August 1, 2002
What I learned at the Microsoft .Net briefing day
And now, from the other side of the fence: "So it goes with .Net. Round 1 of Microsoft's Web services platform was a lot about consumers, software as services and Microsoft as the ultimate storage vessel for everyone's personal data. We're about to enter ".Net 2.0" over the next few months, and it's looking better. Better tools, better integration with Windows 2000, a more open architecture that gives customers more flexibility and a renewed focus on application integration and B2B instead of B2C. Now is when we'll see exactly how competitive the Java folks can remain as they bicker about which way the wind's blowing while Microsoft steams ahead. (For the sake of us all, I hope they can stay very competitive.)" More at CIO.com.