MS: Breakup be damned -- here comes NGWS

Microsoft is proceeding full steam ahead with its plan to turn software into a service -- in spite of its ongoing troubles with the Department of Justice

On June 1 in Redmond, Washington, the company is slated to unveil its Next Generation Windows Services (NGWS) architecture. NGWS is expected to be the framework via which Microsoft integrates more technologies into its core Windows operating system so as to provide a hosting and development platform for componentised Web sites and Web applications.

The Forum 2000 event where Microsoft will detail NGWS will be hosted by Microsoft executives, including Chairman Bill Gates, President and CEO Steve Ballmer, and Group VPs Paul Maritz, Bob Muglia and Rick Belluzzo.

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