March 8, 2001

In the forecast: MS' 'Hailstorm'

Author: JT Smith

"Microsoft will formally introduce its Hailstorm Web services development platform initiative to the market in a marathon 14-hour session next week in Redmond, Wash.

Hailstorm is a set of Web services, including next-generation versions of Microsoft's Passport Internet authentication service and its MSN Messenger instant-messaging technology, that are compliant with the Extensible Markup Language data-sharing protocol." Full report at ZDNet News.

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