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Emerging Technology Briefs: Identity
(Web Services DevCenter)
A brief look at the state of the emerging identity, membership, and preferences fabric for the Internet.
Peer Review: How We Got From P2P to Hailstorm
In this column, Richard Koman explains why core P2P principles like presence and identity are being turned into a Web Services platform.
Who is Microsoft Trying to Control?
Collab.net's Frank Hecker agrees that Hailstorm is all about control but points out that developers, not users, have the most to be concerned about.
Passport is Evil
After Passport, it will become even harder to use the Web without handing over control of your personal privacy, says Nat Torkington.
Hailstorm: Open Web Services Controlled by Microsoft
To an astonishing degree, Microsoft's Hailstorm relies on open standards like SOAP, Kerberos, and XML. But with typical audacity, MS also plans to centralize control of the system at critical junctures.
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Dot-Net: Hailstorm or Firestorm?
By Andy Patrizio. "Microsoft rolled out some of its first concrete plans for Dot-Net, which seeks to replace packaged software with "services" that are continuously delivered and updated, much like cable television and the telephone system." [Source: Wired News]
Opening Up .Net to Everyone
By Farhad Manjoo. "A group of open-source developers will announce Monday a project intended to steal some of the thunder of Microsoft's much-hyped ".Net Initiative," according to executives at Ximian, the open-source company that plans to spearhead the project. The project, said Miguel de Icaza, Ximian's chief technical officer, will attempt to create a Linux version of the .Net Framework -- Microsoft's set of software tools that will form the core of its future software initiatives." [Source: Wired News]
Introduction to .NET
This sample chapter (11) from the new O'Reilly book COM+ Programming with Visual Basic explains how to prepare a migration path from your components' current programming language over to Microsoft's .NET Framework. The book shows intermediate and advanced developers the mechanics underlying COM+, how COM+ components and services interact, and how to make COM+ work with Microsoft's .NET architecture. [Source: O'Reilly]