MS Software Lets Users Host .Net My Services
Microsoft confirms it is working on new server software that will allow enterprise customers to host and run its core .Net My Services themselves, even behind the firewall.NEW ORLEANS--Microsoft Corp. on Thursday confirmed it is working on new server software that will allow enterprise customers to host and run its core .Net My Services themselves, even behind the firewall. Adam Sohn, a product manager for .Net platform strategy, told eWEEK in an interview that Microsoft has shifted its priorities away from hosting these as mass consumer services itself and is now concentrating on delivering the infrastructure that will allow its customers to deliver the first group of .Net My Services. The infrastructure will be software, perhaps another .Net server, that will be sold to customers to allow them to host the 14 core foundational XML-based consumer Web services, which include the .Net Alerts notification service, .Net Inbox and .Net Wallet. Sohn declined to say when the software will be available for general release, just that it likely wont be before late next year.
"Customers want multiple operators from the start, they want federation, and they want to be able to install and run the product within the enterprise. They also want us to make it easier for them to write Web services, so that is now our focus," he said.