Tech-Ed 2007 Wrap-Up
This year's spring Microsoft Tech-Ed event in steamy Orlando, Fla. may not
have been as product- and news-packed as previous iterations of the show. But
representatives for Redmond were able to hit a few high notes over the week.
Muglia's opening keynote on service-enabled environments and what Microsoft
is calling "Dynamic IT" offers a concrete sense of the direction Microsoft
is going -- even if we're still not sure of the final destination.
Microsoft continues to play coy with SOA, borrowing much of the terminology
while trying to craft a blended message that incorporates packaged applications,
hosted applications and Web services.
More to the point, it seems Muglia and company are determined to deliver a
more granular and incremental service-centric vision. The goal: Encourage IT
to service-enable development, without marching into the kind of epic corporate
trek that can so often wreck careers and obliterate IT budgets.
What do you think? Is Microsoft stalling for time with its vision-in-progress?
Or are we looking at an honest attempt to right-size the utopian promises of
SOA? E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to learn more? Check out RDN's in-show coverage by Executive Editor
Jeffrey Schwartz and News Editor Chris Kanaracus at our Web site at http://reddevnews.com/news/.
Posted by Michael Desmond on 06/06/2007 at 1:15 PM