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Enterprise Architecture

Microsoft Surface Hub is Here! Are You Ready?

Microsoft Surface Hub is Here! Are You Ready? Did you know that worldwide there are over 50 million collaborative spaces, 10 million large conference rooms, and 200 million personal offices that provide collaborative experiences? And most of these collaborative spaces have a need for large interactive displays, group audio/video conferencing technology, digital white boarding, and custom business applications to maximize the collaboration experience. Enter the new Microsoft Surface Hub. This new revolutionary 84-inch 4K TV-tablet-computer…

Selecting the Right Mobile Enterprise Application Platform – PART 1

There is a wave of change (and opportunity) hitting enterprises as a result of mobile technologies. This wave of change refers to how employees use mobility in their day-to-day jobs within the enterprise, otherwise known as “enterprise mobility”. (see “Are You Ready for the Mobile Tsunami?”) According to Symantec (2012), over half of all businesses are already making line-of-business applications accessible from mobile devices. It is becoming imperative for enterprises to develop a solid mobile strategy…

How to Get Free Money from Microsoft to Plan Your SharePoint Deployment

SharePoint 2013 redefines collaboration and document management and represents a new way to work together. As a Microsoft Volume Licensing Software Assurance customer, Microsoft can provide you with free funding for SharePoint Deployment Planning Services (SDPS). This service can help you plan a successful deployment of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 or SharePoint Online. With the expertise of a qualified Planning Services partner such as Imaginet, SDPS introduces advanced techniques, processes, and tools to help you…

How to Get Control Over Your Portfolio of Projects with Agile and TFS

We’re going to show you: How agile planning, management, and tracking are streamlined with Visual Studio 2013 and how to best leverage this functionality. New Enterprise Agile Management capabilities that are only available within Team Foundation Server 2013. How to effectively manage your Agile projects across all your teams, and avoid the 4 mistakes most team leads make on a daily basis. How to effectively conduct release and iteration planning with TFS. An immediate ability…

Choosing Aggregate Boundaries – Consistency

Those who know me know I’m a pretty big fan of the CQRS set of design patterns. CQRS style architectures typically borrow / build-upon the DDD (Domain Driven Design) set of patterns (in fact before Greg Young coined the term CQRS he was calling it DDDD [Distributed DDD]).  One pattern that’s pretty central in DDD is the concept of Aggregates.  This is the practice of splitting your domain model up into pieces, and these pieces…

Enterprise Architecture – SOA with a Dash of PubSub

The past few weeks I’ve been helping a client come up with an Enterprise Architecture (EA), and I realized that I seem to have zero’d in on one that I would probably use at most places. First off, what do I mean by Enterprise Architecture?  I know lots of people use this to mean different things. For this post, I’m using the term Enterprise Architecture to describe how the various applications and systems in an Enterprise…