Rosenberg: I can’t tell you I’ve sit there and poured over every
word. It’s not unlike their “Get the Facts” anti-Linux campaign —
it’s simultaneously interesting and full of crap at the same time.
What’s interesting to me about Microsoft’s approach is the
obvious thing to do with SOA is to say, “Of course we have a
strategy — here’s what you do now and here’s what we’ll do in the
future.” What should’ve been very easy for them to say, “Yes,
we’ll be a part of this and we want to start to think about our
way of doing [SOA]” — that would be acceptable. Instead they take
this bizarre approach.
There’s no clear answer from Microsoft on what their vision for
SOA is or how their products or things you’d buy from them would
participate in a SOA. For that matter, there’s nothing from
Microsoft that would say to someone, “I should use these products
for my SOA.”
All of the sudden .NET went from being a language, to an
application framework, to being a “Windows platform” again.