- A place
- A framework of products
- The way you get work done in a MicroSoft shop (contrast UnixWay)
Often MicrosoftWay is to build, modify and hopefully improve on what is there. Some examples of their advice taken from their articles are listed here.
("Battleground..." section) where MicrosoftWay
is attempting to drill into the BigBlue
money tree, and the response.
Comments on Microsoft's view of ServiceOrientedArchitecture
- Sep05 blog by an analyst who had Yankee Group / Aberdeen group experiences, after MS PDC 2005, at http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=1879 made comments to these effects:
- MS focus on the term "ConnectedSystems?" (and its lack of commitment to the general EnterpriseServiceBus and opting for WindowsCommunicationFoundation) actually meant the firm is tightening up available interfaces into the Windows platform and locking in customers
- MS clients with "deep commitments" will have to pay separately for enterprise wide SOA capabilities
- For ServiceOrientedArchitecture (SOA) discussions refer http://msdn.microsoft.com/webservices/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dnbda/html/srorientwp.asp
- SOA is the art of modeling .. business processes. Went on to say "Business ... processes are .. volatile, ... subject to the judgment and whims of the human actors ..."
- My interpretation is that they are arguing for an adaptive (evolving architecture), whereas commonly people equate architecture with blueprint, and one does not generally change blueprint once construction starts. CommentsPlease?
- Interoperability between services guided by the implementation of WS-* protocols
From the Opposition
MS interoperability being queried at http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/02/11/hakon_on_ms_interroperability/
(MS2005Feb) security initiatives lacking consideration for heterogenous networks at http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,119694,00.asp
Get Real.. Upgrade OS to meet security changes not practical at http://searchwin2000.techtarget.com/columnItem/0,294698,sid1_gci1034432,00.html
Kim Cameron - Security and Identity Management
Don Box - Microsoft Indigo
Pat Helland - Service Architecture
Bob Muglia - Server platform
Also the address of the main Microsoft complex: One Microsoft Way Redmond, WA
See also WindowsWay and MicrosoftIsaNiceMonopoly