Indigo blues

The Gartner gang may see great things on the horizon with Microsoft's upcoming Indigo platform, but a "show-me" attitude reigns in the IT trenches. ComputerWorld's Heather Havenstein took the pulse of users at Microsoft's VSLive conference in San Francisco, and found plenty of healthy skepticism.

The Gartner gang may see great things on the horizon with Microsoft's upcoming Indigo platform, but a "show-me" attitude reigns in the IT trenches. ComputerWorld's Heather Havenstein took the pulse of users at Microsoft's VSLive conference in San Francisco, and found plenty of healthy skepticism.

  • "Looks nice on paper, but I will have to see itin action."
  • Indigo's placewithin .Net still lacks clarity: "I don't know how it fits in or ifit will even change our code."
  • "We're trying to develop Web services on an IBM mainframe, and ithas been very painful trying to tie together all that information."
  • Web services haven't been stabilized yet, and we would like towait a little bit if we have to change what we have now to Indigo."
Microsoft's base -- just like the rest of the IT world -- is still just starting to get its feet wet with Web services architecture. Web services and SOA will take time.








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