Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.

Re: If I were Microsoft's Marketing God

Author:Steven Livingstone
Posted:9/19/1999; 1:53:54 PM
Topic:If I were Microsoft's Marketing God
Msg #:11278 (In response to 11264)
Prev/Next:11277 / 11279

>"It will be message-oriented and loosely coupled, with services >connected by XML-based messages and contracts written in many >languages."

I think we have to remember that the article was wriiten by some journalist. The above sentence by Paul Maritz only lacks the end part "...and operating systems.".

I think MS Marketing go a bit nuts sometimes trying to define everything as "Microsoft" and annoy a few people - thing is, is that not what marketing is anyway? I know in places I worked in they were always on PRP money.

I think its a brave move with SOAP. They own so much of the market for PC's that it makes you wonder why they are bothering. I exepect they realise that with XML, it is going to happen and I suppose they want to be right at the center of it.

The thing I like is that they worked with Dave on this, taking into consideration the fact hat an RPC method was already here. Unusual I have to say from Microsoft (or anybosy else for trhat matter). Wouldn't it be cool if everybody just worked together like this instead of inventing new and competitive specs?

Cheers, Steven

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