It’s good to finally see “Smart Clients: Essential Requirements and Candidate Services” published on MSDN.

This article was something I helped craft when the Microsoft Architect Advisory Board was active. As the article states, MAAB has been retired and many, if not all, MAAB members are now Solution Architect MVPs.

One important name not listed in the acknowledgements is Jon Tobey. Jon took the collaborative work of a group of architects and clarified it into something more publicly consumable. As you might imagine, this was not an easy job–my colleague Greg Poirier characterized it as follows: “herding us like a bunch of alley cats to the finish line.” Thanks, Jon.

And thanks to all my fellow Smart Client Architecture Working Group teammates. Cheers!