July 16, 2007

Web Services Interop Plug-fest - 10-12 July 2007

On July 10-12, Microsoft hosted the fourth successful WS-* plug-fest with a total of nine web services stacks from seven interop partners (BEA, Higgins, Iona, Oracle, Sun, VeriSign, WSO2/Apache).

The scenarios tested included both the submitted web services specifications (previously supported in Microsoft's .Net Framework 3.0 / 'Indigo' release), and the recent OASIS standards updates (new in Microsoft's upcoming .Net Framework 3.5 / 'Orcas' release). This was the first event where we also tested some CardSpace scenarios for .NET 3.0 / 3.5 - in particular with VeriSign and the open source Higgins Project.

The various interop partners were at different points in their release cycles but it was encouraging to me to see they were consistently able to show improved interoperability with Microsoft products over the course of the three days.

There was a strong desire among participants to hold a follow-up event in the fall timeframe to continue to provide more coverage of the new OASIS WS-* spec versions once more interop partners have their implementations ready.

Posted by Jorgen Thelin at July 16, 2007 09:00 AM - [PermaLink]