Microsoft's Web Services 2. According to this story in Baseline, "Microsoft later this month is expected to detail its plans for 'federating' its Web services by integrating them across multiple 'trust boundaries' encompassing partners who abide by the same security rules."
Microsoft continues to modify it's plans for federated identity. The initial version of Hailstorm looked to many as though Microsoft intended to be the sole operator/vendor, but the company has had to repeatedly re-think it's strategy based on customer refusal to allow Microsoft to play (own?) this role. It sounds like we'll hear yet another version when the code-named Indigo extensions to .NET are announced at next week's developer conference.
Posted Tuesday, April 02, 2002 12:01:15 PM