Sunday, December 28, 2008

MS CaseStudies for Reference

There are tons and tons of casestudies from the MS Website, here are some handpicked from various industries and verticals that really show the value and how far the technologies can go using the Microsoft Platform.

  • IT Services Company Improves Supply Chain Management with Mobility Solution
  • Aviation Company Uses PLM Suite to Improve Collaboration and Internal Operations
  • Bank Boosts User Productivity 40 Percent, Cuts Implementation Costs 50 Percent
  • Incident-Reporting Solution Provider Wins with Move to Microsoft-Based Infrastructure
  • Solution Provider Uses New Tools to Boost Productivity, Increase Time-to-Market
  • Sports Management Solution Wins the Game with New Revenue Streams, Fast Customer ROI
  • Movie Provider Automates to Meet Higher Demand, Reduce Costs, Improve Brand Visibility
  • Software Developer Creates an Affordable, Flexible Lab Information Management System
  • Nonprofit Slashes Development Cost, Adds Web Scalability, Client-Server Responsiveness
  • Medical Center Develops Patient Screening Tool Using Enhanced Web Technologies
  • Do leave a comment, in case you read these case...

    Patterns & Practices App Arch Guide 2.0 Beta 1

    Patterns & Practices App Arch Guide 2.0 Beta 1

    This guide will help solution architects and developers make the most of the Microsoft platform.  It's a distillation of many lessons learned.  It’s principle-based and pattern-oriented to provide a durable, evolvable backdrop for application architecture.  It's a collaborative effort among product team members, field, industry experts, MVPs, and customers.  Keep in mind it’s Beta so there’s still moving parts and they are processing quite a bit of feedback across the guide.

    App Arch Guide 2.0 – The Book (Beta 1) / Knowledge Base

    Key Features of the Guide

    • Canonical app frame - describes at a meta-level, the tiers and layers that an architect should consider. Each tier/layer is described in terms of its focus, function, capabilities, common design patterns and technologies.
    • App Types.  Canonical application archetypes to illustrate common application types.  Each archetype is described in terms of the target scenarios, technologies, patterns and infrastructure it contains. Each archetype will be mapped to the canonical app frame. They are illustrative of common app types and not comprehensive or definitive.
    • Arch Frame - a common set of categories for hot spots for key engineering decisions.
    • Quality Attributes - a set of qualities/abilities that shape your application architecture: performance, security, scalability, manageability, deployment, communication, etc.
    • Principles, patterns and practices - Using the frames as backdrops, the guide overlays relevant principles, patterns, and practices.
    • Technologies and capabilities - a description/overview of the Microsoft custom app dev platform and the main technologies and capabilities within it. 

    Monday, April 07, 2008

    Got Deep Breathe... Its AIR

    I took a real deep breathe when i SAW the AIR.... wow its amazing.... its really cool, its the Apple's MAC Air. An awesome notebook from Apple the Gizmo Wiz guys! Such a small notebook which weighs 1/2 of usual notebooks weight. The Core 2 Duo processor has been specially made by Intel for this notebook. Paul ottelini himself presented the chip in his hand during MAC AIR launch. The another milestone of this is the entire notebook is made of recyclable materials which is a great move in the history of notebook making towards caring the environment.  It has multifunctional touch pad which is wide enough for our fingers to play just like the iPhone image capabilities.

    Though its rocking, it has some drawbacks which we need to consider for evaluating. There are very minimal ports and notably there is only one USB port. what about up-gradation??? Time will tell us the freshness of the AIR. Take a deep breathe before you watch it!

    Watch it to believe it


    Monday, January 07, 2008

    Managing two worlds - puh!

    Two quarters ended successfully and a New year has dawn raising hopes in dubious mind.. Really started and feeling the roller coaster ride within 6 months of my PGSEM course. I feel what it takes to be an IIM grad. Its amazing atleast for me. what a way to learn and what technology has provided for people like me who needs a so called TAG with a quality education while not in a position to come out from Job... Though am struggling to meet the ends with the blood sucking company and a mind boggling course of IIM. In one way am learning management in a very different way.

    Wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year! and hope this year bring good changes to all my friends including me! After taking up the leadership position in my company i really feel the pain of managing people.. people management is really really different. One can manage even wild animals but not the people who behave smarter than us at times. Am learning many things and i want to implement what am learning so its a nice journey which am having now and hope it sails smooth and the wind should not blow up the candle...

    Life is great! after a long time am blogging now... hope to blog more from now....