlying standards are called OData which details can be found at http://www.odata.org Today, many sites expose their data in OData-compatible format, see here. If you're developing a new application, consider exposing your data in that format. Also, watch out the extended integration throughout the Microsoft products for examples of using it at MIX'11.
January 18, 2011 at 9:38 AM
I like phylosophy because it makes one to think. The thinking is the special process that can be done to make a decision and the following paper from Harvard Working Knowledge represents a quantitative measure which can be applied to the daily processes: Thinking Too Little to Thinking Too Much: A Continuum of Decision Making. Worth reading.
January 12, 2011 at 4:13 PM
January 11, 2011 at 5:49 PM
Forrester conducted a research regarding current offering from Microsoft for the Cloud, Microsoft Azure, which basically, goes down to that while it's advanced, there are still things it should go through to mature. Read on.