July 10, 2001
Messaging woes cloud Microsoft's .Net strategy
Author: JT Smith
Kelly McNeill writes "Analysts and customers are beginning to question the viability of new Internet services that rely on Microsoft's instant messaging technology, as problems with its MSN Messenger continue into the second week. MSN Messenger is a cornerstone of Microsoft's .Net strategy -- dubbed HailStorm -- a plan to dominate the Internet in much the same way it has done with desktop software."