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Microsoft LEAP Sweden 2012

I have been privileged to participate in the Lead Enterprise Architect Program at Microsoft this spring.
The Lead Enterprise Architect Program (LEAP) is a program that aims to give understanding of the strategic core components of the Microsoft platform.

LEAP consists of five master class training sessions as well as three days of sessions at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Seattle.
The direction of the classes are extremely appealing and I really hope that they will live up to my expectations:

  • Application architecture on the Microsoft Platform
  • Cloud computing for Architects
  • Identity & Access Management
  • Integration on premises and in the cloud
  • Business Intelligence and Enterprise Search

The program starts in February and ends with the trip to Redmond in the end of May. During this time I will try to write as much as possible about this whole experience, which I hope will be amazing!


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