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October 30, 2012
The move to 'lighter is better' is not just a Java trend. A drive to simplify underlies changes to Microsoft's flagship development framework as well.
June 06, 2012
The OData protocol, associated with JSON and REST efforts, started with Microsoft but may be expanded by the OASIS standards group.
January 03, 2012
Analysts, developers and vendors make their predictions for the Platform as a Service market; it boomed in 2011 and more is expected in 2012.
December 01, 2011
VIP Art Fair saved 40% on its IT budget by managing its Infrastructure as a Service with tools from OpDemand.
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Project Tango is the former name for the Project Metro Web services initiative. Continue Reading
Web Services Trust Language (WS-Trust) is a specification that uses the secure messaging mechanisms of WS-Security to facilitate trust relationships in diverse Web service environments... (Continued) Continue Reading
Part of Microsoft's .NET strategy, Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) enables an application program written in any of several commonly-used programming languages to be run on any operating system using a common runtime program rather than a ... Continue Reading
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In the coming year the tenor of application modernization efforts may change, as overall business transformation takes on greater importance. Continue Reading
SOA with .NET & Windows Azure: Realizing Service-Orientation with the Microsoft Platform from Thomas
SOA with .NET & Windows Azure: Realizing Service-Orientation with the Microsoft Platform presents readers with a hands-on review of key issues in applying SOA techniques on the .NET platform. This is another in the series of Prentice Hall ... Continue Reading
Light-weight architectures continue to gain currency, even on the heels of Microsoft's massive .NET framework effort. Two authors say the small-footprint Rails framework can provide more of an "an architecture out-of-the-box" for some Web ... Continue Reading
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Today, when developers want to create a new way to describe a domain, such as all of the attributes of a contact, they use XML, which forces the developer to tolerate a lot of angle brackets. The new MGrammar (Mg) from Microsoft promises an ... Continue Reading
Microsoft offers to ways to develop Web services for Windows CE embedded, one using .NET, the other using COM and a SOAP toolkit. Continue Reading
Spreadsheet programs like Excel and Calc inside Office suites can import Web services using Macros. Continue Reading
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Are there any rules of thumb that would make one decide to do in-process interop versus Web services interop based on throughput requirements? Continue Reading
Microsoft's Dino Chiesa offers up a look inside Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and its uses as a Web services stack. He also discusses upcoming REST and Ajax support in .NET 3.5. Continue Reading
Microsoft's decision to stand apart from the rest of the SOA crowd has led to questions of whether it is build systems to deliver enterprise-level service-orientation or tools to deliver departmental Web services. Continue Reading