Feeds

Microsoft to build on Rogers Partnership

Chief architects drawn together

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

April Fool's Rumours abound that Microsoft is to acquire famed architectural business the Richard Rogers Partnership, in the expectation that it will give a significant boost to the company's architectural capabilities.

At time of going to press, the terms of the acquisition had not been disclosed.

Though there is no official word from Microsoft spokespeople, CEO Steve Ballmer was said to be so excited about the upcoming deal that he could be heard outside the Redmond campus even though he was not using an industrial megaphone.

"No one has ever really understood how Microsoft products work or how to integrate with them easily because all the technical detail is hidden away," he was heard to shout. "Acquiring the Rogers Partnership will allow us to change our fundamental approach and not only be open, but be seen to be open. We will be able to change our fundamental approach by using the partnership's patented technology to put the fat pipes and plumbing on the outside."

Cynics might also care to ponder that such an acquisition would give Microsoft access to a Welsh Assembly facility at the same time. This could be an important move, particularly for Microsoft founder Bill Gates who has already been described by author Gary Rivlin as the Great White Whale.

There have been suggestions that Microsoft will use Lord Rogers' influence and expertise to bring new gravitas to the Microsoft Certified Architects Program. The Good Lord is said to be already planning to shift the emphasis of the program in order to highlight the past tense qualities of "certified" architects. This will move it away from Microsoft's more common future tense positioning of certifiable architects. ®

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
Microsoft WINDOWS 10: Seven ATE Nine. Or Eight did really
Windows NEIN skipped, tech preview due out on Wednesday
Business is back, baby! Hasta la VISTA, Win 8... Oh, yeah, Windows 9
Forget touchscreen millennials, Microsoft goes for mouse crowd
Apple: SO sorry for the iOS 8.0.1 UPDATE BUNGLE HORROR
Apple kills 'upgrade'. Hey, Microsoft. You sure you want to be like these guys?
ARM gives Internet of Things a piece of its mind – the Cortex-M7
32-bit core packs some DSP for VIP IoT CPU LOL
Microsoft on the Threshold of a new name for Windows next week
Rebranded OS reportedly set to be flung open by Redmond
Lotus Notes inventor Ozzie invents app to talk to people on your phone
Imagine that. Startup floats with voice collab app for Win iPhone
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.