Some thoughts on Structuring modeling projects in Visual Studio Team Architect.

The success of using models [UML and non-UML] in the application lifecycle dependents deeply on how you’ve organized them, and with that also the success of the solution you are going to deliver. Models [mainly the UML ones] are used for communication. Communication with different shareholders how the solution looks like and to discuss how the different concerns and needs find their way in the solution. But also to communicate with developers, testers, operations, designers and many more. [A like this picture of different types of stakeholders, from the change management toolbox ] Communication, Keep it simple. The most important thing you have... [More]

Install Windows 7 ISO without DVD writer software but with Virtual PC

Installed Windows 7 Beta 1 this morning just before ice skating  in my backyard.    [click to zoom, the pushpin is where I live at the water and now at the ice… really great, see also picture below]   [Vicky and Abel] Actually I upgraded the 6801 PDC version to the 7000 version [no problems with that]. But because I don’t have a DVD writer and no ISO reading tool I used the workaround I did many times and just because I haven’t seen any post about it [and I wanted to show some skating pictures] I thought let’s post it. What did I do to install the Windows 7 ISO image, the steps are very easy. I do think everybody nowadays have Virtual PC installed, if not… think ... [More]

Microsoft MVP 2009 Award

Just checking my email [with a little new-years party headache] and found an email in my ‘spambox’ telling me I am awarded with a Microsoft MVP award [Clemens Reijnen: Team System: Architecture]… Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2009 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. That's a great start of 2009. var dzone_url = ''; var dzone_title = 'Microsoft MVP 2009 Award'; var dzone_blurb = 'Microsoft MVP 2009 Award'; var dzone_style = '1';

Getting App Arch Guid Knowledge in VSTS2010 – Part3 Create Diagrams from Code

The (experimental) journey of getting App Arch Guid Knowledge in VSTS2010 with Edward continuous…  previous steps… The VSTA Layer Diagram and the P^P App Arch Guide 2.0. Blueprints: Visual Studio 2010 CTP In this step as promised in part 1 ‘Create Diagrams from Code’. I used VSTemplate and the IWizard interface for the first solution, but now we have the Blueprints available in VSTS2010 we better can use that functionality to create the diagrams. For this post it actually doesn’t matter what you use as long as you can access the Visual Studio automation object model [DTE]. The steps you have t... [More]

The VSTA Layer Diagram and the P^P App Arch Guide 2.0.

Microsoft is releasing more and more tooling and guidance for the architect. With Visual Studio Team Architect 2010 Microsoft enables the architect and designer to great models which keep their value throughout the application lifecycle and with the current effort according to Architectural Guidance of the Patterns and Practices group, they are helping us making better designed applications. Combining these two efforts, knowledge and valuable models, will help the Application Lifecycle in delivering more added value to the business.    VSTS2010 Layers   Most of the models VSTS2010 has are common used UML models, but Microsoft is also going to... [More]

VSTA, the enterprise architect and the application lifecycle

There are a many types of architects in an organization and one of them is the enterprise architect, he / she architect’s enterprises. So, what do they do and how can ALM benefit from their work? Very brief they make ICT valuable and adoptable for the business, they are the bridge between business strategy and the ICT of an organization. When looking at the ALM circle I would say they feed the business part. Not very well explained, they better can do it their self… you can find here on wiki and here on DYA some more information. One important thing for application lifecycle management are the artifacts they deliver to the overall process and products? What ... [More]

Upgrade my BlogEngine.NET from 1.x to 1.45

Not everything tweaked as I want… but it looks fine for now. Piece off 1.45 visualized with VSTA2010

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VSTA Layer Diagram and MEF– Does my Design Smell?

Did some playing with MEF and a Smelling Layer Diagram today… it turned out to be an interesting scenario. Some background. There are many anti-patterns, patterns which have been proven not to work well. Anti-patterns for buildings, for collaboration, for businesses, for code and for sure for design. Some are common, like cyclomatic dependencies between components, some are more specific for a company and even every designer has some anti-patterns made for himself. Every designer, application architect or anybody else involved in designing something knows them or should know them to make a better design and finally application. So, it would be interesting to... [More]

Trends in Software Modeling webcast

As you can see in this post I did worked sometimes during my vacation… and one of the things I did was the recording of this webcast. Learn more about modeling by watching the Trends in Software Modeling [wmv, download] webcast featuring Jeffrey Hammond (Forrester Research), Cameron Skinner (Microsoft, Visual Studio Team System), and Clemens Reijnen (Sogeti). The complete story can be found on MSDN “Visual Studio Team System 2010 Overview”… The recording wasn’t with any stress for me, My cell phone didn't had a network connection on the only location with internet access … arrrghhhh so, finally ... [More]

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