Microsoft Software + Services Blueprints
Since the SOA and Business Processes Conference – Microsoft has started to giving us information about the future of SOA by Microsoft. A few samples are BizTalk vNext – OSLO , The next genereation , BizTalk Services – Internet Service Bus , Visual Studio 2008 And .NET Framework 3.5 Coming this November ( First RTM WCF Development Platform ) , The Internet Service Bus – Videos On Channel9 and now Microsoft Software + Services Blueprints – Walkthrough video on Channel9. Software + Services (S+S, SaaS) by most architects is considered a different to approach the Conventional SOA, regardless, as SOA, the subject is taking shape and definition. Reading the Architecture Strategies for Catching the Long Tail is helping in clarifying the subject.
Any way, Steve Clayton: Geek In Disguise has started at the Software + Services (S+S, SaaS) team, so as a first post my new gig he tries to explain in points what exactly is Software + Services (S+S, SaaS).