There has been a great deal of momentum with the Open Group over the past few weeks (Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) recognized by The Open Group as valid Architecture Framework).
I am happy to announce today that for the first time Microsoft has joined the Open Group as a Gold Member. Personally, this is a huge step forward for Microsoft. Not because I work for Microsoft, nor that I fostered this through the process to become a member, but rather the value this will add to Microsoft and the products and services we offer to our customers.
From an earlier post (The Microsoft Enterprise Strategy Program) you can see that Microsoft is making more and more investments into Enterprise Strategy and Architecture area with services offerings to customers. As time goes by more updates will be made available on what this partnership means to the Open Group, Microsoft and their customers.
I will be at the Austin Open Group Conference and will be available if people want to meet and discuss collaboration.