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Thursday, October 04, 2001

Microsoft sets dates for Visual Studio .Net
Microsoft has set dates for availability of Visual Studio.Net, according to a report by Computer Reseller News. Bill Gates himself will launch the finished product later this month, which will ship to registered developers in November, and go on general sale in February. This is a landmark product release for Microsoft's web services strategy, enabling developers to create fully .Net-compliant applications using the familiar Visual Studio environment. There will also be a toolkit for .Net MyServices (formerly Hailstorm), and a set of framework classes to aid the integration of Windows clients and servers into .Net-based applications and services.
posted by Phil Wainewright 11:33 AM (GMT) | comments | link

Tuesday, October 02, 2001

Worldcom's stealth web services project
An intriguing article from The Net Economy magazine discusses the work said to be going at telecoms giant Worldcom to build a next-generation system to run its all-important customer services and billing operations — or OSS as such systems are known in the telecoms trade. What's interesting is that, although shrouded in secrecy, it seems that the system is being built using a highly distributed, componentised architecture — in other words, a web services architecture — using Sun's Jini as the core technology.
posted by Phil Wainewright 11:34 AM (GMT) | comments | link

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