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July 2008 Entries

Microsoft, Netflix and Internet Delivery vs. Physical Media

I like writing about digital home media because I invested in it significantly when I renovated my home. My family lives in a brownstone in New York City that was built in 1846; nonetheless, we have CAT6 cabling behind the walls and, among other things on our Gigabit Ethernet network, we have connected a Vista Media Center, two XBox 360s (used exclusively for media; we’re not gamers), Windows Home Server and several Sonos devices. But I also write about digital home media because Microsoft is making ......

SOA Brouhaha

A recent guest editorial by ZapThink’s Ron Schmelzer on TechTarget.com has gone out on a limb and panned Microsoft’s messaging around Oslo and its greater SOA strategy. Schmelzer and ZapThink really believe that Microsoft has SOA all wrong. The most prominent objection in the editorial seems to be that Microsoft is way too nuts and bolts about SOA — seeing it as more about application integration and less about the architectural paradigm shift that many SOA proponents feel is crucial, not only to ......